June 18th, 2012, 01:38 AM #1
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Corsair 550D case, enough airflow to run i5 3570k?
this is the case i want to buy:
Newegg.com - Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
this is the processor i bought:
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
this is the graphics card i bought:
Newegg.com - EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1363-KR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
this is my cpu fan:
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
the case is made to be silent and because of this it has worse ventilation than other cases.
my question is, will this case be able to maintain normal temperatures for my cpu and graphics card?(note: the only fans i have are the cpu fan and the three default fans that are included with the case)
also, how do i see the temps of my system.. is it in task manager or do i have to download something..
all comments are welcomed..
thank you for your time.
edit: i forgot to ask, will it ruin my new parts if i plug in an old hdd that is corrupted or something(got messed up after windows update)? I want to clear everything in it and reinstall windows so that i could pass on my old computer to my sis instead of throwing it out.
Last edited by kevinnguyen; June 18th, 2012 at 01:57 AM.
June 18th, 2012, 02:28 AM #2
its not Worse Cooling, its just not as featured as other cases in its price range.
usually silent cases aren't terrible, many of the silent cases use techniques like now Window (windows usually don't insulate noise well), mesh side panels, same story.
sound insulation or dampening material or designed panels, etc.
for $140 its not much in features, but if thats what you want, then so be it.
The case has a rear 120mm fan, 2 side panel positions, looks like the side panel as some sort of slotted vent on the panel with a cover to reduce sound in the case from getting outside. I'm guessing it has a front intake position as well.
Maybe not, it says it has 3 fans, and I see the rear and two side panel positions but thats it.
If theres no front intake, it could have some warm spots in the front of the case.
Depending on the width of the case and height of the cooler, might only be able to install one of the two side panel fan positions.
As to seeing the temps once the system is running, you'll need to download a program to run and monitor temps, there's tons out there, but some of the ones to use are from CPUID's website.
CPU-z, H/W Monitor, as well as PC Wizard.
CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting
You can use programs like Real Temp, or Speedfan as well.
Real Temp - CPU temperature monitoring
SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer
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