Re: Is this too much or am I wussing out?
you seem to be describing putting a fan inside the case somewhere pointing in whetever direction, That sounds bad like it would cause bad flow (man).
Can you put a 40/60mm fan on the NB sink (blowing downwards towards the chip),loop it round the heatpipes with thin zip-tie or wire of some kind.
You might have been thinking about wedging a fan in the middle of the U shaped NB sink but the pipe in the middle (the hottest one) wouldn't get any benefit from that
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