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Old April 26, 2009, 08:31 AM
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So guys, now with the hot season many people call at my job to get some advice about how to prevent their PC's to get hot if it's 26 in the house. So, I decide to ask HC to give the best opinion on the web.

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- Better airflowin case. scythe Kama Bay could help in many case.

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Old April 26, 2009, 08:59 AM
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Old April 26, 2009, 09:16 AM
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First i think , you have to keep the overclock for winter , and give a break to the computer clock in summer. Water.... WC do a lot when it's come to high temperature of the CPU and GPU, I means the more hot they came the more efficient the WC is, but for average use of the computer without Overclock, if the room temp increase the water too. It's not really a problem for me, I pass more time outside, even my customer do so , because the service call drop to nearly nothing from June to end of August. And I have AC
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If it's not an overclocked rig, just ensuring adequate space around the tower to allow heat to dissipate should be sufficient (assuming there aren't any airflow issues to start with).
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Refresh my memory. Summer Time wtf is that? Seriously though, that's why I have my office located in the basement. It's at least 10 degrees cooler than upstairs during the summer. There might be a lot of solutions depending on the individual situation.

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If it's not an overclocked rig, just ensuring adequate space around the tower to allow heat to dissipate should be sufficient (assuming there aren't any airflow issues to start with).

AHHHH!

I absolutely detest those desks with the built in hutch that it barely just big enough to fit the tower. They are almost always right up against the wall and the computer just dies in there.....
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Stick a Delta in it.

That's exactly what I did when I installed my new cooler.

It's a Delta AFB1212SH-PWM, rated at 113.11 cfm @ 3400 rpms.

I've been able to take it down to as low as 900 rpms, in my bios, and found that at anything under ~ 1800 rpms it's remarkably quiet. At full tilt it's rather obnoxious but it can sure move a ton of air over those cooler fins.


FYI, at ~ 1800 rpms my haf fans make more noise than the Delta. It's a little on the expensive side, for a fan, but it's build like a proverbial brick shit house.
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