|@wizard-fred - I was originally going to just do an exhaust fan in back (btw this computer came with NO case fans...thank you, Gateway), but a friend of mine did that with hers, and it still overheats. I have read of people getting better results with at least 2 fans. Though I guess I could attempt to mount the fan on the side panel, but I don't know if that would do as much good as an intake in front. I've read the most efficient setup is an intake fan in front and exhaust fan in back. |
@cpl.fielding - Right now I have a regular fan blowing on my tower to keep it cool (it knocks off about 10 degrees, without removing the side panel), but it's sort of a cumbersome setup, and I'd rather have traditional case fans.
@patcoola - I got the front cover off without problem. The issue is just a small panel within the front cover that I can't get off. This little panel covers the vent where a fan can be mounted.
Anyway, thanks for the answers but none of them really apply to my issue :/