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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by N H O, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. N H O

    N H O 2[H]4U

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    pfft, i demand to see a si-128 :p
     
  2. N H O

    N H O 2[H]4U

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    thats wat im sayin :D
     
  3. Stu55

    Stu55 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Wouldn't you be sucking in a lot of dust and also be over working the fan because there isn't that much room for air to be pulled through it? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  4. OC_LeGeND

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    i really dont see a problem with it the only thing i`d worry about is the dust though depends on how low its sitting
     
  5. Sniper_Merc

    Sniper_Merc [H]ard|Gawd

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    Not any more than the front fans were pushing into the box anyway, so it doesn't matter much dust wise.
     
  6. Sniper_Merc

    Sniper_Merc [H]ard|Gawd

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    About 1/4" above the carpet.

    I could break down the entire system and get some sort of electronic cleaner that would be safe to get on the mb and expansion cards, I just have no compelling reason to spend an entire day doing it considering I may be upgrading the case, and possibly the motherboard and cpu within the next month or two.

    If and or when I do upgrade the case, that will be the time to break down all the sinks and get the goo off them.

    I've been in and out of this case so damn much, I wore out the threads in 5 of the 7 expansion card slots, had to actually jam bigger screws in there just to keep the cards locked down.

    As far as doing any more wire hiding, to increase air flow, I've considered that too, I've rewired this case probably 4-5 times in the last 3.5 years and without actually going though and doing some major mods, IE lengthining the wires between molex plugs, there isn't a lot more that I can do, christ, look at the pic below and think of what the case would look like had I not done this ammount of wire hiding ;) .

    http://snipershide.us/images/sniper/puter_2005/sleeved_ps_2.jpg

    Note that this isn't all necessarly directed at you Legend, just trying to get the point across to everybody that indeed I have done a buttload of work to keep this system healthy :) .

    Edit: removing inline pics, you bastages looked at my puter so much my site got locked :p
     
  7. Jodiuh

    Jodiuh [H]ardness Supreme

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    OMG Snipe! Snap!

    And Tuniq's...preferable mounted on a DS3 with a Jing Ting NB Cooler so I can tell if mine will fit!!
     
  8. orion23

    orion23 Gawd

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    I just got my Thermaltake A2018 2800 RPM Blue LED Fan for my Thermalright Ultra 120.

    Not loud at all, even @ full speed. And it beats the Panaflo with looks :D


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  9. J-M-E

    J-M-E [H]ard|Gawd

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    The only aircooled things in my pc

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    Hmmm, these dual 7800gtx's are starting to fall behind now. I was going to upgrade to dual 7950GT's last week but decided im going to hold off until next gen cards. They should be right around the corner :)
     
  10. N H O

    N H O 2[H]4U

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    awwee why didnt you water cool the gpu cards too?
     
  11. J-M-E

    J-M-E [H]ard|Gawd

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    Too much of a hassle :p

    I change them out like every 5 months,
     
  12. sherbanater

    sherbanater Limp Gawd

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    I have the same issue , even with this awesome zalman cooler on it...
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    sherbanater Limp Gawd

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    I have the same issue , even with this awesome zalman cooler on it...
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  14. Bloodgod42

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    Here is my current...a Cooler Master R-120. Not much to look at per se, but has the look that fits well with my case and works exceptionally well.

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    Which is being replaced tomorrow with this Titan Amanda! :D

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    Here's what she should look like once painted and installed...it was a quick photochop job to get an idea of where the fans would line up, and now that I have it in hand I see I have it scaled about 5% larger than it is, but its close and you get an idea.

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    I'll post others once I actually get it in, which is a project in itself. ;)
     
  15. ReDgUaRd008

    ReDgUaRd008 Limp Gawd

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    OMG that things a beast. Hows the Temps with that monster?
     
  16. skudmunky

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    *Bling*
    Zalman 9500 AM2
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    Keeps my CPU at a frosty 22-25c idle, never tops 35c under full load (unless it's over 100F out :p)
     
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    Don't know yet. She was just delivered a few hours ago and I wont have a chance to get her installed until tomorrow night, but I will surely keep you posted.

    skudmunky: I love the look of those Zalmans, and those temps are equally nice.
     
