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Hi, I recently posted here about a gpu problem I had and ended up purchasing a GTX 650 Ti. Thanks to anyone who helped me and is reading this.

Anyways, I'm thinking about avoiding the whole overheating problem with this $200 GPU and was wondering what is the best way I could go about doing this?

Using google I've come to a conclusion that it's all about the air flow through the case, correct?

Assuming that I'm correct, what case can I purchase that isn't too expensive? I stumbled upon a thread also on overclock about cases but the ones posted were above $100 O_O

Can anyone help? biggrin.gif
post #2 of 7
Fill out your sig rig so we can see what you have. Depending on the case you have now you may be fine just upgrading the fans and stuff.

Also if you do need a new case what exactly is your price range?
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My current case has no fans.. It just has openings (sort of like vents or ducts).

The only thing I have that I'm worried about is my GPU (650 Ti). Not sure if this matters but I have a i7 920. While it isn't overclocked, I really don't want anything overheating anymore.

My price range is $0 - $100 if that's possible.. I just want something that's efficient but not too pricey.
post #4 of 7
Here's a good looking one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

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post #5 of 7
I had this case for about 8 months and I LOVED it. One of the best in this price range. It has the features of a much more expensive case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147161
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Originally Posted by axium View Post

Here's a good looking one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

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this^ or its brother.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
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post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by estabya View Post

Fill out your sig rig so we can see what you have. Depending on the case you have now you may be fine just upgrading the fans and stuff.

Also if you do need a new case what exactly is your price range?

pretty much this. we don't even know if you need ATX or if you can get away with just a mATX case. generally speaking it's easier to cool a mATX since the case is smaller so the airflow travel distance is shorter. smaller internal volume also means better cooling given a fixed CFM.

i'm sure we can help if your budget is $100 if you let us know what is in the system
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