you'd be surprised what you can do on air with a well designed air flow system..
most people i see on the net BUY crap and brag period.
few actually put any thought into airflow and fewer yet do any case modding.
I know myself i have used the same deluxe case i got in '04 ish
and i have refined teh airflow in continually and i find it hard to believe
many other people would have put their system under such a large variety of tests
and the volume of them too. I have used almost evey testing method and material i want
to test and mod my airflow / efficiency.
I have got it to where if you put anything near the openeing it would suck it in with extreme force. lol
I have found the most usefull thing in case modding to be a length of thread from my sewing kit (for obvious reasons ?)
This rambble is in response to people talking about air cooling a cpu.. let me put it this way
i've never seen any bragging hot shots do better with their water pumps than i can do case modding on air.
Kids + money + bragging don't make you any good at anything.
Person xyz buys random crap from egg and adds them to his/her Rig specs and some how that equals
uber leet "dah bomb" case. It gets old watching kids brag by model number about what case they have
when they *should be able to take ANY case on earth and make it awesome. aka. a REAL computer nerd
will be acase modder and not a case BUYER lol
8 years ago the novelty of all my case LED's wore off and teh black ligh made for pc cases i bought at the same time
hasn't been on since either.. i've even gone to the trouble of disabling my power button so i don't have to see
the blue led power button on at night or my front case led lights strips.. all that crap is disabled.
But if i wanted more i would pull out my collection of mini controller and led multi colored lights collection and my soldering iron
and maybe even the Dremel
..but all that is crap if your machine is on fire lol
For a lot a years now the only thing of value to me is the temperatures of my hardware components
and what i can do to lower them even more.. you'd be surprised what persistence and experimentation can come up with.
even on air !
This guy never did respond back what the problem was afterwards so maybe he was reading Farenheit ? then there was no problem..
Temperatures on my PC I would say is a passion but that would be a lie.. I would have to call it an obsession lol
ANd I tell ya people bashing stock C2D coolers are fools. If i can bottom out the sensor reading on three different stock style coolers
on air then they arn't that bad..In other words i mean bottom out as in i can not get the sensor to read lower it will NOT go lower !
and THAT is for damn sure cold *enough and definatly not worth of bashing so called crappy air cooled cpu fans !
Like most things in life its what you make of it.
Also I'd be more worried about Noobs putting too much paste on a cpu then "it wearing off"
The manufacturers instructions are usually too much. and i use probably even less cause i lapped my C2D ;
Rethink the concept as to why it is supose to be there in teh first place.. its not there to be a 2 mm padding of goop
block the two parts.. its supose to be there to complement the parts and aid them in joining together as one piece.
to work unified. (fill in the cracks etc on a sub micro level)
I have done many tests in the past proving less is better than more.. trying experimenting and logging temps and you'll see..
too much of it is a BAD thing and I think most people add to much. I've pulled off probably close to a thousand cpu's off mobo's
in teh last decade and people plaster that crap on like insane lunatics.