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Alright, currently, though it isn't as much of a problem.

When I game, or fold, my Temps (from what I know are accurate as possible, have a temp monitor) reach just below 100F (37.7 C). The lowest I have had them is 75 F (23 or 25 C is what my monitor reports).

I currently have a Raidmax Smilodon, with one 120 MM intake fan, a 80 MM intake fan, a 120 MM exhaust, and two 80 MM exhaust.

So one 80 mm right next to the hard drives blowing out on the side. Another one near the video cards blowing out, and a 120 Exhaust.


I was thinking about putting a 120 MM on the top of my case, but at the moment that is not going to happen. Is there any way to get the temps at all cooler?

Ambient room temperature varies.
Day time: 70 - 78
Night time: 80-86 (parents push for no A/

Any ideas?
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Whats geting hot the CPU?
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38*c load temperatures is really great, you need to do nothing. If you were putting a blow hole at the top of your case would be a great modification to clear some hot air.
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yeah i have never had a case run cooler than my antec 300. I assume it is due to the 140mm top exhaust fan.
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Whats geting hot the CPU?
Yeah, just alittle.

I like a rather cool working enviroment. But due to the restrictions of my desk space, heat stays in and never leaves...

I am like a version of hitler in regards to temperature . If that made any sense. I can't stand anything being too hot.
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post #6 of 11
You could get this and this to really max the airflow. But DO NOT put your finger in it because it cuts Trust ME.
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by CorryBasler View Post
You could get this and this to really max the airflow. But DO NOT put your finger in it because it cuts Trust ME.
Those are laod, though. Just a warning. What I would do is replace all your fans with the Ultra Kaze 2000, and so some more cable management. If you have the time, drill a hole in the top for the biggest fan that fits.
Edited by Adrienspawn - 6/27/08 at 12:39pm
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post #8 of 11
i just posted a thread about smilodon airflow.. lol my problem is all those wires takeing up the space...

you know what actually helped alot?
change the two fans on the side to be both intake. it lowered my temps alot!
lower as in 60C load to 55C load lol
man in need new coolers
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post #9 of 11
Yeah I have two Ultra Kaze 3000 in my rig, those things will chop your hand off man, but do they move air... wooo weee. Loud as a freight train tho.
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Originally Posted by Adrienspawn View Post
Those are load, though. Just a warning. What I would do is replace all your fans with the Ultra Kaze 2000, and so some more cable management. If you have the time, drill a hole in the top for the biggest fan that fits.
Yeah the fans i recomeded are very loud but 3 of the 80mm and 2 120mm brought temps down 10C on CPU and 20C on GPU. Noice is not an issue with me though.
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