View Full Version : What you guys think of this set up?

07-14-2002, 06:15 PM
id appreciate as much feed back as i can get.. i wanna get this thing cold,, but dont wanna get into water cooling, peltiers, etc.

i have the side panel open,, cos i havnt had a chance to invest in a dremel to cut holes yet :(

07-14-2002, 06:19 PM
Do those 3 hung fans actually improve temps? :?:
:beer: :beer: :beer:

07-14-2002, 06:28 PM
well,,, the air seems to be blown in and straight onto the hsf and the kt333 chipset (need ALOT of cooling) and manages too cool the ram a fair bit, which is also good...
the 2 fans on the left spew air out,, as do the hdd coolers on the right.
my mobo temp is now 17 and cpu is 37-41, depending on how hot the day is.. before these fans it was more like 41-44 and the mobo was around 20-23

07-14-2002, 06:37 PM
So long as the CPU stays under 50c under full load conditions then ya all right but really ya should have the fans mounted in the side panel drawing fresh air in. Ideally puttin' in a blow hole and two fans in the side panel, one over the CPU and one over the video card, should be sufficient. If you have a tool hire place near you just hire a 3" metal hole saw to fit in a drill and with a low speed and some oil (to lubricate the saw teeth) will give you perfect holes for the fans. :smokin:

07-14-2002, 06:44 PM
yea,, im gonna get one of those window kits with the 80mm fan grill thingos on the side panel,,, so ill fix the fans there.
then have the 2 at the back pulling air out,, and the hdd coolers pushin it in... well,,, i just spoke to my dad on the fone,, and it turns out he has something to cut thru my case with! im in luck ;)

you think i should get a bracket cooler for my gf4?

07-14-2002, 06:50 PM
I use a drill, jigsaw and curved file myself for doin' fan holes. :smokin:

07-14-2002, 06:58 PM
drill and jigsaw eh?
well,,, i have a drill,, but no jigsaw....
hmmm, ill work something out im sure!
thanks wiggo,, great help!
just one more thing though,,, how big should the blowhole be? 120mm?

07-14-2002, 07:03 PM
Do some measurin' to be sure that size will fit but the largest I've ever done was 92mm as that was the largest I could get away with without intrudin' on other hardware though most have only been 80mm. :smokin:

07-14-2002, 07:07 PM
ahhh yes,,, well yea, ill see how it goes!

thanks alot man!

07-14-2002, 11:11 PM
I used a drill a 3 inch bit...i drill it with the lube like WiGGo explained and it was sweet. I used a dremel to sand down the hole's edges...but a file works just as good.: peace2:

07-15-2002, 05:41 PM
Nice tape there!!! LOL
Why don't you drill some holes in you side of the case?

07-16-2002, 04:55 AM
Why don't you drill some holes in you side of the case? - MySTiCuSS

i havnt had a chance to invest in a dremel to cut holes yet - First post in the thread

:no: :no: :no: :no: :no: :no:

07-16-2002, 12:01 PM
hehe.. im sure you know a friend that has a dremmel or a family member just ask if you could borrow threres for a lil bit.. =)

07-16-2002, 12:37 PM
1 thing I've learned: practice with a dremel first before attempting to cut. I kinda hosed up a window cut since I'd never used a dremel before. But that's okay, I replaced the side of the case with a custom cut sheet of acrylic:laugh:

07-31-2002, 10:53 PM
:cool: Invest in the hole saws, dremel etc. Remember, over time you will need to cut many holes in many cases. I hope that tape is treated with fire retardent. :rolleyes:

08-01-2002, 09:16 AM
Use a jigsaw with a good 32pt or better metal cutting blade than a Dremel (especially for beginers) as there is much less chance of makin' a serious mistake. ;)

Mr. C
08-01-2002, 09:26 AM

In modding we call that an "unscheduled alteration in the project plan".

08-03-2002, 10:07 AM
AHHH i got myself a holesaw and cut 2 holes in the side of the case for my 80mm fans...
now it pisses me off how i have to unplug the fans each time i wanna open my case!
seems i cant win:(

08-03-2002, 10:44 AM
It's the price to be paid for keepin' our cool. ;)
:beer: :beer: :beer:

08-03-2002, 11:16 PM
Hmm you must have them connected with a short wires to the fans. I mean i just disconnect them when i am going to do some major work on the rig other than that i just lay it on the table kinda like a "L".

