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so bottom intake helps a bit, okay hey ehume how would the temps be if you sectioned the case in half? so the GPU and CPU are seperate and each get their own fan directly blowing air to them? kinda like the thread with the duct to the CPU with the CD case
If I had a hot gpu I'd do exactly that. You will see me recommending packets of stiff plastic sheets - you get them from hobby shops. Model train set builders make buildings with the stuff.
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that's true, I guess your cpu/gpu doesn't get hot enough to do that lol, what are your cpu/gpu load temps right now on that rig you showed?
   
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that's true, I guess your cpu/gpu doesn't get hot enough to do that lol, what are your cpu/gpu load temps right now on that rig you showed?
About 55 to 57c TOA. The top end was about 1c better when I used low profile RAM. But I swapped my low profile for Ripjaws so my testbed rig would have the low profile stuff. The raised fan has lost me 1c in cooling.

Edit: the above is when its running LinX/Linpack 4011MHz with Vcore at 1.36v. It's an i7 875k. By comparison, my i7 860 doesn't run quite as hot: Vcore is only 1.312v at 4004MHz.
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Is mine good according to the video?

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Looks good to me.
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if your move your dvd drive u can fit a 120mm or 140mm fan in there for even better cooling (need 3 bays)
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you could just fit a 80mm fan or something in there, or a 90mm fan, whichever is biggest that can fit there
   
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Hey guys, I'm currently at a position where I can change cases. I have been looking at the Lancool K-62 as it is affordable and provides all the options that have been recommended. I plan to do a similar set up as the one ehume is currently using in the NZXT Beta.

I have two questions:
1. The components will be my sig rig, and I'm wondering if it would be foolish to not go with a Full-size tower when I can.

2. How bad is the dust with positive air pressure if I add a side-intake on the side panel?

Thanks!
post #289 of 2110
^ Mid-Tower and Full-Tower are equal...

There is less volume in a Mid-Tower and also smaller fans due to size. Mid-Tower = Full-Tower.
Edited by adridu59 - 8/23/11 at 2:55am
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full tower all the way lol
   
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