Join Date: Mar 2003
You should compile all the info provided here and put it all together in ONE correction of your setup...
First,, I cannot understand why you would take an ATHLON chip and put it in a case with ONE fan,,,??? Always do your homework will save you in the long run,,,
second,,, Rounded IDE cables are cheap,,, but you can tape them as suggested as is,, gently,, roll them ,, and then electrical tape them in a colour of your choice,, THIS IS A GREAT IDEA IF YOU ARE GOING TO STICK TO YOUR 1:1 Ratio ?????
At least this combination will add flow,,,
Personally,, I am with MB,, 1:2 ratio ,, I have an ATHLON and have Rounded IDE cables,, although shop modded,,, and have 6 fans in my case,, two are BLOWING IN,,both have adjustable Speed controllers,,, 4 are BLOWING OUT,,,
I have my AIR flowing front to back so that the Airstream is Uni directional and not blowing on my legs,, The hot air rises does NOT come into play as the Air Flow is more powerful than the heated air and rise rate,,,
I sit at a beautiful temp of about 42C,, under full load of Splinter Cell and all the O/C'ing in place,,,
Your Best bet is to take all the info and spend the $40-50 bucks on fans,,,, That is unless you are going to upgrade your CPU in a couple of Months??
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