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post #1781 of 2110
As chinesethunda says.
I've got my system setting on bench right now. HDD.s are setting in removable cage. OS drive was 45c. I set a fan 10cm from side of cage running at 650rpm and temp dropped to 35c.
post #1782 of 2110
If you want a wind tunnel pc, just install 120mm ducting on the fans coming from the heat sink to intakes and exhaust from the case. Bam. Wind tunnel.

I have always considered getting something like this just for that purpose.



Just install in the Cdrom places and make 120mm ducting from the front of the case into the heatstink then some more 120mm ducting to the exhaust fan. Brilliant.
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post #1783 of 2110
I created a tunnel sealing my 5.25 bay airtight except from the front and back openings and placed a ty140 in thethe back openingand inside the case, below my cd drive-works good tongue.gif

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post #1784 of 2110

Hey guys I have a hard time deciding whether to buy an open cooler or the blower style cooler for the 7870. I have a R4 and I installed a bottom intake fan right next tot the PSU. Do you think I could run an open cooler card without having temperature problems on my motherboard?

 

Specifically the Sapphire 7870 Tahiti LE card.

 

Also, is it better to plug the fans into the motherboard or the built in fan controller? I leave the fans at 7v for everything.


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post #1785 of 2110
Please define
"open cooler"
"blower cooler"
*bottom intake fan right next tot the CPU" ( R4 has bottom fan but CPU near top of case)
"open cooler card"

I assume by "open cooler" and "open cooler card" you are referring to passive coolers on CPU and GPU; and "blower cooler" is fan cooled cooler.
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post #1787 of 2110
I have had noticeably better results with exhaust out of the top and the back. I reversed the top & temps went up. I think that the top is the natural place to exhaust. I also tried the positive pressure approach & temps went up that way as well.
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post #1788 of 2110
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

Please define
"open cooler"
"blower cooler"
*bottom intake fan right next tot the CPU" ( R4 has bottom fan but CPU near top of case)
"open cooler card"

I assume by "open cooler" and "open cooler card" you are referring to passive coolers on CPU and GPU; and "blower cooler" is fan cooled cooler.

Woops I meant GPU. My bad.

    
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Woops I meant GPU. My bad.

**shakes head and sighs** so unanswered / undefined and not even remotely understandable. rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by eBombzor View Post

Woops I meant GPU. My bad.

**shakes head and sighs** so unanswered / undefined and not even remotely understandable. rolleyes.gif

Sorry. I just want to know if http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202024&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Video+Cards-_-Sapphire+Tech-_-14202024 will make my other components overheat, as opposed to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161404

 

Again, I have an R4 with all the vents blocked and a bottom intake fan near the PSU.

    
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