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Hello. I was just wondering how I should be cooling this build, with this old gateway case. I have pictures which are here:













And then here is the build:

PSU:

Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-031-_-Product

Graphics Card:

SAPPHIRE 100282XTREME Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102932

RAM:

Patriot Signature 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PSD34G1600K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220567

Hard Drive:

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

CPU:

PHENOM II X4 840 Boxed Processor HDX840WFGMBOX

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0357031

Mobo:

M4A78LT-M LE Socket AM3 AMD 780L mATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0345267

Disc Drive:

LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-177-_-Product

This build is for gaming, so if I need a better CPU cooler, please tell me. I am only looking for air cooling honestly, so please don't recommend water cooling or anything. Please not to loud, just something to cool off this build so that it doesn't crash on me or anything, without giving me a headache ha ha.

Thanks!
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Quick question:
Are you sure that case will accept your motherboard? For sure?

OT:
Get a Cooler Master 212+ cooler, cheap and nothing but good reviews. Fill open ports with largest fan it will accept, S-Flex if the fan spaces will accept them, also cheap and relatively quiet.
    
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Quick question:
Are you sure that case will accept your motherboard? For sure?

OT:
Get a Cooler Master 212+ cooler, cheap and nothing but good reviews. Fill open ports with largest fan it will accept, S-Flex if the fan spaces will accept them, also cheap and relatively quiet.
I'm pretty sure it will, the original board is a mATX board (Intel E210882 Board) and that one is also mATX, I'll measure just to make sure though.

And another quick question, when measuring the fan port, let's say it's a 120mm fan, if it's 120mm, is it from top left corner to bottom right corner or is it by the sides that are that length?

EDIT: Yeah the board I'm buying is only 0.1 inches bigger on each side lol, so yeah I"m pretty sure it'll fit, the original mobo wasn't tight in there, so I won't see having an issue with this.

Just saying though, the only reason I'm using this case is cause my aunt gave me her old computer for free, so I don't see why I shouldn't be using it, saves me a few bucks.

ANOTHER EDIT: The slot is an 80 mm case, figured it out by using google lmao, but this is the page I'm getting and I can't seem to find what you mentioned.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D&PageSize=100

If one of those will do that job, just tell me, also if there is anything I can do to my case in order to accept more fans, or use a pci fan or something (which I think might exist, don't quote me) please tell me, I'd rather spend the extra money than have my first build overheat on me.
Edited by BloodyRory - 5/2/11 at 4:58pm
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They don't make s-flex that small, I couldn't recommend a good fan that small, you can always get drilling into the case to make more fan spots.
    
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They don't make s-flex that small, I couldn't recommend a good fan that small, you can always get drilling into the case to make more fan spots.
Alright thanks for the help, my dad's got some tools cause he's in construction, so when I order the parts I'll see what I can do. If anybody else has any suggestions, that'd be awesome.

If you know what RPM's or something that I should have on the fan to cool a gaming computer, please tell me, because I might be able to find an equivalent fan somewhere. Thanks!

EDIT:

What do you think about this? I'd usually be wearing my turtle beachs (x11's), so even though this is kind of loud, would it be good?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...e%20fan%2080mm

If it's not enough, I could always add a pci slot fan or something.
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Honestly, pony up $50 and get a decent case. http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...-m59-case.html
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Honestly, pony up $50 and get a decent case. http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...-m59-case.html
Eh, I'll think about it. If I can't get any ideas on what to do then maybe. I'm thinking about just making my own custom fan slot somewhere on the side panel, but it would make things awkward when trying to open up the computer...theres also a really small slot underneath the hard drive bays that I could probably throw something into, most likely not, but its a thought at least.
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Spend even a little money and get a good case. You're already spending a lot. Why chintz out with a tomb? And didn't Jesus tell you not to put new wine in an old skin?
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if you don't care about looks i would just cut it up.
Take out the drive bays and stick some fans in.
PCIE Slot coolers, etc..

I cant really justify buying a new case if i've got a perfecly good one... (Only got a new one when my old one finally broke)
    
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if you don't care about looks i would just cut it up.
Take out the drive bays and stick some fans in.
PCIE Slot coolers, etc..

I cant really justify buying a new case if i've got a perfecly good one... (Only got a new one when my old one finally broke)
Yeah, that's what I was thinking of doing. Cut some slots into the side panel of the case and then have the fan on the outside of the case with a square cut out so that the air can get through. I'll probably use those cool masters that somebody was talking about earlier and then an 80mm fan that's pretty good for the normal spot that I have.
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