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a70 has a dense fin arrangement.

you would be better served running a megahalems or something with bug spaces between the fins.
currently i only have a small budget left for this computer (about $10-20) so getting a new cooler is a bit out of my price range


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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
ive tested it last night and getting pretty decent temps, reaching 35-42c on load, running 3 video sources and ripping a dvd. not to bad i would think?
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Looks good to me, glad to hear it worked out.
 
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post #33 of 42
Should be fine.

I run my H50 and Xeon fanless at night.

The only ventilation comes from two side fans.
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Anything above 65W TDP I would consider risky to run fanless (at full load)
If case airflow is good that may not be a huge problem though
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hmmm okay, so i should keep it below ~80 ish .. im thinking of just runing the case's top 200mm fan and take out the rest (maybe keep the front 200mm) to reduce the noise a bit. reps
You should keep it below 73C. At this point of time your temperatures look good.
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You should keep it below 73C. At this point of time your temperatures look good.
Yeah, 72 is what Intel recommends for CPUs. 80c is great for a GPU, but these can't take quite as much heat.
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A 700-800 rpm S-Flex or Yate Loon/Nexus fan is basically inaudible. That might be better than just running passive.
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ive tested it last night and getting pretty decent temps, reaching 35-42c on load, running 3 video sources and ripping a dvd. not to bad i would think?
Wow okay that sounds great

My i7 idles around those temps haha...
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Wow okay that sounds great

My i7 idles around those temps haha...
This ^^ Nice xD
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A 700-800 rpm S-Flex or Yate Loon/Nexus fan is basically inaudible. That might be better than just running passive.
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Originally Posted by Scorpii View Post
Wow okay that sounds great

My i7 idles around those temps haha...
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This ^^ Nice xD
Thanks guys! sorry for the late reply, been at a bbq all day. anyways good to hear temps seem nices only 2c difference between with and with out fans, but i think im going to put on some low rpm fans yates (maybe try the s-flex since i can pick that up locally and return what one i like better) just as a safety in case i get a heat spike
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