Case cooling/mod advice

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Sh|te, Dec 27, 2002.

  1. Sh|te

    Sh|te Guest

    I need to know general info, tips etc on case cooling, fan installation, air flow, best fans and mods, etc.
    if you have any pictures of your cases i would love to see em.

    Kind regards
    Steve
     
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    In general.

    For fans:
    intake in the front low in the case
    exhaust in the back high in the case
    (for the above, I recommend the Smart Case Fan II or similar)

    Use rounded cables to improve airflow
     
  3. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Stick as many fans as you can :)

    Thermaltake makes good fans.

    I have a lot of fans in my system. 3 intake fans on the front, one on the side, 4 outtake, one hard drive cooler, one video card cooler, one fan that i sticky taped inside of the case, and the Cpu cooler.

    lol.

    It runs system temp at : 27C in the winter time
    and CPU, amd XP1900 at :30C in winter time, 35C under load :)
     
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    nick... NICK... NICKY BOY...

    oh I forgot.. he can't hear me coz he's deaf from all the noise from the 50 billion fans he has :cool:

    lmao... sorry could not resist..

    personally I have 4 case fans.. 2 in... 2 out...

    cpu never above 40C unless I oc it to 1.75/1.8ghz... and this is in florida mind

    fall temps hover closer to 35-37 on load...

    case temps normally in the 30-33 deg range... in fall its been in the upper 20's
     
  5. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    I have a 120mm intake
    two 80mm exhaust in back
    one 80mm exhaust in side panel
    one slot fan under video card
     
  6. Jmtyra

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    Don't use a case--works great for me! :D

    Seriously, here are some screen shots

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    I do intend to get a case as soon as I get a new mobo. Personally, I have though about buying one of those small refrigerators and putting everything in there. :)

    Am I on drugs? Maybe....:rolleyes:

    (PS-If you do the fridge thing, be sure you put a dehumidifier inside of there as well to lower the dew point which will prevent condensation from killing you system.)
     
  7. xsivforce

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    I wouldn't have believed it without pics. I can just see my cat getting into that. :eek:
     
  8. adek

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    Jmtyra, what do you do about the dust???
     
  9. Jmtyra

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    Yea, If I had pets this would be a no go.


    Good question. So far, this has not been a problem--going on 3 months now. I don't live out in the country (like I used to) or this would be a problem because of all the dirt roads. Either there is not a lot of dust in this region or I am lucky. :happy:
     
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    lucky u opened me case up after 6 months and there was more dust in there than a camels underpants, or is that sand??
     
  11. Ace123

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    I have 4 thermal senseing ultra quiet enermax stealth fans... Ill send em all to you for 25 bucks lol.. I just got my panaflo ones hehehe THese bad boys you cant even hear em at full speed.. My computer is so quiet now now... weeeee
     
  12. Jmtyra

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    Yea, I have seen a few cases that are scary. :eek: I wonder if there is more dust or air in some of them... :D
     
  13. Ace123

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    I have two panaflo fans in the front. sucking in threw the grill and filter... and 2 panaflo fans in the back blowing out. I use the system where you suck in the front.. blow out the back.. I also have a volcano 9 with thermal and Im replacing the fan in muh power supply to a panaflo...
     
  14. Sh|te

    Sh|te Guest

    Wow ... Thanks fellas for all your info and ideas, and "Jmtyra"
    that truly is an "External" pc ya got there.

    Kind Regards
    Sh|te
     
  15. Jmtyra

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    Thanks, Sh|te! :happy: I strive to please. :rolleyes:
     
  16. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Nice rig Ace123. I will be doing a window mod soon. :cool:
     
  17. Ace123

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    gonna hav some new pics here pretty quick.. building the 5 port hub.... RIGHT INTO THE COMPUTER! HAHAHAHAHA IM A CRAZY MAN! not only original.. Very necessary
     
  18. xsivforce

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    Can't wait to see that. :cool:
     
  19. Sh|te

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    Are you able to draw me a DFD ... well more like a AFD = air flow diagram, showing were fans should be and the direction of heat and air flow??

    Regards
    Steve
     
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