Hey guys, i just finished building my first rig (yay!)
Some things i wanted to do for my pc was sort the cables out more efficiently for best air circulation, fan placement etc. currently my q6600 runs around 38C on average (havent done any heavy yet, played games but not for a long amount of time)
I have the Antec 300 case and it came with 2 exhaust fans (one on the top and one right under it on the back running on medium speed) There are places for 3 more fans (2 on the front like the antec900 and one on the side panel all 120mm fans)
Also my PSU has a fan whcih i believe is an exhaust fan as well. (bottom of the case)
I plan to buy 2 more 120mm fans (money restricts me from spending more for a 3rd fan) So i was wondering what might be the best placements of the 2 additional fans.
I was thinking about placing a front intake fan on the bottom to blow directly on my harddrive.
But wasnt sure how to use my other fan. should i put it as a front intake fan too? blowing air into the case? or should i put it on the side of the case blowing directly down on the motherboard near the pci slots.? (or as an exhaust fan?)
Any ideas what might be the advisable usage?
Im hoping this will help cool my case temps and hopefully my CPU temp.
(a picture of my case is at the bottom)
Also was wondering if the cable management i sorted inside my case is good or not or still messy? Or if anyone has suggestions on how to better organize my cables.
And this is how my case looked before i tied some of the cables together/against the case
I was also thinking about overclocking (even though i said i wanst going too =/ ) but i was wondering if i would be able to overclock my CPU and/or my GPU with the stock cooling and my case fans. ( to decent temps ) ( i would only want moderate overclocks anyways)
Currently my Rig is
q6600 (stock heatsink)
Raidmax 630SS PSU
Gskill 4gm ddr2 800mhz ram
Lite-on dvd burner
WD 500 gb HD