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post #11 of 46
Yeah, your cables aren't too bad (mine are much worse) but they are kinda all over the place. In my opinion the only thing you can do is make it look prettier, but I doubt hiding your cables will do very much to help your current temps.

For a cooler check out the the tower style coolers that use 120mm fans (CM Hyper 212+, Thermaltake Frio etc) or Corsair have the Hydro series coolers which are self contained water coolers with zero maintenance involved. Also Antec make the kuhler 620 and 920 which is the pretty much the same as the Hydro series of coolers.
Almost any cooler is better then the stock cooler that is installed now. 212+ should be easily found anywhere.
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post #12 of 46
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Ok so I'm definately going to get a new cpu cooler. I thought my cables were pretty good already (but who knows) and I tried to tie, hide, and bundle them when I built. Here are some pics of my system: http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMAG0153.jpg and: http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMAG0154.jpg
I don't want to be mean but you can do better cable management than that. Get a pack of zipties, take both side panels off of your case, and if the front bezel is removable that too. Order a pizza, put on your favourite album and make a night of it. Take your time and try to remove any obstructions from your airflow. They don't have to be hidden per se that is simply a cosmetic thing, but they do need to be out of your airflow. Luckily you have a modular PSU something I am very envious of....so you have it easy trying to clean up your power connectors. Oh yeah, also rearranging your drives also helps with cable management, a lot of people recommend moving your optical drive down from the first slot to any of the others and stuffing cables there.
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Right, I'll order a CM Hyper 212+, and start fixing up my cables. How about good thermal paste?
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post #14 of 46
get a cm 212+ and add more fans, they do help, especially side fans and front fans and 5.25" bay fans
   
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Your temps are high, as your chip can only take 60c/140f.

noob question: this is chip specific right? because hwmonitor says my laptops CPU is at ~60°C and i'm watching a YouTube video and writing this.
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post #16 of 46
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Right, I'll order a CM Hyper 212+, and start fixing up my cables. How about good thermal paste?
I use Tuniq Tx-2 and Tx-3. Be careful with Tx-3 its more of a clay consistency but works well.
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I use Tuniq Tx-2 and Tx-3. Be careful with Tx-3 its more of a clay consistency but works well.
Thanks

@C4D0Z: Yes it is chip specific, you can look up the max temps for your chip at the manufacturer's site or sometimes on palces like Newegg
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I use Tuniq Tx-2 and Tx-3. Be careful with Tx-3 its more of a clay consistency but works well.
Im sorry it isn't tx-3 its tx-4, tx3 is the name of my cpu cooler. I have used both tx-2 and tx-4. tx-4 is awesome but hard as hell to get out of the syringe. Look up some thermal paste application guides before attempting this otherwise you may end up with a mess, but even if you do end up with a sloppy job don't worry it's not electrically conductive.
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I always hear everyone praise Arctic Silver 5, im considering that, though Newegg says the Tx-2 is great as well
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post #20 of 46
Get a sunbeam twister for About the same price. It comes with 2 good fans (push/pull) and tx4 tim which is better then arctic silver 5, and the stock cm 212+ tim. Its Actually a better bang for Your buck than the cm 212+

Here's the link:
http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=35-207-009

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