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    Hi,
    I have just stuffed evrything in to a new Enermax case Model # CS305S3 I installed All optional fans for a total of 5,

    2 rear Exhaust 80 mm
    1 Side 80 mm
    1 Front 120 mm (The one in question)
    1 top exhaust
    Here is my question:

    How is the front fan sucking in any air? It's in the area below the 2 small drive bays. I can't see how.
    What can I do about this ?

    Any recommendations?

    My Temps are still in the 104 - 112 range for the CPU
    Here is what Asus Probe is reporting

    CPU Temp: 44C / 113F
    MB Temp 41C / 110F

    +12V 12,608
    +5V 4,945
    +3.3V 3.28
    VCore 1,792

    I'm thinking these are kinda high temps or are they?
    Here is a link to a picture of the case

    http://www.pcclub.com/product_detail...temno=A1350305


    Thanks,
    Al


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    Yes the front of those cases really suck (maybe I should say don't). The air is drawn up thru the under side of the bezel thru a small slot that ya should see but it's seldom enogh for an 80mm fan to draw thru let alone a 120mm one so it does the next best thing, suck warm air thru every hole comin' from the internal area of the case (which is warm). Another prob just maybe the Asus Probe as this is notoriously inaccurate in most cases. :cry:

    A fix for this is to mount a stealth intake fan to the inside floor of the case so that extra air is draw from under the case (so long as it has feet that is) but this does mean cuttin' a hole in the floor of the case. ;)
    <center>:cheers:</center>

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    Yeah I see the small slot, and it isn't squat. I'll have to do something, I'll give it some thought. I may however drill some holes in the front of the case for some sucking power :lips: .

    Besides Motherboard Monitor, what is a good monitoring program or system?
    This is my last little issue to deal with then I'm done.

    Oh one last question, should this be taking air in from the side or exhausting it?
    Thanks,
    Al

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    Nah, just take a 4.5" holesaw to it and it will have plenty of airflow. :devil win
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