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Alienware Aurora Mod

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I changed out alienwares factory motherboard with the Rampage III Gene, I have encountered problems as far as cooling goes, I notice that my north bridge chip runs in the 90 degree Celsius range and has passive cooling, I am curious as to know if anyone with this board has added a different cooler to their chipsets to keep temps down, I am aware this case has an airflow problem and would welcome suggestions to increase airflow.
    
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I7 920 Rampage III Gene GTX 460 SC SLI 250 GB Velociraptors x 2 
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Win 7 64 Dell 24" 875 watt Alienware Factory 
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Alienware Tactx 
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I7 920 Rampage III Gene GTX 460 SC SLI 250 GB Velociraptors x 2 
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Win 7 64 Dell 24" 875 watt Alienware Factory 
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never buy Alienware desktops

ok that sad
do you have any oc's
what fans do you have
do you have good air flow in the case
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q9550 E0 @3.825ghz Abit IX48-GT3 Tigerforce SPARKLE GTX470 850c/1800m 220 650c sli later 4GB DDR3 Mushkin blackline 7-8-7-24-1T 1200mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD1tb +WD500gb +WD200gb not like I need one edge linux LG 22" w2240 +optiquest q71 
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I will not buy any Dell machine again, I have poor airflow there is one 120 mm intake fan in front and I believe it exhausts out the radiator fan for CPU cooler. I will not OC until I fix the air flow problem, I would like to connect the 120 mm fan to the MB but the cord comes up short, it is connected to another I/O mini- board that is mounted to the front. I use Asus II Suite to control fan speeds.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
I7 920 Rampage III Gene GTX 460 SC SLI 250 GB Velociraptors x 2 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 64 Dell 24" 875 watt Alienware Factory 
Mouse
Alienware Tactx 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
I7 920 Rampage III Gene GTX 460 SC SLI 250 GB Velociraptors x 2 
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Win 7 64 Dell 24" 875 watt Alienware Factory 
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Alienware Tactx 
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Originally Posted by lHashl View Post
I will not buy any Dell machine again, I have poor airflow there is one 120 mm intake fan in front and I believe it exhausts out the radiator fan for CPU cooler. I will not OC until I fix the air flow problem, I would like to connect the 120 mm fan to the MB but the cord comes up short, it is connected to another I/O mini- board that is mounted to the front. I use Asus II Suite to control fan speeds.

make or buy a extension cord for it

can i get sum pics of the system, that my help (but not needed)
and more info on the fans
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 1/29/11 at 9:20pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q9550 E0 @3.825ghz Abit IX48-GT3 Tigerforce SPARKLE GTX470 850c/1800m 220 650c sli later 4GB DDR3 Mushkin blackline 7-8-7-24-1T 1200mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD1tb +WD500gb +WD200gb not like I need one edge linux LG 22" w2240 +optiquest q71 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Adesso MKB-135B Mechanical DELTA GPS-750B A 750w sleeved moded Kandalf LCS Razer Mamba 
Mouse Pad
don't got one or need one 
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OoGhiJ MIQtxxXA
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q9550 E0 @3.825ghz Abit IX48-GT3 Tigerforce SPARKLE GTX470 850c/1800m 220 650c sli later 4GB DDR3 Mushkin blackline 7-8-7-24-1T 1200mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD1tb +WD500gb +WD200gb not like I need one edge linux LG 22" w2240 +optiquest q71 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Adesso MKB-135B Mechanical DELTA GPS-750B A 750w sleeved moded Kandalf LCS Razer Mamba 
Mouse Pad
don't got one or need one 
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Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
never buy Alienware desktops

ok that sad
do you have any oc's
what fans do you have
do you have good air flow in the case
Dell?
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4x Intel 510 in RAID for boot + 4TB for storage Blu Ray combo drive from samsung Windows 7 "pro" 3x Asus VEH467 with trifxstand + LG IPS  
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Blackwidow Ultimate Strider 1k Silver 800D G500 
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