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How to cool my system


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#1 Rangerbob86

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 11:18 AM

Hi. Im building a computer and Im just wondering what would be the best cooling method. This is defintaly gonna be the hottest computer ive ever built, so please help me out. Here are the specs:

Motherboard - ASUS A8N-SLI Premium
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Video Card - XFX Geforce 6600GT
RAM - Patriot Signature Series 1GB (2 x 512MB)
Hard Drives - 2 Western Digital Caviar SE 200GB SATA 3.0Gb/s in RAID 0
Operating System - Windows XP Pro w/ SP2

I havent chosen a case yet, because Im not sure what case would be best for cooling. I also havent chosen a Power Supply yet because Im not sure about what I need, ive been looking at probably a 650W though. Please help me out with a case/cooling needs! Thanks!

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 11:44 AM

Forgot to mention, I have 2 XFX Geforce 6600GT video cards with SLI. Thanks!

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 04:39 PM

I've got a similar system and the power supply I'm using is a Enermax Noisetaker 600W, and it would be enough for your system also. For cooling I'd get a case with several fans and a air-duct for the graphic cards. I went with Antec's Preformance One P180. It's hellish to get everything in there and all the cables through all holes, but once you get it working it's both quiet and cools very well. You should probably also get a 80mm fan for the air-duct.
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Posted 16 September 2005 - 09:55 PM

i would probably go with a full tower, but thats my opinion.

for the PSU i'd go with greater with 600 w

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