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  1. Posts : 3,028
    Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
       #1151

    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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  2. Posts : 1,223
    Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
       #1152

    tw33k said:
    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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  3. Posts : 7,878
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1153

    tw33k said:
    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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  4. Posts : 11,991
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
       #1154

    pparks1 said:
    tw33k said:
    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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  5. Posts : 1,223
    Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
       #1155

    pparks1 said:
    tw33k said:
    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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  6. Posts : 3,028
    Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
       #1156

    pparks1 said:
    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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  7. Posts : 2,651
    W7 RTM Ultimate x64
       #1157

    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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  8.    #1158

    I'm getting my ASRock > Products > G31M-S tomorrow Will post some pics sometime tomorrow :)
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  9.    #1159

    The Motherboard has arrived :)
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  10. Posts : 1,507
    W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
       #1160

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