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Originally Posted by SortOfGrim;14744719 
Still waiting for the Koolance 2x140mm Fan Radiator Shroud and a Scythe Slip Stream Slim.

DSC00405.jpg

What brand/type of uv lighting did you use?
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I used 2x Sharkoon Dual CCFL UV Caselights of 30cm and one of 10cm. In the pic they show up more bright.
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I have been doing some experimenting with cooling... Namely, the X58 Northbridge that gets quite hot on my Sabertooth, in my 650D. This fan arrangement radically improved that situation. Everything runs cooler now. The NB in particular now runs around 52C. It might hit 60C while under heavy use, but cools quickly as soon as the demand is reduced. A 10C+ reduction in temp. The fan under the 5" drive bays really made the difference.DSC_1742.jpg

Adding this fan helped remove the warm air exiting from behind the computer. (Under the desk)
The A/C fan has an annoying hum when I reduce the speed, while the fans in the computer are nearly silent.... Thanks Noctua!DSC_1746.jpg
Edited by Eric Barney - 9/20/11 at 8:15pm
    
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My GPU's temp is awesome, idling around 45C, and peaking at around 66C

BUT the real problem is my CPU which is idling around 54C, and peaking at 70C which is much higher than I like it to be, seems like most people have the reverse problem.

Might do the 'Fan/HDD in 5.25 Bay' mod, except I'm broke as a joke, who croaked.
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Originally Posted by SmartedPAnda;14916336 
My GPU's temp is awesome, idling around 45C, and peaking at around 66C

BUT the real problem is my CPU which is idling around 54C, and peaking at 70C which is much higher than I like it to be, seems like most people have the reverse problem.

Might do the 'Fan/HDD in 5.25 Bay' mod, except I'm broke as a joke, who croaked.

My CPU idles at 29C. It never excedes 52C. Even during the stress test. GPU dropped to around 45C. Lower at idle, Upper 50's during gaming.
I am not running much of an overclock, and have XMP enabled, so the NB was really my only issue with cooling.
    
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I have been doing some experimenting with cooling... DSC_1712.jpg

Awesome job! What material did you use to mount the 140mm behind the front 200mm fan?
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Awesome job! What material did you use to mount the 140mm behind the front 200mm fan?

Thanks! The fan is mounted with a piece of dark tinted lexan. Grommets and all! I am amazed at how much difference that made in the temp readings!
    
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Thanks! The fan is mounted with a piece of dark tinted lexan. Grommets and all! I am amazed at how much difference that made in the temp readings!

That's what that long vertical white thing is right? Lol, any chance we could see some angled pics? I may go with the 650D in the future and will either fill it with TY-140s or Noctuas. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by solsamurai;14917823 
That's what that long vertical white thing is right? Lol, any chance we could see some angled pics? I may go with the 650D in the future and will either fill it with TY-140s or Noctuas. biggrin.gif

The long vertical piece is aluminum angle. It houses a cold cathode light, and also supports the fan mount This angle may help. The photo is not great...Sorry.DSC_1718.jpg
    
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