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#1 junkdk

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 07:26 PM

Dear Computer Users,

I run a fast computer. No time for wait.

I live in Florida and the heat is coming.

After installing multiple fans my computer still gets extremely hot.

I have decided to remove my side panel for heating issues.

My computer runs at room temperature now which is better.

I don't recommend doing this unless in extreme environments.

In the past I have been negative to this for many reasons.

Wow, does anyone have a small air-conditioner for my computer?


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Posted 10 May 2005 - 11:23 PM

No air conditioning in the room? How about some more fans pulling are in across the computer

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:43 AM

Dear Grin,

I work in an environment, 10 hours a day, that is constantly 55 degrees F. Sometimes cooler!

When I get home I like to have my windows open so I can thaw out.

I could get a side panel fan but that would ruin the cool look I have now.

But a working computer beats a cool broken computer.

Thanks,

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 10:04 AM

If you are getting better case temps with your side panel off then your case isn't set up properly for good cooling.

A good case set up with the proper fans and nicely layed out will always be cooler with the side panel on rather than off.

What case are you using out of curiousity? My main machine is a Blackwidow, which has 2 intake fans at the front, one exhaust fan at the back and another exhaust fan at the top of the case.

Consequently, as the air flow is decent, I get better temperatures with the side panel on, as should anyone who has their case properly set up.

There are some cases which only have one system fan, which is usually at the front... though these are older cases. But if yours is one of those you might want to think about investing in a more up to date case.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 10:40 PM

Dear elite,

You are right. I am not getting the flow I would like.

I have a Cooler Master Cavalier case and I have worked hard to try and cool my computer.

You say Blackwidow? Vendor name please?

I am losing a heating battle here.

I have 12 fans in my case.

I am going to break down my computer here soon anyway, maybe I will get a new case.

Let me know,

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 06:51 AM

12 Fans ?! w00t, maybe you should cool your room down instead of the computer? If your computer is cooling and the air in the room ain't, then you got a problem m8. Try buy some air condition things or something, with 12 fans it ain't your computer that should be cooled.

Maybe it is you PSU? They usually gets pretty hot. Which PSU do you have?

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 01:08 AM

Dear Esbar,

Explanation on 12 fans:

Case has 2 fans: one front Cooler Master 80mm, one rear Vantec 120mm.

Antec PS 550 watt has 2 fans.

Cooler Master HD cooler has 1 fan.

CPU has Vantec Tornado fan.

Chipset has ThermalRight fan (very cute).

ASUS Vid card has 1 fan.

Vantec Fan Card has 2 fans.

80mm fan attached to PCI cards.

120mm fan attached to the top of the case.

My problem is that the 120mm Vantec rear case fan does not suck enough air to cool down my computer.

Flow is everything.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 08:14 AM

You have so many fans in that thing thats probably where all the heat is coming from. :thumbsup: Just kidding. Would love to see a picture of that.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 09:16 AM

Then try switch your Vantec with an other?

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 05:23 PM

I am going to take my advice and buy a work computer. That way I have a complete access to the internet. All the time!


Hymn...?

Now which to buy, sounds like a new post.

Thank you,

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Edited by junkdk, 14 May 2005 - 05:23 PM.

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 08:45 AM

Dear elite,

You are right. I am not getting the flow I would like.

I have a Cooler Master Cavalier case and I have worked hard to try and cool my computer.

You say Blackwidow? Vendor name please?

I am losing a heating battle here.

I have 12 fans in my case.

I am going to break down my computer here soon anyway, maybe I will get a new case.

Let me know,

junkdk :thumbsup:

Blackwidows were made by Coolermaster, but production stopped last year.. they were replaced by the Coolermaster Praetorian as far as I am aware... although not identical, they are similar and have decent cooling :flowers:

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 12:52 AM

Dear elite,

I looked all over. I did see the Praetorian but where to buy it?

I ended up buying the Sunbeam Transformer case.

Front 120mm fan, Rear 120mm fan, Top 80mm fan, and two 80mm side fans.

Have to go with this for now. Looking into liquid cooling but not too happy extracting fan from my $600 vid card.

Will let you know,

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 07:48 PM

Are your fans set up so the bottom ones pull air in and the top ones exhaust? You should have plenty of good airflow in that box if it's set up right...
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Posted 19 May 2005 - 03:07 AM

Dear Malik,

Flow is everything when dealing with a gamer wannabe computer.

I will work on this subject and get back to you all.

Thanks,

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