I'm keeping the panel on
Thanks for all the help, so much quieter now without the big desk fan rolling all the time and blowing stuff around.
Should I use that PCI card exhaust fan I have or just skip it?
Inside the case I have my 8800GTS taking up the top two slots, on the very bottom is my Audigy card so I have a lot of open space in between them and space for one on top of the video card. I don't feel much heat at the bottom, and with the Artic Freezer Pro cooler it blows all the hot CPU air right into the case exhaust fan and out the back.
I'm guessing no on the PCI card, but if anyone has any other suggestions let me know.
Edit: Also, my front and rear fans are connected to the system fan headers on the motherboard, they show a speed of 1500rpm, but they are 3000rpm fans. If I connect the fans directly to a molex connector from the PSU they spin much faster and harder. Why does it do that? And where should I plug them?