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Will having a mid tower limit my OC vs having a full tower.
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post #2 of 7
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Originally Posted by Fred Factor View Post
Will having a mid tower limit my OC vs having a full tower.
OC?

I don't think so, however a mid tower will have less airflow then a full size tower.

I think most of it has to do with space.
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post #3 of 7
Not really, unless the midtower isn't big enough and somehow blocks the airflow..
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post #4 of 7
No effect at all. Unless you count wire managment, which bad wire managment can cause less air flow, which increase inside case heat and makes thing hotter.
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post #5 of 7
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On that note I have a mid tower and all the specs on my sig and I'm limited to a 3.5 OC because of temp problems on my cpu with the 3.5 OC my hottest core temps is at 68C
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post #6 of 7
I personally think a mid tower is better than a full tower because a full tower has a lot more extra room in between your intake fans, your chips, and your exhaust fans, allowing air to slow down.
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post #7 of 7
antec 900 here with water cooling running at 4.4 ghz 24-7 and did some benching today on water at 4.7 with temps at 40c idle and 55 full load.
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