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Windows 7: What is the best accessory to put on a Semi-Gaming PC?

05 Jan 2016   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Do the best you can do and take your time. When done verify all connections are proper.

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05 Jan 2016   #12

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Yep you don't even have a rear case fan as an exhaust :/

Case fans are mandatory
1 or 2 dedicated intake fans
1 or 2 dedicated Exhaust fans

Ultimately you would also have a better or as best as you budget can allow cpu cooler
Good Budget one here Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2): Computers & Accessories

Good one that would mount on the back under your power supply
Corsair Hydro Series? H80i GT High Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm -

Then all you would need is 1 or 2 good Intake case fans
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05 Jan 2016   #13

Windows 10 x64

If you're concerned about the aesthetics of the case then I would personally go out and buy a new one with integrated cable management. That way you can hide all your cables away nicely, a glass panel would then complement the cable management nicely if you're concerned with how it looks, and if a case has been designed with cable management in mind, you can be fairly sure that the airflow through it will have had some thought as well!

But, as said before, as long as you've got fans and neat cabling in it (minimal cost for a fan), then you can spend the extra money "pimping out" the spec of your PC. If you don't want the hassle of installing an SSD (though it is worth it...), grab a Blu-ray drive or something instead!
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05 Jan 2016   #14

Windows 7

Okay so I have tied all of the cables to the best of my ability with the space I've had and I have come to the conclusion that I still cannot get a side case, and now that I think about it, a new case would not be a good idea simply because I do not have the skill level to be able to reinstall everything into another case.

I have included a picture of what I've done. All I can really do to keep it maximum cool is to add a small, back fan under the psu. I do not want to take a risk of messing with the cpu because i did on an old pc I had and screwed it up pretty badly.

I also removed the front end of the pc if that helps.

As far as I'm aware I'm afraid that's all I can do for myself, I'll also download speccy to monitor my temps as well.
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05 Jan 2016   #15

Windows 7

Sorry, here are the pics

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05 Jan 2016   #16

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Still can not tell if there is a fan on the front of the case that pulls air in ?
That would be another minimum addition along with the back fan to pull hot air out
Case looks too thin for the coolermaster 212 evo the case needs to be close too 6" wide.

Otherwise the only cpu cooler upgrade would be liquid which is great by the way they are plug and play
But yes the cpu socket does have to be posted to confirm if it's compatible with your board.
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05 Jan 2016   #17

Windows 7

No I sadly do not have a fan in the front and I have no idea how I can even fit one in there

I do not know my socket but I do have specs of my pc on a screenshot below

And I found this: Intel® Coreâ„¢ i3-4160 Processor (3M Cache, 3.60 GHz) Specifications

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05 Jan 2016   #18

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Here's the cpu
Intel Core i3-4160 Haswell Dual-Core 3.6 GHz LGA 1150 54W BX80646I34160 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4400 -
Says lga 1150 so the liquid cpu cooler would work if you ever want to upgrade the cooler and keep the existing case.

Now that you took the front face off it looks to me the fan would mount on the outside of the case :/
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06 Jan 2016   #19

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You can`t leave the wires ziptied like that, you can`t put the side panel back on.

I would put an LED intake and exhaust fan in there, then put it back together.

Then hide it under your desk

Start saving for a new case.

Corsair PC Cases — Obsidian Series, Graphite Series, Vengeance Series and Carbide Series full-tower, and mid-tower computer cases
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06 Jan 2016   #20

Windows 7

ok thank you all i will save this thread for the future, thanks again everyone!
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