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post #21 of 26
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Xtreme gear case
UPDATE: So i used some Q Tips to clean inside the fan area and omg BALLS OF DUST with every 15 swipes i did lol
And now my temp are normal about 40c to 45c max while gaming and streaming i should of done this a long time ago haha
i still want to upgrade my fan though and get that evo just not sure if my case is big enough
The inside of my case looks like this pretty much
http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1762/inside-side.jpg
So it was just dust buildup, lucky!
You will be happy with an aftermarket cooler anyway thumb.gif
post #22 of 26
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So what do you think guys? will that evo fill in that case?

Would of bought a bigger case but this pc was built on newegg and i did not buy it tongue.gif
Edited by Steelix - 10/24/12 at 1:25am
post #23 of 26
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So what do you think guys? will that evo fill in that case?
Would of bought a bigger case but this pc was built on newegg and i did not buy it tongue.gif
Evo isn't a big cooler, so it should fit fine.
post #24 of 26
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ah ok sweet well thanks for the help guys really appreciate it
post #25 of 26
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ah ok sweet well thanks for the help guys really appreciate it

No dramas. Funny how the non tech stuff (dust build up) bite us and its usually the last thing we think of tongue.gif

You'll get alot more milage from your CPU with an after market cooler... good luck thumb.gif
post #26 of 26
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EDIT: also i would like to add i did clean my computer about 1 week ago

when you cleaned your computer, did you clean the heatsink properly? (take the fan off and brush the caked on dust from the stock heatsink)

also when you spin the cpu fan with your finger, does it seem to spin freely or does it seem sluggish? (taking into account that the magnets in the fan will cause some drag on the fan)
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