Loc: Vancouver, BC Canada
Originally Posted By: "maestro "
PCI slot fans will help an yes they can be noisy. They also dont last very long as many of them are cheaply made. Stick with a quality brand and you should be fine. You can always use a fan controller for it too.
MDD cases are just a restrictive design. Apple did some great engineering that most people never even talk about. Fact is though, it just runs too hot. Mine (Killer Bee mod) is in a Lian-li case with all hi end fans with a controller and runs at 100% cpu use day in and day out (always folding 2 proteins for Folding@home). It never goes above 45 C. Right now its at 42.8 C. A bigger case is the way to go if you want to quiet it and cool it down. Plus its fun to do.
By the way, everyone learns sometime and I have made some bad cuts myself. Post your pics and we can help you with what you are doing!
42.8??? DAMN! my MDD never goes below 56C
think I can at least get low 50's with a pci fan?
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Loc: Florida, USA
There are fans you can buy that mount ontop of the add-in card slots, so you can still add in some cards without losing a spot. Heres a idea for ya. Build a air duct for it. Make it out of cardboard or foam and make it suck air from the add-in card slots to the CPU. Have a 80mm fan on the PCI slot side go at say 40+ CFM and on the CPU side make it go 24 CFM. I had a compaq that was like this (stock) but the 80mm fan was on the powersupply and sucked air from the powersupply to the heatsink on the CPU. It was a dumb idea what compaq did but it should be alright my way.
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