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    New Case and CPU Cooler.. What do you think?

    Well, I tried to OC my CPU today. Used TAT to monitor the temperatures. You will not believe the numbers I got. 52C Idle, and 71C with 100% workload on both sides. WTF. Stock fan sucked. So what I did was open my case, and put a "Cool Breeze" name brand fan (about 1 foot tall) and faced it to my mobo, and other hardware... the temp dropped dramatically. Now I get 38C idle, and 50 with workload. Woot!

    it's a start. Also, my GPU was 85C! (8800 GTS) That's idle.. now it's 55C.. more reasonable.

    Anyway, I'm going to get this case. (unless otherwise recommended to a better one at the same price range)


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811103014




    Nice IMO. My friend says this case has the perfect airflow. He doesn't have the plus version though (above).




    And this CPU cooler.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118019

    What do you guys think? I need to OC this baby bad! Bottlenecking is not cool.
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    Jesus christ, fans big enough? lol

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    LOL

    It's a full tower though.. so I can fit a baby in there if I wanted to.

    What do you think though?
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    I wonder how well the airflow is, big side fan like that looks liek it might mess up the flow.

    Reviews seem good though.

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    your going to regret that idea... they will pull in massive amounts of dust without a filter on them and then that cuts airflow, I suggest a simple front and back 120mm for push and pull and just water cool the CPU cause with it water cooled the heat coming off it won't go around the mobo and everything else so in turn the heat in the whole case will go down. I'm using one of those zalman radiator towers to cool mine which is complete silent!

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    any suggestions? btw, the front one blows air in the case and the side one blows it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilAjax View Post
    any suggestions? btw, the front one blows air in the case and the side one blows it out.
    see post above.

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    So with the massive side fan and a psu fan you'll have negative pressure in the case from the looks of it.

    I think the front fan is nice, large fans are good. Thats a good clloer too, that and the scythe blow air to the side, so you can have it blowing towards the fan in the back of most cases to push the hot air out of the case and not down onto the mobo.

    Those fans with the stuff behind/infront of them dont look to have the best air flow.

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    Maybe you can change your cooler to a Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX, have the side fan blowing in and the front and back fan blowing out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilAjax View Post
    any suggestions? btw, the front one blows air in the case and the side one blows it out.
    If you look at the way the fan blades are shaped on that side fan in the picture you can see that they have it blowing into the case.
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    What do you guys think about this case?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021
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    As I get older I seem to like "quiet" more.

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    I like that Antec a lot more.

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146029

    Those are too pricey for me Rivas. I like the one I linked here too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilAjax View Post
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146029

    Those are too pricey for me Rivas. I like the one I linked here too.
    yah found it on newegg, it's more expansive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133152

    get that Asetek cpu cooler
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    I was thinking more on the lines about this cooler.
    It's supposed to be one of th best.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154001

    Tuniq Tower.

    I just don't know if it will fit on the first case I posted, which is the case I have my eyes set on.

    These are the TT's dimensions.
    Fan Dimensions document.write(neg_specification_newline('120 x 120 x 25mm'));120 x 120 x 25mm Heatsink Dimensions document.write(neg_specification_newline('131 x 108 x 153mm'));131 x 108 x 153mm
    These are the first case's dimensions..
    19.4'' x 8.1'' x 18.4'' (L x W x H)

    The second case I posted is a full tower, so it will definitely fit there. It costs $20 more though... but I've heard it's worth it.

    What do you guys think?
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    jesus cooler... if your going to go that high just water cool the CPU like I said before..just doing that will drop your case temps too cause it will pull the heat to a water source instead of pushing it out in the case.

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    link?
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    I have that TT case, it's big, enough room, good airflow.

    That asetek cooler is filled up with refrigerator gas, it's not so big and not so loud, and it's good for OCing.

    Technically the VapoChill Micro™ CPU coolers are characterized by hermetically sealed gas/liquid chambers exploiting the most effective cooling principle available: phase change cooling.

    LINK


    Water cooling ...you have to remember your temperatures are always going to be ambient.

    LINK

    Extreme (phase) cooling with negative temperatures :

    The VapoChill® cooling system (first version released 1997) is the most spectacular cooling system ever build with the intention of overclocking your CPU to extreme speeds.

    The basic principle behind the VapoChill® cooling system is the utilization of a compressor (vapor compression cycle...) to remove the heat dissipated from your CPU. The use of the vapor compression cycle makes the heat removal 10 times more efficient as water cooling and 50 times more efficient than air cooling - and at SUB-ZERO temperatures.

    Due to its superior performance and technology the VapoChill is beyond any doubt the tool that will bring you on top of the charts... By using the VapoChill technology to cool your Intel or AMD CPU's overclocks of 20-60% above standard performance is obtainable.


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    I have to mention every component from ASETEK is made in Denmark, not in China or Taiwan, they have stickers on every product even on the Waterchill and Vapochill LS motherboards NOT MADE IN ASIA or NOT MADE IN CHINA/TAIWAN.
    Their RMA (faulty units) were 1.8% in last 3 years.

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