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Yeah cleaning up those wires will increase the airflow. I would get Some High airflow fans such as the Vantec Tornados(80mm) thats the best way to increase airflow.
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Yeah cleaning up those wires will increase the airflow. I would get Some High airflow fans such as the Vantec Tornados(80mm) thats the best way to increase airflow.
LOL you forgot to mention that is also probably one the the loudest way to increase air flow (without a fan controller)
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I found the Xigmatek at DirectCanada.com for $33. There's only one problem though. The Xigmatek HDT-S1283 is very tall. It's about 159mm. Now I recently took off my HSF and measured from the top of the CPU to the closed door of my case, and it's about 160mm (Max). I don't know if it'll fit...
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that is about the same problem as i have, i cannot get that model because it 's too tall and won't fit in my rack mount chassis.

so i just ordered this one (the 92mm model):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233014

here is a review (it's still a good performer):
http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...id=2269&page=5
it should be the same thing with 4 heatpipes
Edited by this n00b again - 6/27/08 at 11:53am
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What do you think though? Should I buy it and see if it fits? And if it doesn't, maybe make some mods to my case or return it? Because I don't want to end up paying more money for a smaller, inferior cooler...
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What do you think though? Should I buy it and see if it fits? And if it doesn't, maybe make some mods to my case or return it? Because I don't want to end up paying more money for a smaller, inferior cooler...
well there are many things to consider here

if it doesn't fit what are you going to do? mod the case to make it fit? send it back for refund?

if i were were you i'd probably get it and if it doesn't fit cut out two slots for the heatink pipes that stickout, but that's just me, i'd want the better cooler.

i was unable to do so in my rackmount case because there are units stacked right on top of another.
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post #27 of 36
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well there are many things to consider here

if it doesn't fit what are you going to do? mod the case to make it fit? send it back for refund?

if i were were you i'd probably get it and if it doesn't fit cut out two slots for the heatink pipes that stickout, but that's just me, i'd want the better cooler.

i was unable to do so in my rackmount case because there are units stacked right on top of another.
How would I go about doing that?

You know, I could always get the Sunbeam Tuniq Tower 120... I heard it was pretty good, and it only stands 15.5cm tall (I think).
post #28 of 36
There is alot of different ways that you could cut the slots (meaning that if the heatsink just barely doesn't fit, you could cut away the case where the heatpipe tips hit it, so then you could keep your side panel on and still get the better cooler). To cut the holes you could measure out how big they need to be (mark it out with a pencil or something) then drill holes at the corners and use a hacksaw to cut the straight parts. You could also use an angle grinder (or a dremel with a cut off wheel) to cut it out... you've got lots of options when it comes to cutting them.
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Okay then, I'll buy the Xigmatek HDT-S1283. If it doesn't fit, I'll drill 6 big holes in the window of my case to make it fit. One question though, is it safe to have the heatpipes exposed? What if someone touches them? Will anything happen?
post #30 of 36
Nothing should happen to the heatpipes (heatpipes are copper tubes with 'usually' either water or an alocohol/argon mix in them[and no, they're not filled up, its alot more complicated than that]) its just a copper tube, and unless one of them gets punctured by something everything should be fine... other than that, they just get hot, so that should discourage your friends from touching them.
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