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Old 12-15-2005, 03:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking to try and get my CPU Idle temp down under 30
deg C. Right now I am around 32-36 depending on how high the heater is set. I have installed a silverstone FM121 fan which pushes a lot of air, around 110CFM at max setting.

I was also thinking of installing one in the front, or the side at an angle so it doesn't interfere with the air stream.

any other ideas will help.
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Currently the best air coolers are the Thermaltake Big Typhoon and the Scythe Ninja.
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The Zalman 9500 and the ThermalTake Blue Orb 2 are also good.
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I have a zalman 9500 on my CPU.

I am looking to pull more air through my case to drop the temps a bit more. sorry for not clarifing that. I am running 32 - 33 deg C at idle, and 36-38 deg C running the only game I have played on my PC so far which is star wars republic commando.

So as to my thread starter post I am looking to add more fans to the case. Should I put one on the side at an angle as not to interrupt with the air stream flow, not mounting it on the side perpendicular to the air stream as the air flow will be different.
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An intake on the front would help.

Adding a blowhole and fan to the top of the case would really pull the heat out of it as well.
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Has anyone cut a hole in the top of their case and installed a fan??

How does it look?? Post pics
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