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Anonymous
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October 4, 2004 5:20:12 PM

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I have a Athlon XP 3200+ running 1 Gig of RAM and going to add a
Nvidia 5900 AGP card to it. I don't plan on doing any overclocking
now. Is a second fan near the front of the case necessary or overkill
at this point?

I have an Antec case which seems to have pretty good ventillation so
far but it does have an optional fan slot in the front of the case
behind the hard drive enclosure.

Also, I have a 350W power supply. Is it sufficient for my system? I
am running 2 optical drives, will be replacing 2 EIDE drives with 2
SATA drives and of course the Nvidia 5900 video card plus one 120mm
case fan.
Anonymous
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October 4, 2004 8:37:15 PM

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"Jason Gallas" <nospam@usenetserver.com> wrote in message
news:arb3m059nt7ecbl8ju60k3peitea19l3a8@4ax.com...
>I have a Athlon XP 3200+ running 1 Gig of RAM and going to add a
> Nvidia 5900 AGP card to it. I don't plan on doing any overclocking
> now. Is a second fan near the front of the case necessary or overkill
> at this point?
>
> I have an Antec case which seems to have pretty good ventillation so
> far but it does have an optional fan slot in the front of the case
> behind the hard drive enclosure.
>
> Also, I have a 350W power supply. Is it sufficient for my system? I
> am running 2 optical drives, will be replacing 2 EIDE drives with 2
> SATA drives and of course the Nvidia 5900 video card plus one 120mm
> case fan.
>

The power supply is fine, as long as it's a good brand name (such as antec).
If it's not, then replace it with an enermax, fortron, seasonic or
thermaltake (some other good ones as well). The second fan near the front
of the case is necessary. It won't cost you hardly anything if you add it
to the order for the 5900 AGP card. If it's noise you are worried about,
try the following. -Dave

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti...

Don't be turned off by the name or the blue LEDs. This fan is cheap and
quiet. There's no reason not to add it, assuming your fan opening is
0mm. -Dave
Anonymous
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October 5, 2004 3:23:20 AM

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> I have a Athlon XP 3200+ running 1 Gig of RAM

Hey, me too.

and going to add a
> Nvidia 5900 AGP card to it.

I'm ATI.

I don't plan on doing any overclocking
> now.

Me neither.

Is a second fan near the front of the case necessary or overkill
> at this point?

It is overkill.

>
> I have an Antec case which seems to have pretty good ventillation so
> far but it does have an optional fan slot in the front of the case
> behind the hard drive enclosure.

You got a real, brand name case? You lucky dog. Mine has no name,
no warrenty. Case and 420 W PSU together, $35. Not bad, for the price.
>
> Also, I have a 350W power supply. Is it sufficient for my system? I
> am running 2 optical drives, will be replacing 2 EIDE drives with 2
> SATA drives and of course the Nvidia 5900 video card plus one 120mm
> case fan.

A 350 W power supply is more than sufficient.
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Anonymous
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October 5, 2004 8:35:17 AM

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Jason Gallas wrote:
> I have a Athlon XP 3200+ running 1 Gig of RAM and going to add a
> Nvidia 5900 AGP card to it. I don't plan on doing any overclocking
> now. Is a second fan near the front of the case necessary or overkill
> at this point?

You probably won't need it, but check your temps and see.

>
> I have an Antec case which seems to have pretty good ventillation so
> far but it does have an optional fan slot in the front of the case
> behind the hard drive enclosure.

Noise goes way up with front fans. Often they're unneccessary.

>
> Also, I have a 350W power supply. Is it sufficient for my system?

What manufacturer?

> I
> am running 2 optical drives, will be replacing 2 EIDE drives with 2
> SATA drives and of course the Nvidia 5900 video card plus one 120mm
> case fan.
>


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Anonymous
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October 5, 2004 11:05:00 AM

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Cut 4 120mm holes in the side onf the case and put 4 fans blowing in
:) 

Cut atleast 2 hols int he top of your cases with 2 120mm fans blowing
out :0

Atleast 2 80mm fans on the back blowing out.

Also if you have room 1 120mm at the bottom front of your case blowing
in, if not enough room 1 or 2 80mm fans.

When you do this you will not have temp problem anymore.






On Mon, 4 Oct 2004 16:37:15 -0400, "Dave C." <mdupre@sff.net> wrote:

>
>"Jason Gallas" <nospam@usenetserver.com> wrote in message
>news:arb3m059nt7ecbl8ju60k3peitea19l3a8@4ax.com...
>>I have a Athlon XP 3200+ running 1 Gig of RAM and going to add a
>> Nvidia 5900 AGP card to it. I don't plan on doing any overclocking
>> now. Is a second fan near the front of the case necessary or overkill
>> at this point?
>>
>> I have an Antec case which seems to have pretty good ventillation so
>> far but it does have an optional fan slot in the front of the case
>> behind the hard drive enclosure.
>>
>> Also, I have a 350W power supply. Is it sufficient for my system? I
>> am running 2 optical drives, will be replacing 2 EIDE drives with 2
>> SATA drives and of course the Nvidia 5900 video card plus one 120mm
>> case fan.
>>
>
>The power supply is fine, as long as it's a good brand name (such as antec).
>If it's not, then replace it with an enermax, fortron, seasonic or
>thermaltake (some other good ones as well). The second fan near the front
>of the case is necessary. It won't cost you hardly anything if you add it
>to the order for the 5900 AGP card. If it's noise you are worried about,
>try the following. -Dave
>
>http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti...
>
>Don't be turned off by the name or the blue LEDs. This fan is cheap and
>quiet. There's no reason not to add it, assuming your fan opening is
>0mm. -Dave
>
Anonymous
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October 5, 2004 11:05:01 AM

