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Old 05-22-2008   #41
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Part of the reason my temps stay so low is due to the case I use(Antec 900). The airflow is amazing. Ive toyed with the idea of pushing the chip faster as I have not seen any ill effects with the current speed, but I don't want to push my luck so I left it as is.
Rick, did you add a fifth fan to the left side of the case, or did you leave it open?
What speeds do you have the other fans set at, as they are multiple speed fans, with a switch for each of them.
I have the Antec Nine Hundred case as well.

Anything I can do to get this thing to run cooler, is okay by me.

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Rick, did you add a fifth fan to the left side of the case, or did you leave it open?
What speeds do you have the other fans set at, as they are multiple speed fans, with a switch for each of them.
I have the Antec Nine Hundred case as well.

Anything I can do to get this thing to run cooler, is okay by me.

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Guys, be careful about adding too many fans, I have a friend that has 8 fans in his case!! Fans generate their own heat so it can be counter productive, not to mention that they can steal precious power (watts) from your PSU.
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The Antec Nine Hundred case is set up specifically with cooling in mind.
There is one each fan that runs across each of the two hard drive cages.
One fan in the back to draw the heat from the power supply out, and a huge fan on the top to draw any more air out.
There is an opening on the side of the case, that again, is set up for another fan. It has the screw holes in the plastic so all you have to do is bolt it up, and plug it in.
Oh, not including the CPU cooling fan.

How in the heck does your friend have eight fans?
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The Antec Nine Hundred case is set up specifically with cooling in mind.
There is one each fan that runs across each of the two hard drive cages.
One fan in the back to draw the heat from the power supply out, and a huge fan on the top to draw any more air out.
There is an opening on the side of the case, that again, is set up for another fan. It has the screw holes in the plastic so all you have to do is bolt it up, and plug it in.
Oh, not including the CPU cooling fan.

How in the heck does your friend have eight fans?
A drill and AADHD with a lot of time on his hands...When he turns it on, it sounds like a freaking jet taking off! As long as your PSU can handle the wattage, I guess it will be alright, I would still caution to check the ambient air temperature. I have one of those laser temperature guns, liek the HVAC guys have. LOL
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I have one of those laser temperature guns, like the HVAC guys have. LOL
Yeah, I have one too. It was a stocking stuffer last year.
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Yeah, I have one too. It was a stocking stuffer last year.

The only reason I have one is that I race RC cars, well used to, and tuning the Nitro engines without one is like post processing with an uncalibrated monitor!
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Rick, did you add a fifth fan to the left side of the case, or did you leave it open?
What speeds do you have the other fans set at, as they are multiple speed fans, with a switch for each of them.
I have the Antec Nine Hundred case as well.

Anything I can do to get this thing to run cooler, is okay by me.

Thanks


I did not add the side fan. I have all the fans except the top one set to medium. The top is set to low. Room temp is usually around 75 deg or so. The CPU I have(C2D E6600) is known for running at low temps and being a good OC.
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Cool (no pun intended). Thanks
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I just did my..
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build my own PC
Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 running at 3.5 GHz with 3G RAM DDR2 800 mhz
Asus P5B LGA 775, two WD HD 160GB and 500GB SATA
Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit with PS CS3
Big Case with big Fan: XCLIO A380

I have an HD Camcorder so I need a system like this to play with HDV with no problems.
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8-bit : 24 sec.
16-bit : 31 sec.

Core 2 6600 oc to 2.76
4G RAM (DDR2 800)
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