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Old 08-29-2007, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys, i just wanna cool off the inside of my case some. The case that I am using does not provide much as far as cooling goes for my setup. I am using an 8800GTS superclocked, and an Intel Q6600, and 2 GB Buffalo Firestix RAM.
Should I put some fans in somehow or should I do some sort of case modification? All ideas are welcome but I am staying with this case, so dont tell me to get a new case.. lol
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Adding more intake fans, would certainly help in lowering the temperatures, in the case. What is the air cooling like, in your case now? How many intake and exhausts? And how many vacant slots do you have?
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Well I am not overly sure to be honest. I just got the computer today and noticed that it ran pretty hot but then had to leave for work. Here is a link to the case if you don't mind having a look. It is a solid case for the $ that I spent but just needs some better cooling. I want to OC my 6600 as well at some point here.
NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Elite RC-330 ATX Blk Case 4X5.25 2X3.5 5X3.5INT No PS 1X120MM Rear Fan Front I/O Panel - RC-330 In Canada.
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No wonder it's hot. It only has one 120mm fan in there, as the rear exhaust. You really need a front intake 120mm fan. Then you'll notice a significant drop, in temperatures.
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ok thanks, i will pickup another fan tomorrow from a local PC store and see if I can mount it in the case. Will it require any holes to be drilled or anything like that?
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Nope....there are already pre-drilled holes in the front, for a 120mm fan.
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Ya, if you aren't worried about noise just tell them you want the most powerful fan they have.
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