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  • #16
    Originally posted by ManagerJosh
    Hey Hooper

    Since you are the expert on cooling, do you think this is a sufficent case to keep an AMD Athlon XP/ AMD 64 / P4 System cool? How about hard drives?

    As long as you have intake and exhaust fan capability. Those are more of a modded type case, but for the most part, the modded cases are usually designed with plenty of fan snap clips. Over clockers use that type of case with plenty of blow holes. So my guess without looking at it closely would be yes. I did however notice that the case is setup for use with smaller fans in the rear. Although I prefer 120mm, the smaller fans combined may have the same affect.

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    • #17
      how many 80mm fans would you recommend?
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      • #18
        Originally posted by ManagerJosh
        how many 80mm fans would you recommend?
        As mentioned in the other post, the main concern is the "pattern" of air flow. You need air to be circulated from the front of the case pulled in across the components and then exhausted (sucked) out the rear. If I were to use 80mm fans on say a P4 3+ GHZ with 2 or more 7200rpm drives, I would use one 80mm fan in front of the drives and one or two more for exhaust.

        Should do it.

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        • #19
          Hmm...okay cause it looks like my case is rigged up with 4 intakes (one top, two front ones in in front of the HDs, one on window) and 2 outtakes (both on the back)

          Hopefully it will keep my new A64 system cool

          Thanks Hooper
          ManagerJosh, Owner of 4 XenForo Licenses, 1 vBulletin Legacy License, 1 Internet Brands Suite License
          Director, WorldSims.org | Gaming Hosting Administrator, SimGames.net, Urban Online Entertainment

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          • #20
            Originally posted by ManagerJosh
            Hmm...okay cause it looks like my case is rigged up with 4 intakes (one top, two front ones in in front of the HDs, one on window) and 2 outtakes (both on the back)

            Hopefully it will keep my new A64 system cool

            Thanks Hooper
            Yeah, I would think so. But remember, you do not want to pull in more air (huge excess) then you can exhaust either. It needs to pull in and exhaust the same amount of air. This maximizes your cooling and keeps a continuous air flow pattern across the components. That is the goal. Make sure you get a quality case as well. I've ripped my fingers open for years on junk no named brand cases.

            Best wishes to you.
            Last edited by Hooper; Sun 1 Feb '04, 2:52am.

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            • #21
              Thanks for the information everyone, I really appreciate it. Hooper, I checked out some of those Antec cases and they look pretty nice. I think I'm going to get one of those when it comes time.

              Edit: I've been doing some reading and it alomst seems as if the new AMD Athlon 64 processor is better than the current P4's (Northwood) and the new ones (Prescott). Could anybody give their input on this, please? And what about HyperThreading on the AMD's (though it might be a different name for AMD's)?

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