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post #11 of 31
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With the H80 cooler you will want to Probably add a top mounted exhaust hole as it performs best as an intake cooler
How would I go about doing that? I'm not sure if I can cut a hole in my case accurately enough.
post #12 of 31
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Use the front as intake and have the side fan as intake and the rear fan as an exhaust,

Because the front fan will lose some of its airflow due to restriction of the HDD's then the side fan will compensate for the fronts short fall,
Will that provide better cooling?
post #13 of 31
Given the hassles you have with your current case, why not consider swapping it out? Even the smallest HAF cases have much better airflow than the little Elite. There are dozens of small cases with decent airflow, like the Silverstone PS05, CoolerMaster HAF932 and many, many others.
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post #14 of 31
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Given the hassles you have with your current case, why not consider swapping it out? Even the smallest HAF cases have much better airflow than the little Elite. There are dozens of small cases with decent airflow, like the Silverstone PS05, CoolerMaster HAF932 and many, many others.
I would, but those full towers do cost over $100; and I doubt I can still send my case back to get my money back toward another case. (I'd prefer to get a full tower if I could possibly switch is the reason I said over 100)
post #15 of 31
Also what are your system temps like ?

Idle and load,
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post #16 of 31
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Also what are your system temps like ?

Idle and load,
They vary greatly depending on how hot it is; but my CPU is about 45-50 idle, load is I've never seen it go above 60 and it only got that high in Sony Vegas.

GPU can idle around 49-55, load is I've never seen it above 66.
post #17 of 31
Have you tried down volting your CPU or using windows power management to control CPU frequency when idle ?
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Have you tried down volting your CPU or using windows power management to control CPU frequency when idle ?
I don't see the need, the temperatures are fine I believe; I'm just trying to get the best cooling out of my case without changing anything of the computer components. (except for aftermarket cooling)
post #19 of 31
Well if your not worried about temps,
Then you have had your answers already front intake, side intake, rear exhaust,

I would still say that 45c > 50c idle is a little high you should be in the 30's
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post #20 of 31
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Well if your not worried about temps,
Then you have had your answers already front intake, side intake, rear exhaust,

I would still say that 45c > 50c idle is a little high you should be in the 30's
30's? Hm.
Wouldn't down-volting lower the speed of the CPU?
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