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case temps higher when case is vertical?

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Just bought a new cooler for my q6600. A Thermaltake Typhoon VX. I get great temps on my CPU's cores(when case is horizontal) with 30*C on idle/55%C load @ 1.45 Vcore/3.3Ghz. However, when I stand it up I get 48*C on my cores/90*C load. No joke.

My case is an Antec P182. I'm thinking that when it was horizontal, cold air was being sucked from the top of the thermaltake to the heatpipes. So basically, it was cooler because the fan got air from top to bottom. When the case was vertical the air was now sucked in from the sides. I have no side panel. You guys think getting something like a Tuniq 120 which pushes the air out the rear of the case would me lower temps?
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Think about it.
If the case is lying down with the side off, hot air goes straight up the quickest way it can, in this instance straight up. When its in the case it'll end up gathering at the top of the case unless there's enough air movement to circulate it.
You can add extra fans pulling air out of the back but 48 degrees idle is slightly warm but by no means critical. 90 degrees under load usually means you haven't seated the heatsink properly.
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