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post #25071 of 28613
UPDATE: Added a before picture!

OK folks. Top exhaust problem solved. I used a flat head screw driver to give the pin connector an extra shove to get it to click in place. However the clip still extended a little above the motherboard and into the fan. So I once again conceded to practicality and abused my poor little fingers by shoving it into tight spaces and managed to yank the rubber fasteners, and then screwed the fan in from the outside of the case. I got it nice and secure which hugs the fan to the top of the case just enough to avoid the plug pin. However, that may not have been the result I was looking for. More on that later... now for PICS!

The new parts (not pictured: 1) Pioneer BDR 207DBK and 2) 8 pin 12V CPU power cable extension, already installed last weekend):

P1040146.jpg

Before (check out that hideous CPU power cable placement!):

P1020355.jpg

All done!

P1040152.jpg

As you can see, the sata and sata power cables are kinda shoved into the HD bay. There's really nothing else I can do with them. Too stiff to put elsewhere.

Close up:

P1040153.jpg
Edited by tomterrific - 4/6/12 at 6:19pm
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Why the double post Rogue? tongue.gif

2:50am here.... sleepysmiley03.gif Half asleep.... fell sleepysmileyanim.gif while typing... Like said, whistle.gif Don't ask!!!!

Anyway... Check this out you all!!! I thought this was a pritty good O.C.!!!!
I 'm just trying to keep her stable after either after 10 mins of stress testing or game play!!!! thinking.gif need to
do a little more tweeking!!! doh.gif look at that voltage!!! wheee.gif crazzzzyyyy
teaching.gif This is 1000Mhz higher then factory default: 3.6Ghz to 4.6Ghz

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Edited by Rogue1266 - 4/6/12 at 5:04pm
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Some thoughts on the vortexes:

When I had three running (the 120mm CPU and rear exhaust fans + 140mm front intake), all I could really hear was the sound of air being moved. Think the sound of your HVAC system late at night when everything's quiet. The motherboard regulates all three down to run around 850-900 rpm at idle. At load the CPU fan will accelerate up to 1500 rpm. You can hear a subtle difference when that happens, but not a whole lot.

Then I got the top fan plugged in. I have it plugged in to a fixed voltage 3 pin header. Speedfan says it's running at 1300 rpm. *Now* I can hear air, loudly. There's also the sound of a motor humming. It's low, but it definitely eliminates the pleasant "sound of air moving" effect of just three fans.

At first glance it seems that having the exhaust on improves temps about a 1-2 degrees at idle, and 1-3 degrees at load.

I'm contemplating one possible alteration to see what (if any) effect it has: currently the fans are all plugged into their proximate header. However, I'm thinking of either a) using the voltage regulator plug they supplied with the 140mm fans on the top exhaust to see if that helps, or b) swap headers with the front intake. The front intake is mounted vertical, and pulling air through 3 grills (outer mesh, plastic grill of the front panel, case cage itself) + foam filter. I figure running it fixed at 1300 rpm can't hurt. The downside to this plan is that I installed the fans with the power cords wrapped around the outside so as to shorten them to no more than the length needed to reach the header; this means the top fan wire won't be as neatly routed :-p

Ah Damn. As I type this, I'm hearing a faint rattle. Sounds like the top fan may be touching the 8 pin CPU cord's clip again...

UPDATE: Nope, that's the PSU Fan. It's started doing that from time to time now that it's upside down and pulling air from the bottom...

UPDATE 2: After about an hour of running FAH on the CPU and GPU, CoreTemp is reporting Max Temps of 55/57/57/58 on my cores, although they're generally sitting a little below that. That's a minor upgrade. I wonder if that will hold when I slow down the top exhaust. For comparison, my GPU is chugging along at 67, only because the system refuses to increase the GPU fan speed above 2200 rpm (which is only 55%). It would probably run a little hotter if I were to do something that used all my GPU RAM rather than only 572 MB of it.

Overall, pleased so far. Displeased my my PSU though. It's not a steady rattle either. It's more of a syncopated rhythm.
Edited by tomterrific - 4/6/12 at 6:27pm
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CPU temp is the socket temp on the MB, core temps are from the CPU. Core temps is what matters for the most part, using a stock cooler that blows down on the socket might be the reason your socket temps are high. The pci temp, is the same thing as cpu temp, it's a sensor on the MBand I'm guessing it's just picking up temps from the heat the gpu, I'm sure it's fine, and more air might not drop the temp any depending on where the sensor is located. You might want to ask your MB club what others are seeing.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1035333/official-asus-sabertooth-990fx-owners-club
There are many great fans out there, what are you want from the fan? Just case fans or are you wanting a rad fan for the H80? Case fans don't need high static pressure, rad fans do. Are you wanting PWM fans? Do you want raw power or something quiet too? LED's or non LED's? 140mm or 120mm?

