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post #11 of 29
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yeah, i hacked my case up quite a bit to get my current airflow...but i still have some to do (ive got an intake designed to airtunnel right past my video card) but the front of my case is blocking too much airflow...sadly the fan intakes are right behind the power switch so before i can do anything i have to build a new power switch board...
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post #12 of 29
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Thats not true I am about 3 degrees below my ambient room temperature I have a really good air flow in my case....................when air is circulated at higher speed it becomes colder than when its idle so to speak, fans spiral air which makes it more dense and dense air is colder than loose air, providing you can move the air in and out of the case fast enough before it has time idle you will get lower temperatures. Your case providing its alu or steel should act as a barrier from ambient room temperature and actually get colder from the contained colder air passing through it on the inside.

Only thing you gotta watch with the above is if your room is humid because the second you power off and the fans shut down you could leave yourself open to condensation
I'm not sure that is possible, unless the heat sink was wet?? then you cant get colder than the ambient. I am thinking you might just have some out of wack temp sensors. You would also have to be very very unlucky to have to deal with condensation when running an air cooled set-up.
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post #13 of 29
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well...i found a temporary solution to my front intake fans not getting enough circulation...this is quite possibly the most ghetto computer on this website now(see avatar), but...it bought me -4C on my GPU temps... (this should do at least until i get some plexiglass or sheet metal)

PS - also got me -5C on my case interior temp
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I'm not sure that is possible, unless the heat sink was wet?? then you cant get colder than the ambient. I am thinking you might just have some out of wack temp sensors. You would also have to be very very unlucky to have to deal with condensation when running an air cooled set-up.
Humid air is moist or "heavy air" and my temps sensors arent wacked out lol I cannibalised my minifridge for a few part remember lol
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Quote:
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Humid air is moist or "heavy air" and my temps sensors arent wacked out lol I cannibalised my minifridge for a few part remember lol
Thats right sorry, but every day air cooling below ambient is not going to happen
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I have to disagree with ya mate, AIR is one of the best forms of cooling if applied in the right manner although admitidly on average cases arent designed to take advantage of this, its a little more than havin loads of fans they gotta be in the right place and be able to displace enough air which would make your rig really load but still the possibility and principle is stil there it just depends on what your wiling to sacrifice for performance
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well...i found a temporary solution to my front intake fans not getting enough circulation...this is quite possibly the most ghetto computer on this website now(see avatar), but...it bought me -4C on my GPU temps... (this should do at least until i get some plexiglass or sheet metal)

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You have a bigger pic , so I can see better what you did?
    
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post #18 of 29
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here you go...my original front cover had a thermometer and the button panel right infront of the two front fans, like i said this is only temp, but it DID drop my temps. My entire fan setup consists of 6 80mm 2000 RMP fans, 3 exhausts, one on top and two in the back directly behind the CPU, and 3 intakes, the two you see in front, and one on the side panel directly above the CPU. For stock cooling, I'm really happy with my temps right now, can't wait to see what happens when i upgrade (probably to a TT Big Typhoon)
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I'm having problems with my broter's air setup..i can;t get past 2.8 on his because of heat...and i lapped the BT he's using and there are dimples in the metal...and they are fairly large....it's at a mirror finish, but it is like someone beat the coper in at that point....he may have to go buy himself another or get it re-machined on the bottom....
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post #20 of 29
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If it looks that bad on the bottom, you might want to consider trying to take advantage of the warranty or taking it back to the retailer to see they can explain it.
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