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    PSU help please :)

    Looking for some help here in this hot weather, my pc seems to be getting quite hot at about 40 on the digital readout, now I have a dual core oppy 170 clocking over at 2500, its in a antec p160 case with a antec smart power ii 350 psu and also has a ZALMAN/CNPS9500 for a fan on it and another fan in the front of the pc, now id imagine I can better this with a bigger psu, but which one to buy? Which is the best value, I don’t have sli mode running so it doesn’t need that but id just like to ease the temps down some more, wot can u recommend? As its heating up my office awfully.

    p.s. i know this weather is wacking it on as its been at 30o but i feel i need to upgrade the psu for this pc.
    "It`s all about the GAME & how u play it"

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    I'm running an Opteron 146 o/cd to 2800 with a 7900GT on a Seasonic S12 430W. Cracking PSU, nice & stable volts. Very quiet (inaudible). Check out the prices @ scan - the 430W is cheaper than the 380W!!!

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    Do you have a fan at the front of you P160 case? If not then getting 1 might be an option as it'll definately help with the cooling. My system last night was running with a case temp of 41C and a CPU temp of 42C which is the closest I've ever seen the of the 2 readings, normally there'd be a 8-12C gap between case and CPU temp.

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    • csi_grissom's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • Quadcore@2.4
      • Memory:
      • 2GB OCZ 4-4-4-12
      • Storage:
      • 1x Verlosus Raptor
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800gt OC
      • PSU:
      • 700FPS
      • Case:
      • XCLIO
      • Monitor(s):
      • asus ferrari 22"
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    it does actually say in the 1st post there is a fan in the front m8.
    "It`s all about the GAME & how u play it"

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    • IAmATeaf's system
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      • CPU:
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      • Memory:
      • 4 x 2GB Corsair 6400C5DHX XMS2
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 0.5TB 7200.12, 2 x 1.5TB 7200.11
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX460 OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC6089B
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      • Samsung T240 24"
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    Sorry, missed that when skim reading

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