February 10th 06, 01:47 AM
"Ed Light" > wrote in message
> They tested everything from no case fans to 5 case fans, and the winner
> was the rear fan(s) only. Just amazing.
I beat them. 2 minutes to idle from burn. Winchester at 2.4, 1.45v. I have
an Arctic Freezer 64 cooler with the fan removed and an aluminum tape duct
to the panaflo 80mm case fan running at 2200 rpm, blowing out. The other fan
is the 120mm in the Coolmax psu running on high. I'll soon be putting in a
quiet Yate Loon (from coolerguys) into the psu and attaching it to the
Zalman fan controller in a cd bay.
This setup can actually take care of the cpu with the psu on low and the
80mm at 1200 rpm. But not running 3d on a hot day. And it lets the hard
drives up into the high 30's.
But if you want to take your motherboard out and in you have to deal with
removing the tape and building it up again. I'll have to do it when I put my
Zalman passive heatsink on the nforce3 chip. I'll have an 80mm blowing over
it onto the video card, and on the controller at a low rpm. It won't be in
the front panel, but free-standing, actually strapped on a piece of foam to
the bottom of the hd bay. I have a weird slow speed silencer fan there now,
not on the controller, that's quiet except it ticks.
Only thing is I don't know what sort of circulation I'm getting over the
motherboard power regulator thingies. And my board doesn't give the sytem
temperature -- strange Gigabyte oversight. But it's not eating the cpu hot
air, only whatever heat radiates from the cpu's heatsink and beneath it, and
from the video card when it heats up in 3D.
MS Smiley :-\
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