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 Post subject: Help please - P180 airflow!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:21 pm 
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Hi there!
I'll be building a new machine inside a P180B and I'm concerned about getting the best possible airflow/noise compromise.

Here's a snapshot of my anticipated setup:

- P180B
- Neo He430
- P5B-Deluxe
- C2D E6600
- 2x1GB PC6400
- XFX 7950GT XXX (passive)
- 1 Caviar SE-16 320GB
- 1 optical drive
- 1 PCI card

I read through the spcr website and the forums, but I'm still unsure about my airflow planning.

Considering I have no VGA fan, I wanna OC, and ambient temps get to about 85F/30C in the summer, would you guys feel safe to:
1) go passive on the CPU with Ultra120 or HR-01 (i hear the ninja won't fit with P5B?), with no additional fan
2) remove the lower chamber fan
3) use the rear and top 120 exhausts and a 120 middle fan blowing towards back, all on low (no front intake).

if not, what are my best options?
or maybe i wouldn't even need that much?

thanks for helping out! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:06 am 
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Hello,

You may find this article is helpful, since it is very close to what you are asking about:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article672-page1.html

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:54 am 
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NeilBlanchard wrote:
Hello,

You may find this article is helpful, since it is very close to what you are asking about:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article672-page1.html


woah thanks! i had missed that article... interesting read!
looks like a lot more than i had planned though! :(

i thought the stock northbridge sink would be fine!
also i can't fit a Ninja on my P5B so i'll have to try something else on the CPU...

anybody managed to cool a similar setup, with similar clocks, differently?
perhaps with less components and less work involved? (yeah, i'm sort of cheap and lazy :wink: )


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