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    help please! in my cmos it says my cpu temperature is 55 degrees celsius. i know that its bad i dont have any intake/exhaust fans but i dont know where to start with those(cpu stayed the same with case open though). also, the layout of my pc is very strange and sony decided to place the psu right on top of the heatsink(see pics). the cpu and heatsink w/ fan is 6.4 cm off the mb and the psu is 7 cm off the mb.
    my specs are:
    non o/c'd amd athlon 1000mhz
    unknown heatsink
    foxconn fan
    300 watt psu
    unknown asus motherboard
    40 gig hdx2
    320mb ram(256mb pny pc133, 64mb pc133 sony)
    soon to be MSI Geforce FX5600 256mb

    pics: cpu w/psu on top

    cpu w/psu taken off

    close up of cpu and heatsink w/psu on top

    anything else you need?
    thanx for the help!

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    i have also thought about peltier junctions(my brother has 5 of them) but i have no idea where to start with those either. any suggestions would help thanx again!

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    OMG! Look at the dust in there (cleanin' it would help a bit). : omg:

    Desktop cases are only meant for air conditioned places and then with a CPU like that they're marginal as they have extremely poor airflow. :hammer:

    The HSF looks to be a standard retail one but with a bigger fan fitted to it though the PSU position would certainly hinder fresh air gettin' in there (likely why the non-standard fan is fitted). :(

    I'd suggest gettin' a proper mid-tower case with good airflow to start with and a better HSF if ya want better coolin'.

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    That case has got to go. Any air that cpu fan gets touches the psu first. Where I live, a proper basic tower can cost as little as $35cdn. Thats with generic 350w psu and sometimes case fan(s). Similar psu to what comes with mass made pc's. I do believe I saw a sony sticker on the back of your case. You didnt say what city you are from, Omaha must have a warehouse store with something similar for like $25-30us.
    That's the budget route. Something like this
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    mushkin 550w

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    logitech ifeel/ nec accusync 75f
    ocz fatal1ty 550w

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    Im just throwing my 2 cents in here as I used to sell retail computers and have a friend with a similar sony desgined case.

    As Wiggo pointed out these cases are meant for business offices and nice houses with year round air conditioning, not the standard tweaker/gamers enviroment (check out some pics at the case modding forum)

    I would not stick a new Video card in there until you do 1 of 2 things.

    #1: Buy a new case. Really, thats your overall best bet. If you have a basic understanding of computer components just buy a new case somewhere or order online with a Power Supply of Equal or greater Watts then your original, and then transfer everything over. Youd be good to go then.

    #2 What we would do at Sears when we used one of these machines and it got too hot, is just pop open the case and get a house fan and blow it directly into it. Very ghetto and very noisy, but if you want to use that video card till you get a new case, thats what I would do, before you burn up your processor.
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    Ok, I think I found a case that will work(not to mention it doesnt look too bad). Tell me what you think: Here

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    m0s3s, glad to see you're looking for a new case, but we need a better link. Looking at a empty shopping cart doesn't tell us much ;)

    :cheers:
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    That'd be a huge improvement over what ya have already.

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    wierd......i just downloaded a probe program from asus and it gives me way different temps(36degrees celcius) and that was even after a benchmark from sandra....

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