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Originally Posted by cs_maan View Post
He's jealous my case will look sexy and his will look...unmodded *shudders* .
you case will look like it was burned
Edited by doat - 6/14/09 at 4:28pm
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post #5372 of 19729
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Two Cables, I am assuming your running an intake on the front and side and exhaust on the rear and top correct? Thinking of getting a bottom intake for the hell of it.
Yep. That's exactly what I have going on. But I will probably have a new front intake fan in a few days, but it all depends on how good it looks. You see, I just ordered this blue LED Cooler Master fan from Buy.com for $14.73 using 2-Day shipping. But, I would have gone with Newegg if they weren't out of stock.

By going from the Silverstone FN121-BL to this Cooler Master fan, the following specifications will be upgraded:
  • From "Rifle Bearing" to "Long Life Sleeve"
  • From "1200 RPM ± 250 RPM" to "2000 RPM"
  • From "53.24 CFM" to "90 CFM"
  • From "Max 0.91mmH2O" air/static pressure to "3.04 mmH2O"
  • From an unknown life expectancy to "50,000 hours".
Yeah. So, I hope it looks as good as it performs. Based on how similar this fan looks to the one I got for my Tuniq Tower, I'm pretty sure it kicks serious butt. The air pressure of the fan I got for my Tuniq Tower has an air pressure rating of 5.60mmH20! I don't know what that means, but it all sounds pretty impressive.

Anyway, regarding an intake in the bottom: I tried that, but my rig has to sit on carpet, and even though it's high-traffic carpet, it still collects dust much quicker than the other fans, including the front intake. So, I got rid of that thing in a hurry. Besides, 4 case fans is a little bit overkill anyway because my ambients - or as I say, my "computer room temps" - are usually at around 21-24°C. But, I love extreme overkill like this.
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^^^You could have gotten that CM fan from Amazon with free shipping.
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post #5374 of 19729
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I am a control-freak, and so I don't use the temp sensor I didn't even hook up it's cable. I just keep it at ~1800 RPM 24/7, and it's practically dead-silent because those other 4 fans are at 1200 RPM. But if I want to make it quieter than those fans, then all I have to do is slip down to about 1750 RPM.

I kept the fan controller the way it came from the factory: in the 3.5" bay adapter, so controlling it is as easy as breathing. If I want to do some stress testing, I just crank it up all the way. When I'm done, I open up HWMonitor and turn the fan down until I see 1750-1800.

When compared to the fan the Tuniq Tower came with, this fan has a very pleasing sound, even at ~2500 RPM. Yeah, 2500 RPM is kinda loud, but it doesn't sound annoying to me. I couldn't stand the other one. It was louder and more obnoxious: and it's maximum RPM was just ~2000.

Oh, and I didn't know it had a Life Expectancy of 80,000 hours! Whoa! So, this is a much better fan than I originally thought.

Even though 80,000 is obviously pretty sweet, what kind of Life Expectancy are you used to seeing?
idk but 9 years
first one i went to at newegg is http://www.apevia.com/ProductsInfo.asp?KEY=CF4SL-4C

part of the reason i built this was my xps gen 2 that was 4 years old or so not on as much as this one will be and the fans were making a ton of noise and about to die in it. so hearing 8 and 9 years of run time is nuts when you think about it.
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post #5375 of 19729
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Originally Posted by hawaiian_geek View Post
^^^You could have gotten that CM fan from Amazon with free shipping.
Actually, it's only free shipping on orders $25 and over. That's why I didn't buy it from Amazon.com.
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idk but 9 years
first one i went to at newegg is http://www.apevia.com/ProductsInfo.asp?KEY=CF4SL-4C

part of the reason i built this was my xps gen 2 that was 4 years old or so not on as much as this one will be and the fans were making a ton of noise and about to die in it. so hearing 8 and 9 years of run time is nuts when you think about it.
Yeah, and now that I know this about my fan, I love it even more!

Oh, and speaking of turning a system on and off, here is some food for thought from that guy named Rodney Reynolds on one of his Q & A videos. The question he's trying to answer here is "Should you keep your system on 24/7, or turn it on and off?"


Before I saw this video, I used to turn my computer on/off everyday. But now I am experimenting with just leaving it on 24/7. I was turning it on/off everyday to try and save on electricity since it's like leaving a couple of 100W light bulbs on.

My previous system was a pre-built Gateway with a 500 MHz Pentium III, and 384 MB of memory as well as a Voodoo3 3000 AGP. It was so slow that I just left it on 24/7, and that thing never died. I think it lasted like 7-8 years. I mean, I built my rig almost 14 months ago now, and that pre-built was still working just fine on the last day - and then I built my rig and had the pre-built recycled. I think the reason why it lasted so long - and would probably still be working today - is because I never turned it off. I rebooted it every day, but I never turned it off.

So, I'm going to try the same thing with this system and I'll also hope that I can keep up with cleaning it more often. But I think it's worth it if it'll help every little part last longer.
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well it seems that when i leave my pc on for a long time it starts to get slow or something and after i reboot it runs a bit faster.
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i have always just left it on. not so much as i want it to last longer but b/c im almost always on it. if you look at some of my reply's there any were from 8 am to 3 and 4 am and any time between. my pc really is my media center for my room with a 24 inch widescreen thats not any smaller then the 22 or 24 inch 10 year old tv that my ps2 is on. if my flat screen was in the middle of my stereo speakers i would probably get rid of the tv and use the computer monitor as my tv with a tv tuner card again, and have my ps2 going in to the tv tuner or get a ps3 and use the hdmi on the monitor. this case makes it easy to keep every thing relatively cool and very quiet. also with my phone and starting my own little biz doing pc repairs for people to fund some of my stuff that im doing as a full time student if some one calls i want to be able to set up an appointment right then not o wait one min let me boot my computer up and when ever i am around my computer the blue tooth syncs all the data on the calender goes to the phone and vise versa.

the only down side to leaving it on is b/c it moves so much air through it, its kinda like a cheap personal heater and warms the room up a little.

about the folding thing this 295 burns wu's like nothing else.
http://folding.extremeoverclocking.c...hp?s=&u=455702
i changed teams a few weeks ago and the other day the ac turned on so im folding back a little from 24 7 but its still going every now and then
Edited by gotspeed - 6/14/09 at 6:42pm
    
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post #5378 of 19729
Hey guys,

I was originally in the 'unmodded' section. Does this simple mod qualify me for the 'modded' section now??

I did cut the case
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Hey guys,

I was originally in the 'unmodded' section. Does this simple mod qualify me for the 'modded' section now??



I did cut the case
i would say so. very nice
Edited by gotspeed - 6/14/09 at 10:51pm
    
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post #5380 of 19729
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Originally Posted by T3h_Ch33z_Muncha View Post
^let us know how much clearance there is with the S1283 and the CM 690 side panel btw. I know with my crappy thermaltake case i had to take a hammer to it
I just measured and its roughly 1cm from the tip of the heat pipe to the door and just under 2cm from the top fin.

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