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I have to keep the DVD drive there so my son can't reach it. biggrin.gif My GPU is getting some air from the TY-150 as well in it's current position. smile.gif

ahh i see tongue.gif
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The max. I can get from my D14, now modded AP-29 (push) KM2-1700 center (added a Kama Flow 2-1600 under my dvd writer connectors to create a kind of wind tunnel): biggrin.gif


Before, with the R4 push fan
max core temps: 76 72 73 70

323

Now, with the AP-29
max core temps: 75 71 72 68

331

Same ambient temp, settings, everything (except the fans); got a solid 1°C lower for the cpu cores and some 4°C improovment to the NB temp. thumb.gif
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post #723 of 2110
Are you folks stripping components out before nibbling away? It's obviously the safest idea but the lazy in me needs to know if I can avoid it (would be a nonissue with a damned modular PSU, but guess what I don't have). Will draping some paper over the hardware work in lieu of removing the hardware from the workspace?
    
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post #724 of 2110
if you are nibbling out the back, i would just take out the gpu and then put your case on top of something on its back and lean it over a trash can so you can just nibble it and then it will fall down
   
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Are you folks stripping components out before nibbling away? It's obviously the safest idea but the lazy in me needs to know if I can avoid it (would be a nonissue with a damned modular PSU, but guess what I don't have). Will draping some paper over the hardware work in lieu of removing the hardware from the workspace?

i donno man, doesn't take too many metallic flakes to short something out:D i suppose it depends on the machine. if it's an old POS i dont care about, i suppose i just use a damp cloth to catch the metal flakes, but if it's my main box, i'd definitely strip it before doing any kind of cutting.
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The max. I can get from my D14, now modded AP-29 (push) KM2-1700 center (added a Kama Flow 2-1600 under my dvd writer connectors to create a kind of wind tunnel): biggrin.gif
Before, with the R4 push fan
max core temps: 76 72 73 70
Now, with the AP-29
max core temps: 75 71 72 68
Same ambient temp, settings, everything (except the fans); got a solid 1°C lower for the cpu cores and some 4°C improovment to the NB temp. thumb.gif

question is how many decibel did that cost you?biggrin.gif
post #727 of 2110
I have an APEVIA CORP. X-JUPITER-G-Type with 4 Scythe DFS123812-3000 120mm (133 CFM, two rear exhaust, one side intake and one top intake) a Thermaltake A2018 120mm (93.7 CFM) in the front bottom intake and a case stock fan intake in the 5.25 bay. When everything is turned up full blast it sounds like vacuum cleaner, but I don't really mind the sound too much. My Klipsch Promedia Ultra sound system usually drowns it out easily enough.

Is that a good set up for my system or do you think I should switch the fans around a little? I'm hoping that with 4 intakes and 2 exhausts my system officially qualifies as a positive pressure system, but I'll be honest I'm certainly no expert on airflow. I basically just got the most powerful fans I could find on newegg and bought as many as would fit in my case! Shame on me?
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The max. I can get from my D14, now modded AP-29 (push) KM2-1700 center (added a Kama Flow 2-1600 under my dvd writer connectors to create a kind of wind tunnel): biggrin.gif
Before, with the R4 push fan
max core temps: 76 72 73 70
Now, with the AP-29
max core temps: 75 71 72 68
Same ambient temp, settings, everything (except the fans); got a solid 1°C lower for the cpu cores and some 4°C improovment to the NB temp. thumb.gif

question is how many decibel did that cost you?biggrin.gif

With all the fans maxed out you can count the extra decibels. biggrin.gif
However I found different ways to downvolt them according to what I need to do. When I'm only browsing the web, there is really less sound left.
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Are you folks stripping components out before nibbling away? It's obviously the safest idea but the lazy in me needs to know if I can avoid it (would be a nonissue with a damned modular PSU, but guess what I don't have). Will draping some paper over the hardware work in lieu of removing the hardware from the workspace?
Better safe than sorry, one stray speck of metal can ruin your day. Whenever I do any cutting on/in the case, I like to tear it down and give it a boot camp style cleaning.
    
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both times when I cut my cases I took everything out, if it weren't for my loop it would be easy to put everything back in
   
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