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@Fustercluck - I crippled the buit in fan controller when I connected two 8W/0.70A fans to it, and the stock h70 fans. I would stay away from any fan that pulls more then 0.50A, or do as BuildingFirst37 suggests with an external controller.
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Originally Posted by Mergatroid;13338819 
Darn that evil dust!

DUST! I say this to you, Stop being so darned evil!!!!

Sad news about your connector. You know, those are replaceable. Remove the entire controller/connector board and look for a jack on the 'net. I'm sure you should be able to find one. Desolder the broken one and solder on a new one. Use a good solder-sucker and it should be no problem. At the same time you can find the MOSFET that is likely used to alter the speed of the fans. The odds are good it's shorted. I bet you can find it on the 'net too, perhaps at the same place. If not, give me the number off of the package and I'll try and find a sub for you (you can likely find one yourself, but you may have to look through a few datasheets). You can use the same solder sucker to remove it from the pcb.

I'm really surprised Corsair wouldn't have the entire front panel board available as a part. Have you emailed them? Maybe Corsair George can let us know?

Spent the entire weekend so far building a new desk, tearing apart three computer setups and rearranging them, and helping another friend move in. Dog tired......

I grabbed one of those NZXT 200mm fans like the ones you are using. I hope to get a little better flow through the case. I'm looking into adding some blue LEDs to it, but I'm not sure I can.
If you are getting the 1300rpm models, thats the one wut cooked my fan controller thumb.gif

While I don't mind some soldering with wire and QD connectors, I hate soldering PCB! I would much prefer Corsair sell me a drop-in/bolt on replacement. I haven't emailed them, I thought I read in the Corsair forum all I could do about the fan controller is try RMA, but it wasn't worth it for me, but I guess it can't hurt and send an email asking if they will sell me one.

New desk? I had to do the same thing because of the Eyefinity set up. IKEA Hacker was my inspiration and I made a 12ft desk, and I picked up a sweet Ergotech multi monitor stand. I am very happy with the results, some paint and a few shelves and I think I will post some pics in the office forum. Of course this jacked my WC budget and will have to wait a little on getting the rest of the parts. frown.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CesarNYC;13345819 
@Fustercluck - I crippled the buit in fan controller when I connected two 8W/0.70A fans to it, and the stock h70 fans. I would stay away from any fan that pulls more then 0.50A, or do as BuildingFirst37 suggests with an external controller.


If you are getting the 1300rpm models, thats the one wut cooked my fan controller thumb.gif

While I don't mind some soldering with wire and QD connectors, I hate soldering PCB! I would much prefer Corsair sell me a drop-in/bolt on replacement. I haven't emailed them, I thought I read in the Corsair forum all I could do about the fan controller is try RMA, but it wasn't worth it for me, but I guess it can't hurt and send an email asking if they will sell me one.

New desk? I had to do the same thing because of the Eyefinity set up. IKEA Hacker was my inspiration and I made a 12ft desk, and I picked up a sweet Ergotech multi monitor stand. I am very happy with the results, some paint and a few shelves and I think I will post some pics in the office forum. Of course this jacked my WC budget and will have to wait a little on getting the rest of the parts. frown.gif


Woah baby, lookit the size of that desk...That thing is Huge! Can't wait to see...

I actually ended up with a smaller desk. My old desk had been hacked and moved and hacked and moved again and wasn't in very good shape. I got a slightly smaller desk with a drawer/hutch and a fairly large book case for $99. It JUST fits everything, and the computer area is large enough for my 600T.

I'm going to add a mouse drawer to go with the rather stingy keyboard drawer. Other than that, it's basically done. Going to add that NZXT fan right away. Hope it doesn't blow up my fan controller...

@tsxboy

The o/c on my system is pure FSB since I cannot change the CPU clock for my CPU. I am o/c from 2.5GHz to 3.3GHz, and my NB heatsink was easily hot enough to make me go "ouch". I added a chipset fan to the heatsink for the NB and now it's much cooler.

As some people have mentioned in the H50/70 forum, when moving to a water cooling setup you are removing the "splash over" air movement you used to get from the CPU air coolers. That air movement used to help cool the chipset, but now it's gone. Try picking up a little chipset cooler fan, I bet it will help a lot.
Edited by Mergatroid - 5/1/11 at 9:11pm
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post #983 of 18196
I got my acrylic side today, Bill from MNPCTech dropped it off biggrin.gif

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Quote:
Originally Posted by vivithemage;13347607 
I got my acrylic side today, Bill from MNPCTech dropped it off biggrin.gif

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That is Beautiful! I like it.
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post #985 of 18196
Thanks! Bill did an awesome cut on that Acrylic, fits snug.
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Thanks! Bill did an awesome cut on that Acrylic, fits snug.

