Here is my setup:
Chenbro X-pider Case
Antec 380W Truepower (2 fans)
Pentium 4 2.6c Ghz 800FSB
MSI Neo 2 FIS2R
1 GB (512x2) Corsair XMS TwinX pc-3200
Geforce FX5200 (soon to be Radeon 9600XT)
Seagate SATA 120GB
cd-rw/dvd + floppy
I idle anywhere from 30C-38C and under full load of gaming 48C-56C
A local repair guy put on some arctic silver and im getting about the same temps.
I have 1 80mm fan in the front sucking in air from the outside and a 120mm fan blowing air out the back, which is all the fans my case supports.
I have experienced a few lockups which I think may be from heat when gaming for extended periods of time, and will probably have more heat issues when i get my more powerful video card (Radeon 9600XT).
Here is my case:
Take a look at the pictures. Im thinking I could drill holes for another fan on the side window, good idea?
Now I need some feedback on better ways to cool my system, cpu, gpu, and hard drive. If this merits buying a new case, so be it. If not here is plan of action:
buy Thermaltake Spark 7 Heatsink
add Hard drive coolers--fans in a 5.25" expansion bay or the other ones that are enclosures--but I havent seen any for a SATA hard drive?
I also dont know how gpu coolers work.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated!