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I recently got a new video card(x800xl AGP) and it works great.. One thing is that it tends to overheat the CPU. My CPU temp normally runs at 40C when Idle and 65C while gaming. Since I installed my video card my idle temps are 50C and close to 80C when gaming. I know that is way too high. My theory is that the video card fan is taking all the air in the case. One problem is that my case doesn't have any case fans.. I was thinking about gettiing one but I have a few questions.

1)Can I put the case fan here (Pic below)

2)How do I install it?

3)Which way should it face(taking air in or blowing out?)

4)What size fan should I get

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Yes you could put a case fan there from the looks of it. Installation will consist of taking it out of the box and tightening 4 screws. I would have it sucking the air out, generally people have a fan sucking air in at the front and then it moves towards the back of the case while heating up and is removed by the back fan creating a wind tunnel. I think that spot would fit a 80mm fan which you could get at compusa or order online at some place like newegg.com.

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