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need advice on cooling a 125W Phenom II X4 inside an older full tower case

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I'm planning on reusing this Aopen Hx08 full tower for a modern rig with a Phenom II x4 980 3.7GHz cpu. If I used one of those big sub zero coolers with my three 2900rpm 80mm case fans, would that be enough air cooling for the 125W cpu? I'm not interested in water cooling (because of the risks) and I want to keep the case as stock as possible.

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Edited by computerdude92 - 4/7/12 at 6:24pm
    
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your best bet would to be cutting fan holes in the front and side and adding fans. if you dont want to do that you can just keep the side off and put a box fan lol. but besides that, i dont know anyway
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Would using a 95W Phenom II be a better idea?
    
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So you want to use pot (sub zero cooling) for benching? I'd say just keep the side off.
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Originally Posted by computerdude92 View Post

I meant "sub zero" as in something this size for example:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118097
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118046

Ah! I take it your case has a front fan? Honestly you run into the issue of negative pressure with your case (too much air going out). Best way to deal with it would be to cut your side panel so you can mount some fans on it.
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So I couldn't just cut out a good enough 120mm - 140mm fan hole on the metal front behind the bezel? Theres a slit on the bottom of the bezel for intake which may give better positive pressure, if there was a large enough fan?

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Edited by computerdude92 - 4/7/12 at 7:22pm
    
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Think it would work ok?
    
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