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I'm currently running my A70 with the arctic fans...they're an improvement over what came with it, and on full blast they even keep it cooler, but at certain RPM they sound rough. I'm hoping they work better as case fans since I originally bought them for an HTPC system.

I'm planning to get GTs for the A70, if I can find anyone who has them in stock.
Thanks for the food for thought biggrin.gif Heres your first rep tongue.gif enjoy
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Originally Posted by justarealguy;13140937 
650d is a sexy case. If I was in the market, that's probably what I'd buy.

I don't see how that would help, isn't the radiator mounted in the back of the case? There's no forced airflow.

And yeah, you can't really go wrong with the yates. They're solid fans at $5 a pop. I just bought another 6 from petras the other day lol.
hmmm .. maybe ill give them a try, if not i could always put them in my sig rig biggrin.gif it sounds like a hair dryer sometimes @_@

Edit: oh wait i meant A70 not radiator .. no watercooling here @_@ thining of the h70? O_o
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I'm wondering why an i5 2500K ?
A 2300 would have done same if underclocked ...
Anyways, any heatsink should be able to cool it if there is a small airflow in the case.
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I'm wondering why an i5 2500K ?
A 2300 would have done same if underclocked ...
Anyways, any heatsink should be able to cool it if there is a small airflow in the case.
2500k has a better GPU.
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I'm wondering why an i5 2500K ?
A 2300 would have done same if underclocked ...
Anyways, any heatsink should be able to cool it if there is a small airflow in the case.
mmm originally i was going to go with the 2100T for my htpc but the main reason i went for the 2500k was for the HD 3000 graphics on chip. which has 2 (about) times the performance then the hd2000. Sometimes when you stream 1080 content from what i read in other fourms there can be a bit of a stutter, so just to be safe went 2500k

Although 99.9% of the time i doubt there will be any issue with the HD 2000 graphics. anyways i can always repurpose the cpu later

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2500k has a better GPU.
this pretty much
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Can you even downclock the 2100? Doesn't messing with the BCLK screw things up since it controls a lot of other system clocks?
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Can you even downclock the 2100? Doesn't messing with the BCLK screw things up since it controls a lot of other system clocks?
hmm not quite sure.. now that i think of it.. but it would have everything running a bit slower. awkwardly the 2100t uses less power then an atom O_O;;

i have the multi set at 16x and 100x currently and my ram is at 1333.. i believe ..or was it 32 and 50 .. cant remember
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hmm not quite sure.. now that i think of it.. but it would have everything running a bit slower.

i have the multi set at 16x and 100x currently and my ram is at 1333.. i believe
Right - with the k series chips the multiplier is wicked easy to lower. I wonder how that works with a locked multiplier on the non-k series.

Oh and, lol, I never realized it would be at 1.6GHz. I thought that was just a temporary thing.
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Right - with the k series chips the multiplier is wicked easy to lower. I wonder how that works with a locked multiplier on the non-k series.

Oh and, lol, I never realized it would be at 1.6GHz. I thought that was just a temporary thing.
prob be a bit harder i always found it hard to underclock then overclock for some reason @_@ i tried on my i7920 and no luck. but now im kinda curious..

haha but nah im keeping it at 1.6ghz its using less then 60watts on normal usage with the downclock and a bit over 100watts at stock the money saving should pay for the cpu by the end of the year
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post #29 of 42
a70 has a dense fin arrangement.

you would be better served running a megahalems or something with bug spaces between the fins.
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I imagine it will be fine running underclocked in a case like the 650D. The SB chips don't get very hot I don't think anyway, so will be even less so underclocked.

If you have on or 2 200mm fans running (even slowly) in your case it should be fine.

I can run my 920 with my NH-D14 at medium load (not stress testing..) with only 1 fan in the whole system running, and that's at 4GHz. So with the SB architecture I would imagine you'd have even better success.

Only one thing to do though really: test it!

Just keep realtemp or another temperature monitor open while you're running a movie or whatever you plan to do, and see what the temps are like. If they start getting too high (near 80 degrees) then just turn off your PC and rethink your idea. Doubt they'll get that high just playing HD content though
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