How much did you pay for the side panel ?
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Originally Posted by CesarNYC;13345819 
If you are getting the 1300rpm models, thats the one wut cooked my fan controller thumb.gif

Oh no, now I killed my fan controller.....not.

Phew...that wasn't much fun. How do you have the NZXT 200mm fan mounted? Did you use ties or drill holes? Corsair just HAS to start using standard sizes for their fans. This was a ridiculous amount of work just to change a fan. I didn't want to move the hard drive bay, so I had to grind off the curl on the front right side that was hitting the thicker NZXT fan. Since the thickness is different, I couldn't use the Corsair mounting bracket, so I had to mount it directly to the front grill. Since only the top two fan holes would line up with the holes, I only used screws in the top mounts. The hard drive cage actually keeps the fan pressed against the case at the bottom.

I used a piece of black vinyl with a sticky layer on one side (electrical tape) to cover up the grinding marks (lol, don't get the wrong idea, I did an excellent job but it did take the paint off that right side). Looks good and is sturdy too.

My fan, however, makes a ticking noise. At low RPMs (under 900) it's louder than the fan is. At high RPMs you can't hear it because the fan is so loud. It sure moves a ton of air. If I set the intakes to high and the exhausts to low I get positive pressure. If I turn the exhaust up I can get a negative pressure. We tested using the smoke from....uh.....incense, ya, incense (cough cough).

Unfortunately, now without the white LEDs at the front, I get a half blue effect through the grill. So, I think I'm going to use a small portion of those blue LED strips I bought to even out the blue glow.

BTW, I don't know if you noticed, but the NZXT 200mm fan has holes in the sides for LEDs. Wouldn't be hard to add some in. Food for thought.
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How much did you pay for the side panel ?

think they are around $99 from modmen
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I got my acrylic side today, Bill from MNPCTech dropped it off biggrin.gif
P1000123a.jpg

Sweet build, side panel looks bananas. I am curious, not sure if it's just the angle but one of the lines feeding the 200mm rad appears kinked. What size tubing did you use, seems like a tight fit with the hard drive cage? And I hate to be the Zip Tie police but, please trim the tails!
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Oh no, now I killed my fan controller.....not.

Phew...that wasn't much fun. How do you have the NZXT 200mm fan mounted? Did you use ties or drill holes? Corsair just HAS to start using standard sizes for their fans. This was a ridiculous amount of work just to change a fan. I didn't want to move the hard drive bay, so I had to grind off the curl on the front right side that was hitting the thicker NZXT fan. Since the thickness is different, I couldn't use the Corsair mounting bracket, so I had to mount it directly to the front grill. Since only the top two fan holes would line up with the holes, I only used screws in the top mounts. The hard drive cage actually keeps the fan pressed against the case at the bottom.

I used a piece of black vinyl with a sticky layer on one side (electrical tape) to cover up the grinding marks (lol, don't get the wrong idea, I did an excellent job but it did take the paint off that right side). Looks good and is sturdy too.

My fan, however, makes a ticking noise. At low RPMs (under 900) it's louder than the fan is. At high RPMs you can't hear it because the fan is so loud. It sure moves a ton of air. If I set the intakes to high and the exhausts to low I get positive pressure. If I turn the exhaust up I can get a negative pressure. We tested using the smoke from....uh.....incense, ya, incense (cough cough).

Unfortunately, now without the white LEDs at the front, I get a half blue effect through the grill. So, I think I'm going to use a small portion of those blue LED strips I bought to even out the blue glow.

BTW, I don't know if you noticed, but the NZXT 200mm fan has holes in the sides for LEDs. Wouldn't be hard to add some in. Food for thought.

I went the zip tie route. These NZXT 200mm fan mounted horizontally did squeak a bit when I first got it, usually when it came out of standby or first turned it on. My guess is the rifle bearings don't like to lie down. I would turn the fan off and on and it would usually make the squeak go away. Now that I have had it a few months they squeak maybe 20 seconds when I turn them on and it fades away to just the fan noise. I really am trying to stay away from the LEDs, I have a feeling it will turn into an obsession quick.
Edited by CesarNYC - 5/2/11 at 6:21am
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post #990 of 18196
ADD MEH! got teh case in!

the lack of a sidefan saddens me though =/ i havent looked through the thread, but did someone find a cool spot (no pun intended) to put a fan to help with heat from non ref graphics?

i might just rig up my trusty old spotfan somehow...
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