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Moving the 24pin cable lowered temps from 40 to 37 in BFBC2, and 1-2 idle

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I have no side panels, and with my OC, in BFBC2 the CPU was peaking at 40C.


So were 3 nickel/quarter sized holes by the top hard drive bays, at the perfect height for the 24pin to go through.

So I cut out the 2 pieces between the holes and put the 24pin out from the top PSU, behind the MB and back in through the hole, and it no longer interferes with the air to the TX3 CPU cooler.

So now in BFBC2 it peaked at 37C.

All last week it idled at 30C with the front fan on, now it idles at 28-29C.

I optimized some other cables to, and it looks way neater.
Edited by Mit Namso - 3/9/11 at 9:19pm
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Nice, good cable management always aids airflow, I need to get in my case and have a play with the cabling, but i want a new case so I'll probably leave it till I move into the new one, start fresh and all
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My solution: more phans!

Next build cable management is going to be all over the place, pure air pressure is going to be required to get it moving.

But great to hear, I haven't had much luck with various air cooling solutions with any temp drops.
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