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Looking to buy new case and make CPU/GPU cooler

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by CK011885, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. CK011885

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    I have a pretty crammed mid tower with a GTX 590 in it, so the thing gets pretty hot. Between dust, the crappy thermal paste that comes on the card and lack of air flow, my GPU can hit 90C or higher pretty easily. My mom wanted to get me some things for christmas and I was thinking of getting a new case, applying new thermal paste to the GPU/CPU in the hopes of making it run cooler.

    I have three towers in mind but am not really able to figure out which would be better and why, I'll link them here:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119225

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147157

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811854001

    The first is a full tower, the second is a "super tower" and is about 6" larger in dimensions. I'm leaning with getting the full tower, because I think a "super tower" might be a bit excessive for me, and I also saw some cons people listing such as wires being taut as they try and reach across the case. Would you guys agree the Full Tower being a good choice? I also like the third case I linked, I read a review about it on TPU here and while I'm not interested in water cooling it still looks like a very nice case. Any arguments for why the Super Tower or another unlisted option would be better?

    I have an aftermarket CPU heatsink/fan, it's a Cooler Master I believe and seems to work alright. It idles at about 35C and gets up to about 55C under full load with some kinda old Arctic Silver 5 and the case's poor airflow, so I think with a new case and a fresh application of thermal grease it should be fine (i5 2500k).

    Do you guys have any other recommendations for things I might want to pick up to achieve my goal of a cool and quiet case? Thanks as always~
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    It's a nice looking case but I'm a bit turned off by people saying the front USB 3.0 wire doesn't reach a lot of motherboards. I'll probably have that issue as well.

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