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Good evening,

I have just finished rebuilding my pc after purchasing this case. Its fantastic compared to my old Antec 900. It's much quieter which i LOVE but you cant seem to change the speed of the fans in this case? Only they are spinning really slow and performance isnt that good for my H50 block.

Temps have gone up 5 degrees on the CPU compared to Antec 900, my guess because of the low speed of the fan. I have plugged the pump into the chassis fan header and disabled fan settings in the BIOS which i assume makes the pump run at 100%? PC Prob tells me its running at about 1400rpm but it is fluctuating a bit.

Can i speed the fan up thats attached to the H50 radiator? (120mm fan included with the case seems to be hard wired in) Or shall I see if i can use the standard H50 fan and attach the standard case fan onto the other side of the radiator?

Many thanks
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post #2 of 8
If you use a molex to fan adapter and plug it into your psu they will run at their highest rated rpm. I had to do this for the 200mm fans in my case.
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post #3 of 8
What Furrby said. Or get a Fan controller, can get one for about $25 and connect your fans to that and turn them up to 100% rpm.
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ok thanks.

As for the H50, any idea why its running hotter in this case? its idling at 34 degrees and under load about 48...used to be about 28 in my antec 900 and 40 under load and this case has plenty more room! Something has started making a high pitched buzzing noise too much is annoying me
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Were you using the stock thermal compound in the antec? The TIM that came stock with the h50 is actually really good and if you changed it that would cause temp differences. As for the buzz, something is probably vibrating in you case, if you find the source it may be an easy fix.
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I did change the TIM which has dropped a few degrees. I changed it because the original seemed to be getting warm after a case swap.

My CPU is still running hot. 29 degrees idle which is fine but 30mins of playing Crysis 2 it shot up to 52 degrees. I believe 60 is the max safe temp for the 1090t. In my old case it used to reach 41 degrees tops under load. I have more fans in this case and more room. My 6950 never goes above 63 degrees under load overclocked but it kicks out really warm air into the case which i'm guessing is heating up the radiator as the heat isnt escaping quick enough with only 1 exhaust

I had the top fan on the side panel flipped over to act as an exhaust (as the h50 needs an intake where exhaust fan normally goes) but the warm air was making my legs burn!

I need to rethink the positioning and orientation of fans in my storm scout.

The only change ive made is the fan on the radiator. Im using the standard storm scout case fan instead of the h50 fan and stuck another low speed fan on the other side to pull air through. I guess ill have to somehow ripp the wiring out and put the standard h50 fan in. The storm scout fans seem to be hard wired in though so might have to chop the wires
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I have now moved the H50 Radiator to the front optical bays sucking in cold air from the front with a push / pull setup, well away from any hot air. I have reinstalled an exhaust fan at the back.

Temperatures havent really improved on the CPU. I still sit idle at 31 degrees (im happy enough with that)

After playing Crysis 2 for half an hour its reading 52 degrees.

After 5mins of Prime 95 i saw temperatures of 62, got scared and shut it down.

Reapplied TIM again after moving the radiator.

There is hardly any warm air coming out the exhausts and my 6950 unlocked and overclocked maxes out at 60 degrees which is perfect

Should i be worried?
Edited by Darylrese - 5/10/11 at 11:54am
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Your CPU has a maximum temp of 62c, but you never want to get that high. What method did you use to install the TIM? I have tried every method but the best one for me is to put a little on the center and use a card to evenly spread the TIM into the thinest layer possible. You don't need a lot, all it does is fill the microscopic holes and cracks to make more surface area contact.
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