Heat issue in micro Atx case

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  1. Taggert_LOA

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    i am having a heat issue in my case there is only one fan built in to the power supply i am trying to figure out how to get better air flow into the case but given the size i find it difficult to do. i am enclosing pic of the case so you can see what i am talking about
     
  2. Taggert_LOA

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    heat issue

    here is pic 1 of 2
     
  3. Taggert_LOA

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    heat issue

    here is pic 2of 2
     
  4. Zedric

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    It's a tough call. Maybe two 60mm or 40mm fans at the back blowing out?
     
  5. Taurus

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    looks like you have a proprietary case hat wasn't meant to accept any more fans. but you could likely rig a 40mm or 60mm fan (hard to tell) on the back where those vent holes are.

    i assume you've opened the case and cleaned out any dust that's built up? made sure your cpu's and power supply's fan are still spinning? maybe remove the cpu's heatsink and clean the surfaces and apply some good thermal compound?
     
  6. xsivforce

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    Hard to tell by the pic. If you have any extra slots in the back you can use a slot fan to exhaust some of the heat. I use one just below my video card to reduce the heat. If you haven't seen one, here is a pic to give you an idea:

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  7. sean.ferguson

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    why dont you just keep the case off?
     
  8. Taurus

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    noise, asthetics, kids, pets.. to name a few
     
  9. Sazar

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    I'll add potential air flow to the list taurus gave :)
     
  10. Taggert_LOA

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    Well i had to solve the problem of where to attach the fan to the case and also how to put holes in the case and how to poer the fan. the only power pug was in the power supply, so i had some nifty splicing to do, the end result? two fans plugged into one socket and a cooler pc. I have to worn you. it does not look pretty but it works. let me tell you i was baffled for quite some time with this. but a wire stripper, roll of duct tape and drill got the job done. i'll post pics of the completed project to give some of you a visual of the surgery i did. For my first time i thought i did well.
     
  11. Taurus

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    sounds like you went about it the right way. good job.
     
  12. kitct

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    I have the same prob w/one o my rigs (the one I'm on now).I have the extra fan below the vid card.Drilled holes on the top of the pc an installed a fan.Have one on the front pullin it in.2 fans on the hdd.But its not enough when the ambient temp is summer related.I've already burned up one GeForce 3 card.(Better than these supposed new GeForce 4 or 5 cards).Cost me almost $500 when they first came out.I gotta think of something else.The space is limited that I have to use. :p
     
  13. Taurus

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    maybe post some pics of your case so we can see what can be done about it.
     
  14. Taggert_LOA

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    pics of completed work

    here are the pics of the completed project there are about 4 or 5 in total.
     
  15. Taggert_LOA

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    pic 2 of 4

    here is another angle
     
  16. Taggert_LOA

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    pic 3 of 4
     
  17. Taggert_LOA

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    here is where i butchered the case

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  18. Zedric

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    I guess drilling those holes was pretty fun, huh? :p
     
  19. Taggert_LOA

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    oh hell yeah!
     
  20. Taggert_LOA

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    Now i have decided to painy my keyboard frame. from Cahrcoal Grey to Sunshine Yellow to match the color of the case. however i cannot color the keyes for obvious reasons. I will post pics of the sompleted project once it is finished.