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laton123
06-02-06, 08:39 PM
I got a SLI system with
2 7800 GTX
AMD 64 x2 4400
3 Hard Drives
Full Tower Case with:
2 Fans in the back
1 Fan in the side
1Fan in the front

I live in an apartment complex where I have no control over ventilation my appartment is super hot (the heater is on all day and night) I got no windows and my case makes to much noise with the fans plus they dont got any filters and my case often gets very dusty.
I know this is a very horrible condition for such a nice system!!!!, my pc crashes because it cannot handle the heat specially on Battlefield 2 at the middle of the action. Auch!!!
Just to have an idea how hot it is... I have to take 2 showers every day just to coolme off and have a glass of ice next to me

My budget is 100-300 at most $400

If this was your system and your money tell me exactly what would you buy.
If possible I would buy watercooling for hard drives. It doesnt matter if I have to buy every nut or bolt by separate.

I took a look at RESERATOR 1 and Antec cases but nothing for my rig.

Please Help Im desperate!!!

grey_1
06-02-06, 08:53 PM
Those are rough conditions, others may disagree here, but you may want to go to http://www.dangerdenstore.com/ , email them asking for advice and see what they recommend.

Personally I would eliminate the greatest sources of heat first, your gtx's and chipset. My cpu underload hovers around 30c on a warm day, but never got that hot to begin with. My gpu's went from idle @ 46-50c down to 38c under load, and I'm not using a heavy duty kit.

My pump, cpu block and radiator
http://www.frozencpu.com/ex-wat-19.html

gpu's
http://www.frozencpu.com/ex-blc-185.html?id=VqtrXkSc

chipset
http://www.frozencpu.com/vid-17.html

plus an 80mm fan directed at the chipset, 1 120m intake covering hdds and a 120 m exhaust.

With your budget and advice from here and dd's folks, you should be able to get a pretty decent solution. Let us know how you make out, good luck!

laton123
06-02-06, 09:46 PM
Thank you for your quick advice
By the way

My location is LA , California
My Mobo is an Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
I got plenty of space to mod with this case
Temps: (Lows) no games running Just on 1st boot
CPU: According to BIOS 43 degrees
MB Chip 43
Video: 57 this is scary

Roadhog
06-02-06, 10:21 PM
Thank you for your quick advice
By the way

My location is LA , California
My Mobo is an Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
I got plenty of space to mod with this case
Temps: (Lows) no games running Just on 1st boot
CPU: According to BIOS 43 degrees
MB Chip 43
Video: 57 this is scary


thoes temps arent really that hot... and that video card temp seems normal also.

laton123
06-02-06, 10:39 PM
This are not F degrees

Roadhog
06-02-06, 11:45 PM
yah, thats not hot for a video card. I would only worry about the temp on the chipset.

grey_1
06-03-06, 04:30 AM
gotta agree with Roadhog, those temps aren't bad, especially for a hot apt in L.A. Try this, download rthdribl http://www.daionet.gr.jp/~masa/rthdribl/

Let it run for an half hour or so and keep an eye on your temps. Also try bf2 with the case open and a fan blowing nearby, see if that eases the crashes.

tuna
06-05-06, 05:27 PM
I'm in the same boat heat wise - its an underestimated problem :thumbdwn: