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sleddog

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Dec 17, 2000
Celeron 600 @ 900, 1.7v, Asus CUV4X mobo.

Max temps with Seti running for at least an hour and room temp at 20C were: CPU 38C, Mobo: 32C. This with an Alpha heatsink and a Delta fan. One 80mm front intake and one 60mm rear exhaust.

I thought the mobo temp was kind of high, so I decided to try another case. About the same size but a better layout, especially space for an 80mm fan at the rear immediately behind the Alpha. (Other case had a 60mm fan lower than the Alpha.)

I cut the case so rear exhaust fan and front intake fan (also 80mm) blow straight through. Much better airflow (and also quieter).

Now the temps are (again, with Seti running for at least an hour): CPU 32C, mobo: 23C.
 

dadx2mj

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Dec 18, 2000
I don't think most people realize how important air flow in a case is. I have a P3 [email protected] that I fought the temps on for a long time. I have a collection of heat sinks to prove it. With the Global Win VOS-32 my CPU temp was 40 or higher with SETI running. I then bought an Antec SX830 case it came with 2 80mm exhaust fans and I added 2 80mm intake fans and now my CPU runs at 35c at the most with SETI running. The case temp is the same as ambeint room temp. I love this Antec case.
 
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sleddog

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dadx2mj (Dec 31, 2000 12:09 a.m.):
I don't think most people realize how important air flow in a case is. I have a P3 [email protected] that I fought the temps on for a long time. I have a collection of heat sinks to prove it. With the Global Win VOS-32 my CPU temp was 40 or higher with SETI running. I then bought an Antec SX830 case it came with 2 80mm exhaust fans and I added 2 80mm intake fans and now my CPU runs at 35c at the most with SETI running. The case temp is the same as ambeint room temp. I love this Antec case.

That's the case I have my eye on for my next system -- a Duron 600 which is gradually coming together as I can afford it.
 

dimmreaper

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Taking the case out of the picture is also a great alternative. Just put the MoBo in an anti-statci bag. Cut slits for perifrial cards and memory, a hole for the ATX connector, holes over the northbridge and PLL, and a square for the HSF. Now thats a cool case, a riot at LAN parties too. Bring new meaning to "desktop computer". I'd like to build a computer in a back-pac, the perfect lan rig. Hmm.... might make a good article for the front page too.