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post #11 of 20
That's amazing - especially considering you just did your first build (clumsy sentence :s)
+ rep to you, sir!
I enjoyed just looking at the pictures....I love seeing stuff come together so nicely

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post #12 of 20
this is exactly what I need! thanks!
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post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by freebeer View Post
Yea, I do understand it's good for the cables. I just don't know whether that fan is sucking, or blowing.
Fans in that style of PSU pull to exhaust out the back of the case, and theres a fan hole (Mesh) right under it, so the PSU pulls from outside the case essentially.
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post #14 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks Folks....

Free Beer, the fan sucks in from the vent holes at the bottom of the case and blows it out the back. Nice setup as cool air comes in the bottom and then blows the heated air from the PSU out to the free world!

Glad that this thread is helping some folks out! Sometimes pictures really convey the point across whereas words sometimes have trouble.

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post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by Guttboy View Post
Thanks Folks....

Free Beer, the fan sucks in from the vent holes at the bottom of the case and blows it out the back. Nice setup as cool air comes in the bottom and then blows the heated air from the PSU out to the free world!

Glad that this thread is helping some folks out! Sometimes pictures really convey the point across whereas words sometimes have trouble.

Oh, I see. Thanks again for the help.
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post #16 of 20
Thread Starter 
Hi Everyone,

Well the Sapphire 4850X2 2Gb bit the dust a couple of days ago and just got the replacement in today. I elected to NOT go with another one. I was not very impressed with the build quality (card drooped) and I had artifacting and some BSOD issues with it. After going through numerous driver changes and cleanings....not to mention a fresh Vista install, I ruled out everything except for the card itself.

No worries though, NewEgg came through in a pinch and I did an RMA for a refund. They waived the restocking fee and I had them overnight an EVGA GTX260 to me! That arrived today and is running like a champ! I am very happy at how easily NewEgg was to deal with throughout the process...since it was my first build, this was my first ever RMA.

The new EVGA GTX260 is a very nice card with much higher quality in the build department. It just felt very solid and put together well as opposed to the 4850X2. Not disappointed with my new choice whatsoever.

Once I got the rig running initially I got into the Folding At Home arena. Its for a worthy cause and if you can spare a few dollars for an increase in your power bill then I feel it is worth it. Anyhow, the new GTX260 is folding much better than my RMA'd card and I really like the Precision tuner that comes with the card.

So whats next????? Well....tomorrow I will start overclocking the CPU. After I get used to it and more intimate with the settings in the BIOS, I will do a bit of tweaking with the GPU. Should be fun!

Take care!

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post #17 of 20
just as a heads up, HDT coolers like your S1283 will benefit with better temps if you put a thin line down each of the heatpipes, instead of spreading the paste on the CPU.

the way HDT coolers are designed, any excess TIM will go into the cracks between the heatpipes and the aluminium base. this ensures that only the necessary amount of TIM is used on the pipes, therefore getting better temps (remember less is more in most cases with TIM!)

hope i enlightened you some
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post #18 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks Muncha,

So far so good on my temps right now. If it gets to be a problem I will do just as you suggested! Thanks for the insight!!!!
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post #19 of 20
Thread Starter 
UPDATE:

I added an extra 120mm fan to the front of the case. Since I only have one optical drive there was ample space to put one where the other optical drives would go. I removed all the metal cutouts except for the one directly below my DVD burner. I then screwed one of the fan screws through the exisiting cut out to hold the fan in place. This works quite well and provides a straight shot from the front---->through the empty optical bays----->to the Xigmatek cooler----->to the rear case exhaust fan.
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post #20 of 20
Thread Starter 
She finally bit the dust!

Just an update from the past........too many moves and technology going WAY faster than I could keep up with.......


NEXT STEP.......a new build coming in the next few weeks.......

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