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Hi guys, currently i have a Centurion 5 case (note the old version with psu on top, not version II)...current cpu is around 39 and system around 37..would upgrading to something like nzxt m59 provide better cooling and airflow thus resulting to lower/cooler temps? Currently in a non-airconditioned room, ambient maybe around 29 or 31..And one more thing, does placing PSU at the bottom result to a major difference in temps?
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post #2 of 10
The fact that your overclocked CPU idles at 39c is very acceptable. Are you set on a new case, and if so, what would your budget be?

There are better cases then that NZXT. The PSU at the bottom might not have any influence at all, it would depend on the configuration and type of case.
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post #3 of 10
You might lose a degree or two swapping cases,but that's it.And as was said,39 is a respectable idle for your chip.
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Hi there...yeah i was browsing around and saw the NZXT M59 which is quite inexpensive as well...my budget is roughly around 50 - 70...yeah the cpu is overclocked with push/pull configuration...hmm what other cases do you recommend around the price of nzxt? "There are better cases than nzxt"? Care to share the flaws of the casing?
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Regarding my centurion 5, when i open up the casing it is completely in a total mess with all the cables lying around haha...tried to keep it clean but seems impossible...would actually prefer something that could accommodate to a cleaner cable managment too...
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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by huckabee View Post
Hi there...yeah i was browsing around and saw the NZXT M59 which is quite inexpensive as well...my budget is roughly around 50 - 70...yeah the cpu is overclocked with push/pull configuration...hmm what other cases do you recommend around the price of nzxt? "There are better cases than nzxt"? Care to share the flaws of the casing?
For around that price I'd recommend this case:
Coolermaster CM690II
It's $79, but $69 after the $10 MIR and it has free shipping. It's probably the best case you can get for around that price.
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post #7 of 10
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Coolermaster again? Haha actually i am willing to try out other brands so i could compare with my current cm5...
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Acoma_Andy View Post
For around that price I'd recommend this case:
Coolermaster CM690II
It's $79, but $69 after the $10 MIR and it has free shipping. It's probably the best case you can get for around that price.
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post #9 of 10
Get the HAF 922 at a local COMPUSA for $85.00 Mod the hell out of it and make it your own. Then still have great cable managment options.
post #10 of 10
Personally I've had bad experience with NZXT cases. I don't recommend it.
    
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