chameleoneel's entrance into SFF

chameleoneel

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xqpack2.jpg


its a Qpack of course. most specs are in my sig.

the ram sinks on my video card came with one of these, which is cooling my northbridge after some filing to fit around some capacitors. I also put a little fan on the southbridge heatsink.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835192006

those titan ramsinks alumimum, but twice as large as the ones that come with a zalman cooler. and the glue is excellent.

I'm using this LG burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827136063

and this powersupply (I've had it for like 6 months, its been excellent) it has a giant 135mm fan on the bottom of it that exhausts hot air out the back.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817181108

everything is thermalpasted with arctic silver ceramique.
video card idles at 33 and loads at 57 max. that's down from 39 and 67 with the stock cooler and in my coolermaster centurion mid tower with the fan at 89% speed (VERY LOUD).
the ceramique isn't set in yet.
edit* reshot a couple pics for clarity
 

chameleoneel

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well actually, if you could recommend a way to track idle and load temps on the CPU, that'd be great.

otherwise I can only give the bios's reading on the idle temp.
 

chameleoneel

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alright, I got speedfan.

my A64 3000 venice overclocked to 2.4ghz @ 1.45 volts on a thermaltake golden orb II idles at 28C and after ten minutes of the maximum heat/power torture test in prime 95, its highest temperature was 41C.

this processor does 2.6 @ 1.5 volts, but I like to keep my overclocks a bit under the max that I can get.
 

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sabrewolf732 said:
Nice, not too shabby :D

yeah, i'm very happy with the temps. my temps are actually better with the new heatsinks vs. my video card's stock cooler and the gigabyte 3d rocket cooler pro led that I had in my mid-tower.

its also about half as loud!
 

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so I just wanted to comment, ON HOW MUCH I LOVE HAVING AN SFF. it makes everything about my computer more rad.

everytime I look at it, I think, man that thing is rad!

I'm currently contemplating blowing most of my tax return on attempts to mod the crap out of it.
 
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