(cow8mynuts @ Nov 20 2004, 11:51 AM) yeah but if i say with air would the xp-120 better then this http://www.thermaltake.com/coo...p002...silentTower.htm
i would love to stay air cooled since i have a great big thermaltake tower, but water cooled you can get lower temps, they both have pros and cons.
I have a Thermaltake tower cooler (model 102 - same heatsink as the CL-P0025 but with custom fans) with dual stealth 92mm 1750 RPM fans and it still runs hot!
I have an ambient room temp of 37c any my machine is idle at 63c & I am using artic silver...
I am using a full tower case that have 6 extra fans in my case beside the CPU fans (2) antech pwr suppy (2) and videocard fan (1)... the case temp is 40c which is 3c above room temp.
Vent fans are 2 rear case fans, 1 side case fan, 2 hard drive fans, 1 northbridge fan...
I have tried with Cool n Quiet enabled and disabled.
The orignal AMD fan n heatsink would set the mobo temp alarm off on a hot day
I am certain it is reading the correct temp cause i have measured it with a fluke temp probe.How to keep this beast cool?
I have been thinking of water cooling, but really how much does water cooling help when ur ambient temp is already so high?
Wouldnt the room heat make the radiator warm to begin with.. and once hot how to cool it down?
I work in a small office with no aircond and i really dont want a noisey box...
My system configeration is in my signature running at standard clock speeds
Abit AV8 3rd eye
1 Gig Corsair XLL-Pro ram
True Power 550watt pwr supply
MSI 6800 Ultra 256mb (x8 AGP)
Halls some serious butt! 17989 3dmark03 with everything running in background lol