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Originally Posted by Codaisayoda View Post

Do you have an intake fan at the front of your case like right next to your first heatsink? If so i would turn that heatsink the other directions and turn your front intake fan to exhaust the air. Then have both of the top fans blowing air into the heatsinks.

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haha i was too lazy to read all of those replys tongue.gif some were super long. at least i had a good idea tongue.gif
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hmm... I was out all yesterday with family and I didn't even see that I had gotten so many replies! I got home at ~8PM and crashed until 7AM. Whoo! (and then I had other junk to do and here I am!)

Possibly the way I'll have to go is getting another 120mm fan and doing the mod that ehume is suggesting (see quote below.) Looking into this, I'm going to need another 120mm fan... I'm all out! This is also meaning I have to drive another 20 minutes or so to Microcenter if I want a decent fan, or drive 5 minutes to Rubbishack if I want an overpriced junk one. hmm... rolleyes.gif
Can anyone recommend me a good fan that Microcenter has to go for? I have the couple 120mm orange Cougar ones that are great, but one doesn't like to listen to PWM signals with a PWM splitter. I kinda made that my exhaust fan after finding that out. Other one works fine with the splitter on both tips. May just be a bad circuit. oh well, works fine otherwise.

Luckily I also have Sears and Home Depot here as well, so I can get foam if needed. What I'll most likely end up doing is that plus ziptying the fan in. not tight on the zipties, but enough that it won't fall out of place if something happened and the computer was moved suddenly while off, god forbid.
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The reason you might want to drop your DVD to the bottom slot is illustrated by that Lian Li design: it will only accommodate a 120mm fan (don't bother with that slot device; it too is a screamer). My sig has a link to putting intake fans in the 5.25 bay. In my own 5.25 bay I was able to put a 140mm fan in it because the DVD is on the bottom and the bay is open at the top. The fan sticks 10mm above the bay.

I just realized that if I were to put a 120mm fan up top, I'd need to remove the DVD drive altogeter--I don't have enough room for a 120mm fan, because it's a 3-slot bay! I guess that means it's time to break out the USB2 external enclosure. (!)
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duuude, thats AWESOME!! As others have said, MOSFET heatsinks would be very useful for you, and I think that having the two top fan spots filled would supply good amounts of cool air, especially to the rear CPU since you are bringing cool air down from the top. Lastly from me, Y u no SLI? that would be a beast system (except for the 200mhz DDR lol) since you would have two of everything! 2x 2tb drives, 2x CPU's, 2x 6gb RAM, 2x 8800GT's, 2x CPU coolers......

Can't SLI. BIOS won't allow for it, some sort of bug. Problem being that one PCIe slot is X16 and the other one is X4 electrically with an X16 slot-- Supposedly it's also not supported in that setup-- so at this point I'm going to live with the 8800GT until I can get a nicer single card, say, a GTX 550 Ti. Waiting on a reply from Tyan tech support on the matter (like they're going to do anything. EOL board and no official means of contact except a phone number or some contracted live chat service... Ha!) As of 1:30PM EST I have recieved no reply from them at all. Considering calling up on the phone to the US tech line to see if anything can even be done.

As for the ECC DDR-400... it can still hold its own. it scores high enough in WEI (even though that means nothing 99% of the time) that it's decent. Seems to get good scores elsewhere as well...

Windows Experience Index Score (like it matters)

aaaaand Crystalmark '04 just because. I really should benchmark this with some better programs but this will give at least a feel for what type of raw power I have with this box.
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having to be in at work early this week is nuts! but I'm trying to find a way to get it all managed.
Recycler is coming to haul off some yucky yellowed 15" CRTs I had to go through and look for blurries... ! Old, but still worth having as spares if something decides to break.

SO. I went to Microcenter a couple days ago again, and got some new fans. I really need to make up a priority on fans, since everything is in so many colors now!

I got two Kingwin DB-121's on sale for the side panel mount... They're quiet and seem to move a TON of air. however, whoever mentioned removing the case grilling has the right idea. (not that i haven't done it in the past-- I have a Shuttle SG33G5 I did that on, with not much improvement for that particular box.) The fans are quiet when not mounted-- against the grilling, they whine! So, the plan is to remove enough of the grilling so I can mount them still, and also place the wire grills over the front since I do have pets I do not want slicing their little noses off on my fans. biggrin.gif
The same goes for the exhaust and top fans.

At this point I've taken the suggestion of ehume to put a fan in the 5.25" bays, and I've done just that. I was able to get a good deal on a Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000 as well, and it is now ziptie'd up in the bays, as well as some clearance NIB Lamptron fan controller I did take apart and put thermal compound on the mosfet of. there was NONE! Still considering taking the heatsink off now and putting a larger one on and electrical taping up the rest of the components... I need this thing to LAST.

I'm also looking into bare core contact with the Opterons. The cure time on the AS5 has come and gone, and I'm not impressed so much with the idle temperature as I feel I could be. it's sitting at about 36-37C idle and no higher than about 50C on any core at any given time in a 22C ambient room. This is great and all, probably, but I think if I remove the IHS entirely, there will be better performance thermally. I have the IHS cap off the rear CPU and the CNP5X out and am looking into upping the tension on the clamp arms, so to allow the heatsink to be used with a capless Opteron without modification of the clip bracket.

For now, I must be on my way. FFFFFFWORK.
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