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Xigmatek s1283 mosfets cooling?

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November 12, 2009 7:05:20 AM

I am looking to buy the xigmatek with my asus p55 evo but I have the lian-li pc A05n case,meaning I will have to mount the fan on the xigma to blow towards the ram slots. So the mosfets and components around cpu wont get any cooling.Will this be a problem?
I am looking to get the i5 750 and clock it to around 3.8Ghz
November 12, 2009 2:12:32 PM

not sure exactly what the issue is here...
November 13, 2009 4:34:06 AM

The xigmatek fan pushes air sideways and not down,meaning there will be no residual cooling of the surrounding components on the motherboard like the mosfets and VRM's.If I'm going to overclock to 3.8Ghz 24/7 will this cause a heat problem or should it be fine?
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November 13, 2009 4:53:25 AM

Here is a link to one of the technical reviews:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/LianLi/PC-A05N

It's a mini tower case with a very compact and somewhat odd configuration. The psu is located at the bottom front of the case. It's not really suited for a gaming pc. There will be a problem with tower style cpu heatsinks, ventilation, airflow, and cooling. On the other hand it's probably a very good case for a home theater pc that does not require a powerful system.
November 13, 2009 7:14:59 AM

JohnnyLucky said:
Here is a link to one of the technical reviews:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/LianLi/PC-A05N

It's a mini tower case with a very compact and somewhat odd configuration. The psu is located at the bottom front of the case. It's not really suited for a gaming pc. There will be a problem with tower style cpu heatsinks, ventilation, airflow, and cooling. On the other hand it's probably a very good case for a home theater pc that does not require a powerful system.


Thanks ,any opinion on the cooling of the motherboard if say I were to get another case.
a c 248 ) Power supply
November 13, 2009 10:45:08 AM

Here's a link to a Tom's Hardware review of four full tower gaming cases:

http://www.tomshardware.com/review [...] ,2105.html

The Lian Li/LanCool Dragon Lord series is also worth looking at:

http://www.lancoolpc.com/en/microsite/01/

All of the cases are full tower cases and they are huge. Would you consider a full tower gaming case or would you prefer a mid-tower gaming case?
November 13, 2009 1:54:48 PM

JohnnyLucky said:
Here's a link to a Tom's Hardware review of four full tower gaming cases:

http://www.tomshardware.com/review [...] ,2105.html

The Lian Li/LanCool Dragon Lord series is also worth looking at:

http://www.lancoolpc.com/en/microsite/01/

All of the cases are full tower cases and they are huge. Would you consider a full tower gaming case or would you prefer a mid-tower gaming case?

Probably only mid or smaller. Thing is I already have the pca05n from previous rig so I first want to see how it does and then look at alternative cases, especially as my budget is kinda limited, as well as availability (South Africa) and not retailers ship.
Thanks Johnny
November 13, 2009 2:34:46 PM

JohnnyLucky said:
Here's a link to a Tom's Hardware review of four full tower gaming cases:

http://www.tomshardware.com/review [...] ,2105.html

The Lian Li/LanCool Dragon Lord series is also worth looking at:

http://www.lancoolpc.com/en/microsite/01/

All of the cases are full tower cases and they are huge. Would you consider a full tower gaming case or would you prefer a mid-tower gaming case?

Probably only mid or smaller. Thing is I already have the pca05n from previous rig so I first want to see how it does and then look at alternative cases, especially as my budget is kinda limited, as well as availability (South Africa) and not retailers ship.
Thanks Johnny
a c 248 ) Power supply
November 13, 2009 3:07:29 PM

Understood. I actually looked at the case in detail as I was considering it as a possible candidate for a small energy efficient system. I do case mods and thought I could modify it sufficiently to improve ventilation, airflow, and cooling. However, the power supply mounted at the bottom front of the case ruled it out.
November 19, 2009 6:46:16 AM

I must say I do think it is an epic fail idea placing the exhaust of hot air (which rises) at the bottom. Complete idiocy. It didnt give any heat problems with my prev system but moving up to higher level parts I am slightly concerned.Thanks for the advice though.
February 7, 2010 8:10:59 AM

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