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Thread: What you guys think of this set up?




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    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 :(
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    Do those 3 hung fans actually improve temps? :?:

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    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
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    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:
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    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?
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    I use a drill, jigsaw and curved file myself for doin' fan holes. :smokin:
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    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?
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    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:
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    ahhh yes,,, well yea, ill see how it goes!

    thanks alot man!
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    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:
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