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post #41 of 77
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Originally Posted by Qbert View Post
Why not just put a 'wind reciever' on the 8800GT, dixie cups work great like seen here on my GTS...



Advantages:
-No need to exactly line up the shroud
-Extra airflow cools down other parts of card/mobo SB area
-No opening/closing case hassles with shroud getting in the way
-Easier to do (I tried both ways and temps were same)

You can even use a bigger dixie cup if it makes you feel better!
I'll try that out! Although leaving the funnel on the intake seems to be a great help too.

I don't have Dixie cups though... So gonna give it a go with some good ol' cardboard!

Edit: Just tried it out. Didn't seem to affect temps at all. I used a bit bigger of a receiver (index card covered in electric tape). Going to see if anything "smoother" would help.
Edited by ignite - 6/22/08 at 10:32am
post #42 of 77
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I'll try that out! Although leaving the funnel on the intake seems to be a great help too.

I don't have Dixie cups though... So gonna give it a go with some good ol' cardboard!

Edit: Just tried it out. Didn't seem to affect temps at all. I used a bit bigger of a receiver (index card covered in electric tape). Going to see if anything "smoother" would help.
Hmm, not sure if getting it smoother would help but you never know. The fan is what did the trick for me....-6C to -8C on the gpu and the dixie cup accounted for another -1 to -2C.

Oh, and a shout out to Marin....if there is ever a fan shortage or run on fans, I know where to go. I lost count but seriously now, how many fans you got running in dem der pictures back on pg 4?
Edited by Qbert - 6/22/08 at 10:38pm
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I have more fans laying around.
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I have more fans laying around.
Ha! Yes, I was afraid of that. Flood the market and bring down the price for the rest of us, ok?

Cheers.
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post #45 of 77
I cut up a 2-liter bottle (Dr. Pepper Cherry) and made a fan duct for the fan that I zip-tied into my 5.25" bay.

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post #46 of 77
I cut a 6 inch hole in each side cover and put fans in. The ones on the back, the one in front and the one on mobo side are all intake, the other one is obviously exhaust and I put some top exhaust fans in too. Have a look. The case is 22c right now, the Core is 33c, and GPU is @ 30c....room temp is about 15-18c

http://img42.imageshack.us/i/aircooling003.jpg/
http://img297.imageshack.us/i/aircooling007.jpg/
http://img42.imageshack.us/i/aircooling005.jpg/

And this is the inside.....
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/1246/1204092205.jpg

.......yes, that is blood. The little fan attacked me!
Edited by ny_driver - 12/4/09 at 9:30pm
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Good job ny_driver! I just had to make a macro of it!

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post #48 of 77
if you've got an antec 300 and some spare time, you can actually remove the plastic backing from the drive bay covers, and then just have the grills in place, so you can mount a fan back there
post #49 of 77
I'm planning to put two 70mm fans in my 5.25" front bays... heck, I could put a 120mm in there but after I install a 3.5" card reader, not possible
To the computer store.... and the zip ties store!
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80mm fan replacing stock single slot fan on 9600gso. cost to me $0.00, had everything laying around. just dremeled out the 60mm opening to allow full 80mm airflow.
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