Does it provide enough push?
did you have to seal the area around it since there should be other space left around it?
That's funny, I was almost tempted to get the fractal design fan, my friend found it, it should be able to fit under the video card, the only thing that blows is that they...
ya'll sure that computer doesen't belong to the guy from low cost cosplay? j/k
Sorry if I haven't been too active, the 180x180x2mm fans are not common, not too much competition, it's a combination of pay a lot and get...
yeah, I don't remember if the replacement I put in were the revised version, don't remember if they have the same code. Originals are supposed to be FT181, but I remember at some point they were revised, don't remember if they kept the same code name.
Revised might be AP181.
I'll check on it later on. Started looking for at least a OEM replacement, man there aren't as plentiful, and they cost more, but they were never cheap to begin with.
Is there anything else that really outperform these fans when it comes to noise and air delivery?
Technically not, there's an actual bracket and indentation for the fan, so doing that would force the fan to overlap with the rail that it lines up, also half the fan covers the video card so youd have to offset to only use less than 25% of it.
Hope this visual helps.
So the fan has a...
Here's what the rig looks like.
The last image shows the fan clearance at the back, and that's without the rail adaptors that has to be attached to the fan so that it lines up.
Once in IMGUR you can click to go to site, right click on image and open if you wanna see it bigger.
I think that 3rd fan is not as useful since its all the way front where the optical media, single mechanical HD is, and a hidden sata ssd is hidden. I don't think that area of the case "gets anywhere near hot"
Man if the fan was just a bit thinner, I messed rubbing the broken one in the space...
Anyone find a slimmer fan that they mounted in the middle? Just rebuilt, after trouble shooting some issues finally noticed bottom fans were dead. I had a spare one and put it in the furthest back spot. Need to replace top fan too, do you all recommend stock, or something else?
Ok made some progress today. While messing around I was so fixated on the big image that I missed some of the little things.
I messed up.
The bottom fans were all dead.
The case fans from the FT02 are so quiet I had not noticed that they had given up the will to keep going.
I had a spare one...
I inspected the wings when I put it together, it looked fine.
The cores all have the same temp.
I'll look at the tightness tomorrow again and the wing bolts, is it possible to over-tighten the 2 main bolts with the spring on them?
What makes it a little harder to rationalize the numbers is my...
Processor was idling high 74-76C.
I reapplied paste (Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut), and did a better job at tucking some of the modular cables, now I'm idling 55-58C.
I decided to do some testing on Prime 95 8 core torture, blend.
It keeps a good constant 76C or so, and once the test...
well here's what I ended up happening.
Initial intention was the cheap mobo and the 2700x. Slept and woke up maybe the 5600x with the discount ($140) is cheap enough to make it worth my while. Went to MC and opted for the 5800x (250$ after discount), and Asus TUF gaming x570 plus wifi extra ($20...
Long story short my x370 and 1700 died, I trouble shoot all the parts. I was going to wait for AM5, but this created an urgency to buy time.
All options would end up driving far to micro center instead of waiting days for parts.
Option 1. My friend let me borrow his 2700x, buy a cheap...