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need advice to improve my pc..

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April 7, 2002 8:57:30 AM

here is my PC..
abit KG7-R
Athlon XP1900+
512 mb pc2100 DDR
leadtech gforce3 ti200
SB audigy platinum
aopen 20x12x40x cd-r
2 40GB HD

now the sad part:
noname 12xDVD
kaka case with louzy 300W psu
one front 80mm intake fan
system temp at 38~43 celsius
cpu 50~54 celsius

I know it is bad but how bad is it
(ok bad, really bad, ridiculously bad?)
I'll prob get a TV card, a rar 80mm fan and a new psu,
thinking about a ENERMAX EG465AX-VE(W)FMA(seem like a good one)
would that be a overkill?or a 350W is good enough?
what else should I do to improve my pc??
(make holes on my front plate?? :D )




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April 7, 2002 7:34:58 PM

you could do some cable rounding to improve airflow.
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April 7, 2002 8:21:48 PM

I'm not sure if I'd do cable rounding. I'd rather get some machine-rounded cables, or do it like they do at <A HREF="http://www.voodoopc.com" target="_new">VooDooPC</A>. You can't get your system that good, but I don't think I did that bad of a job of folding my IDE cables. I don't think they're restricting the airflow of my case that much, compared to other DIY PCs.

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April 8, 2002 10:32:58 AM

Enermax makes really good PSU, but a 350W will probably be enough if you don't plan to add much extre hardware.
One or two 80mm casefans can lower the temps tremendously, if you want one place in the upper rear blowing out, if you want another place it in the bottom front blowing in.

<b>THGC:</b> before: :frown: :eek:  , after: :smile: :cool: .
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