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Old 02-12-2008, 02:40 PM   #1
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I was looking for some good cooling for a GPU and the case (120 mm). Im getting a Zalman 9700 for the CPu and was thinking of getting a Thermaltake(i think?) Duorb. Im also getting a 120 mm blue led cooler master fan for exhaust in the back of the case. Any reccomendations? i was looking at some PCI fans, are they very good?
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Fans for just your PCI cards or strictly video cards?
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Noctua are probably the best brand of 120mm case fan, Scythe also is a good brand, what you need to look for is CFM/db ratio (cubic feet per minute/decibels) a high CFM to a low db ratio is desirable.

Have a loot at the Zalman VF1000 for your gpu

PCI coolers? - what exactly are you looking at, a slot cooler?
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something like this? http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...re=THERMALTAKE
I need to cool my GPU.
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slot cooler, all they really do is drag hot ait out of the case, have a look at the Zalman VF1000.

What temp is your 8600 running at?
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slot cooler, all they really do is drag hot ait out of the case, have a look at the Zalman VF1000.

What temp is your 8600 running at?

67 idle (vista) 62 idle (xp) 75 (playing crysis on xp, some medium some high settings)
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I wouldn't worry about after market cooling mate, those temps are fine.
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about the case fans, if u dont care about LED i would recomend an aspire 120mm blue LED, i have one right on the side of my case, dropped my temps a little and i can hear it, the only thing i can really hear in my case are the HD's and the PSU fan
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I wouldn't worry about after market cooling mate, those temps are fine.
I need to overclock it pretty high for playing crysis. Think it will increase the temps a lot?
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are the antec or coolermaster fans better?

EDIT: I think this one is the best http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ufacture=ANTEC . Has a really high CFM and a fairly low dba
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