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post #11 of 23
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That model in the picture isn't the exact one of mine, I bought mine in Nov. of 06 so I don't think they make that particular case anymore. Great news though! I cleaned out the HDD fan and my core temp is down to 40c 36c which is really good.

Another quick question that I'm going to try and work out... if I sit my computer case of an ac vent in my house! What do you think? Condensation perhaps?
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post #12 of 23
how close are you talking and will ikt be level the comp and ac?
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Just set it over top of a vent in my house or close to it, hell maybe even seal up the bottom of my case and just let it chill the case and lower the ambient temp.
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post #14 of 23
near a vent should be fine
sealing the vent im not sure of
post #15 of 23
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I'm not talking funnel the air into the case, but along side of it to lower the ambient temperature of the case itself. If I do that it'll be a ways down the road... maybe tomorrow! lol

I just wanna see what I can get out of my current rig OC wise before I replace the CPU.
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post #16 of 23
You wouldn't get any condensation because the air will also be cold, not only the CPU which is why TEC setups need to be insulated.
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post #17 of 23
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So you don't think setting the case above the ac vent would hurt anything?
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post #18 of 23
I don't like side fans. Try without, so you get a nice front-to-back airflow.

And then there is the discussion about overpressure v. underpressure. Noobdown wants a little underpressure apparently, while I am in the opposite camp. I like to have a little more intake CFM than exhaust. Reason? I want dust outside the case, and not inside. And temp wise, there isn't much difference.
    
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I prefer more intake, because in all my rigs I get better temps that way, oddly...

I guess it's because an intake fan intakes less air than an exhaust fan exhausts air.
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I prefer more intake, because in all my rigs I get better temps that way, oddly...

I guess it's because an intake fan intakes less air than an exhaust fan exhausts air.
Not oddly... With an intake fan, you can have a more targeted airflow. Imagine the extreme: A case with only an exaust fan. You can't direct airflow but one direction (out of the case). Air will enter the case through every opening available, and you actually won't HAVE much of an airflow inside the case!

Now, with an intake fan, you have a directed airflow inside the case. How it gets out... doesn't matter as much. Yes, a well placed exaust fan helps creating a nice front-to-back airflow, and if placed correctly right over the CPU cooler.
    
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