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29 Mar 2010   #1151
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I have 2 case fans and a cpu fan. I also have the side panel off . Water cooling is an unnecessary expense for me


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29 Mar 2010   #1152
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
I have 2 case fans and a cpu fan. I also have the side panel off . Water cooling is an unnecessary expense for me
Lol... I ended up removing the perspex from my side panel so I could have better airflow without losing a fan. Two graphics cards made the air temp in my case almost double. But it doesn't have very good airflow to begin with, so water cooling makes more sense for me. It's just cost and fear of the unknown that's been stopping me so far... The idea of water pipes looping through the inside of my precious computer case still freaks me out, but I think I may need to do that sometime...
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29 Mar 2010   #1153
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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I have 2 case fans and a cpu fan. I also have the side panel off . Water cooling is an unnecessary expense for me
From my experience with servers and such...typically removing the side panel does more harm than good when it comes to cooling. Screws up the air flow within the case since it doesn't provide a solid air channel of air coming in from one area and making it's way out through another single area.
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29 Mar 2010   #1154
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
I have 2 case fans and a cpu fan. I also have the side panel off . Water cooling is an unnecessary expense for me
From my experience with servers and such...typically removing the side panel does more harm than good when it comes to cooling. Screws up the air flow within the case since it doesn't provide a solid air channel of air coming in from one area and making it's way out through another single area.
I agree unless the ambient room temp is pretty cool.
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29 Mar 2010   #1155
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
I have 2 case fans and a cpu fan. I also have the side panel off . Water cooling is an unnecessary expense for me
From my experience with servers and such...typically removing the side panel does more harm than good when it comes to cooling. Screws up the air flow within the case since it doesn't provide a solid air channel of air coming in from one area and making it's way out through another single area.
For the most part, that is true... But if you have a case that has really bad airflow (such as mine), then it's actually better to take the side panel off. Lol...

I brought my tower to work today to update antivirus and all that jazz (no internet at home), so I just took a few pics of what it looks like. I just noticed one of the pics came out a bit blurry, sorry about that..

That's what I meant by I removed the perspex from the side panel, and added extra fans. Lol. I have a case mod idea (along with a Zalman CNPS-9700 CPU cooler), which I will hopefully be able to do in the next month or two, so I'll put up new pics then, but for now this is what I have (I really want a modular PSU):


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29 Mar 2010   #1156
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
From my experience with servers and such...typically removing the side panel does more harm than good when it comes to cooling. Screws up the air flow within the case since it doesn't provide a solid air channel of air coming in from one area and making it's way out through another single area.
Well in my case (pun intended ) it certainly did not do more harm than good. My temps are great and touching the open side I can feel how cold it is. Nothing inside even feels warm at all.

Red is the cpu and green is the hdd.


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29 Mar 2010   #1157
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Both my HDD's generally sit around 30 degrees Celsius naturally, but CPU sits at about 40 idle and maybe 55-60 under load.
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29 Mar 2010   #1158
sergiogarcia9

 

I'm getting my ASRock > Products > G31M-S tomorrow Will post some pics sometime tomorrow
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30 Mar 2010   #1159
sergiogarcia9

 

The Motherboard has arrived


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30 Mar 2010   #1160
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

My CPU spikes up to 70, but then again it's laptop, so it's supposed to.
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