yeah I haven't tried it yet without a fan. These phenom cpu's get friggin hot but!!!! I was used to the core 2's and forgot what amd chips were like.
I think I am going to go with the side fan option and see if that helps. the case has 2 120mm intake fans but no exhaust area at all. there is a 80mm exhaust in the hdd cage but that is kinda seperate and no where to put another fan. there is a small perforated area on the back of the case that could house a couple of 40mm fans but that is about it.