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haha, well I don't have a problem now...just curious :)  I'm sure one
could also leave the case open and put a large fan next to it ;) 

On Tue, 05 Oct 2004 07:05:00 +1000, Avid Gamer <Scully@yahoo.com.au>
wrote:

:
:
:Cut 4 120mm holes in the side onf the case and put 4 fans blowing in
::) 
:
:Cut atleast 2 hols int he top of your cases with 2 120mm fans blowing
:o ut :0
:
:Atleast 2 80mm fans on the back blowing out.
:
:Also if you have room 1 120mm at the bottom front of your case blowing
:in, if not enough room 1 or 2 80mm fans.
:
:When you do this you will not have temp problem anymore.
:
:
:
:
:
:
:o n Mon, 4 Oct 2004 16:37:15 -0400, "Dave C." <mdupre@sff.net> wrote:
:
:>
:>"Jason Gallas" <nospam@usenetserver.com> wrote in message
:>news:arb3m059nt7ecbl8ju60k3peitea19l3a8@4ax.com...
:>>I have a Athlon XP 3200+ running 1 Gig of RAM and going to add a
:>> Nvidia 5900 AGP card to it. I don't plan on doing any overclocking
:>> now. Is a second fan near the front of the case necessary or overkill
:>> at this point?
:>>
:>> I have an Antec case which seems to have pretty good ventillation so
:>> far but it does have an optional fan slot in the front of the case
:>> behind the hard drive enclosure.
:>>
:>> Also, I have a 350W power supply. Is it sufficient for my system? I
:>> am running 2 optical drives, will be replacing 2 EIDE drives with 2
:>> SATA drives and of course the Nvidia 5900 video card plus one 120mm
:>> case fan.
:>>
:>
:>The power supply is fine, as long as it's a good brand name (such as antec).
:>If it's not, then replace it with an enermax, fortron, seasonic or
:>thermaltake (some other good ones as well). The second fan near the front
:>of the case is necessary. It won't cost you hardly anything if you add it
:>to the order for the 5900 AGP card. If it's noise you are worried about,
:>try the following. -Dave
:>
:>http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti...
:>
:>Don't be turned off by the name or the blue LEDs. This fan is cheap and
:>quiet. There's no reason not to add it, assuming your fan opening is
:>0mm. -Dave
:>
Anonymous
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October 5, 2004 11:05:01 AM

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On Tue, 05 Oct 2004 07:05:00 +1000 There I was minding my own business
and then Avid Gamer <Scully@yahoo.com.au> wrote :

>
>
>Cut 4 120mm holes in the side onf the case and put 4 fans blowing in
>:) 
>
>Cut atleast 2 hols int he top of your cases with 2 120mm fans blowing
>out :0
>
>Atleast 2 80mm fans on the back blowing out.
>
>Also if you have room 1 120mm at the bottom front of your case blowing
>in, if not enough room 1 or 2 80mm fans.
>
>When you do this you will not have temp problem anymore.
>

I see the medication has worn off ;-)



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Anonymous
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October 5, 2004 11:05:02 AM

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> haha, well I don't have a problem now...just curious :)  I'm sure one
> could also leave the case open and put a large fan next to it ;) 

That's inspired! Your cooling would go up, your noise level would
go down, and you could upgrade the fan at Wal-Mart for $20. Plus,
in the summer it would cool your feet.
Anonymous
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October 5, 2004 2:06:59 PM

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AHH forgot, hook them all up to a fan controler and run them all at 7
volts when the noise is to much at night or so, my pc is very quiet,
not thatmany fans though, top 120mm,bottom 120mm, side 120mm, two rear
80mm, Zalman 7000aCu cpu cooler, Zalman noisless 400watt pSU, and a
Zalman fanless Vidcard cooler :) 

Very happy with my cool and quiet pc system.

All runnning at 7 volts.



On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 23:23:20 GMT, Al Smith <invalid@address.com>
wrote:

>> I have a Athlon XP 3200+ running 1 Gig of RAM
>
>Hey, me too.
>
> and going to add a
>> Nvidia 5900 AGP card to it.
>
>I'm ATI.
>
> I don't plan on doing any overclocking
>> now.
>
>Me neither.
>
> Is a second fan near the front of the case necessary or overkill
>> at this point?
>
>It is overkill.
>
>>
>> I have an Antec case which seems to have pretty good ventillation so
>> far but it does have an optional fan slot in the front of the case
>> behind the hard drive enclosure.
>
>You got a real, brand name case? You lucky dog. Mine has no name,
>no warrenty. Case and 420 W PSU together, $35. Not bad, for the price.
>>
>> Also, I have a 350W power supply. Is it sufficient for my system? I
>> am running 2 optical drives, will be replacing 2 EIDE drives with 2
>> SATA drives and of course the Nvidia 5900 video card plus one 120mm
>> case fan.
>
>A 350 W power supply is more than sufficient.
Anonymous
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October 6, 2004 4:13:52 AM

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On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 23:27:08 GMT There I was minding my own business
and then Al Smith <invalid@address.com> wrote :

>> haha, well I don't have a problem now...just curious :)  I'm sure one
>> could also leave the case open and put a large fan next to it ;) 
>
>That's inspired!

But not original ;-)



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October 6, 2004 9:37:13 AM

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On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 13:20:12 -0700, Jason Gallas
<nospam@usenetserver.com> wrote:

>I have a Athlon XP 3200+ running 1 Gig of RAM and going to add a
>Nvidia 5900 AGP card to it. I don't plan on doing any overclocking
>now. Is a second fan near the front of the case necessary or overkill
>at this point?

maybe not ...
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