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Hello. i am adding to the cooling in my case. i am changing the rig in my sig as follows:

1. removing RAM, adding 4*2 gb G. Skill 1000 RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145

2. changing all fans in my case (5, but adding a 6th to cool HD cage) to:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999344

3. Adding Antec Spot Cooler fan to NB

4. adding Fan Controller, please suggest

5. adding RAM coolers, please suggest

6. adding additional cooling for GPU's, please suggest, (maybe a PCI cooler in between the GPU's)

7. adding additional cooling for SB, please suggest

Please suggest any changes to the parts i have picked out, and suggest the best cooling for the parts i have not found yet. Other than that is it looking good?

Thanks.
Edited by Mmansueto - 5/20/08 at 8:16am
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post #2 of 12
I wouldn't bother with 5 or 6 of those FM121 fans. Get something cheaper and quieter, the extra air moved by the FM121 over something like the S-Flex SFF21F, SFF21E, Zalman ZM3, or a few others just isn't worth it in terms of both price and noise.

For the fan controller, I really like my Scythe Kaze Master, but it only supports 4 fans, If you need more, consider the Sunbeam Rheobus Extreme or Zalman MFC-1 Plus.

RAM coolers I wouldn't bother with. Proper positioning with the Spot Cooler should take care of both the Northbridge and RAM.

Wouldn't bother with a slot cooler either, they're rather noisy and not incredible in terms of performance.

For the southbridge, you shouldn't even need any additional cooling since you're not running RAID or anything.
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post #3 of 12
Yeah, I agree with post above, 6 of those Silverstones is waaaay overkill. You really should go for the Scythe S-Flex F or E series....or get some Scythe Slipstreams that run at 1,600rpm. Here is some research I did last week on several fans (including the Silverstone you mention) that might give you some insight as to noise and capabilities:

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...-best-cpu.html

Feel free to post in that thread your thoughts & good luck!
Edited by Qbert - 5/20/08 at 4:51pm
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post #4 of 12
Get Thunderblades or some medium speed Yate Loon fans. Both are quiet and move a good amount of air. You don't need any RAM cooling other than the heatspreaders it comes with; just make sure you have good ventilation and air flow inside the case. For the NB, I would go with a Thermaltake Spirit or a Thermalright HR-05. For the SB a good copper passive heatsink will be enough.
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post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mmansueto View Post

6. (maybe a PCI cooler in between the GPU's)

Thanks.


Here's my poor man version... Who knows if it's doing anything... I can barely feel air getting pushed out of the slots in the back. Guess I need to find a higher flow 60mm fan.





EDIT: You can also do what's in this thread, putting the two 80mm fans in front of the GPU's dropped my GPU temps 3-5 degrees under load: http://www.overclock.net/cooling-exp...efore-vga.html
Edited by RoadRashed - 5/20/08 at 5:04pm
    
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post #6 of 12
Since you have a 780i, you are going to want to get a 60mm fan to replace the stock fan on the cooler.

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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post
Since you have a 780i, you are going to want to get a 60mm fan to replace the stock fan on the cooler.

Definitely. I replaced mine with an old 60mm fan I pulled of a AMD CPU setup I had laying around. It's pretty thin and probably has low air flow. It made a big diffrence though....6-10 degrees difference actually.

What fan are you using BTW, that looks like it would do a much better job than what I'm using.. And do you have the air blowing towards the GPU's, or the CPU?
    
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by RoadRashed View Post
Definitely. I replaced mine with an old 60mm fan I pulled of a AMD CPU setup I had laying around. It's pretty thin and probably has low air flow. It made a big diffrence though....6-10 degrees difference actually.

What fan are you using BTW, that looks like it would do a much better job than what I'm using.. And do you have the air blowing towards the GPU's, or the CPU?
I am using this fan http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=21576
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post
Since you have a 780i, you are going to want to get a 60mm fan to replace the stock fan on the cooler.
Marin,

How does that 31dbs sound, is it quietish or have a bit of a whine to it. Looking to replace a whiny 50mm bastard fan on my 680i LT NB.

Gratsi mucho.
Edited by Qbert - 5/20/08 at 11:02pm
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post #10 of 12
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Marin,

Please let us know what 60mm fan that is you got there. I am very interested for my mobo (see sig) to replace my 50mm whiny bastard.

Thanks mucho gratsi, etc.
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