Mounting Heat Sensors

bigmartyb

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Just finished (almost) my first system build, looks like everything is working properly so far. Only thing I can't figure out is how to mount the 3 temperature sensors for my AeroCool CoolPanel III front panel. Any thoughts?

Intel Core i7 920
Asus P6T
3 x2GB Mushkin DDR3 1600
HIS Radeon 4870 1GB
WD Caviar Black 500GB
Coolermaster Ultimate 700W
Coolermaster RC690 Case
Win Vista 64 HP
 

ausch30

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You are never going to get an absolutely accurate temp reading from a temp sensor that you are mounting. If you mount it on the chip or what ever you are trying to read you are going to mess with the efficiency of the cooling on that part. I've actually been struggling with the issue for years and the motherboard I have (Rampage Formula) has headers for temp sensors. I've tried a few different positions and what I've come up with is to just put the sensors in a few different positions within the case, near the parts that are generating the most heat, and use that to gauge the cooling needed at a particular spot.
 

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