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August 3, 2012 11:43:32 PM

Case-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have 150 to 200 to spend on cooling for overclocking. I will cut into the case to add fans and I am looking for advice on what to get to keep it cool.

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August 13, 2012 6:13:57 PM

Well since the Motherboard is so small... I doubt most CPU air coolers would work... A water cooler would most likely do that trick. The Hydro H60 Water Cooler is a pretty good one, I don't know if it would fit on a Mini ITX mobo though. I assume it would.
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August 13, 2012 8:19:33 PM

The case is small enough that the 140 front and 120 top fans will keep it cool and there really isn't a place to cut a fan in. The psu will take up some space in the side panel so you cn't add one there. You will have to get a good low profile cpu cooler because you won't have room for a tall one.
You can get creative if you want to add some fans and if you look at the rear of the case and between the MB i/o panel and the psu hole there is some mesh screen in the case. Depending on the actual measured space of the mesh you could put a couple 80mm fans there and maybe a couple 40 mm across the top rear edge. I would mount these fans on the outside so as to not take up any inside space.
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August 20, 2012 5:46:35 AM

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