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post #1001 of 2487
Do you guys get better airflow with the side fan being intake or exhaust?
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post #1002 of 2487
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Originally Posted by nikkisman69 View Post
Do you guys get better airflow with the side fan being intake or exhaust?
Intake. You want equal air intake and exhaust that way you reduce and minimize the turbulent airflow inside the case. Although, it seems that with the amount of airflow this case pulls and pushes when optimally setup, it just might take flight .
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post #1003 of 2487
Yeah Intake for sure. Blowing cool, fresh air over the video card(s) and chipsets.
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post #1004 of 2487
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good to see this thread is alive and kickin, too bad i dont own a tempest anymore
Sorry to see go, but know worries...I have added you to the "Former Tempest Owners" list of the OP. That way your Tempest will be with the club forever and others can enjoy the case mods you have performed.
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Where can I install a SSD inside the case? I don't think a SSD adapter would fit in the HDD cages? Or would it?
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post #1006 of 2487
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Where can I install a SSD inside the case? I don't think a SSD adapter would fit in the HDD cages? Or would it?
Do you own the Tempest or the Tempsest Evo? I know the Tempest included a 3.5 floppy drive adaptor for the 5.25" bays and you are able to install ssd drives to it. I'm not sure, but I think the Evo has mounting holes at the bottom of the case for ssd's.
Edited by t77snapshot - 3/5/11 at 4:11pm
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post #1008 of 2487
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^^^Nice update vid BHS! It's always a treat to see some video action over just pics. What brand was your old psu? Also what temps are you getting with that Hyper 212 @ 2.8Ghz? I have heard great things about that coolers price to performance ratio.
Edited by t77snapshot - 3/5/11 at 9:05pm
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post #1009 of 2487
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^^^Nice update vid BHS! It's always a treat to see some video action over just pics. What brand was your old psu? Also what temps are you getting with that Hyper 212 @ 2.8Ghz? I have heard great things about that coolers price to performance ratio.
My old PSU was an HEC - HEC Zephyr (the first version, the chrome looking one, not the matte black one) 750 watt. It lasted 2 years and 2 months before it started going bad.

My load temps in games are fantastic. In source engine games, it stays under 40C depending on my room temperature, sometimes around 36C. In prime95, it gets up to about 48C.

I would overclock further but my motherboard has it's limits, it wouldn't POST if I went higher so 2.8 is absolutely fine for me, and the low temps are great. It is a really good cooler for the price. For the record, I do have a non-stock fan on it. It's an AVC OEM (from a gateway I think?) 120mm 2500RPM PWM fan - of course I don't use PWM, I just have it run at full speed all the time. It knocks a couple degrees off the temperature. I retired my hyper's stock fan (the CM blade master) because its connector got chewed by one of the dogs while I was cleaning the dust out of my case - it still worked after that and I still used it, but not long ago the fan started making noise so I switched to the other fan I had laying around.

And as for your comment on the video, my video card is on the bottom slot because of the motherboard's layout. The bottom slot is the primary or master slot, and gives me 16X bandwidth. The top slot is the slave/ secondary slot, and it's 8X.
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post #1010 of 2487
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My old PSU was an HEC - HEC Zephyr (the first version, the chrome looking one, not the matte black one) 750 watt. It lasted 2 years and 2 months before it started going bad.

My load temps in games are fantastic. In source engine games, it stays under 40C depending on my room temperature, sometimes around 36C. In prime95, it gets up to about 48C.

And as for your comment on the video, my video card is on the bottom slot because of the motherboard's layout. The bottom slot is the primary or master slot, and gives me 16X bandwidth. The top slot is the slave/ secondary slot, and it's 8X.
Right on! those are good temps. That's weird that Asus would put the primary slot at the bottom......well I guess it's nice keeping the heat from the card away from the chipset heatsinks and cpu.

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Not a Tempest, but still an Nzxt! I would like to share my new build anyway!

Built this rig for my brother's girlfriend, the budget limit was $900 and we got away with $905 in the end. I didn't have a chance to do any benchmarks or overclocks today. We are just waiting on the CM 212+ to arrive (stock one is crap) but other then that everything is running smooth. Enjoy!

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