Originally Posted by Neuromancer
Stock cooler really is not good enough IMHO especially in a poorly ventilated case.
Ducting sounds like winning. One thing I loved about old package PCs. (Only thing really) Get yourself a nice 3rd party top down cooler and mount the duct straight to the intake fan.
If your case allows for other intakes and exhausts add them.
I did this, and the temperature went up. Then I removed that fan (leaving the duct where it was - about 1" from the CPU fan), and it went to normal temps.
One thing however I found out was that, when I adjusted the speed on the fan connected to this duct to a higher speed - the speed of the CPU fan itself went up.
The extra fan that was used for this "experiment" is from another computer, and looks more like a turbine than a normal fan. Yes, I know that the stock cooler isn't much, but it is all I have right now. The guy at the hardware store had a cooler the same time I was purchasing the parts, never heard of it however "Alpenföhn Brocken".
It comes with one 120 fan, and can easily mount an extra on the other side. When I was in town on saturday asking for it, someone else had bought it already.