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You might benefit more from mounting another fan on the other side of the HDD cage. Zipties on all corners and your done. Even with the HDD cage gone I wouldn't expect temps to drop anything crazy like 10c. I guess at this point it comes down to how much work are you willing to put into something that may only give a moderate decrease in temps?

I have a midcase TY-140 that's ziptied on the HDD cage and blowing on the GPU, yes, is that what you are referring to?
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Yep. For me that would be enough. Your GPU temps really high?

I'm mounting a TY-150 on top of the HDD cage (moved to middle position) in my 650D to lower my GPU temps enough to run Boinc more frequently. Basically the same type of mid-case fan setup you have now minus the large HDD cage in front. If I experience a huge drop in temps I'll let you know. That would indicate the open space between the front 200mm intake and the mid-case fan really helps increase airflow. As it stands now the airflow with just the front intake is not strong enough when pulled through the front filter to keep my GPU temps where I'd like them to be....while Folding/Boinc'ing I mean. smile.gif
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Yep. For me that would be enough. Your GPU temps really high?
I'm mounting a TY-150 on top of the HDD cage (moved to middle position) in my 650D to lower my GPU temps enough to run Boinc more frequently. Basically the same type of mid-case fan setup you have now minus the large HDD cage in front. If I experience a huge drop in temps I'll let you know. That would indicate the open space between the front 200mm intake and the mid-case fan really helps increase airflow. As it stands now the airflow with just the front intake is not strong enough when pulled through the front filter to keep my GPU temps where I'd like them to be....while Folding/Boinc'ing I mean. smile.gifImages of my case for reference: (Click to show)
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It depends on what program I use to bench. If I use the latest version of OCCT, it really does get hot but if I use Heaven I think it reaches around 80°C only. Which do you use?

Hmmm, where exactly do you put that TY-150? I don't see it in your pics?

Here's my case setup:

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post #984 of 2110
I plan on installing the TY-150 this weekend. The pic was the other HDD cage that's not in the case. I did it that way to make installing the fan easier and keep my rig up and running in the meantime. Honestly I really don't care about benchmarks over real-world performance in the applications I use. Boinc and Folding stress my components the most so my highest temps are always from one or the other. I have run OCCT and Prime months ago but can't remember the temps.

A couple things I would try in your shoes: (1) Move the SSD to the highest slot in the HDD cage to allow the front intake and TY-140 to pull more air through the cage. (2) Try disabling that bottom TY-140. The reason behind this suggestion is I'm curious if it's airflow is conflicting with the other TY-140. Or (3, I guess, lol) raise the position of the TY-140 on the HDD cage and see if that helps any.

Lots of little adjustments to try...if your temps are good while doing non-benching tasks and this feels like too much to take on atm I'd say spend the weekend playing some games instead. Clash of Heroes is free-to-play this weekend on Steam. thumb.gif
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OK I just finished rearranging things in my rig. I lubed up my fans with Bones Speed Cream (I can't find the bearing opening for the TY-140) and it doesn't seem to help with noise for the GTs but I think it helped a bit for the SS-800s. I realized I put way too much thermal paste last time and my temps dropped by ~6C and now my GPU is much cooler. The SS-800 also doesn't vibrate on the top mount (so glad!).

I also cleaned up some cables for you solsamurai!

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OK I just finished rearranging things in my rig. I lubed up my fans with Bones Speed Cream (I can't find the bearing opening for the TY-140) and it doesn't seem to help with noise for the GTs but I think it helped a bit for the SS-800s. I realized I put way too much thermal paste last time and my temps dropped by ~6C and now my GPU is much cooler. The SS-800 also doesn't vibrate on the top mount (so glad!).
I also cleaned up some cables for you solsamurai! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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...nuff said. So glad everything worked out for you! The TY-140's can be taken apart but you have to half-way break a small plastic ring inside the bearing housing. I've seen a couple people on other sites successfully paint and service them but it took a lot more work than I care for atm. I'd love to paint at least the outer housing matte black some day. tongue.gif
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A couple things I would try in your shoes: (1) Move the SSD to the highest slot in the HDD cage to allow the front intake and TY-140 to pull more air through the cage. (2) Try disabling that bottom TY-140. The reason behind this suggestion is I'm curious if it's airflow is conflicting with the other TY-140. Or (3, I guess, lol) raise the position of the TY-140 on the HDD cage and see if that helps any.

1.) But I think the 200mm fan's main airflow is along the top and bottom part of the fan itself and not in the center, right? This is why I kept the SSD in the middle area of the HDD cage. I based this observation when I put my hands in the fan.

2.) Hmmm, ok. How about the side fan, do I need to try to disable it first? It acts as an intake too and is 200mm.

3.) If I raise the mid-case fan (TY-140) won't it bring back hot air to the GPU because it will blow directly towards the inside-case exhause of the GPU heatsink assembly?
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It depends on what program I use to bench. If I use the latest version of OCCT, it really does get hot but if I use Heaven I think it reaches around 80°C only. Which do you use?
Hmmm, where exactly do you put that TY-150? I don't see it in your pics?
Here's my case setup:

How fast is that bottom TY-140 moving?
    
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The lining might be harder to do.
I thought about that type of silicon pad but I would have to sand down the frame of the fan to make it fit. Hopefully my slipstream 800 rpm won't vibrate on that mount. Just hoping...

the mortite cord is like clay or Play-Dough that doesnt dry out. you could make a sculpture out of it. it will stick and fit anywhere. you can pull some off, mush it into any shape, and press it onto the fan; just the corners would probably work. Then when you mount the fan it squeezes into a seal. Don't eat it. It's tempting.
    
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How fast is that bottom TY-140 moving?

Around 700 RPM iirc. It should run at low speed only right?
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