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Allright-
It’s June and the summer months are among us and that doesn’t bode well for my OC. Both Idle and load temps can become an issue. I am going to start a thread with my quest for better summer temps. I guess what I am looking and hoping for is to get as close to the 61c fall/winter temps as I can.
The misses and I do not want to run the air conditioners to keep costs down a bit so I am going to try everything. (please if you have any suggestions please let me know)
To start, mmmm a cold frosty one.



Oops, the TRUE 120 strikes again



First, Marin posted his washer mod thingy with an 8c difference before the mod. So I figured to give it a try. Look Marin are you proud? That's a big f'n cut washer.



Then I decided it was time to add another fan or two to increase airflow in my Armor.




On to a little cable management to also help airflow.



Change the default Armor top exhaust fan to a 120mm.



Then lastly, added a 120mm on the HDD cage.



On to the results: (It’s unfortunate that I lost the screenines of the before, DAMN IT!)
Ambient temps in house are 30c (87F)

Idle temps are 38c



Load temps are 65c



Now I know that this is nothing great or revolutionary but for summer temps, they are acceptable.
Well that’s all I got for now, please make any suggestions to help me achieve good summer temps.

Last pics of the night,

"We have taken the lead"


Edited by killerhz - 6/24/08 at 8:13am
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wow 87 in the house, what state you live in? i got 71F in the room these are idle temps at the moment. Also got the fat washer mod installed. I'm also going to switch my intake fans from 7v to 12v as soon as the temps go up. You might wanna under clock you q6600 a bit, maybe to 3.4!

Edited by spice003 - 6/23/08 at 12:44am
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Does that washer mod work on all processors? Maybe if you found a way to get a portable A/C unit to work without condensing on any of your components.
Edited by KamuiRSX - 6/23/08 at 3:20am
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Does that washer mod work on all processors?
its made for the true =P. itll work on any cpu/motherboard as long as your using a Thermalright Ultra eXtreme
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how do you add the 120 MM to the top instead of the 90,(prly a stupid question).
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wow 87 in the house, what state you live in? i got 71F in the room these are idle temps at the moment. Also got the fat washer mod installed. I'm also going to switch my intake fans from 7v to 12v as soon as the temps go up. You might wanna under clock you q6600 a bit, maybe to 3.4!
I live in Boston and it gets very hot & humid here. I am not too worried at the moment with temps. As long as they stay under 71c I am cool. As you can see they are at 65 atm.

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how do you add the 120 MM to the top instead of the 90,(prly a stupid question).
First you have to take off the fan unit and casing it has originally. Then it takes a bit of work to align up the holes on the fan with the holes on the Armor.
Edited by killerhz - 6/23/08 at 7:53am
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