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Im new to this forum and I was wondering if the air ducts that I see on other web sites, which hook a duct line up to cpu fan (mine being stock), actually help or not, maybe adding a fan on the other end to help blow cooler air from outside the case would help. I was thinking about taking a trip to the hardware store tomorrow to try and build one on my own from scatch. Also, does anyone use this fan controller(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813999505), and if so is it reliable? Im still trying to get the hair dryer pci side case fan to work correctly and I think this will help me out to lower the noise level that it generates

As always, thanks in advance and sorry if a repost, search didnt turn up anything.
    
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Stock HS&F is fine, just replace the stock thermal paste with AS5. Well, I'd only recommend that if your house has central AC and during hot spells, you can still have temps of ~18c in your house :>
 
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Thanks for the information. I do only have central air, which we barely keep on... and also, Im hoping that the fan controller will lower the noise level of the side case fan (hair dryer).
    
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? your using a hair dryer for a case fan?? wow.
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post #5 of 8
I personally I think you would be better without the air duct and use an aftermarket heatsink such as a ThermalTake Big Typhoon that will not allow for the use of this duct. You will just have to examine your temperatures at idle and under full load and if you can keep your temps below 50c with your current cooling configuration then you are set.
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? your using a hair dryer for a case fan?? wow.
ive heard of that before because its got a nice fan but wouldnt have the faintest idea on how to wire that. Removing the heating element of course
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post #7 of 8
i kinda read over the post fast, but if you're thinking about using the central air conditioner vent as a cooler, i'd think twice about it. condensation. just get a lot of different grits of wet sandpaper and lap your heatsink, then use AS5 and you'll be fine for a moderate overclock.
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post #8 of 8
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Im not using an actual hair dryer to cool my system, the fan I was using SOUNDED like a hair dryer so anywho, problem solved, installed two Antec 80mm Case fans just about an hour ago, temps came down almost 10 degrees celcius. The fan I installed on the side next to the PCI slots and GPU brought the temps of the vid card down about 10 degrees, allowing me to overclock my x700 further (highest used to be 450mhz/500mhz, now its 475mhz/510mhz) so yay to that.
    
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