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Poll Results: What is your Overall Opinion on this case

 
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Originally Posted by Simplexity View Post
So what you are saying is that I should flip the Mugen 90 degrees ?
And thanks for helping me out ;D I really appreciate it.
One more question tho, say I was about to get a Prolimatech Megahalems, with a Scythe Slipstream fan. Would that fit aswell ? :0
Anyways, I don't really need the lifetime warranty, since in three years I have upgraded again Besides, I've never been dissapointed by Sapphire.
What I'm saying is I'm not sure if it'll fit in a east/west orientation without hitting the top fan. The only thing I know for sure is the manual states not exceed 169mm in cooler height as it will hit the side panel. As for the Prolimatechs I have no clue. I use a H50 with very good results, so I don't have any experience with ''air cooling'' the Scout.

In regards to your Sapphire loyalty, I can respect you reasons. I'm an XFX, MSI and GSKill fanboy for the very same reason you listed. They all just work. Though I did have trouble with my first 790FX-GD70, The second one has been rock solid.
    
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Originally Posted by Rockr69 View Post
What I'm saying is I'm not sure if it'll fit in a east/west orientation without hitting the top fan. The only thing I know for sure is the manual states not exceed 169mm in cooler height as it will hit the side panel. As for the Prolimatechs I have no clue. I use a H50 with very good results, so I don't have any experience with ''air cooling'' the Scout.

In regards to your Sapphire loyalty, I can respect you reasons. I'm an XFX, MSI and GSKill fanboy for the very same reason you listed. They all just work. Though I did have trouble with my first 790FX-GD70, The second one has been rock solid.
and im an EVGA fanboy..... but thats more because they make sexy stuff :

i personally will never buy another XFX product again as when a 5770 i stuffed in a build for a friend died it took them 5 weeks to get back to me about an RMA then 5 MONTHS to get me a replacement card and that was only after making threats about going to the BBB and posting bad stuff on every sight i frequent. but in their defense that is the first product of theirs that i have had a problem with of the dozens i have owned/used

you can see my love for EVGA in the reactor....

and now that i flashed all 3 BIOS(s?) my second card is working again and all is well with the world

well mine at least
Edited by Striker36 - 10/27/10 at 8:58am
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Ok folks I said when I bought my CM Excalibur fan I'd let you know how it did. Well....it's loud. Not in the whiny bearing kind of loud. More like moving a buttload of air kinda loud. Since AMD overdrive fan control seems not to work in WIN7 64, I set the fan speed at 75% in BIOS. I'm using the fan in a P/P config with the Corsair fan on my H50. I also changed the TIM to AC MX3. That stuff has a PITA learning curve, but I got it. At 75% the Exclibur is turning only 50 or so RPM more than the Cosair and the noise level is quite acceptable. My CPU temp while running my CPU core unlocked as a quad with stock speeds(3.1Ghz) is a frosty 24c in a 22c room. Using Intel Burn Test on maximum torture settings the temp tops out at 50c.

The fan looks kick ass, can be completely disassembled for cleaning with no tools and performs well without being noisy. I'd say it's worth the $18.

One note though. While running at full speed with the H50 my temps went up. I assume this is due to cavitation much like a boat prop will cavitate by turning so fast it can't grip the water so it basically spins out. I think that's what the Excalibur was diong at full revs. I can only surmise this because it was up against the H50. I have not tried the fan in a case mounted config and probably won't until I order more.
    
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any pictures Rocker?

i wonder what a shroud would do for it as your probably right about the cavitation thing? what if you used it as the pull fan?
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Well...back from a hiatus. ugh.

Full window mod is almost complete. Off to grab some uchannel and see how it looks...may actually scrap the uchannel and use a rubberized paint.
post #14286 of 28613
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Originally Posted by Rockr69 View Post
Ok folks I said when I bought my CM Excalibur fan I'd let you know how it did. Well....it's loud. Not in the whiny bearing kind of loud. More like moving a buttload of air kinda loud. Since AMD overdrive fan control seems not to work in WIN7 64, I set the fan speed at 75% in BIOS. I'm using the fan in a P/P config with the Corsair fan on my H50. I also changed the TIM to AC MX3. That stuff has a PITA learning curve, but I got it. At 75% the Exclibur is turning only 50 or so RPM more than the Cosair and the noise level is quite acceptable. My CPU temp while running my CPU core unlocked as a quad with stock speeds(3.1Ghz) is a frosty 24c in a 22c room. Using Intel Burn Test on maximum torture settings the temp tops out at 50c.

The fan looks kick ass, can be completely disassembled for cleaning with no tools and performs well without being noisy. I'd say it's worth the $18.

One note though. While running at full speed with the H50 my temps went up. I assume this is due to cavitation much like a boat prop will cavitate by turning so fast it can't grip the water so it basically spins out. I think that's what the Excalibur was diong at full revs. I can only surmise this because it was up against the H50. I have not tried the fan in a case mounted config and probably won't until I order more.
I notice a same problem with my Excalibur.. I was blaming it on the whole that are in the side walls of the Fan Structure. Air goes to the path of least resistance type thing.
    
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any pictures Rocker?

i wonder what a shroud would do for it as your probably right about the cavitation thing? what if you used it as the pull fan?
I'm afraid to post pics, because The Sentinel has become so beautiful just gazing upon it may strike some of the weaker members and guests blind, speechless, dead or a combination of the three JK I'll get some up when I'm done testing. I did try it as a pull fan with the same results. At full revs I believe the air was moving too fast for proper heat exchange. As soon I reduced RPM to 75% temps dropped right back down. Right now I'm OCd to 3.8Ghz @ 1.48v and I'm @ a respectable 28c. Ambient temp is unchanged @ 22c. I want to buy more, but I just don't see the point. All other fans are stock with the exception of the Corsair H50 fan and I have a Rocketfish 120mm paired up with my stock rear fan in P/P wind tunnel thingie, kinda like yours only without any sides or top, in the 5.25'' bay. The Scout is getting it done so well that by using a custom fan control curve in MSI Afterburner my 5870 is idling @ 32c! OOHRAH!
    
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I notice a same problem with my Excalibur.. I was blaming it on the whole that are in the side walls of the Fan Structure. Air goes to the path of least resistance type thing.
I love the fan. I love everything about it. It probably works really excellent as a case fan and the next build is going to be completely stealth (no lights) with all Excaliburs.
    
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Pics as promised. I repainted my false floor and HDD cover, the stripes were clashing with my new OCN window sticker and I painted in the '' ATI Radeon" logo and stripe on the 5870.


    
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ohh man that looks soooo Sweet.. Great looks Rocker.
    
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