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Mr.Radar

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I'm building a system and I'm looking for advice on cooling. I'm really bad with cooling (my current system is sitting with both sides off and a 6 inch desk fan blowing into it to supplement the PSU and CPU fans when I put a load on it). I'm going to be getting an AthlonXP 2500+ and oc'ing it to a 3000+/3200+. More details can be seen in this thread. What I'm looking at right now is a Thermalright SLK-800A with a Thermaltake Smart Fan II. I will be using AS5. Is this overkill, right, or not enough? I'm trying to squeeze every penny here.

Thanks for all advice!
 

Bobby

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Joined
May 28, 2003
Welcome to the forums!!!

Is any type of cooling ever enough for an o/c'er? ;)

It should be fine but you'll need good case cooling as well (air flow thru your case).

-Bobby
 

Bobby

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Joined
May 28, 2003
clocker2 said:


<cruel_reality> Fat chance /<cruel_ reality>

LMAO!!!

You should have at least one intake fan (usually in the front) and one exhaust fan (usually in the rear). You can always cut a hole in the side for an intake that will blow right on your motherboard for more cooling if necessary.

-Bobby
 

Leviathan41

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Joined
Dec 5, 2003
Location
@Home, Folding
I use the same chip overclocked to the same speed with the same heat sink and fan, and AS Ceramique. I only have one 120mm rear case fan and mine runs at 41 degrees full load. I'm probably going to get a front case fan though because its a good idea to have two, so you can get proper airflow inside the case.