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post #11 of 42
with a filter you will have no problem.... ducting does a great job at lower temps for a few dollars... and u might have to get a shroud that will take to 120mm fan size and let u hook up 80mm ducting to it..
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post #12 of 42
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I have some dryer vent ducting that i might rig up tonight with some duct tape. and see how that works. Im just not sure how much room i have to fit the ducting, figured i would go from the front duct to the cpu. The only thing is the 7800gt is huge. I think I have to take a better look at it. Also if I put it from the top blowhole fan, Is the one 120mm fan out the back gonna be enough?
    
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post #13 of 42
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do you know if newegg would take back the venus 12? Also with ducting the cpu the P180 has dust filters on the front 120mm intake ( Tomasro knows what Im talking about) so i don't think dust would cause too much of a problem if i did it that way. My case temps are pretty chilly hdd 22-24*C ambient case 22-24*C
the fan could always be plugged into a regular 4 pin connector or a fanbus to controll the noise and that way the power would be from the PSU, not the mobo
Definately go with the Big Typhoon over the Venus...I'm getting mine soon and I can't wait...newegg had the lowest price as usual! Call em and ask about an exchange!

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I have some dryer vent ducting that i might rig up tonight with some duct tape. and see how that works. Im just not sure how much room i have to fit the ducting, figured i would go from the front duct to the cpu. The only thing is the 7800gt is huge. I think I have to take a better look at it. Also if I put it from the top blowhole fan, Is the one 120mm fan out the back gonna be enough?
make sure it is clean before you hook it up...otherwise you'll run the risk of clogging your HSF with lint instead of nice cool air and make sure there is a good seal, otherwise, your ducting will be for not and it'll just get in the way of all your cables and such.
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I have some dryer vent ducting that i might rig up tonight with some duct tape. and see how that works. Im just not sure how much room i have to fit the ducting, figured i would go from the front duct to the cpu. The only thing is the 7800gt is huge. I think I have to take a better look at it. Also if I put it from the top blowhole fan, Is the one 120mm fan out the back gonna be enough?
sounds like a plan to me... go for it and tell us how it works, even post some pics for us too!
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post #15 of 42
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make sure it is clean before you hook it up...otherwise you'll run the risk of clogging your HSF with lint instead of nice cool air and make sure there is a good seal, otherwise, your ducting will be for not and it'll just get in the way of all your cables and such.
LOL yea I have some new ducting in the box. How much better cooling is the BT over venus 12?
    
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alot!!! probably like 10c+
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post #17 of 42
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Actually I just realized something, The ducting I have is all metal, Im pretty sure that it won't work so well, touching all the circuit and the like. So I might have to scratch this project for now, until I can get to home depot and get some plastic ducting.
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alot!!! probably like 10c+
wow you really think that much, dam. I think I might have some ordering to do tonight.
    
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post #18 of 42
im not positive about the temps...u will probably run around 40c load. But the metal duckting is fin as long as it is grounded to the chassis and u dont scape it up against any of the circuit boards...
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post #19 of 42
well, best of luck...

btw...did you use the psu fan as an intake for the upper chamber? if so, how did you make that happen?
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what do you guys think about putting a vent from outside my house to the case then to the cpu? Is there a way to get rid of the moisture that would come in with the air?
    
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