Bringing my old thread to the top because I just found out it gets up to 68-69C and up to about 35C for the case when I'm just running around in Everquest, not sure what I can do, I havn't cut a hole in the side, not exactly sure how to go about that.
I'm curious about how much Thermal Paste are you supposed to have on there? Thermaltake's instructions don't help much, I couldn't even attach the Heatsink the way they said to. They had me remove the plastic thing around the outside, and they wanted me to use these thick springs (to relieve pressure?) between the screw head, and the metal bracket that holds it down. But with the springs in there I can't get the screws down far enough to even screw it in. So I just installed it without the springs, the thermal paste it came with is just a white paste looking stuff.
*edit* Little side note, One of the intake fans in the front blows right into the HD, and the other one is all the way at the bottom of the case, and the stuff that creates the most heat is up towards the top of the case. But I believe thats the way most cases are, but I'm not sure, don't see how they can't be with the drive slots and all. Just thought I'd add that
Thermaltake Polo HSF
Soyo CK8 Dragon Plus mobo
Athlon 64 3000+ socket 754
Old Antec Case.