Originally Posted by virus86
What are everyone's flow direction of the fans?
Front - Intake
Side - Intake
Back - Exhaust
Top - Exhaust
Should I install a filter for my side fans?
- 140mm intake Top
: 120mm intake & a lot of Pizazz! Side, top & bottom
: Low power intakes. Some cheap fans that only cost $9- for two. I was going to give her two of my Zalmans when I overclocked it but she never lets it go long enough, I got it up to 3.0 one day.
She got nervous & made me stop! Back
: Exhaust, 120mm pull through her H50.Top:
120mm W/ 140 adapters Noctua, exhausting upwards, the draft is around 2ft.Filters
: Naw, they just clog up too much, esp when we were near the river. Not so much here, we have an office air filter, HEPA with UV light. Air can dust the vents once a month, vacuum the room every two weeks & take the panels off to clean the fans every 3 months or 3000miles. Your mileage may vary.
We started the office arrangement today. Well, last week cause Mindy took my towers for the living room & I got a bookshelf & a set of drawers.
Today, we moved her stuff around & started cleaning up. It's one of those things, all this will change after we get our taxes cause she's getting an L desk but she couldn't work in the space the other way and our chair backs were bumping.
Here's the Scout:
She's facing the window, the printer is on the filing cabinet in front of the desk and the office shelves will be behind her.
Here's my stash ready for cable management:
Here's one of Brutus basking on the rock retaining wall: @ HubWub
: Use Enigmas guide for painting, it's always in my sig, it's the best.
What that other guide suggests is wayyyyy overkill for painting a case, that's more for restoring a car! Sandpaper: 320, 400, 600, 1200, 2400, he's describing lapping a surface, not prepping a case. Wax & grease remover... HA!!
When you see oil spill cleanups, look at what they're using >>Dawn
<< it's the best grease remover you can buy, if there's a wax buildup on your case.... You're going to sand it, why buy wax remover?? As far as $120- worth of equipment to paint an $85- case! C'mon man!! I re-finish antiques & re-build, re-face cabinets, I don't have $120- worth of supplies in an entire cabinet re-facing job, why would I have that for a case??
Sandpaper, 600 grit wet/dry, $4- at Home Depot, Dawn dishwashing soap, $3- for a small bottle, even if you buy TSP (Tri Sodium Phosphate), the ultimate paint cleaner $5- at my Home Depot, which is known to have higher prices. Now here's the important part. Meguires, clear coat paste wax or even the kind in the spray $12- then use the rest on your car. Microfiber for cleaning & waxing?? Why? Use a clean
t-shirt, 100% cotton, can't get better than that. Primer, get the best you can afford, not the best the guy at the store says, the best someone you know uses, then clean, sand, clean, primer, clean, sand (light, just a scratch), clean, paint, apply top coat, apply wax, finish.
Tape & paper, use a lot of tape & paper, you can always re-paint but you can never get that paint off the side of your car! @ Virus
: Ok, I have this thermal gun:
Fantastic gadget, I think every home owner should have one. Feel a draft, shine it around & if you know what you're doing you'll find the cause of the draft or cold spot or hot spot. Read the details though, 8 inches away from the target the spot you're testing is a 1 inch circle, also says +or- 4 degrees. Know what? You can pay $200- for one of these and still get the same results.
These are not designed for the kind of testing we do on computers. You can't get a focus that fine. On mine there's a switch that turns off the laser, you still get a reading, the laser is just to show you what you're pointing at. If I get 2ft away, the circle goes to 3"! That is not accurate, they are infrared themometers, not laser temp testers. You need a contact tester or a highly focused beam, your system is going to cost less than that!
Save your money or buy a good fan, much more return than one of these, unless you're going into home inspection or buying your own house. You can never get closer to your hot items than the built in sensors, so why try? @ Shiggins
: Wha's up dude?? Hows tricks? I see you down there!Edited by BriSleep - 12/13/10 at 1:24am