Hi gaidal, how are you getting on with reducing temperatures?
Hey, thanks for checking in with me...
I guess I've been a bit meh about it since it's just about good enough, and it's not obvious how to improve it...
I installed a Noctua redux 120mm at the bottom, which pushes lots of air and hardly adds any noise at all in spite of its location. Well at high speeds there's some noise unless I elevate the case a bit, like Abula and quest_for_silence predicted. But not enough that I've bothered to do anything.
This fan helps to make the case heat up more slowly, and it cools down more quickly if I let the CPU rest... but if I use integrated graphics for an hour or so, the case still reaches almost the same temperatures. Not burning hot to touch but clearly hot.
It's probably good enough, the computer is very rarely loud enough for me to notice it, and it's not hot enough that I think it would damage components.
I've been considering a 40mm Noctua after reading that they're silent and people are very satisfied with them. It would exhaust air from the back of the case which could
potentially be just what's needed, but it's also possible that it's too small to accomplish much at all with two 120mm fans in there. It might still leave hot air in the other corner. So not sure if it's worth it.
I've learned a lot from this. The case is really cute, it's so small it'll fit anywhere, even in a backpack. On the other hand there's no free lunch and with a slightly larger case, cooling could've worked so much better. If I could choose more freely where to put fans I'm sure it could be completely silent and cooler at the same time. I dunno, it actually works very well, I just feel like it's a bit awkward.