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I added a 80mm Vantec Tornado on my Stock AMD 6000+ HS!
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post #12 of 21
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Corry, what kind of temp difference did you get after you added the tornado? Those things pushed out a ton of air (they were the scythe ultra kaze 3000 of their day), so I just wonder how much it helped.... especially on that heatpiped cooler.
post #13 of 21
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Ok, time for that update that I promised a while back.

I'm finally building my custom case, and I then actually had a reason to open everything back up, and get some better pictures for you all.

As you can see, the 2x4 was "machined" down to the same size as the stock fan, and then those grooves were cut into the sides where the clips could attach it. Now I can take on and off this fan, and replace it with the stock one whenever I like, because they both just clip on.




Edited by logan - 8/22/08 at 11:06am
post #14 of 21
Nice work!
I did the same sort of thing to a stock intel copper core heatsink with zip ties and an old socket A Thermaltake Volcano12 fan. I didn't lap it yet, it's got cheap thermal paste, and it still keeps my celeron Prescott @ 3.7 1.5 Vcore at 49 deg C in prime95! As an added bonus, since the thermaltake fan was insanely loud at full tilt (5500 rpm!), I sanded all the blades, edges, and housing surfaces with 1000 grit sandpaper and it is quite a bit quieter.

Great way to save a few bucks! It works so well, I'm postponing plans to secure a good cooler for awhile.
    
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Cool man,nicely done i like it a lot i wish i was a good modder like you,but i´m not lol.Rep+
 
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post #16 of 21
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Thanks man, its been fun trying to learn this stuff. Its been one of those "I think I know how to do that" things untill now, when I decided that I should go from "thinking" to "doing". Its kinda scary at first, but just like OCin, you get comfortable with it,and start having fun.

Heres a link to the thread for my case that I mentioned here.

http://www.overclock.net/amd-build-l...ml#post4432158

Enjoy!
post #17 of 21
Logan dude, just get a new heatsink omg you're so cheap lol
post #18 of 21
Hell, I was forced to do some "creative thinking" when I was building my roomate's comp. I got the 939 stock heat pipe cooler that came with my Opty, and threw it on the 3200+. Problem was, the board only had a three pin fan header, and there was a cap right next to it, preventing the 4pin PWM connector from fitting.
Ordered a Scythe 80mm medium speed (I think), and zip-tied it on there.
Haven't tested it really, as it isn't my computer, and I know it will work fine for...well..as long as it needs to.
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post #19 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oscuro View Post
Problem was, the board only had a three pin fan header, and there was a cap right next to it, preventing the 4pin PWM connector from fitting.
It's just plastic, a pair of wire cutters would have done the trick. I once modded a floppy power connector into a 3 pin connector that way.
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Originally Posted by logan View Post
Ok, time for that update that I promised a while back.

I'm finally building my custom case, and I then actually had a reason to open everything back up, and get some better pictures for you all.

As you can see, the 2x4 was "machined" down to the same size as the stock fan, and then those grooves were cut into the sides where the clips could attach it. Now I can take on and off this fan, and replace it with the stock one whenever I like, because they both just clip on.
Looks good Thanks
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