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    Hi there, I'm kinda new to the whole cooling thing (not computers, just cooling), and I want to add a little airflow to my case. Right now I am running:

    P4 2.53 GHz
    GeForce 4 Ti4600
    512 MB DDR
    (any more specs you need, let me know)

    I only have 3 fans in my system right now:
    1. Power Supply exhaust
    2. Stock P4 Heat Sink Fan
    3. GF4 Heat Sink Fan

    Here is a frontal pic of my case:



    When idle, my CPU is around 34C, and my case is about 31C.
    When i'm playing a game, the CPU is about 51C, case 34C.

    As you can see in the picture, the bottom front of my case doesn't have a space to put an intake fan (reset switch blocks it), So the only real option is to mount a fan in the bottom two drive bays. I have heard that the bottom is the most effective place for an intake, but would the drive bay location also work effectively? I was also planning to add another exhaust fan near the CPU, and an intake on the rear side, near my video card, for additional cooling.

    Also, given these two fans, which would you go for? (LED's arent really a big deal to me)

    http://www.ncix.com/productdetail.php?tab=2&sku=8509
    http://www.ncix.com/productdetail.php?tab=2&sku=6233

    Please share an suggestions for the fan placements I have mentioned, in particular the front intake one I was talking about.

    Oh, and would a top exhaust reduce temperature effectively?

    Thanks,
    noop
    P4 2.53 @ 2.66
    Asus P4B533 Motherboard
    512 MB DDR
    GeForce4 Ti4600
    Western Digital 120GB
    LG 48x24x48 CD-RW

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    Put the intakes at the front or the top and the exhausts at the back to keep a constant flow of cool air. Don't bother puttin an intake at the back as well this will just disrupt air flow:thumb:
    What the fcuk happened to my sig?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [size=6
    rugbydude[/size]]
    Put the intakes at the front or the top and the exhausts at the back to keep a constant flow of cool air. Don't bother puttin an intake at the back as well this will just disrupt air flow:thumb:
    Funny that how my low front and side have intakes and high rear and top have exhausts plus the natural fact that heat risers. I certainly wouldn't want an intake in the top. :rofl:

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    whoa sorry got a bit confused there:laugh: i ment exhaust at the top and rear with intakes at the front or side:D
    What the fcuk happened to my sig?

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