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Troy

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Hey guys,

Just wanted some second opinions, summer has been rather hot so far and the computer runs a bit warm. My 8800GT (G92) idles on 80-85C and the northbridge chipset is about 50C. I'm thinking a better case for some better airflow, and also an aftermarket cooler for the 8800GT.

I've been doing a fair bit of research into pricing at my suppliers for parts, the best I can come up with so far is the Antec 902 for the case, and the Xigmatek BattleAxe VD964.

Any particular reasons not to go with either of these parts? Any similar products known to be better performers? In particular I don't really follow the graphics aftermarket cooling scene.

Cheers

Troy
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It looks good Antec have good comp cases and the cooling should be good too.
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Thanks mate, do you have any experience with aftermarket graphics coolers yourself?
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This one is very good and quiet too SCYTHE Musashi SCVMS-1000 on 8800 temp are around 35C-40C my recommendation would be this one if you can find it in stores!
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That doesn't look too bad at all, dual fan controllers is pretty fancy! I can't see it in Australia at all... :)

Unfortunately I got hit with a few big bills recently so I'm going to have to put a hold on these upgrades and just keep the computer off during the hottest parts of the day... Such is life.
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