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C38368

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#21 11 years ago
WildHeart_Sam;3720915As a result of tangled, messy, loose cables airflow is being impeded meaning the heat isn't being shifted efficiently, causing components to heat up. It's easily remedied by a few cable ties and routing cables around the edge of the case.

That stupid CPU shroud is doing more to kill airflow than the rat's nest of wires.




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#22 11 years ago

Well unfortunately, those cables are there to stay. I cant find any possible way to put them somewhere else, there just isn't enough room. I'm open to ideas if you have one. The reason is, my power supply is about 2 times as big as the one the computer came with, so of course its a little messy.




marvinmatthew

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#23 11 years ago

Can you remove the thing that's covering the CPU?

And get some plastic ties and tie all of those cables together.




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#24 11 years ago

marvinmatthew;3722140Can you remove the thing that's covering the CPU?

And get some plastic ties and tie all of those cables together.

If it's a standard Dell-style case, then the answer is no. Some genius engineer there figured out that fewer fans meant more noise. So they devised that idiot duct system. Stick a fan at one end, blowing out of the case, and the other over the CPU's heatsink. The vacuum created by the fan will draw air over the heatsink, thus cooling it, while simultaneously exhausting the case.

Unfortunately, it leaves gobs of stagnant air pockets.

They also tend to use small, high-RPM fans. Couple that with resonance caused by the shroud and... they're not quiet any more.

Oops.

You might be able to get an aftermarket unit on this, but a lot of cases designed this way will leave you with clearance issues. Some mid-towers work like this, though, and should be decently OK, if the mounting mechanism is compatible...




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#25 11 years ago

My 1GB nVidia really doesn't overheat much although it does get fairly hot. Maybe around 90F ( about 60C I think when im playing games, probably about 50C for idle) Edit: The CPU looks pretty screwed. You should probably get a bigger tower. The bigger tower will give you more room. Also I agree with them peoples, you need cable ties.