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I got a Quad running at stock (yes stock, I can't overclock it) that only crunches 24/7. Ambient is 90 F here and 100 F outside. The temps with an Intel stock cooler is hitting the maximum of ~69, 69, 64, 64 C. At the moment the Quad, HDD, PSU, etc is sitting on my table. Would it help much if I cased it? Or better yet, the question is: would it be more beneficial to get a case to keep all the components cool or a new heatsink for the CPU? (NB, and RAM is burning; as in can't touch touch for more than two seconds).
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post #2 of 19
Got a box fan?
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post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by theartist View Post
Got a box fan?
A box fan?
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post #4 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blizzie View Post
A box fan?
Something like this:
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post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by McStuff View Post
Something like this:
Oh yea I do. Shall I set it next to the Quad?

How much power does that thing take.
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post #6 of 19
u guessed it
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post #7 of 19
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No difference in temperature.
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post #8 of 19
then you possibly need a case, or invest in water cooling?
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post #9 of 19
It's not concentrated enough...
post #10 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by theartist View Post
then you possibly need a case, or invest in water cooling?
I think I need both a case and a better heatsink. :S.... No Vendetta 2 around here.

Either Tuniq or TRUE. Probably Tuniq since it's cheaper. Anyone know a cheap place to get it online? $45 in stores here.
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OCZ Vertex Plus R2 60GB 2x Samsung F3 1TB 2x Samsung F4 2TB Lite-On Bluray 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Prolimatech Megahalems + Scythe S-FLEX SFF21G Windows 7 Professional x64 ASUS VE246H AOC 22LVWk 
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Leopold FC500RR | MX Cherry Red Corsair HX850W + MDPC-X Antec Twelve Hundred Razer Imperator 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vertex Plus R2 60GB 2x Samsung F3 1TB 2x Samsung F4 2TB Lite-On Bluray 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Prolimatech Megahalems + Scythe S-FLEX SFF21G Windows 7 Professional x64 ASUS VE246H AOC 22LVWk 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Leopold FC500RR | MX Cherry Red Corsair HX850W + MDPC-X Antec Twelve Hundred Razer Imperator 
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