Suggestions on cooling

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by archaicdude, May 26, 2010.

  1. archaicdude

    archaicdude Active Member

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    GPU:
    Zotac 9600GT 512MB
    The setup:

    - Default CPU Cooler
    - One 120mm Intake (front)
    - One 140mm exhaust (top)

    Also, there is a big window behind my PC, so that aids in ventilation also.

    My older chassis was a cheap local-made 15$ one with 2*80mm exhaust on side (which made more noise) and the cabinet was fully closed in front.
    The temps on my graphics card and the HDD are same when compared with this new chassis. So, buying a nicer cabinet didn't do anything good for me ? Or, are the temps fine ?

    What can I do to lower the temps ?

    Your suggestions for CPU Coolers ?

    PS- The temperatures were noted after about 12 hrs of up time.
    Note that after playing a game or so, the temps for CPU reach up to 52-53 °C and for the GPU to about 70~75 °C :flame:
     
  2. jimbo4510

    jimbo4510 Member

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    get a better case and get a flow in the case front i make intake and side intakes and one exhaust where gpus are top exhaust as well coz hot here rises and rear exhaust so that make suffient flow in the case so that the air is alway changing i live in cairns in australia and heat is a big factor its winter here and we are still having 25 degree nights if air flow what you want i recommend coolermaster cm 830 stacker plenty of space and air flow and fan options
     
  3. lysaer

    lysaer Master Guru

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    If your outdoor temp is 41°c and your temps are 52-53°c for cpu and 70-75°c for gpu after gaming then i would say your cooling is absolutely fine for air.
     
  4. sirrith

    sirrith Ancient Guru

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    This.

    Or water cooling.
     

  5. archaicdude

    archaicdude Active Member

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    GPU:
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    Cool

    Sorry, Internet had been down for a while...

    I wanted to ask that my GPU and HDD temps are same with or without a front intake fan? Why or How?

    Anyways, I think I'll see in Fall what the temps are ?

    So, any suggestions for a good CPU cooler (LGA 1156) ?
     
  6. inklimited

    inklimited Ancient Guru

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    Gigabyte 6850 900MHz
    Just take the side off your case, or run the system naked and use one of these:

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    As for coolers, the Zalman CNPS 10X Extreme, Noctua and Coolermasters are all good.
     

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