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Old 03-08-2005, 02:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

Well I have had my New syst for a month now (thanks again for all the sugestions to those that helped out)

P4 3.ghz
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MSI RX9550 256mb
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great cheap build....have yet to find a program or game to slow it down

BUT I have run into one issue....the cheap apex case I bought (go figure...my own pick)...is noisy and does not cool well
(gets hot after I play ultimate tournament for over 45 min)
It makes my CPU fan sound like it is going to take off and fly away

any suggestions on a good reasonable case to keep this thing cool and quiet...or for goodness sakes drown out the sound of this horrid intel fan!

Thanks Erik
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Old 03-08-2005, 02:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I hear Antec Sonata cases are good. You could invest in water cooling or heat pipe cooling.
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Old 03-08-2005, 06:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Replace the CPU fan with this:
http://www.xoxide.com/zalman-7700-cu-cpu-cooler.html

It is a 120mm fan so it will keep everything very cool at a minimal noise level. Oh and make sure to get some Arctic Silver 5. That will cool down your temps a bit also.
You could try upgrading some of your case fans, I'm not sure what you have for that.
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How much did your system cost ?
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heat pipe cooling what's that
Also i saw this on Screensavers what you do take a washer/dryer hose tape it to a fan and cut a hold on the side of you'r case and turn it on and wahla instant 12'' fan
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Check this case out:
http://www.thermaltake.com/xaserCase...no/sws/sws.htm

Silent, good air flow. Transfer your PSU into it, or get a quiet one if yours is loud.
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