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Originally Posted by TheBirdman74 View Post
Ya, Was really trying not to make my case look Ghetto or too noisey
You got some pics bud?



Really was trying to avoid having to cut another hole on my side panel. You got some MOAR pics? So maybe I can get the gist of it


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Yep, but I'm at work right now. I like the first idea better, using a ram cooler. Your northbridge probably doesn't get too hot and your ram could certainly use some cooling anyway.

The fans in the side of my case were not a quickie project. I had to buy a big hole saw and some plexi to replace the original as I didn't want to ruin it if I made a mistake. I'll post some pics tomorrow of my side panel and you can be the judge. It wasn't a hard project, it just took some time.

Just out of curiosity, do you have any software that monitors those temps? My Asus, MSI and Gigabyte mobos have software to OC and monitor the CPU and Northbridge. How hot do they get? Do you do a lot of benching? If you do, maybe the side panel fan would be the way to go.

BTW..... What case do you have to work with?
Edited by hollywood406 - 10/28/11 at 9:20pm
post #22 of 26
get some chopsticks and mount them onto you side panel with alot of glue or something right next to your nb then attach the fan on get some rubber washers or tape to hold the fan in place. dont know how well this would work or if it would at all but thats all i could think of.
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Bottom drive bays and the pci back slots you can wire a
Few zip ties together and suspend a fan over the south bridge, your sol for the top one. Doesn't look like you have a Gpu in there, but from the looks of it some cable management would help the temps as well. Next best option, get a new case




I got GPU's there alright Tried doing something like that with zip ties tho, seems to be too wiggly for my liking but cant be serious about the cable management. I mean I know the photos aren't as good as you would want them to be but all the wires are tucked away behind the motherboard tray, all of them. the only ones visible are the connectors. I spent hours doing that man.


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get some chopsticks and mount them onto you side panel with alot of glue or something right next to your nb then attach the fan on get some rubber washers or tape to hold the fan in place. dont know how well this would work or if it would at all but thats all i could think of.
Chopsticks?
okay maybe longer bolts lol, but it would look kinda ghetto

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Yep, but I'm at work right now. I like the first idea better, using a ram cooler. Your northbridge probably doesn't get too hot and your ram could certainly use some cooling anyway.

The fans in the side of my case were not a quickie project. I had to buy a big hole saw and some plexi to replace the original as I didn't want to ruin it if I made a mistake. I'll post some pics tomorrow of my side panel and you can be the judge. It wasn't a hard project, it just took some time.

Just out of curiosity, do you have any software that monitors those temps? My Asus, MSI and Gigabyte mobos have software to OC and monitor the CPU and Northbridge. How hot do they get? Do you do a lot of benching? If you do, maybe the side panel fan would be the way to go.

BTW..... What case do you have to work with?
I know what you mean, I got a set of them hole saws and spent some time to carefully cut my plexi and finally installed a 120mm fan on my side panel to blow some fresh air on to my GPU's. But I just feel like it would be excessive and just look wrong if I added another fan in there on top of it.

I was using Real Temp and it shows my nb going well over 80C - 90C on load and around 50 - 70C Idle(Processor Overclocked, all memory slots filled and multiple GPU's)

this is the case I think, its no HAF but I put some work on it tho.


I dont know, maybe I am just going to give up on the whole north bridge cooling fan thing, the x58 chips are supposed to run hot, I know it doesn't hurt to use additional cooling and I want to but the chances of that look slim.. But this is OCN so everything is overkill, Anybody know any slim and lite enough CPU coolers that people have managed to or didn't mind modding into a NB cooler?
Edited by TheBirdman74 - 10/28/11 at 11:37pm
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why not just get the Antec Spot Cool man? im sure that will help cooling your northbridge. and its better than nothing.

aim it super close for cooling assurance.
Edited by croy - 10/29/11 at 12:52am
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I know what you mean, I got a set of them hole saws and spent some time to carefully cut my plexi and finally installed a 120mm fan on my side panel to blow some fresh air on to my GPU's. But I just feel like it would be excessive and just look wrong if I added another fan in there on top of it.

I was using Real Temp and it shows my nb going well over 80C - 90C on load and around 50 - 70C Idle(Processor Overclocked, all memory slots filled and multiple GPU's)

this is the case I think, its no HAF but I put some work on it tho.


I dont know, maybe I am just going to give up on the whole north bridge cooling fan thing, the x58 chips are supposed to run hot, I know it doesn't hurt to use additional cooling and I want to but the chances of that look slim.. But this is OCN so everything is overkill, Anybody know any slim and lite enough CPU coolers that people have managed to or didn't mind modding into a NB cooler?
80-90c?!?! That is pretty warm. My Asus P6X58D Premium heatsink barely gets warm but it's also huge! Can you buy another piece of plexi to make a new window? Then you could place the fans precisely where you need them.

I (also) have an MSI X58 Pro in a Coolermaster Storm Sniper case. The northbridge gets real warm in that cause the heatsink is really inadequate. MSI claims that it's OK to run it at 90+c but I would never do that. I tried a couple fans in there to help but those had to be special so that they would blow thru the heatsink, given it's construction, and they work great, keeping the temps at approx 50c under load. Otherwise it would be 70-80c I also replaced the crappy thermal tape with OCZ Freeze and used nylon screws to hold the heatsink down instead of the push-pin/spring setup.

Here are a few shots of my windowed cases. Not the neatest job partly because the holesaw was just a tad too big for the 120mm fans. Check out that huge, blue heatsink on my Asus mobo! The fans there were mainly for the GTX480 (now THAT runs warm! haha) Pardon the dust on my Silverstone filters, they're just doing their job




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I have the same motherboard as you. I originally used super glue and a 40mm fan to cool down the nb. After awhile I got tired of the buzzing sound the fan made so I purchased this. It lowered my temps nb about 15c and is pretty much silent. It looks cool to.
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