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Haha, I'd love to, but my case is a bit small. Plus, the CPU temp is not the problem, stock cooler is A-OK at the current settings. It's just that the inside of the case gets really warm, which would probably not be remedied by a better CPU cooler.

I've been eyeing one of those Hyper 212 Pluses, but I think it is too big... There's just less than an inch of clearance from the top of standard PCI cards to the side of the case when the side panel is on.

Now, if I were to upgrade my case, I sure as hell would. It's just that I don't really want to.
Edited by Concorde105 - 1/25/11 at 6:27am
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post #12 of 46
lol pic of ya case ;D

what about a cheap gpu cooler? xD or 2nd hand ? :}
    
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No need for a GPU cooler. The thing never breaks 70 C, even on FurMark.

When I get home, I will take pictures. Quality will probably be pretty bad, but you should get the gist of it.

In the summer I'll probably either upgrade to a case and heatsink with more airflow, or quit SMP folding. My room gets to 25-27 C in the summer. That's a rather large difference from 18 C in the winter. :\\
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*confused* haha fair enough :] n yeh pics tehehe

maby mod a fan hole or 3 in the case :] pic n we shal see!

EDIT: i got like 10 + fans out of free computers 100% working ect lol

or u can sometimes people selling a whole box of them ( older ones ) for pretty cheap :]

on OCAU ( aussie sister site of this ) a guy sold 40+ fans for $15 >.< i missed out onem haha but yeh jst gotta look around for cheap ones. or those ones on newegg not bad :/ but yeh xD

EDIT:EDIT: yeah it goes from 40+ ( hit 50degrees last year >.> poor 9400gt haha ) all the way down to like 5 - 10 in winter xD latley be sitting around 25 - 30 :/
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Yep, I will be back with pictures in a few hours.
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post #16 of 46
Oh well not to worry, you buy a $3 dollar fan and that exactly what you get a $3 fan.
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Oh well not to worry, you buy a $3 dollar fan and that exactly what you get a $3 fan.
i brought 5 computers for $10...

each had 2 fans in them... lol not inc psu ect.
they arnt to bad really xD push quite a fair bit of air considiering their all freaking 80mm >.> xD or 40mm <.<
    
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post #18 of 46
yeah and I got a pair of DELTA 120x38mm 107 CFM for free and a NIDEC 120x38mm 130 CFM fan for $5.

It's true that you can get a real bargain "if" you know what to look for.

But the OP went out a bought a $3 fan New, so that is what I refer to, and if you do that then you can only expect $3 performance.
post #19 of 46
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I know, I was not expecting anything different. It was $4 shipped. I was just asking because 2000 RPM was advertised and I'm getting 1500. Oh well, it's OK now with the case open.

I would have bought a 120mm fan, but my case is nearly 11 years old, and doesn't support them.
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I know, I was not expecting anything different. It was $4 shipped. I was just asking because 2000 RPM was advertised and I'm getting 1500. Oh well, it's OK now with the case open.

I would have bought a 120mm fan, but my case is nearly 11 years old, and doesn't support them.
1. PIC ;D!
2. mod a fan hole? idk where in the case.. havnt seen it lol..
    
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