Sorry i haven't responded in a couple days, work has been kinda crazy. I'm more leaning towards power over noise reduction. I know that i will have to switch out the 140 mm fan on the top of my case with a 120 if i'm wanting to mount the H80 on the rear exhaust port..But i really don't want to sacrifice the 140mm on top if i don't have too. Is there anyway that i could mount the H80 anywhere else? is there anyway i could mount the h80 in the front cd drive bays?
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Quote:
CPU temp is the socket temp on the MB, core temps are from the CPU. Core temps is what matters for the most part, using a stock cooler that blows down on the socket might be the reason your socket temps are high. The pci temp, is the same thing as cpu temp, it's a sensor on the MBand I'm guessing it's just picking up temps from the heat the gpu, I'm sure it's fine, and more air might not drop the temp any depending on where the sensor is located. You might want to ask your MB club what others are seeing.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1035333/official-asus-sabertooth-990fx-owners-club
There are many great fans out there, what are you want from the fan? Just case fans or are you wanting a rad fan for the H80? Case fans don't need high static pressure, rad fans do. Are you wanting PWM fans? Do you want raw power or something quiet too? LED's or non LED's? 140mm or 120mm?
Sorry i haven't responded in a couple days, work has been kinda crazy. I'm more leaning towards power over noise reduction. I know that i will have to switch out the 140 mm fan on the top of my case with a 120 if i'm wanting to mount the H80 on the rear exhaust port..But i really don't want to sacrifice the 140mm on top if i don't have too. Is there anyway that i could mount the H80 anywhere else? is there anyway i could mount the h80 in the front cd drive bays?

Check it out. My whole Rig is being tested so the 5.25 bays is were I installed it! thumb.gif
Right now I'm in the process of making a housing for all four fans and H80 rad to sit in there secure... rolleyes.gif
We'll see what happens!!!

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Edited by Rogue1266 - 4/6/12 at 6:58pm
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That's definitely sick man! thumb.gif let me know how everything works out, i might end up mounting it the same way you did.biggrin.gif
post #25077 of 28613
thoughs fans look the great, do all the fans link by molex and could i see a pic of the cable management plz.also what are your temps now??

Kungfu out
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sorry when i say cable management i mean the mess behind the rear side plate lol, just like most of our rigs(hide the mess) haha thumb.gif
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thoughs fans look the great, do all the fans link by molex and could i see a pic of the cable management plz.also what are your temps now??
Kungfu out

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sorry when i say cable management i mean the mess behind the rear side plate lol, just like most of our rigs(hide the mess) haha thumb.gif

Hey 'KungFu'.. are you asking me sir??? Well if you are. These pics I'm posting is temps registered before and after I overclocked and stress the CPU... Let me make note that my office temps were in the 77-79F% range.. which brought up my temps.. I was also running 2 stress test's at the same time!!! thumb.giflachen.gif LOL, don't mind my messy house.. She'll be all straightened out in a few weeks! thumbsupsmiley.png
We are going under helmetsmiley.png re-construction<<< (modding) lachen.gif next week... thumbsupsmiley.png
( No, only the 2 front fans are on molex connections)
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Edited by Rogue1266 - 4/7/12 at 1:06am
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UPDATE: Added a before picture!

OK folks. Top exhaust problem solved. I used a flat head screw driver to give the pin connector an extra shove to get it to click in place. However the clip still extended a little above the motherboard and into the fan. So I once again conceded to practicality and abused my poor little fingers by shoving it into tight spaces and managed to yank the rubber fasteners, and then screwed the fan in from the outside of the case. I got it nice and secure which hugs the fan to the top of the case just enough to avoid the plug pin. However, that may not have been the result I was looking for. More on that later... now for PICS!

The new parts (not pictured: 1) Pioneer BDR 207DBK and 2) 8 pin 12V CPU power cable extension, already installed last weekend):

P1040146.jpg

Before (check out that hideous CPU power cable placement!):

P1020355.jpg

All done!

P1040152.jpg

As you can see, the sata and sata power cables are kinda shoved into the HD bay. There's really nothing else I can do with them. Too stiff to put elsewhere.

Close up:

P1040153.jpg

I'm not digging the shade of orange on the Cougar fans, if I ever get them I'd get the black ones. Thanks for the pics and impressions!

BTW You could make a HDD cage cover out of just about anything. Just cut it so it fits from pushing it in. Some have them being held in place from the HDD rails, some from the top and bottom of the cage.
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