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April 22, 2012 5:09:03 AM

Hello i was just wondering if me getting a new case, if it will help cool my computer a lot more then it is.
At load my temps are around 70c and idle around 50c.. me changing the thermal paste and cpu cooler dropped the numbers around 6c.

Just wanted to know how much farther i might be able to cool it with this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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April 22, 2012 5:16:24 AM

Ive got a price range to about $50
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April 22, 2012 5:17:20 AM

Then that case will probably be your best bet.
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April 22, 2012 5:22:06 AM

A new case with good air flow can make a huge difference. I bought a Zalman Z9plus case last weekand even though I had fairly decent airflow with my old case, this one lowered my temps even more. PhenomII X4 975 idles at 25-27C..ran a stress test with 100%usage on all 4 cores for 30 min and never went above 52C..with fans on low speed. I also have a Zalman cnps9700 cpu cooler. Anyways i am totally thrilled with the new case's performance. Here is my case..was on sale when I got it for 59.99 with free ship and an additional $10 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 22, 2012 11:06:11 AM

carnal sage said:
Hello i was just wondering if me getting a new case, if it will help cool my computer a lot more then it is.
At load my temps are around 70c and idle around 50c.. me changing the thermal paste and cpu cooler dropped the numbers around 6c.

Just wanted to know how much farther i might be able to cool it with this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


To better answer your question we really need your complete current system specs ?

CPU & CPU cooler
Mobo
Ram
GPU
HDDs
Current PC case and fan set up?
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April 23, 2012 2:41:24 AM

oh ok.

my cpu is 2.13 core 2 duo cooler i just put in is..
Zalman CNPS9500A

motherboard is what came in my xw4400 sorry im not sure what it is..
4gb ram

card is
ATI RADEON HD 4770 512MB

1 hard drive

its the stock case that came with the xw4400 in my opinion probably horrible air flow all it has is 1-90mm exhaust and the psu fan..

Im actaully looking at this now...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seems pretty solid
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April 23, 2012 2:42:26 AM

i dont know why it didnt link it but its a Antec Three Hundred Illusion. :bounce: 
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April 23, 2012 2:42:45 AM

Ah forgot that one. The Antec 300 is a great case also.

If your old case only has a 90mm exhaust, that case will tremendously lower temps.
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April 23, 2012 2:53:55 AM

Will my xw4400 motherboard fit in it?
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April 23, 2012 2:56:41 AM

Yes. I think I answered your question in another thread.. Anyways, any mid tower will hold a ATX board, which you have.
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April 23, 2012 3:02:23 AM

Best answer selected by carnal sage.
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April 23, 2012 3:06:37 AM

Make sure you dust it out every so often. I have two of those cases and they love that dust!
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