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250mm Armor Wind Tunnel Mod: 4 degrees off NB!

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Armor Windtunnel Mod
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So a couple days ago, my stock Armor Full Tower 250mm fan went out on me.

I think my headphone cable got stuck in the blades or something.

So anyway, today I went to Directron.com (the warehouse is at the end of my street) and picked up an after market 250mm fan from 1st PC, reportedly 20 CFM better than my stock Thermaltake fan.

I was going to simply remove the old fan and then install the new fan ...

But then it hit me ...

Why not just leave the hollowed shroud from the old fan and bolt the new fan onto it?!!


Way I figure it ... any distance between the fan blades and the MB components would be good as it would give the air flow a bit of time to spread out.

Anyway ...

Here's the results:

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The Result?
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My CPU temps are 1 to 2 degrees better.

But my notoriously high NB temps were down about four degrees over their previous levels.

My NB generally idles around 47 to 50C (room at 25C) ... after this fun little mod, my NB is down to around 44C.

A worthwhile gain.

Anyway, I'll better know how this mod affects other system temps after being able to do some more exacting bench tests.

Just wanted to post a little preliminary bit in case others might want to try this sort of mount with their Armor case.

    
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Very cool. I'm looking at putting a similar fan on my Black Cat Project (Check sig). One from Petra's with a cover for like $19.

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Very cool. I'm looking at putting a similar fan on my Black Cat Project (Check sig). One from Petra's with a cover for like $19.

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Mine came with a cover too .. but in the end, just used the standard Thermaltake grill.
    
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Oooh, I like this mod! Easy to do and very nice/clean looking too!

Please consider posting your pics into my thread as well as I am trying to get a centralized collection going of cool mods here:

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ally-work.html

Good work!
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I like the way it looks from the outside, definitally a ''Oh yeah guys, this just ma PC, move along''.
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I had to do the same mod but due to the TRUE 120 Extreme being so large and then next the Coolit Elite getting in the way, so I have the fan on the outside now as well, although I never measured temps and do not that that extra shroud on there. I'm going to look into a new fan now as I like that a lot better
Looks great s1rrah !

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/b...2/DSC01268.jpg
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/b...2/DSC01267.jpg
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/b...2/DSC01265.jpg

lol I never realized the blue led from the Coolit Ram coolers we so darn bright.
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