Originally Posted by Vincenzo Locs
LOL, it is big and it does have lots of cooling options, its just hard to let go of that 4th fan.
If I get the TRUE, then I will need to lap it and the cpu...damn this is turning out to be a bigger job than I expected, but more work yields better results.
Btw, can the x38/48's support 2 x 16 bandwidth for CF? OCing the cpu is not a top priority since most games are limited by the graphic cards and their bandwidth.
OCing the CPU will 100% guaranteed yield better FPS in 75 percent of today's games.
And yes, the X38 and X48 run full Dual x16 PCIe speeds (I think some support 2.0 too)
And getting the TRUE120+lapping the heatsink is all thats needed. Lapping CPU is optional and not guaranteed to give results depending on the condition of your stock IHS
I have had the case before man... Trust me. The gains in cooling by ditching that 4th fan and say... putting it on both sides of your TRUE120 will be far greater settling for a Tuniq Tower that has limited upgrades
I strapped on Dual 133 CFM 38mm thick fans and Shrouded them with a 1 inch buffer..... I ended up not needing to have the fans past 60% because my temps were so awesome.... but get this.... that 60%... leaves room for benchmarking runs when you decide to crank it up for quick runs, or if your room gets a tad hotter, or if you decide you want to oc more like I do all the time
Trust me man. Don't compromise, you will end up looking at your computer and spending more money selling off the old crap and buying better stuff. I was happy with my TRUE120 (Only went WC due to the retarded fact that during the day my room sits at 90*F because outside gets like 120*F where I live)
EDIT: Just to make it clear: I am not joking about what I said earlier regarding the Stacker 830 and fan count.... I had 16 fans on mine and it was basically circulating enough air to turn off the ceiling fan in the room it was in.... 16 fans man.... Most of which were 38mm - the only ones that were thinner 25mm were the ones sitting on top, and one on the door because of my CPU coolerEdited by XFreeRollerX - 7/2/08 at 11:14pm