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I have a mid-tower case and was wanting to change out the HSF for my CPU and GPU also I was thinking about changing the fan in my PSU and the case fan

 

I need help with deciding which will keep my PC the coolest and quietest

Computer Specs

Q6600 LGA 775

Diamond 4850 4pin (have minimum clearance)

600W Game X Stream

 

 

Case/PSU

Automatic Fan Controls vs. Manual Fan Controls(Recommend me a good controller)

 

Open Case (Side Panel Open) vs. Closed Case

 

Need Recommendations for 120mm Fans for the PSU and 92mm Fans for Case(Needs to be Quiet)

 

 

CPU HSF

Zalman 9700 LED vs. Zalman 9700 NT

 

Zalman 9700 vs. Tower Cooler(must be 90(L) x 124(W) x 142(H) mm or less, if the cooler is taller than 142mm I have to keep case open)[MY BACKPLATE IS STUCK TO MY MOBO SO RECOMMEND COOLERS THAT SCREW IN]

 

 

GPU HSF

Accelero S1R2 + 120mm Fan(Must have Case Open + Fan will be literally 2-3 mm from my sound card) vs. Accelero Twin Turbo(Not sure if it'll fit) vs. VF1000

 

 

My Budget is $140 for Auto Fan and $170 for Manual Fan

 

Finally... Can I build a water cooling for $170? Must include cooler for GPU! doubt it but can't hurt to ask.

 

Hope to read some good recommendations

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First of all I have to ask why?

 

Are you having heat issues? If so where?

 

Well placed case cooling fans can usually solve alot of problems but until we know what they are it will be difficult for anyone to help.

 

Cheers

 

Paul

Edited by paulktreg

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First of all I have to ask why?

 

Are you having heat issues? If so where?

 

Well placed case cooling fans can usually solve alot of problems but until we know what they are it will be difficult for anyone to help.

 

Cheers

 

Paul

 

first off

 

my temps are not where i would like them

 

cpu- idle 55C load 67C

gpu- idle 58C load 104C

 

as you can see they're really hot...

 

second the noise is kinda loud

don't like the hum zzzz sounds

the sounds are coming from mostly the PSU, CPU HSF, 92mm fan on GPU that I've added, and 92mm outtake case fan, also putting the stock GPU fan to 70% to play games is annoying

looking for around 20dB for whole machine

 

third

don't want to buy a new case unless it'll save me the cost of doing these changes

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The Zalman 9700 LED didn't cool my Q6600 as well as I thought it would. There are many many better coolers that are quiet. A Noctua cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835608002 looks like it would fit your needs for both cooling and low noise levels.

 

As for the fans http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835185086 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835426006

 

It's hard for me to tell without seeing it but you may want to look into improving your case's airflow as paulktreg suggests.

 

EDIT: The Noctua cooler looks to be too tall at 158mm. Sorry.

Edited by rourkchris

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The Zalman 9700 LED didn't cool my Q6600 as well as I thought it would. There are many many better coolers that are quiet. A Noctua cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835608002 looks like it would fit your needs for both cooling and low noise levels.

 

As for the fans http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835185086 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835426006

 

It's hard for me to tell without seeing it but you may want to look into improving your case's airflow as paulktreg suggests.

 

EDIT: The Noctua cooler looks to be too tall at 158mm. Sorry.

 

 

my computer is a inspiron 530

 

i can post a pic on why i can't fit anything bigger than a 9700

 

as for airflow

if it'll fix my temps i'll buy a new case

 

the 9700 barely fits

post-68491-1251076650_thumb.jpg

btw someone else's pic

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Well, if you want to go the rout of taking everything out, and installing it into a bigger and better case, I think you'd lower all of your temps considerably! That case is to jam packed for proper air flow!

 

What would your budget be for buying a new computer case?

 

Have a look at this case. I'm sure it would solve your temp problems!

 

GIGABYTE Sumo 4192 GZ-FS1CCA-ANB Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811233055

 

$123.99

Edited by Inteller

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