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Old 05-18-2006, 12:07 AM   #1
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well now that its summer my comp temps have all gone up and it actually overheated the other day (it was the motherboard) so i opened it up and stuck a fan in front of it and saw a huge difference in temp, is there any way i can make my case cooling better cause i dont want to leave a big fan in front of it all the time, btw i have a P160W case with 2 120mm fans

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Old 05-18-2006, 12:54 AM   #2
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Is your wiring clean?
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Old 05-18-2006, 01:58 AM   #3
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meh its ok i guess but since its just a big case it all stays in the top anyways and doesnt get in the way of the chipset or anythin
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i know!!!
remove the fan and install a small refrigirator next to your tower.
fill it with beer and leave the door open, that should do the trick.
only jesting.
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:04 AM   #5
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Use some flex cuffs (plastic zip ties), to tie up all the wiring, and if you wanna spend a bit of cash, get one of these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...SubCategory=62
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i know!!!
remove the fan and install a small refrigirator next to your tower.
fill it with beer and leave the door open, that should do the trick.
only jesting.
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On a serious note... is there anywhere else on the case that you could put another fan or two?... or you could get a fan that spins at higher RPM's... also yea wireing... if you have those wide IDE cables messing with the flow... you might want to get some round cables and such.
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Old 05-18-2006, 03:31 AM   #7
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nope theres no other fan slots, that turbine fan looks pretty cool though so i think im gona pick one of those up and have it as an intake, actually now that i think about it i do have my radiator on the back, maybe im not sucking enough air out?
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Old 05-18-2006, 06:02 PM   #8
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may i suggest a pc air conditioner? only 36bucks at frozencpu or xoxide. that would be pretty cool. also have u thought about maybe changing to sata hard drives for the smaller cables?
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Old 05-20-2006, 01:01 AM   #9
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i already have sata hard drives like it says in my sig, are pc air conditioners actually any good? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129173 thats my case, as u can see its pretty big, maybe im just not getting enough air through it?
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Haha, if you want, you can always put a portable Air-Conditioning unit right next to your computer's side.
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