1. #6581
    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    The loudness is probably from the CPU cooler, I bet it's running at full speed.
    Is there a way to reduce the speed? I mean the noise doesn't bother me too much, but if it doesn't need to be at full speed then I'd like to turn it down some.

  2. #6582
    Speedfan should let you turn the speed of your CPU fan down I believe, I could be wrong though. Starting to go a bit off topic, I suggest asking anymore questions in the Computer Chat Thread, or make a new thread if you think it is important enough to warrant its own thread.
    Last edited by noteworthynerd; 2012-03-21 at 04:14 PM.

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    Not exactly a full gaming setup, but I thought this would be the best place to share...

    Decided to mod my case a little bit. It seemed like a lot of dust was coming in through the side panel (its the only intake without a filter), so I decided to remove the fan and put a window over it.

    Went to my local home improvement store and got an 8x8" piece of acrylic, some bolts, rubber washers, and some weather stripping.

    I think it turned out pretty well considering this is the first time I've ever attempted this sort of thing, I did end up cracking a corner because I tried to force a bolt, but you can hardly see it on the outside. Pictures aren't of the greatest quality, I was too lazy to get out my camera so I used my phone.







    Gonna monitor my temps once I get my parts in there, if they stay low I may end up cutting out the mesh, we'll see.
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    Don't be shy to redo it later. Also, add a dremel and make yourself a window later, possibly. Would'a been neat.

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    Yeah, I'm feeling more confident since the above went well (minus the cracked corner), I may end up cutting out a larger window so that you can fully view all of the components if the temps stay low (I'm specifically worried about the GPU), we'll see.

    I wouldn't have to worry about it if FD would start selling the windowed version of the Arc Midi in the US. -.-
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    Well I'll be damned, nice work. I'm trying to do something of the opposite i.e. replace my side acrylic window with a mesh (heavy dust filtering) and a 200mm side fan. It would reduce GPU temps by a good 10-15c.

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    This is the way I went with it. I was originally supposed to just test how well the GPU would handle the temps with the side mesh covered and later buy some better quality sound dampening dust filter. Used some of the foam that my graphics card came in and just taped it on. It ended up working just fine like that and it's all literally invisible from the outside so I left it like that :P Thus the interior "ghetto" look.



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    Pictures taken with my new Lumia 800. Looks pretty decent uhuh?

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    Lots of watercooling parts.

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    I quite like how you've rigged it.
    Also liking the yellow/gold theme there.

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    Nice rig Sweetleader. If my computer could run at 24 degrees, I'd be able to air condition my bedroom

    Looks like my dreams of buying a 7950 will be put on hold for a while, turns out the government isn't going to refund all my income tax even though I made money worthy of the 1% last year (a whopping 20k)

    Congrats to the 8 fools who made the ignore list, your ignorance knows no bounds, bravo!

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    @ Sweetleader, nice rig. T_T. I'm so tempted to Watercool my PC.
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    CPU - i5 2500k @ 5ghz | CPU Cooler - RASA RX240 | Motherboard - Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3| GPU - Nvidia GTX 590|
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    Thanks all :P. I've been wanting to do it for awhile. Was my first time and I love it.

    Everything just kinda fit into place. Had very little wiggle room on the top two radiators. Got very lucky with that.
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    How thick are those rads anyway? 30/45?

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    Specs on Koolance website show 38mm for the 120 and 240. The Phobya 200mm is 36mm. As you can see I didn't really have room for the 60mm rads and a push/pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetleader View Post
    Seasonic 1250W X-Series (For Crossfire later)
    You could run that rig with Crossfire 7970's @ 1300 core on a decent 750w, but you probably already knew that :P

    I assume the rig is fairly quiet? It looks really efficient with only 5 fans total.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    You could run that rig with Crossfire 7970's @ 1300 core on a decent 750w, but you probably already knew that :P

    I assume the rig is fairly quiet? It looks really efficient with only 5 fans total.
    Well I plan on running a 7990+7970 so technically trifire. Plus I got the PSU on sale so I couldn't pass it up.

    It is actually running 7 fans but they are hooked to a fan controller so I can basically make it as quiet as I like.

    (2x Push/Pull on 200mm, 2x Push/Pull on 120mm, 3x Push/Pull on the top 200mm)
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    Does anyone here have some amazing way to lift their pc off the floor? :P

    I'm going for a new case of which the fans are pretty low to the floor, so I'm trying to find some way to lift the pc so it doesn't just sit there and gather all the dust.

    I found something like this but it doesn't look that strong :P :
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    Stack some books or wooden planks, place PC on top?

    edit: Oh poop now I'm a Lightbringer. I wanted to remain Herald of the Titans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Stack some books or wooden planks, place PC on top?

    edit: Oh poop now I'm a Lightbringer. I wanted to remain Herald of the Titans.
    I'd prefer something open, to give the PSU fan on the bottom of the case some "breathing room."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickz View Post
    Does anyone here have some amazing way to lift their pc off the floor? :P

    I'm going for a new case of which the fans are pretty low to the floor, so I'm trying to find some way to lift the pc so it doesn't just sit there and gather all the dust.

    I found something like this but it doesn't look that strong :P :
    I used a "Desk Stand" You know the kind you usually put on your desk to give you an extra shelf. You can poke some holes through it where your bottom fan intake is if you really want... but it's not all that nessersery Just elevating it off the carpet is the main thing.

    P.S. The frame might hold but on carpet those castors are useless... they'll break under the weight, sides of the wheels will snap off. If you still want it, get some metal castors and it'll be fine.
    ... On the hunt for a new laptop ...

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