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Those red LED fans are awesome. I bought a Coolermaster red LED fan for the front intake but it's not nearly as bright as the ones you have.
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Mine's blue, but I like the red too.

Nice job!
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moved the stock fan from the case front and used some paper to point the airflow up to the GPU (edited with the line to show the paper). on idle, GPU temps dropped from 45C to 41C, running Cinebench temps dropped from 54C to 45C, and Need for speed most wanted temps during a police chase dropped from 64 to 62C.
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moved the stock fan from the case front and used some paper to point the airflow up to the GPU (edited with the line to show the paper). on idle, GPU temps dropped from 45C to 41C, running Cinebench temps dropped from 54C to 45C, and Need for speed most wanted temps during a police chase dropped from 64 to 62C.
Very clever idea. I was thinking for doing something similar.

My ECO radiator is in the front fan bay, with the fans pulling air in. The exhaust is warming up my 2nd graphics card.

If I could make a wall like that, it could block the air.

Thanks for the picture and info.
Edited by PopcornMachine - 10/23/10 at 9:44pm
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Very clever idea. I was thinking for doing something similar.

My ECO radiator is in the front fan bay, with the fans pulling air in. The exhaust is warming up my 2nd graphics card.

If I could make a wall like that, it could block the air.

Thanks for the picture and info.
Yeah, I just used double sided tape to hold my fan and paper down, I'm sure you could use lego bricks or something to make a skeleton that would hold the paper directing the air out the side of your case! post pics if you do that.
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Hello everyone!

I am waiting my Vulcan to arrive next week, my thanks to TARRCO since his sig rig helped with my decision on the M/B. I was looking for a cheap mATX M/B and couldn't find anything better than the Gigabyte. Just a brief list of what's going in my Vulcan next week:

Gigabyte GA-G41MT-ES2L Intel Socket 775
Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 XMS3 i5 Memory Kit CL9(9-9-9-24) 1.65V
Thermaltake TR2 RX 550W Modular PSU
Western Digital WD3200AAKS 320GB SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue

Now I'd like some opinions on the following:

CPU options:
1) Q6600 (£80 without stock cooling) + £60 H50 = OC to 3.6GHz
2) Q8300 £105 brand new retail, no OC
3) As above + £60 H50 and OC to 3GHz if I manage...

GPU options:
I will most likely go for a used card, my first choice was the 5870 but it doesn't perform well in Metro 2033 and most games are Nvidia optimized if I am not mistaken. What I am after right now is the GTX 480 but it is nearly £100 more. All suggestions welcome, keep in mind that whatever single card I have now will become an SLI in a year or two when I will change the M/B, CPU and possibly the PSU.

Edit: For further consideration, since I found out that 2x GTX 460 far outperform the GTX 480 while being cheaper, would this work without the CPU bottlenecking the cards?

Q6600 @ 3.6GHz with H50
NZXT Vulcan mATX Case
DFI LANPARTY (JR P45-T2RS)
XFX Pro 750W Core Edition PSU
Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800
GTX 460 Sli

I have an i5 750 similar setup in mind but is there really much difference from the OC'd Q6600?
Edited by hmichakis - 10/24/10 at 3:22am
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Hello everyone!

I am waiting my Vulcan to arrive next week, my thanks to TARRCO since his sig rig helped with my decision on the M/B. I was looking for a cheap mATX M/B and couldn't find anything better than the Gigabyte. Just a brief list of what's going in my Vulcan next week:

Gigabyte GA-G41MT-ES2L Intel Socket 775
Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 XMS3 i5 Memory Kit CL9(9-9-9-24) 1.65V
Thermaltake TR2 RX 550W Modular PSU
Western Digital WD3200AAKS 320GB SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM Caviar Blue

Now I'd like some opinions on the following:

CPU options:
1) Q6600 (£80 without stock cooling) + £60 H50 = OC to 3.6GHz
2) Q8300 £105 brand new retail, no OC
3) As above + £60 H50 and OC to 3GHz if I manage...

GPU options:
I will most likely go for a used card, my first choice was the 5870 but it doesn't perform well in Metro 2033 and most games are Nvidia optimized if I am not mistaken. What I am after right now is the GTX 480 but it is nearly £100 more. All suggestions welcome, keep in mind that whatever single card I have now will become an SLI in a year or two when I will change the M/B, CPU and possibly the PSU.

Edit: For further consideration, since I found out that 2x GTX 460 far outperform the GTX 480 while being cheaper, would this work without the CPU bottlenecking the cards?

Q6600 @ 3.6GHz with H50
NZXT Vulcan mATX Case
DFI LANPARTY (JR P45-T2RS)
XFX Pro 750W Core Edition PSU
Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800
GTX 460 Sli

I have an i5 750 similar setup in mind but is there really much difference from the OC'd Q6600?
Hey

Yeah it's a nice and cheap mATX mobo that does the job haha

and yeah, deffs go for the Q6600 and H50, it's almost looking like my rig Q6600&GTX 460 is a nice combo but one will do honestly and you can't sli on that mobo anyway, I would only looking into 2 GTX 460's if your going to be running insanely large screens and GTA RAWR 4 game that om nom nom's your computer but does not work ( god I hate that game for it's lag but it's such a good game, had alot of potential but they ruined it) but yeah anyway, very nice rig tehre, be sure to post pics

Cheers, I'll add you to the list now
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I'll post some pics as soon as I have everything up and running, hopefully that will be next weekend. So should I stick with the GB mobo or go for the DFI and 750W PSU and then buy a second GTX 460 in 5-6 months when prices will be much lower? What are your RAM timings? What about the H70 in terms of better OC?
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I'll post some pics as soon as I have everything up and running, hopefully that will be next weekend. So should I stick with the GB mobo or go for the DFI and 750W PSU and then buy a second GTX 460 in 5-6 months when prices will be much lower? What are your RAM timings? What about the H70 in terms of better OC?
Yeah just stick with the GB mobo and get a sli board and second GTX 460 when the new processors come out next year (Y)

ummm, my ram timings are - ( I think ) 10-10-10-25? I think :S

And H70 not sure, according to reviews etc it's not that much better than the H50 and it may be a little harder to fit in the Vulcan due to the thicker rad
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One vote for the Q6600. I have a 3-year-old one that's still running like a champ.

And you'll notice the difference between a quad and dual-core.
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