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January 25, 2012 4:46:38 AM

Over the past few days I've noticed fps lags, computer lag, and freezes mainly while playing games. I hadn't had this problem at until recently. After receiving knowledge from others on the board, it seems to be a heating issue. My temperatures seem very high, at the moment my temperatures are as follows:
GPU:44
Temp1: 92
Core 0: 91
Core 1: 92
Core 2: 88
All temperatures are C.

So at this point I guess I have to pick up a new case/cooling system to fix the issue, as my current case is a case I got with my computer about 4 years ago and it seems way too small to be able to fit multiple fans inside. At the moment, I don't have ANY designated fans to cool my system, just the fans that are built into their components (PSU, GPU, and processor)

My board is an ATX Micro, can anyone help me find a sufficient case/cooling system? I'd say my spending limits are near 100.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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a c 183 K Overclocking
January 25, 2012 4:57:16 AM

Plenty of cases in that price range.
Do you have a preference style wise?
Clean(sleek) or gaming(window,leds).
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January 25, 2012 5:00:35 AM

I would probably prefer a gaming case, but it's not a huge driving factor. Whatever I can get for the best deal would be just fine.
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January 25, 2012 5:24:54 AM

It looks like I have a spot on my back panel where I can put in a fan, but will one additional fan be nearly enough to keep my system cool?
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a c 183 K Overclocking
January 25, 2012 2:28:29 PM

zex_vex55 said:
It looks like I have a spot on my back panel where I can put in a fan, but will one additional fan be nearly enough to keep my system cool?

Nope not really.= rear exhaust.
A case with good airflow will have the ability to mount at least 1x120mm front intakes.(2 is better)
1-2 top exhaust mounts.
1 rear exhaust.
And other mounting options.
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a c 183 K Overclocking
January 26, 2012 2:27:43 AM


Newer version of Challenger.
Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 = don't buy unless you have a USB3 mobo header
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Other popular cases in that price range.CM cases are better quality then Raidmax or Rosewill.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
Coolermaster Haf 912
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=55583&vpn=RC%2D912%2DK...
Coolermaster Megaflow 200MM Red LED = for HAF 912
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=52544&vpn=R4%2DLUS%2D0...
Coolermaster R4-L2R-20 120MM Red LED
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=54352&vpn=R4%2DL2R%2D2...
Add fans they're cheap.
COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP = good fans if you need blue led.= 430 Elite
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec TriCool 120MM Blue LED
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=64067&vpn=TriCool%2012...
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January 26, 2012 5:07:37 AM

So I ended up buying the cooler master 430 Elite, how many fans should I buy to go along with it? I'm guessing I should buy the two Blue LED types you recommended as well?
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a c 183 K Overclocking
January 26, 2012 5:36:12 AM

You can switch out the front 120mm and use a 140mm there if you want.
Use two 120mm for the rear exhaust and a rear top exhaust.
The CM R4's are good and cheap(i use them)
Have 4 of these.
COOLER MASTER R4-L4S-10AB-GP 140mm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Silent-140mm-R4-L4S...
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-Cooling-R4...

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February 1, 2012 11:04:20 PM

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February 2, 2012 1:49:40 PM

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