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My budget machine that I intend to overclock, I have been taking baby steps getting this machine ready. Anyways, I modded the case some more with more fans and powerful fans and airflow but my temps seem to be a bit high, or I could be wrong. Here is a picture from speedfan with 4 updates through 3 hours running, no load.

The case picture is just to show you the type of case, supposedly has good airflow design.

I am also new to overclocking, I signed up here to learn howto and built this machine to gain experience on.

I know it is old tech in ways, but in the end, I invested a total of 400US dollars.



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not knocking your setup, but the best cases have a nice space in the back panel for cable management.
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24 and 52 degrees C aren't bad, but they don't really mean anything. How are your load temps?
    
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not knocking your setup, but the best cases have a nice space in the back panel for cable management.
This case has a back panel for cable management, All the cables in the case are cables that must be in the mid section.

2 SLI
5 SATA
1 Floppy (Yellow)
Power connections (8)

My case would be a serious mess if I didn't have the back panel for cable management.

By far out of all the cases I have owned, even though it is not the best, I consider the nicest case I have owned for whatever that means :/ I really enjoy the layer separate chambers.. First case too that I have owned that has the panel for cable management.

Even with the side panel, the bottom chamber has slide outs to also slide cables through and what not into the mid upper sections.

What cable I dislike is the USB white cables, however I tried to clean it up, lol I may even take the hardware out, do some paint work , give the cables some color and even the white hardware usb slot. I could do some cool makeover on it, now it seems like a fun idea.. When I added the additional SATA card and added 2 more HDD, didn't help either but even though I really love my machine, I know it is no show machine nor impressive hardware so I don't get too crazy over it..


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24 and 52 degrees C aren't bad, but they don't really mean anything. How are your load temps?
Any standard way of doing this, to get load temps so it can be accurate. Let me know please and I will post these temps.

I would like to know and get this part under control first before I start asking about overclocking. Ah my bad, I was trying to merge this into my other reply!
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Download Prime95 (for stress test) + Realtemp (most likely official temperature monitor software)

CPU-z would be nice to monitor too.
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OCCT has both a CPU and a GPU stress test.
    
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@op, have you tried moving all your drives on the lowest compartment? that way you can just leave a 120mm on the middle drive bay to blow cool air in, maybe remove the metal covers on the pcie slots to let air out. you can also probably put another 120mm at your top bay. and use extenders to keep most of your cables out of the way
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