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Okie dookie. It is all done, and my rig is up and kicking.



My conclusion about case:
P180B is designed as a quiet case. If you are looking for something quiet, this is one of the best deals. If you are looking for space then you should better be looking for something else.
Air flow is quite restrictive. Of course, if you want your system to be a wind tunnel then you should be ready to listen some noise.
The wiring is biatchelious, and you really have to use you mind like you use to solve a mathematical problem. Improper wiring may become a hurdle in air flow.

Now time to complain
My Idle CPU temperature is 39C - 40C. I am using CNPS9500 LED, and I used the thermal paste that came with it. 9500 is running at minimum speed. The software I used to measure temperature is ATI tray tools.
I have a question while I am interested to know your suggestions. Is it possible that the core voltage CPU can be automatically increased or decreased that may cause such high temperatures?

MY X1900XT runs at 40C, idle. I didn't try any load on it yet. I will biatch about it later
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Whoa...Wondering why you have such a high temp? All those wires

Hide any PSU ones you don't use in the top and bottom chamber where the PSU mounts- Above and below the PSU are little spaces that you can stick wires, as well as behind it.

Use the back panel trick to route wires behind the motheraboard to reduce the amount of clutter you see.

Have a look at my P180. Take some ideas from it

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Do you know that the AS5 website now reccomends a different way to apply AS5 to Core 2 Duo's?

You should head over there and check it out.

They say to apply a thin line up the middle of the cpu, leaving approx 4-5mm gap at each end. Once the heatsink is on, give it a gentle twist (approx 2 degrees) both left and right to make sure there are no air bubbles.

I followed these instructions yesterday when fitting my Conroe and I am very happy with my temps.......3.6Ghz, 1.425v, 50c dual prime
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Thanks Burn and Joeking for the assistance.
I will route the cables properly in the evening. Also I will check for AS5 tomorrow or on Monday
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Also if you are not using any drive bays like the center one with most people remove it to allow better airflow from the front fan. Also I think Chozart does it where he removed it and put the 120x38 fan there and took the front fan and put it between the PSU and HDD's for more space.

Also isnt ram suppose to go in the same color slots to use dual channel?

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I have a P180B and it comes with 3 120mm fans, 2 rear and top exhausts and a wind tunnel fan between the HDDs and PSU, this leaves no intake for the motherboard chamber, supposedly the negative pressure from the 2 exhausts should draw in enough air to cool your components, but I leave all of the fans on Low so that doesn't work for me, so I removed the top hard drive cage (the one in the mobo chamber) and added a 120mm SilenX Ixtrema 14dBA intake I had lying around from my old NZXT case and it seems to have helped a bit but you're not going to get great temps in this case, there's a reason it is the quietest case you can buy.
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I just got this case too and will start setting up my rig tommorow. Wiring is gonna be a b****
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it shopuldnt be that bad theres plenty of room in those things
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