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Hey guys, quick request. Anyone who has positioned a fan to the rear of their motherboard, to help cool the VRM area, happen to have a picture of how they mounted it? I'm trying to figure out the best way to get a fan back there, but would like to see some of the ideas you guys have chosen to go with.

Rear as in, behind the motherboard tray.
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Hey guys, quick request. Anyone who has positioned a fan to the rear of their motherboard, to help cool the VRM area, happen to have a picture of how they mounted it? I'm trying to figure out the best way to get a fan back there, but would like to see some of the ideas you guys have chosen to go with.

Rear as in, behind the motherboard tray.
Socket Fan (Click to show)

Here's how I did mine. I'd recommend cutting the hole from the inside so you don't scratch the outside all up. You have to measure the fan placement so that it will fit inside the socket cutout when the panel is slid on. I also had to shave about 1/8" off the fan so it would fit.
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Hi computerrestore, I just wanted to say I followed your guide when initially overclocking and ran into an issue i had to figure out on my own.

I couldn't get prime95 blend to pass no matter what i did to my nb voltage, imc voltage, dram settings; I spent a ton of hours trying to figure out what was wrong with the computer i had built.

Only when I increased the cpu's vcore did it stabilize.

My 8320 is at 4.5Ghz and 1.512 Vcore now.

That's great you were able to get stability. Your voltage does seem very high for 4.5Ghz. I hope you were able to properly follow my guide, because after setting the recommended settings, the rest of the steps consist of increasing the cpu voltage and cpu ratio.
Edited by ComputerRestore - 6/16/13 at 6:34pm
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Man... your tip is suuuupeeeeeerrrr... i run on 4.3 now... still with default volt!!! (1.375. 1225. LLC enabled).

i'll try to get higher later.... so happy right now biggrin.gifthumb.gif
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Here's how I did mine. I'd recommend cutting the hole from the inside so you don't scratch the outside all up. You have to measure the fan placement so that it will fit inside the socket cutout when the panel is slid on. I also had to shave about 1/8" off the fan so it would fit.
That's great you were able to get stability. Your voltage does seem very high for 4.5Ghz. I hope you were able to properly follow my guide, because after setting the recommended settings, the rest of the steps consist of increasing the cpu voltage and cpu ratio.

Thanks for the visual. I planned on using one of my old 70mm CPU fans that is pretty slim, in the 500r I can fit it behind there without a few MM to spare, since it has that extra recess at the rear.
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Thanks for the visual. I planned on using one of my old 70mm CPU fans that is pretty slim, in the 500r I can fit it behind there without a few MM to spare, since it has that extra recess at the rear.

Yeah, that's a good idea. Definately don't have to go for a 120MM like I did. If I do another one, it'll be smaller.
@ Madorax

That looks much better. Glad to help.
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Just trying to figure out any possible alternatives to drilling a hole in my side panel.
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Just trying to figure out any possible alternatives to drilling a hole in my side panel.

Lol, I wouldn't be jumping at the opportunity to drill a hole in my 500R, if I had one, either.
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Lol, I wouldn't be jumping at the opportunity to drill a hole in my 500R, if I had one, either.

Haha not yet anyway. I'm trying to think of some type of bracket I could use to maybe tape it with double sided foam tape? Not sure, as I'm out of spare CPU heatsink brackets.
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Haha not yet anyway. I'm trying to think of some type of bracket I could use to maybe tape it with double sided foam tape? Not sure, as I'm out of spare CPU heatsink brackets.

Probably thick foam tape would let you stick it right to the socket. Just a couple of thin strips on either side of the fan.
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Probably thick foam tape would let you stick it right to the socket. Just a couple of thin strips on either side of the fan.

I'm leaning towards that option. I have some extra foam tape I can use. I was thinking of cutting little squares and placing them at each corner of the fan.
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