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Windows 7: A little fun computer building

28 May 2011   #11
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

lol no joke, I quite litterally use my computer to heat my room in winter


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28 May 2011   #12
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Yea, think so. Just dumping right back into my computer. this computer has all the hot air coming out the top, which just means that it heats up everything on its way out.
Try switching the orientation of your side fan(s) to exhaust.
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29 May 2011   #13
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I could do that I suppose with the side fans where the HDD is. What it has going on is airflow in through the bottom, front and sides, out the back and top; could make it come in through bottom and sides and out top, front, and back. Don't know if it will make the HDD cooler, and that is what I'm mostly worried about. HDD was a little warm to the touch, but perhaps if I switch the fan around the air won't linger there. Those fans in front are a bit weak, so are the two at top (case fans).
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29 May 2011   #14
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

It's worth a try and despite their claims the excessive temperatures in the high end cards aren't good for their life span. Try fiddling with the fans in your free time and use MSI Afterburner & Hd-Tune to monitor card & HDD temperatures. I've a HAF 922 and with the stock fans everything is just fine. I don't have any side fans however, just the mesh so the heat from my GTX 460's doesn't linger.
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29 May 2011   #15
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

played civ 5 last night on high settings and saved and exited to desktop. Then windows froze. I was getting worried about my HDD so i shut off, opened the case and found the GPUs to be unbareably hot to touch, and the HDDs quite hot as well. I switched the fans around before hand, and had an internal fan blowing air from the bottom to the top, lying on the bottom. I now have that fan leaning against the HDDs inside, blowing air out the front with the two low-powered fans in front helping continue the flow. Since then I restarted my computer and it has been acting fine. Now, I should mention I have done some overclocking so that may be the cause, but those GPUs were really really hot. Might look into getting some liquid cool that I can past to the metal part of those things to dissapate that massive heat. Things are getting way more expensive than i would have liked. Never again will I buy a hot high-end part without it being liquid-cooled 9with my luck, watch the liquid piping burst and ruin my computer). oh joy, at least its still working though.
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30 May 2011   #16
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Sell your case and buy a HAF series case from coolermaster instead. No need for watercooling, gigabyte's custom cooler will be fine. I recommend the Haf-X if you have the space or the 922.

Heat was the reason why I went for two 460's instead of one 480. If my room's A/C is on temp never goes over 60 and with it off maxes out at 70.
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30 May 2011   #17
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

used to own 2 460's as well, but I wanted prettier graphics. I'll take a look at those cases though
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