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Now if i grab one of these things (most likely the $1.45 used one) and a couple high CFM fans, would this be worth it, or can i get a better 120mm set up for under $25 (that is all i have right now)
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You have a bad case. Forget about it.

Good cases are cheap. Get one and don't look back.
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You have a bad case. Forget about it.

Good cases are cheap. Get one and don't look back.
well the thing is i knida feel obligated to use this case... it was given to me by a friend and it looks a heck of a lot better than my old chopped up Rosewill...

What good cases are there for under $25? (preferably something that can fit the full 165mm CPU coolers that i plan on getting eventually)
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well the thing is i knida feel obligated to use this case... it was given to me by a friend and it looks a heck of a lot better than my old chopped up Rosewill...

What good cases are there for under $25? (preferably something that can fit the full 165mm CPU coolers that i plan on getting eventually)
No, stick with your case. (it looks really awsome too)
I saw in your build log you had the CPU cooler facing upwards, face it exhausting out the back and you will be fine. Also make sure you have enough intake fans too
    
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No, stick with your case. (it looks really awsome too)
I saw in your build log you had the CPU cooler facing upwards, face it exhausting out the back and you will be fine. Also make sure you have enough intake fans too
umm... there is no way to turn the FP7, that is why i hate it...
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Oh... well then take your $25 and buy a cooler master Hyper 212+?
    
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well would this work?

if i get one of these and strap two Deltas on it and then put it all back in my old case and put my little baby single core that i plan on using as a small file server back in the thermaltake case?
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You get what you pay for. I made the mistake of buying a Freezer Pro 7 for my first cooler - a mistake. I bought an Antec case - also a mistake.

Save your money and buy carefully. A 212+ should be an improvement, but it won't be a 10c improvement in your circumstances. You simply need better airflow.

Your case reminds me of the Antec 4480 II tomb I bought. Nowhere really to get air from. Small fans (80mm fans put out little air unless they are LOUD). Pretty because it has no visible intakes. Your Rosewill is much the better case. Use that and get your 10 degrees back.

My case advice:

Avoid Antec.

Good cases: CM 692. CM HAF X. Raven. FT02.

In standard cases, look for wide cases. No narrower than 200mm. This allows for full tower heatsinks and room behind the mb for cables.

In standard cases, look for two top fan positions. This allows you to use the front top one for air intake: cool air directly to the heatsink. Block off the rear position.

There are Lian Li and other high end aluminum cases that have no grill at the rear. This is best, because you can allow the air to simply flow out. No noise, no pressure build up.

Avoid negative pressure cases: they are vacuum cleaners without the bag.

So, sit down and think about airflow before you buy a case. Do your homework.
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well would this work?

if i get one of these and strap two Deltas on it and then put it all back in my old case and put my little baby single core that i plan on using as a small file server back in the thermaltake case?
There you go, spending money (or proposing to spend money) foolishly again. How many heatpipes on that little cooler? At 92mm it is no improvement over your FP7. Any fans you get will be loud if they are any good.

Save your money and buy good stuff.
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I made myself a case with some newegg boxes.
It look badass it's almost finished and I can tell you it's 100 times better than a case.
With the fans it did cost roughly $20.
I will post picture as a worklog soon.
You could replace your case and sell it over craiglist with your spare parts.
you could either buy a new case or make one like myself and save your money.
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