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Do I have enough airflow? PICS- My silent PC

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by Noni, 1 Feb 2006.

  1. Noni

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    Spec-

    AMD 3800+ with Zalman 9500
    250GB MAXTOR SATA HD
    7800GTX 256 stock cooling
    AUDIGY 2 ZS
    TAGAN 530W EASYCON

    Cooling-

    Zalman 9500 on Minimum on fanmate 2
    Yate Loon D12SM12 on Minimum on fanmate 2
    Zalman 92mm on Minimum on fanmate 2

    Worried about-

    That the Zalman northbridge cooler is not getting enough airflow. My computer runs a bit slower in games.

    The Zalman northbridge cooler is a bit fiddly, i can move it a bit if i jiggle it about.

    Not enough airflow.

    Too much stress on the tagan? The fan will have to work harder?

    Cables on the tagan a little bent?

    PICS-

    General shot of the comp (Tried my best at cable management :p)
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    Vents on the side of the comp for airflow, no fans behind them
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  2. Noni

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    My silly Fanmate 2 cables, all hidden, will kind of
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    The Northbridge cooler
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    My silly attempt at dust filtering, still, should help
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    I apologise for the crappy pics, Im no photographer, Im better at painting or drawing things!
     
  3. benjo

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    If temps are good then airflow is fine :)
     
  4. Sandmaster500

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    I bet if you wanted to you could put an 80mm fan at the back where the PCI slots are (taking the blanks out first, lol) Which would give more airflow along the bottom of the case. Done it on mine and an 80mm takes up 4 PCI slots so you should be able to fit one in. Try it and see what it does to your temps.
     
  5. p4radox

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    How is the Yate Loon fan if you don't midn me asking? Have you ever compared the airflow/noise with other quiet fans? :)
     
  6. Noni

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    The yate loon with an M, is quite loud at 12V, the L one is much quieter.

    Thanks.