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Yannick

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#1 13 years ago

hi guys,

My pC has been getting quite hot lately, and im thinking of getting a new fan.

1) What heat is the max i shoukd i allow my CPU, System and PWM IC to get too?

2) Whats a good fan brand, and a good type to be getting that will cool my whole system down well?

Thanks for the help guys, Blitzkrieg.




[CoUk]niu

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#2 13 years ago

If you post the specifications of your comp,maybe someone can give you an answer.




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#3 13 years ago

Ok, sorry.

AMD 64bit Anthlon 3700+ 1Gb A-data DDR 400Mhz DFI LanParty UT nF3 250Gb Ge-Cube RX800XT Vivo Platinum 120Gb Western Digital HDD 420w high Power Supply Its all in a ThermalTake Tsunami Dream Black Case.




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#4 13 years ago

Similar setup to mine,I use a Zahlman CNPS7000B-Cu heatsink for the cpu and have a 120mm fan mounted on the left side of the case,approximately centered on the graphics card ,pushing in about 90 cubic meters an hour. System temp with a Radeon 9800 pro was about 4 degrees centi over ambient,but it`s probably a fair bit warmer since I put in a xtpe about 10 hours ago. Also:I made a blowhole at the top to vent out excess air that does not go through the powersupply,and that air used to be cool to the touch,and now it`s quite warm. Nice setup you have there.




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#5 13 years ago

Thanks.

yeah, i have a small fan mounted on the left hand side, buts itshard to put in a new one, coz theers a window...

I just thinking of putting in a big, maybe water-cooled, fan up top, to keep a nice cold circulation going around and around. Do you know what temperatures my system can get to without me worrying about it?




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#6 13 years ago

Modern stuff is supposed to shut itself down before it gets damaged,but the cooler the better. Max temps are listed in the manual for the cpu, but I fail to find a max temp in the manual for my new vidcard.:confused:




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#7 13 years ago

Ok, ill have a look, thanks.




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#8 13 years ago

Oh Windows how I loathe thee... So I just lost a nice, long post about cooling and I really don't feel like typing is all over again. So I'll just cut to the chase: consider one of these to cool your gfx card. They're big and rather expensive, but highly effective. I've never heard anyone complain about them. Because they GPU heat directly out of the case, you should see a bit of a drop in ambient case temps.




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#9 13 years ago

i want a fan that will cool my whole comp very well, i dont care much for price.




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#10 13 years ago

There is no such thing as "a fan" that does that. As a general rule, a fan is a fan is a fan. The only things that really differ are operating RPM, dB rating and airflow.. Much more important than those are how you set up the airflow within your case. Mine is backwards; I prefer using negative-pressure cooling whenever possible (having more air exiting the case than entering it, and I currently have more coming in. Either way around, there's a lot of theory surrounding the best ways to air cool a case, but a couple of things are generally well-agreed upon in most situations: side holes should blow in, top blowholes should blow out. Front fans should blow in, and rear fans should exhaust. Having said that, using one of those Arctic Coolers goes a long way to help keep in-case ambient temps down. Panaflos are generally solid performers. Nothing special to look at, but they move a lot of air with not a lot of noise. Enermax has some decent 120mm fans from what I understand, and you can always fall back on the old reliable Vantec Stealths (particularly for the front intake). Do those cases have any sort of ventilation holes that don't have fans attached to them?