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Dom Bazzolo Jun 18, 2008, 11:37am EDT Report Abuse
I put together a new PC about 2 weeks ago and I am currently in a bind because the fans do not seem to cool it down at all:
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770
4GB Geil Estoria RAM (2x 2GB)
2x XFX GeForce 9800 GX2
2x Raptor 250GB Hard Drives

These 4 parts seem to be having some heating issues, what is the best way, and as well cheap, for me to go with these parts? Thanks!


Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe
1 GB Corsair XMS RAM
nVIDIA GeForce 7900GS 256MB
250GB SATA-II HDD
ASUS P5N-Platinum Edition Motherboard
Sigma Gaming Shark 9-Bay Midtower
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squire strahan Jun 18, 2008, 11:51am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Best possible cooling for my new rig?
what case do you currently house these parts in? also are using the stock cooler for the cpu?

Dublin_Gunner Jun 18, 2008, 01:06pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Best possible cooling for my new rig?
1. What cooling do you have?? (the standard cooler on the 9800GTX is pretty good)
2. What is leading you to believe there is a cooling issue? (temps etc)
3. Are you looking for air or water cooling? (learning curve with water if you have not done it before)

Lancool PC K62
Phenom II x3 @ 3.5Ghz
4GB DDR2-800
ASUS GTX570 DirectCU II
john albrich Jun 18, 2008, 01:32pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Best possible cooling for my new rig?
Dom Bazzolo said:
...what is the best way, and as well cheap, for me to go with these parts? Thanks!


Well, the cheapest ways are:

1) ensure your case vents aren't blocked inside or outside (this includes cleaning out any dust accumulation on fans, heatsinks, vents, etc, but I'm assuming you have very little dust due to "newness")

2) clean-up/"dress" any cables inside the case so they don't block internal air-flow

3) speed-up your existing fans (this can usually be done via changing BIOS setting (for system and CPU fans), using a freeware fan speed control program like ati tool (for ati graphics cards), speedfan (for system and CPU fans), etc. Some motherboards may come with a small fan-speed control utility. This can also be done in hardware by bypassing the fan control connections and connecting the fans directly to +12V...very noisy but also very effective cooling. (You can also get a hardware fan speed controller, but that will cost typically about US$20 or so. But, it does help control noise as well as letting you set the fan speeds manually)

4) adding more case fans to existing vents, or changing small case fans to larger fans (e.g. change an 80mm fan to a 120mm fan, etc) A properly positioned fan to help cool the disk drives if they're running hot can make a big difference.

5) adding a fan duct to the CPU fan

6) cutting more vents into the computer case and adding more fans, especially a properly positioned fan to help cool the disk drives if they're running hot

Suspended User Jun 18, 2008, 01:34pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Best possible cooling for my new rig?
Also, are you overclocking at all?

What thermal paste did you use for your CPU? And how did you apply it ( amount used etc )

How many fans can your case hold? ie. Can you sit a 120MM at the front sucking air in, and sit a 120MM at the back pushing air out.

Better yet, can you attach a fan to the upper inner of your case to push the air out the top?

starfireone Jun 23, 2008, 10:09am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Best possible cooling for my new rig?
Go for a NINJA Plus CPU cooler. Brought my processor down 15 degrees. Now my case fans don't have to run so hard. At matter of fact, I have them running very slowly and I can hardly hear them running.

starfireone
http://www.coolestcheaplaptops.com
Duncan Bladen Aug 13, 2008, 08:16pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Best possible cooling for my new rig?
xigmatek comes out top or at least equal to most heatsinks , what fan are you using ?

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