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Case Cooling Question

Thu Jan 09, 2003 9:39 pm

I've decided to get a new case for my computer. I've been looking into the Shuttle "Cube-like" Boxes. I'm just wondering if anyone has has any problems with cooling this case as some of my parts tend to get pretty hot although none of them are OCed. Is there a special kind of PSU size for this case, or will all normal PSUs fit in here? If so, what should I do to keep the Shuttle at a reasonable temperature?

My Computer Specs:

P4 2.53GHZ
512 DDR PC2700 Corsair XMS
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro All-in-Wonder
Western Digital 800JB 80GB HDD w/8MB Cache
Lite-On 48x CDRW
Lito-On 16X DVD
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Thu Jan 16, 2003 7:50 pm

don't they come with their own PSU's?
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Thu Jan 16, 2003 9:04 pm

You shouldn't have any trouble with your current equipment in there, though you can only put one 5.25" drive in it.

The cooling solution is pretty impressive. A special 200W PSU is included with the box and is not ATX compliant. It seems to be enough to run a 3GHz P4 and a 9700 Pro according to any review I've seen.

I would say overclocking is unlikely to match a normal full ATX system, but it is not out of the question. You'll have to do the manual voltage mod, as there is no BIOS voltage tweak.
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Fri Jan 17, 2003 6:12 am

:-? I'd avoid alterring any voltages as that leads to a LOT more heat and gains over the std voltage are rarely significant. That P4 2.53ghz is already running relatively near the core limit so don't expect a big o/c from it. Anyway, looks as though your biggest problem will be swapping your 2 5.25" drives for a single DVD+CDRW drive, those things are MUCH better than they used to be ;)

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