  18. Happy Hopping

    Happy Hopping [H]ardness Supreme

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    Is there a link to the manufacturer web link?
     
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    JodieOf1987 Limp Gawd

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    [​IMG]

    My big bad boy
    Idle: 28C
    Load: No idea >.<
     
  21. N H O

    N H O 2[H]4U

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    that is a sexy shot...
     
  22. Happy Hopping

    Happy Hopping [H]ardness Supreme

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    you didn't buy this because of those cartoon women showing their cleavage, did you? :D

    because I don't get the idea of having 2 fans, 1 on ea. side blowing, won't the power of the fan each pull some heat towards the center? The design doesn't make sense.
     
  23. N H O

    N H O 2[H]4U

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    im pretty sure they are in a push-pull configuration
     
  24. Bloodgod42

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    This is correct. Pulls air in the front through the first set of fins which are attached to a copper plate on the cold side of the TEC. These heatpipes are cool (below ambient temp) to the touch. The air (which actually might be getting cooled) then flows through a second set of heatpipes/fins attached to a copper plate and the hot side of the TEC, and exhausts out the rear of the case. These pipes get warm, but considerably cooler than others I have tested.

    Happy Hoppin: you didn't buy this because of those cartoon women showing their cleavage, did you?

    LOL, um, no. I actually painted over her shortly after she arrived. ;) Here's a pic of her present attire during install...

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  25. khanable

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    Sorry, no close ups or anything :(

    si-120, gigabyte silent heatpipes, zalman hdd pipes, abit n/sb heatpipes


    I love heatpipes :D :D
     
  26. Bloodgod42

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    I love heat pipes too... ;)

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  27. JS_

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    Well here are some pics of what i have now, Not done yet though

    there is some of that ultra-120 to show.

    after lapping both my E6600 and ultra-120 I lowered my temps by 16 degrees idle and 23 degrees load.... My Conroe was very bad, the ultra-120 was pretty flat though.

    Ill post back later when i finally do some more wiring, I just have to cut my new case :(

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  28. Jodiuh

    Jodiuh [H]ardness Supreme

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    Cleanest rig ever. Lili FTW! How did you stick the cables behind the board? bigger mobo standoffs? Cut outs? Mad pretty bro.
     
  29. revenant

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    oh snap! lookee what came today..

    EDIT: sorry, these pix are shit.. I'll take some good ones (w/ the FZ20) at home later. :)

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    it's gonna be a fun filled watercooled weekend. :)
     
  30. N H O

    N H O 2[H]4U

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    pretty damn sexy block ya gots there :)
     
  31. Stu55

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    Show us pics when its installed! ;)
     
  32. khanable

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    Cut some holes in the motherboard tray and just ran cables through there :) basically right where the motherboard ends, the hole ends as well. so it cannot be seen, yet wires are not actually "pressed" under the board.
     
  33. Jodiuh

    Jodiuh [H]ardness Supreme

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    Nice. I always thought a better case would have cut outs and a bit more engineering behind what's used to hold the board up. I don't really think we need full on backs. Strategic strips of steel would do!!
     
  34. revenant

    revenant [H]ardForum Junkie

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    youuuu betcha. I want to get the project rolling this weekend.. I'd do it sooner if I wasn't gaming at night this week.. it's going to be a major WC overhaul.. all new tubing, adding a 120mm rad to the loop and trying Fluid XP+ Extreme for the first time.. should be interesting. :)
     
  35. (cf)Eclipse

    (cf)Eclipse Freelance Overclocker

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    Khanable, that my friend is Phuckin' clean!! Nice wiring job.
     
  37. khanable

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    Gracias!


    Lovin' the zalman glammar shots! I might even make that middle one my background... so cool looking lol
     
  38. (cf)Eclipse

    (cf)Eclipse Freelance Overclocker

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    pm me if you want a bigger one. original is something like 2048x1536 ;)
     
  39. OC_LeGeND

    OC_LeGeND Limp Gawd

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