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Old 12-29-2007, 01:59 PM   #1
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Default Liquid cooling or bigger case? HELP ME!

Ok, I have an HP Pavilion m8120n

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I just recently bought a BFG GeForce 8800 GTS. It is freaking amazing! But...I had to put in a new PSU to power it. Now the airflow in my tiny ass tower is completely resticted. I have the side panel off and a box fan cooling the system right now. My dilemma is should I get a liquid cooler for my CPU and not upgrade my case or should I upgrade my case and not go with liquid cooling. I could liquid my GPU but it voids the warranty to remove the heat sink and fan. So what is the best choice?

I need advice ASAP because my parents are bitching at me
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I would get a bigger case.
Liquid cooling is going to be hard to do in that little case.
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:11 PM   #3
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How difficult is it to transfer cases?
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:12 PM   #4
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not hard. you just have to take out your drives first, then unplug everything, then probably the powersupply next. then motheboard.
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:17 PM   #5
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How can I tell if my motherboard will fit?
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Well is it a ATX motherboard?
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:28 PM   #7
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uuummm an Intel P965 Express
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well from what i found its an ATX mobo.. just make sure the new case can fit an ATX mobo
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HP/Compaq switched to ATX or Micro ATX a while ago, so usually any ATX case you buy will work, seeing as they usually fit Micro ATX boards.
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Is it a standard power supply?
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