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Here is a nice little mod that may lower temps just a tid bit for you.. especially if you have bad airflow

What you need
utility knife/scissors
rectangular small cardboard box
tape
common sense

EDIT-sorry for the bad pics for some.. my camera just wouldnt focus them all
step1.
take your little box and cut a rectangle the same size as your CPU fan


step2.
now you need to tape it all up to get the maximum ariflow and get rid of loose edges


step3.
measure the space between your cpufan and the side case fan. and cut the back off accordingly


step4.
now put on your side panel by placing the side panel fan in the little box

Now you have a new improved vent

-Note If you do not have a side case fan allready installed you will need to do this.

to do this align where the case fan with the cpu fan and mark it

then take a hole saw or a dremmel to cut a circle to accomadate your fan size

here is a template
http://guides.pimprig.com/modding/im...ntemplates.jpg

Thats about It.. hope you enjoy

if you decide to do this tell me if it lowerd your temps some or not
 

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Originally Posted by The Dark Inquisitor

yes thats also a easy little mod

I've basically got that same thing, except it came with my old no-name case.. It won't fit in my new case and my cpu temps are up 2c now...
 

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Originally Posted by The Dark Inquisitor

Here is a nice little mod that may lower temps just a tid bit for you.. especially if you have bad airflow

What you need
utility knife/scissors
rectangular small cardboard box
tape
common sense

EDIT-sorry for the bad pics for some.. my camera just wouldnt focus them all
step1.
take your little box and cut a rectangle the same size as your CPU fan


step2.
now you need to tape it all up to get the maximum ariflow and get rid of loose edges


step3.
measure the space between your cpufan and the side case fan. and cut the back off accordingly


step4.
now put on your side panel by placing the side panel fan in the little box

Now you have a new improved vent

-Note If you do not have a side case fan allready installed you will need to do this.

to do this align where the case fan with the cpu fan and mark it

then take a hole saw or a dremmel to cut a circle to accomadate your fan size

here is a template
http://guides.pimprig.com/modding/im...ntemplates.jpg

Thats about It.. hope you enjoy

if you decide to do this tell me if it lowerd your temps some or not

You don't really need to have a fan in the case side panel. It draws very well through the square tube without one. I have done basically what you have without the side panel fan and my temps dropped 4 degrees C. Fans stacked on top of each other don't really help, just make more noise. Your's aren't exactly stacked on top of each other but I wonder if the same hold true anyway. My square tube extends out the side of the case about an inch to get fresh outside air without the extra fan. See my recent post on "My new case cooling mods" for a pic.
 
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