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Hi guys,

I've recently bought myself a (reasonably) budget gaming PC, and it's getting a bit too hot under load. I need to install a couple of case fans, but I'm not sure about the best places to put them.

My case is one of these:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172779

It came with a fan mounted front bottom as an intake. It has four empty slots: top, back and two on the left. A neutral or slight positive pressure would be desirable, which would mean installing a single outtake, or an intake and an outtake. Any ideas about the best placement?

Thanks in advance,

John (FlutterGuy)
 

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Rear mounted exhaust seems like a good idea. Would a top mounted intake work, to get cool air onto the CPU? Bear in mind that the graphics card (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/244474) is very large, and is blocking a lot of the cool air flow from the front fan.

@genghiskron, because of the way the GPU is blocking the air flow, it is staying relatively cool. The CPU is getting much hotter - the fan is having to work very hard under load, and the case above it feels hot to touch



Edit: Physics 101, warm air rises, top mounted intake would be a stupid idea. Would back or side work?