Originally Posted by Vestito
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.
Originally Posted by tuanhoang314
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.
okay maybe longer bolts lol, but it would look kinda ghetto
Originally Posted by hollywood406
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