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I took off my front two floppy drive covers, put a fan behind the covers, and created a duct from my window into the front of my case using a shoe box and some duct tape. I lowered my oc'd idle temp from 48c to 33c. My harddrive which is right behind that fan is at 16c. Total cost: 99 cents.
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Yeah okay, you cant keep it like that forever.
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Originally Posted by Jarobata
I took off my front two floppy drive covers, put a fan behind the covers, and created a duct from my window into the front of my case using a shoe box and some duct tape. I lowered my oc'd idle temp from 48c to 33c. My harddrive which is right behind that fan is at 16c. Total cost: 99 cents.

Dude, post a pic!
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post #4 of 21
You don't have to burst his bubble like that. JK man. Anyways, watch out for condensation or you will be sorry.
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post #5 of 21
blergh id rather stick with my watercooling. UV reactive, better temps at an overclock, plus its not taped together. I guess that good work though, however you might want to invest into a better method of holding the fan in place rather than duct tape and a shoe box.
    
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post #6 of 21
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The fan is screwed into the case, not duct taped. I'd post a pic but I never learned how to get pictures hosted. I just thought I'd brag about my awesome results, I wasn't dissing watercooling so yall don't have to get defensive.
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post #7 of 21
Hey, props on the kick ass mod! $.99 for a 15c temp drop is pretty good in my book!
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Hey, props on the kick ass mod! $.99 for a 15c temp drop is pretty good in my book!
Thanks man, I think I actually got it too cold, it hit 29C and BF2 started to crash.
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post #9 of 21
Dude 29 and lower is how my comp runs people make there CPU go to deative 150 degrees celsius using phase change your comp is unstable our BF2 is
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post #10 of 21
lots of people do this...
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