Couldnt wait for bulldozer so got an i5 2500k, damn my impatience
I had an issue getting the AP181 to start up on low with my Gigabyte mobo SYS_FAN header
last picture: PSU fan orriented into case? wtf?
Radeon962Wanted to report back on the Phobya G-18 Silent 180mm fan. Arrived today and just got finished installing a little while ago.
Replacing the 180mm fan requires that you take off both sides, the top cover, front cover, HDD cage and then remove the 4 screws holding the fan and the 2 screws holding the switch. The Phobya is 25mm wide so it adds a little extra room between the fan and the HDD cage.
When they say silent they mean it or damn close. You can hear it if you put your head by the case, but I have the case on a rack down below so about 3' from the bottom of the case to where my head is and it really is just a gentle hum now.
I had an issue getting the AP181 to start up on low with my Gigabyte mobo SYS_FAN header, but the Phobya starts right up and is near silent as it is only spinning around 400-450 rpm. Top level is 700 rpm. Huge improvement over the AP181. Temp's running Prime 95 just got a little over 50º C, so cooling just fine with the Phobya and Scythe PWM on the CPU cooler.
Really, really impressed with this fan and changes the acoustics of the case immensely.
The number of screws (and the number of very small screws) that are required to swap out the fan is ridiculous though. Not sure why they did not use tabs like other cases to pop on the front cover as the little screws are very easy to strip so take your time removing them.
Hi guys, I think there maybe some misunderstanding here regarding the AP181 fan we ship with the TJ08-E.
If you are trying to slow the fan speed down either via a separate fan speed controller device or by connecting to your motherboard's fan header (that offers fan speed adjustment), please leave the fan speed switch on the TJ08-E on high. This will allow you to input voltage as low as 5V, which will enable AP181 fan to run at around 500rpm (giving you slower than the default 700rpm at low setting for AP181).
Some of you may notice the fan stops when switching the fan speed switch to low on the TJ08-E, this is due to insufficient voltage as AP181 on low requires 10V to start.
If you still have questions regarding my explanation above, please feel free to ask!
everything installed and up n running! tonight..time to dabble in a lil OC.. Ill post pics too.
is that PS07 new? looks similar to the TJ08-E.. except the fromnt bezel has the ports on the left.. and uses 2 120 vs 180
odd.. Fan Xpert is NOT in my AI suite, and when I downloaded it..it wouldn't install, and said not supported...
Looks like it may not come with a top filter though.
A picture of my TJ08 case.
i7 2600k + EK supreme LT block
Ati 5870 + EK fullcover block
2st Intel 510 120GB SSD
Pump : EK DCP 2.2
Res. : EK combo DCP 2.2
Radiator : Phobya Xtreme 200
Still some fittings i gone change and silenc the pump some more.
Temps after few hours of gaming --> GPU peak at 54c and CPU 49c.
Folding on both cpu+gpu temps --> GPU Peak at 59c and CPU 62c.
Runing the front 180mm fan at 6v och 120mm at 7v, only thing i can here from the computer is some vibrations from the pump.