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A Little Intro: ^_^

I just recently upgraded my whole comp to a Q6700etc *(check sig rig) and my current case cooling just don't cut it no more. 100% load @ 3.83ghz rises my cpu temps to about 72-75 degree c even with a lapped tuniq tower . So i suspected that the air flow within the case is restricting my tuniq's performance, on top of that my dual 8800GT heats up the ambient air alot. So heres what i did in a picture story format :lol:

My case before. My side panel fan won't even fit on there since the Tuniq is so freakin big.


The Parts: A Zalman 6 channel fan controller, 2x Thermaltake DuOrbs, 1x Scythe Ultra Kaze, 2x Scythe Slipstreams, 1x Kaze Jyu Slim, 2x Fan Grills, Fan sound dampener.


Bye Bye old fan grill


O' hello Sexi ^_^ (Sorry about horrible cut job, don't have the right tools )


The Infamous Ultra KAZE, this fan is meaty as hell


The Kaze Installed


Ew @ ugly front fan grill


Sorry got to dump you


My Ghetto home-made sound dampener


Front Intake fan installed with "Ghetto" fan dampener rofl.


My slim hard drive fan mounted on side panel keke


Now moving on to my 8800Gt's

1 naked board


Ram sinks installed


One card down, one to go


Look at that sexy pair


My stock Tuniq fan


New replacement for my tuniq fan


Rear view of my newly cooled tower


Interior, did a quick cable management job, tho still horrid =/


My Fan controllers @ work


Remember that i told you my load temps before was about 72-75 degrees c. Look at this new sexy s/s with prime95 running ^_^


The load temps dropped by a WHOPPING 20degrees (glad that i've done it)
My Idles temps used to be around 52~, it's now hovering around 37degrees~

Oh zomg and almost forgot to mention, My Gpus used to idle at 66-69~ and during load, it shoots up to 90~. It now idles at mid 40's and load at mid 60's~..

Zomg i <3 this upgrade.
    
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post #2 of 23
how much noise is ur entire rig creating now? that does look like Xtreme air cooling.
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Nice. Is it much louder after the mod?
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i got the fan controller to tone it down, not much louder vs the old setup, maybe b/c the fan grills idk?

But if i set everything i full blast... It's LOUD
    
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Originally Posted by Dennisjr13 View Post
Nice. Is it much louder after the mod?
I'm guessing with that fan controller, it is as quiet as he wants it to be.
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post #6 of 23
I need a full tower and some good air cooling myself.
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post #7 of 23
Looks great!
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post #8 of 23
Looks great!

Do you think replacing the fan on the TT helped, I'm thinking of doing it...
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post #9 of 23
Looks over at Lian-LI pc-70 case.....Hmmmm.. Good job there man..
    
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post #10 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kornowski View Post
Looks great!

Do you think replacing the fan on the TT helped, I'm thinking of doing it...
Well either the cooler running 8800Gt's or the new fans help drop my load temps by 20degree~ , so yeah it helped definitely

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Originally Posted by CudaBoy71 View Post
Looks over at Lian-LI pc-70 case.....Hmmmm.. Good job there man..
Always wanted a Lian-Li case. But if i was gonna get one, it's got to be PC-v1200b Plus II ^_^
    
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