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Old July 9, 2008, 10:26 PM
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Default Will air cooling do the trick?

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Im about to buy asus rampage, intel q9450, dual 4870x2(when it comes out), antec 1200 gaming case w/ side fan, xigamatek s1283(push pull config),

my question is will there be enough airflow within the system?
will the xigamatek s1283 with push-pull(2fans) config fit the asus rampage not affecting the NB heatsinks?
are there active coolers for videocards ,ram, and NB that i can mount LOL

i think im askin too much but thanks in advance

Is TRUE really that good? can xigamatek rival it? how about the TRUE's Quality issue, has it been resolved? Im confused of what to get i have 100$ of budget? but i want the quality and performance? if ever ill be using a push pull config what can u suggest/say?

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Old July 9, 2008, 11:00 PM
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Should be fine as long as you keep all your cables out of the way.
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Old July 10, 2008, 07:52 AM
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I have the Antec 1200 case - it comes with FIVE 120mm and one 220mm fan. That's almost enough air to cool down a small car (say a Yaris) radiator. It'll be fine - but if you're not convinced, the 1200 comes with two ADDITIONAL loose 120mm fans that you may use to replace current 120mm fans (Antec claims they realized some cases shipped with faulty 120mm fans) or add to the case. There is a slot right over the graphics cards for you to pull out air.

I say you're fine.
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Old July 10, 2008, 06:10 PM
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what if i buy an antec 1200 and fill max up the fan slots? will that be enough to maximize the airflow?

one more thing if i buy the asus rampage formula what heatsink/fan will fit it?
will xigmatek and sunbeam fit the motherboard?<-- this confuses me

do i need to buy brackets for the xigmatek? coz ive read in some forums that i need that

how bout the case? will the HSF and motherboard combo fit the case?
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