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post #12701 of 28613
Coolest Techie thing of the Week.

Here is something that everyone can enjoy. It is so hard to read those readouts on computers that are usually at knee Level. So These guys came up with a perfect solution to the problem. A Readout Screen that is seperate from the the computer.. So Cool

Gets 5 Cool points on my Coolness meter.





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This almost certainly qualifies as overkill, but it's still one of the best-looking fan controllers available. The NZXT Sentry LXE external fan controller lets you monitor your computer's temperature and adjust the various fan speeds with a color, touch-sensitive LCD display. The controller connects to an included PCI-E board, which adjusts up to 5 fans and measures temperatures from up to 5 temperatures at once. While it uses up a PCI-E slot, it doesn't take up the usual 5.25-inch device bay most hardware fan controllers occupy. At $60, it's an affordable, if overbuilt, way to make sure your custom-built, hyper-tweaked computer stays at the appropriate temperature.

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great ideas guys. Another question. This time about PSU placing. Is it better to aim the PSU fan down so it pulls in cool air or UP for its basically pulling in (and removing) heat from the bottom of the case and pushing it out the back? Seems like either could work well. I like the idea of the PSU getting fresh and cool air from the bottom, but wonder if it really needs that kind of cooling or if its better to remove heat from inside the case and improving airflow in there.
Whatever you do it's always best not disrupt what the air wants to do naturally. It wants to go up and out. General E. showed us an article not to long ago (Maybe you could put that on the front page E.?) that showed the best performance was achieved with the air coming in from the bottom front/front and going out the top and back. Plus if you orient the PSU with the fan facing down it only has to cool itself and not deal with the heat of the system and everybody knows, cooler components means better performance and longer life.
    
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this is not my computer but wanted to show you the Scout with the true spirit heatsink and why i worried about its placement. look how it blocks the top fan. a horizontal placement would be much better as we discussed.

Doesn't look like a problem to me.. IMO The Graphics card makes the biggest air DaM in the case. Not yours but the Really big cards are like a brick wall for the airflow. Hence the top fan in the drive bays.
    
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post #12704 of 28613
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Doesn't look like a problem to me.. IMO The Graphics card makes the biggest air DaM in the case. Not yours but the Really big cards are like a brick wall for the airflow. Hence the top fan in the drive bays.
Hmm. i guess it isn't a problem. Seems like you know your stuff too. I really appreciate everyone's feedback. I also have started to think about a few other case possibilities. Mind checking out my thread and commenting? I've added a few since starting the thread too. Thanks

http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...l#post10661513
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post #12705 of 28613

hi guys,

first of all i dont know much about fan controller anyway
which of this 2 fan controller should i get?
which one is better
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811998055 or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811992006 ?

and heres my Dream Machine Upgrade maybe next year or so once i save up lots of $$$$


Edited by Trademark - 9/11/10 at 1:29pm
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post #12706 of 28613
Well I finally kicked myself into gear.

I drilled out the 4 bottom rivets and knocked off the top 4 with a hammer and chisel of my hard drive cage.

I have a 1156 HK 3 CU and an 18 watt MCP 355 with an XSPC res/top and I already have 2 XSPC RS 120 rads. 1 120 in the rear exhaust and 1 120 in the bottom front intake.

I will be doing a custom side window so I can add my 2 120mm Lamptron fan filters.

I will only be watercooling the CPU as it will be an i5 760 and the gfx cards will run cool enough with the stock. I am going with an EVGA P55 FTW and 2 EVGA GTX460's 768 SC FTW. This is going to be a folder/lan rig.

Pics and build log to come soon.
post #12707 of 28613
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oh btw does that orientation on Corsair HX works better? i have mine the other way around. so fan is at the bottom...
That is really the best way to go as it draws in cool air from outside the case rather than the hot air inside the case to help the PSU run cooler. The only time it's a problem is if you have your case sitting on carpet with a long weave that can block the air flow. In a situation like that putting a piece of wood or vinyl mat under the case would alleviate the problem

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You are very right. Almost half of our Storm Scout Users have added a 120 fan to the DVD drive bays.. But a Cup holder would also be a cool Mod too.

Only if it has a fan to keep the beverage cold.
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That is really the best way to go as it draws in cool air from outside the case rather than the hot air inside the case to help the PSU run cooler. The only time it's a problem is if you have your case sitting on carpet with a long weave that can block the air flow. In a situation like that putting a piece of wood or vinyl mat under the case would alleviate the problem



Only if it has a fan to keep the beverage cold.
oh ok
good to know i did it right hehe thx man.
anyway i have a thick glass tinted computer table that i use for it should not have any problem darn haf x so huge man lol but i like the cable management its so much easy to work on. now i have to find a good cable thingy(look like clip i forgot what it called LOL) to fix my cable management soon.
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You are very right. Almost half of our Storm Scout Users have added a 120 fan to the DVD drive bays.. But a Cup holder would also be a cool Mod too.

lol nice cup holder.
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post #12710 of 28613

yea.. they don't make them anymore..


Hey Trademark.. Here is what you Need Man..

http://www.mnpctech.com/Aluminum_Com...Case_Feet.html




Edited by Enigma8750 - 9/11/10 at 4:45pm
    
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