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post #1 of 12
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Looks like I'm getting the Antec 900 because of the price and the airflow. I only hope it's as cool as I'd like. Right now I'm getting 45c 0-2% Load and 65c Load.

Hope the new case will change that to 20-30c.
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post #2 of 12
Whoa whoa, lower that vcore on the chip or you'll be getting an order of 4400 extra crispy. Load temps at 65c aren't good. Case airflow won't lower load temps by 20c, maybe 5c at best.

Stay at 55c or below on load with AMD systems.
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post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
1.4 V at no overclock. There is no airflow in my case. At all.
I KNOW it's not good. That's the whole reason why the past few days I've been looking for a great case and a new heatsink.
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200 Brisbane 2.7GHz Foxconn A7VMX-K XFX GeForce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 
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post #4 of 12
your temps will be lower . for sure .
my old case was a oven , compared to the nine hundred .
your rig will love it .
good luck .
cheers .
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post #5 of 12
Ouch! HOT! Maybe leave your case open if you intend to continue using it until you do your swap-out.

Nice Case
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post #6 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Whyifide View Post
1.4 V at no overclock. There is no airflow in my case. At all.
I KNOW it's not good. That's the whole reason why the past few days I've been looking for a great case and a new heatsink.
Take off the side panel in that case. And with no overclock your Vcore could be set to 1.35. It should help temps.
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post #7 of 12
I just got the case and I love it! It looks sleek came in with no damage to anything, and has the best paint job i have seen on a case (besides the top of the doors). Its airflow is really nice.
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post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the feedback guys.
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post #9 of 12
Try cleaning out your heatsink with some compressed air. Shut off your computer and spray the heatsink with some canned air and watch the dust fly. I noticed a huge temperature drop when i did that, before i installed the zalman that is.
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post #10 of 12
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Mmm, that'd be nice, but that's not the problem. Believe me, I actually clean the whole computer weekly. It's not dust.
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200 Brisbane 2.7GHz Foxconn A7VMX-K XFX GeForce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 
Hard DriveCase
SeaGate 200gb PATA Antec 900 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200 Brisbane 2.7GHz Foxconn A7VMX-K XFX GeForce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 
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