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Cooler Master Centurion 534. What cooler to use?(pictures)

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April 11, 2007 10:28:37 PM

Okay...

So the side air thing-a-meh-jigger is in that spot so it sits over the CPU...right? CLICK on the 8th image over to see what I mean... That venturi thing...
See the thing above the fan?

What cooler would you use with that? It looks like the size is maybe around 92mm?

So maybe this cooler? I want something quiet. Zalman

It would be an Intel 2 Core Duo... I do want to do some OC on it...

I'm new to this PC building stuff 8O
Thanks for any help
April 11, 2007 11:19:58 PM

That's a cpu air duct designed to be used with the stock cooler. If you're going to buy a large aftermarket cool then you'll want to remove the duct.
April 11, 2007 11:38:12 PM

Okay, that's sort of what I thought. Do you think that duct helps much with cooling though? If I get an aftermarket cooler but it's not a tower cooler it might still work with that duct right? I guess there is only one way to find out...
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April 12, 2007 12:03:37 AM

It helps a little by providing a direct source of cool air directly to the CPU fan (rather than pulling warmer case air). Yes, it could work with a non-tower aftermarket cooler. Is it neccessary? Probably not.

That Zalman you linked is 62.5mm tall (2.5"). I'm guessing it would fit okay.
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April 12, 2007 12:17:38 AM

I have a 534 and actually the 'venturi' duct fits an 80mm fan, though a fan is not required since it is supposed to line up with the CPU fan. What you can do is place the fan between the case grille and the duct.

I had an 80mm fan installed on the duct in my case to improve airflow to the CPU HSF and found that it worked quite well. The duct is adjustable in height, but if you have a large HSF, you still may not have the clearance. Also, you must have a CPU fan that mounts facing the duct rather than perpendicular in order to make the duct functional.
April 12, 2007 5:05:46 AM

ever thought about using that spot as another exhaust point? so you'd have a 120 intake in the lower front, a 120 intake in the lower side, a 120 exhaust in the rear, and an 80 exhaust in the upper side.
April 12, 2007 10:38:55 PM

I don't think you want an exhaust right over the HSF (which would be pulling air in the opposite direction).
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