08-04-2002, 02:33 AM
Fan extensions are cheap. so at least you can lay your case door down before disconnecting them...

OR you could look into a more clever solution... like wireing a special connection that can be disconnected easily. Stop in to any electical store, and just look at the carious connections that can be twisted or slid to add very easy connection, disconnection.

08-05-2002, 12:27 AM
:cool: Despite all the "hard work" necessary when you open up your case, it has to look better than the original tape job. Post a pic when you are done. :beer:

08-11-2002, 05:02 PM
just waitin to get my camera back from the supplier (i dropped it,, how stupid of me)! luckily its still under warranty and i managed to convince them that i didnt actually drop it:D

ill have photos up soon

08-12-2002, 01:15 AM
Dude, your box...looks like a fire hazard :flames: Or the fan on top of your video card will be melted by your video card!...

08-13-2002, 12:52 AM
:confused: How about a modded digital camera with a fan to cool off those hot pics we still haven't seen? :confused:

08-18-2002, 10:11 AM
just borrow a jigsaw off a family friend or something..

08-19-2002, 04:29 AM
S man - still waiting on the pics.

08-19-2002, 05:20 AM
You are one demanding doctor...:p

08-19-2002, 05:29 AM
Flaco Just putting a little pressure on him. I like to see what everyone else has done to get ideas for my next project.

08-19-2002, 05:35 AM
Just messin witcha dude...

*looks at the 6 inch syringe*

*screams like a lil' school girl*


08-19-2002, 12:05 PM
That's a small syringe FLACO.

08-19-2002, 08:37 PM
Really?..I meant the needle...

Whats the biggest you've seen?: peace2:

08-19-2002, 08:54 PM
The biggest needle or the biggest overall syringe?

08-19-2002, 09:19 PM
what the heck...both...

08-19-2002, 09:23 PM
I really don't like needles FLACO. The irrigation syringes hold a lot of fluid as do the ones they use in tube feedings. How did we get on this topic anyway?

08-19-2002, 09:24 PM
LOL..i dunno but whats the biggest needle tho...?...last question i promise....

08-19-2002, 09:29 PM
The largest diameter (bore) needles I've used are for drawing blood/plasma.

08-19-2002, 09:33 PM
Cool...dude sounds interesting...

Back to the original topic..hehe:p

08-19-2002, 09:49 PM
What was the original topic?

08-19-2002, 09:53 PM

The dude with the fire hazard fan setup....with all the tape...and stuff remember...:cackle:

08-20-2002, 01:01 AM
Now I remember, we're waiting for pics of his new setup without the tape.

08-20-2002, 06:46 AM
i always stare at the needle when i go for blood tests...

08-20-2002, 09:24 AM
Me to it looks cool...some people look away.

08-20-2002, 10:39 AM
Look death directly in the eye.

08-20-2002, 12:37 PM
*In an English Accent* (infommercial)

"Well, John ...as you can see the new Hook Needle 5000 LX TW RY PLUS comes with its own motorized motor to just squeeze or extract. Is that great JOHN! or what!"

*American Dude*

"It Sure is Henry!...Isn't that great folks (stares at the audience...audience act shocked and amazed).

08-20-2002, 12:50 PM
The pucker factor is definately kicking in.

08-20-2002, 12:56 PM
Yes it is ...at full velocity...!...lol

08-21-2002, 12:26 AM
With your wit FLACO we need to see more of you in the Beer Garden. Lots of great games going on there. Some of them are especially stimulating.

08-29-2002, 06:53 AM
that temp doesnt seem to be worth the aesthetic bloodshed which took place infront of the eyes of that innocent AMD chipset...brings a tear to my eye...

08-29-2002, 07:23 AM
There are no innocent amd chips they are all intel killers!

08-29-2002, 07:29 PM
:shoot: AMD :D

I did the three inch drill bit thing, and with no prior experience. My buddy had a drill so I bought the bit at the local hardware store. Measured the holes and drilled away! I put one in the side over the CPU and the other on top sucking hot air out of the case. I didn't know to use oil until I just read this thread but luckily the holes cut clean anyway...probably would have made it much easier. I then just addes some fan grills and 80mm fans and it worked out perfectly!

08-29-2002, 08:41 PM
Post a pic so we can see your handiwork Huck.