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Layed out rig in a TV stand on wheels, used the 5V lines for fans...what a difference

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On Fryday I put layed out my rig on some cardboard in a wheeled TV stand that has no front or back, and my LCD has been using all along.

(in the proccess, something went seriously wrong with my windows7, I've had to reinstall it about 10 times for real, the registry keep corrupting, and now I'm on winXP waiting for another genuine copy of win7)


The MB is on a proper MB panel from an old P3 case

And I realized that I had a 2nd fan that fits my 92mm TX3 CPU cooler, so its on a 5V line

and I put a 80mm fan on 5V at the end of my RAM blowing over the NB

and a ~30mm fan on 5V laid right on the SB

Before, the extra fans I used were on 12V, what a sound level difference now, near silent...I wasn't thinking before


The cables are still a mess though, and later I want to suspend the DVD burner from the top of the stand.

I have a big piece of cardboard as a front panel taped on.



Later this fall when I go watercooling, I will make 2 sections in the stand, either horizontal or vertical, and put the pump, PSU, and rad on one side, and sort the cables as best I can, and try to keep it as open air to the rear as I can.


The temperatures are a bit better, not sure about in games though since all the win7 troubles left me gameless ever since


CPU is about 3-5C lower on a slower fan profile than before
NB is definitely cooler
PSU is a bit cooler
SB is about 5C cooler
RAM is cooler

GPU is about the same


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On Fryday I put layed out my rig on some cardboard in a wheeled TV stand that has no front or back, and my LCD has been using all along.
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maybe today is the day he fries things.
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I don't have any such capable devices

even though the PSU is modular, the cables look like more of a mess than in the old case
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makes a good difference on the CPU in BFBC2

I used to hit ~50C with the fan set to 100% when over 40C

now it hit ~44-46C with the fan set to 100% when over 50C
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