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Wondering if people have any suggestions for cooling my case and/or reducing noise levels? It sounds like a jet engine all the time, temperatures get pretty damn high when gaming, and I'm sure all that noise can't be good for me. =D

I'm pretty much open to any solutions other than liquid cooling. I know nothing about heatsink and fan manufacturers though, so here I am. =)

Parts (all have stock cooling):
- ATi RADEON 9800 Pro 128 MB
- Intel P4 3.0E Ghz. Processor ( stupid prescott core... =\ )
- Power supply fan?

Temperatures:
CPU: Idle=45-50C Gaming=55-62C
MB: Idle=35-40C Gaming=45-50C
Video: No idea, but it's probably up there. lol

Any suggestions? Thanks!
 

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CPU HS/F: What socket is your 3.0E? 478 or LGA775? 478 - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-185-111&depa=0

VGA HS/F - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-186-110&depa=0

Chipset HSF - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-116-010&depa=0 < I have this and it's great.. doesn't even need the fan, but you can run it on low mode and still be very quiet.

Thermal Grease - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-100-007&depa=0

Use the thermal grease on your videocard, mobo, and CPU with those heatsinks and you'll see a nice reduction in temps, and those fans are all really quiet. :)
 

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CPU HS/F: What socket is your 3.0E? 478 or LGA775? 478 - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-185-111&depa=0

VGA HS/F - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-186-110&depa=0

Chipset HSF - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-116-010&depa=0 < I have this and it's great.. doesn't even need the fan, but you can run it on low mode and still be very quiet.

Thermal Grease - http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-100-007&depa=0

Use the thermal grease on your videocard, mobo, and CPU with those heatsinks and you'll see a nice reduction in temps, and those fans are all really quiet. :)
Wish I wasn't Canadian. =P NewEgg sounds like exactly what I need. =\ Do you have any other suggestions? Or anyone else?
 

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why canadian? the usa gets computer parts at a much higher discount.
 

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Wish I wasn't Canadian. =P NewEgg sounds like exactly what I need. =\ Do you have any other suggestions? Or anyone else?
You could buy those parts from www.tigerdirect.ca, or www.frozencpu.com, although FrozenCPU is a bit more expensive (not too much though), or go out to your favorite local shop and look for them; they're quite common.

Seta: Newegg doesn't ship to Canada, or anywhere else but the US for that matter.. they're only major fault IMO.
 

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You could buy those parts from www.tigerdirect.ca, or www.frozencpu.com, although FrozenCPU is a bit more expensive (not too much though), or go out to your favorite local shop and look for them; they're quite common.

Seta: Newegg doesn't ship to Canada, or anywhere else but the US for that matter.. they're only major fault IMO.
Hey, great suggestions. FrozenCPU looks great, so I'll give that a shot. Thanks for your help!

Sucks that Newegg doesn't ship anywhere but the US ... It's really the best online computer shop I've seen so far. =( Oh well, maybe by the next time I decide to upgrade. =) Cheers.
 

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Well you could try where I work www.infonec.com cash prices of course and the warranty is as tough as nails, but it has good prices none the less. Oh as for the case reducing noise level. If the case was not built as being a noise reduce case to begin with, no matter how much you insulate it, it will still generate more noise than you are expecting.

The most popular "quiet" case that has been selling is the Antec Sonata, and for your system rigg, it should be sufficient for your needs. It is going for $128CDN at our store.
 

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Well you could try where I work www.infonec.com cash prices of course and the warranty is as tough as nails, but it has good prices none the less. Oh as for the case reducing noise level. If the case was not built as being a noise reduce case to begin with, no matter how much you insulate it, it will still generate more noise than you are expecting.

The most popular "quiet" case that has been selling is the Antec Sonata, and for your system rigg, it should be sufficient for your needs. It is going for $128CDN at our store.
Aww... Man, I've already ordered the parts. =\ Your site is bookmarked though, so if this doesn't solve my noise level problems, I'll hit your store up. =) Cheers.
 
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