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Well the price varies from region to region so you have to look for that your self.

yeah, i figured. anyway, it turns out that the cheapest fan here is the ZM-F3 at ~10$ and 3$ above it the Scythe fans with the FDB bearing (Kama Flow 2)

btw, have you considered doing one of those smoke tests? (if anyone would be so kind to give you a smoke machine)
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post #272 of 780
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btw, have you considered doing one of those smoke tests? (if anyone would be so kind to give you a smoke machine)

I don't know. I've always been against smoking wink.gif
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post #273 of 780
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Good news. The 140mm rig is finaly finished and I have now moved on to the overclocking portion of the build.

Here are the specs:

Xigmatek Prime SD1484
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4 GB (2 x 2GB) Crucial Ballistix @ 1333 MHz 1.25v
SeaSonic X series SS-400FL
Corsair Force 3 60 GB
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As with the old rig, this one is 100% passive with no moving parts to generate any noise, that is till I mount a fan to the heatsink.

I cut the extra fins on the memory sticks for them not to interfere with the exhaust flow. I should also mention that the memory natively runs at 1866 MHz with 9-9-9-27 timings @ 1.5 volts. I lowered the frequency to 1333 MHz with the same timing but reduced the voltage to 1.25 volts. I did this to minimzie heat generation that could affect the results. ANOTHER thing I did was to put both sticks in the furthest memory sloths so that they wouldn't cause problems with larger fans, meaning that they're running in single channel mode which doesn't really matter in my test suit.

Many thanks to Xigmatek for providng me with the heatsink and extra fans.

PS: The rig boots from loading screen into windows in less than 4 seconds which I find astonishing.
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post #274 of 780
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Good news. The 140mm rig is finaly finished and I have now moved on to the overclocking portion of the build.
Here are the specs:
Xigmatek Prime SD1484
i5 2500K
MSI Z77A-GD55
4 GB (2 x 2GB) Crucial Ballistix @ 1333 MHz 1.25v
SeaSonic X series SS-400FL
Corsair Force 3 60 GB
Lian Li Pitstop PC-T60






As with the old rig, this one is 100% passive with no moving parts to generate any noise, that is till I mount a fan to the heatsink.
I cut the extra fins on the memory sticks for them not to interfere with the exhaust flow. I should also mention that the memory natively runs at 1866 MHz with 9-9-9-27 timings @ 1.5 volts. I lowered the frequency to 1333 MHz with the same timing but reduced the voltage to 1.25 volts. I did this to minimzie heat generation that could affect the results. ANOTHER thing I did was to put both sticks in the furthest memory sloths so that they wouldn't cause problems with larger fans, meaning that they're running in single channel mode which doesn't really matter in my test suit.
Many thanks to Xigmatek for providng me with the heatsink and extra fans.
PS: The rig boots from loading screen into windows in less than 4 seconds which I find astonishing.

This board is amazing. :-)
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post #275 of 780
That testbed looks amazing! Eager to see some results...
Thermalright should send you two ty143's! thumb.gif
post #276 of 780
Also, Can you even get a ram slot in DIMM 2? Or did you purposely choose to put them (like you said) in DIMM 3 and 4 in single channel mode and trimmed for lower temps? Im just curious if you even could if you wanted to.
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post #277 of 780
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Also, Can you even get a ram slot in DIMM 2? Or did you purposely choose to put them (like you said) in DIMM 3 and 4 in single channel mode and trimmed for lower temps? Im just curious if you even could if you wanted to.

Yeah, I could have but the fan was brushing against it and I thought I might as well move it to the other sloth so I wouldn't have to worry about any complications with larger fans that I would have to test in the future.
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post #278 of 780
awesome setup! cant wait to see some results from your 140mm tests
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Yeah, I could have but the fan was brushing against it and I thought I might as well move it to the other sloth so I wouldn't have to worry about any complications with larger fans that I would have to test in the future.

Thought so. To fit any RAM period in my first DIMM I would have to run my EVO horizontally.
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post #280 of 780
What 140mm are you planning on testing? I would definitely want to see TY143 & T.B Vegas Duo.
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