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CPU fan help

by Alucard_Infinite / April 3, 2012 8:55 PM PDT

hey guys
just bought a new pc and here is specs

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Intel Core i7 2600K @ 3.40GHz 37 °C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 824MHz (9-9-9-24)
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8Z68-V PRO (LGA1155) 60 °C
HL225D (1920x1080@60Hz)
1536MB GeForce GTX 580 (ZOTAC International)

my problem is that when playing most games e.g skyrim , tf2 my CPU temp is about 85°C and BF3 is around 95 °C

this is bad i know

so i need to buy a cpu fan

this are my choices

Corsair CWCH60 Water Cooler


Noctua NH-D14 - Processor cooler

but 2 problems with noctua i see is that 1) its really big , so would that cut air flow to internal case making other things hotter and also my ram stoping it from being installed
2) my mobo socket is 1155 and the noctua is 1156 , will it still fit

please help if you can

thank you

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All Answers

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Try easy
by Bob__B / April 4, 2012 12:18 AM PDT
In reply to: CPU fan help

Take the case cover off.........what happens?

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I like easy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 4, 2012 2:50 AM PDT
In reply to: CPU fan help

Bob B nailed it. Many gamers learn to leave the cover off to maximize the available cooler air. Here I cheated and use two other methods. One is where I put a 12 inch hole in the cover then used speaker mesh or screen door mesh to cover it. The other method was a bit trickier. I call it the door ajar method because the cover is mounted with standoffs leaving about 1/2 an inch of gap for the air to flow in and out.

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