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Could you do a quick test to see how the extra fans affect GPU, CPU, and chipset temps?

For CPU i would say Prime95 small FFTs, and record temps with realtemp.
For GPU use FurMark, or if your against using it try another stress test that is continuous. You can record the temp by locking the fan speed at say 40%, and see how hot it gets using Afterburner.
The chipset temp isnt that important, so only monitor if you can. But i dont think it will change much, since mine is always 1-3*C over ambient.
Someone else will have to test this, I don't have the time at the moment.
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Balthazor, I'm doing the same thing with sound deadening that you mentioned (I think you might even be biting my style yo!) I'm ordering this acoustic foam today and will let you know how it goes when I get it installed next week. My build is done but I've just been holding off on pictures since I knew the sound deadening would be happening soon.
I took out the front and rear intake fans, sealed up the front bays, rear intake grille, and right panel grille with acoustic foam, and here are a few pics of the finished product.







After some very rudimentary testing the temps are unchanged, or maybe very slightly improved.

I think a non-reference GPU may get some benefit from a rear-mounted intake fan, but not these reference GPUs I have.
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Looks very shmexy. I got half of my order of foam in today and the rest comes in tomorrow, so unfortunately your beat me to my own idea...Blast. I'm gonna keep the front open though because I like the fans blowing right on my mobo VRM heatsinks but I should have enough leftovers to block it off if I choose. What type of foam did you go with and where'd you get it? It looks like your 5.25 bays are just solid foam now, is that right? I ended up going with this stuff, same as what I said last time but a half inch thick and triple layer instead of quarter inch. I'd imagine your's is a pretty big difference in noise now. Did you do either of the side panels?

I'm also going to be getting rubber screws for the bottom AP181s in tomorrow too, I should have that 1 up on you since I didn't mention it to you already.
Edited by juano - 6/16/11 at 2:31pm
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I did the same foam, from FrozenCPU. They also sell solid 5.25" sized blocks, so I got six of those and just blocked off the front after removing all the excess bay adapters and the four front fan brackets.

I've done both side panels with the foam previously, and recently put a patch to cover the right side panel grille, since I'm not using the fan.

If I were overclocking I might be concerned about VRM temps, but I'm not, so I think the motherboard will get sufficient cooling from the 180mm fan below.

If you take a look at the GPUs you'll see I changed the cabling based on your suggestion.

And no, no rubber screws for my 181s, I hate rubber screws, such a pain.
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Yes I did notice the GPU cabling I'm gonna be arrogant and take credit for the "maybe very slightly improved" regarding the temps, yep that was all me baby.

I thought it looked like the same foam and blocks but wasn't sure, you be ballin' dude, stuff's expensive, ask me how I know.

Too bad I didn't mention the 12mm foam that I ended up ordering sooner because from my measurements you can fit 12mm everywhere except over the HDDs (well SSDs in your case ) and it's only $3 a sheet more.

I'm thinking that after doing what you've done already the most noise would be coming out the top. I was thinking of putting any scraps I have left up in the removable plastic top, obviously not in the actual vents but anywhere else I think I could get away with it without hurting the flow. This stuff gets best results when you completely block the route of sound escape obviously, but it should still help a little even when not closing off the exit, just by absorbing what it can.

I hope you enjoy it, it really does look super sick. I wanted to be the first with pictures like that in here. What do you think about the noise reduction?

Oh and I'm gonna test the rubber screws before adding the foam so I can tell if they make a big difference in themselves or not.
Edited by juano - 6/16/11 at 2:54pm
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I've reduced noise as much as possible. I use speedfan to control the two AP181 fan speeds, using GPU and CPU temps as triggers for higher speeds (and they don't ramp up in speed until temps reach fairly high.) The exhaust and CPU heatsink fans are likewise controlled. They run at the lowest possible RPMs the vast majority of time; the only time I've seen the case fans ramp up is during heat stress testing of the GPUs or CPU.

During gaming they stay at low speeds, and the GPU fans on the 580s are relatively quiet as they ramp in speed as temps increase. It is audible, but far quieter than I expected, and certainly quieter than my previous water-cooled build using dual 5970s.

Hope you enjoy your build as well.
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So with how you have your Ap181s set up the go up in speed gradually right, not just 800rpm or 1200rpm? Maybe I should look into that, because I bet I could tolerate 1000rpm but not 1200rpm. I guess that means that speedfan will control fans with just 3 pins, I think my mobo can do that because it has a jumper to change over for 4pin or 3pin fan use so I really should look into that.
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You can configure Speedfan to have a 'desired temp' for certain components, including GPUs, CPU, motherboard sensors, and hard drives. Fans you select will idle at a minimum speed you set and ramp up their speed to keep components at their desired temp. My GPU desired temp is 85, if I remember correctly, and they hardly ever reach that during gaming, so normally the AP181s run at their minimum speed (500 RPMs.) It can use PWM (4-pin) or voltage regulation (3-pin) to adjust speeds.

It takes a little bit to learn to set up, but once installed the program has a nice help file in the start menu folder that guides you through the process.

Not all mobo headers will be able to be controlled by speedfan. I found that only three of my mobo's five headers could be so controlled. It may take a little trial and error and figure out which ones are controllable. So, atm, I've got the two AP181s on one header using a Y-cable, then the CPU heatsink fan and exhaust fan on their own headers.
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Cool, thanks for the info. I will look into what I have to do to control 3 pin fans on my mobo because I would only need to control the 2 AP181s, everything else is more than quiet enough as is.

Your build looks too dang clean man, the wait until mine gets here tomorrow is killing me. And plus now whenever I do post pictures of mine they probably won't look as good as yours and it will be done after yours. This place needs a *shakes fist* smiley for such occasions.
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Cool, thanks for the info. I will look into what I have to do to control 3 pin fans on my mobo because I would only need to control the 2 AP181s, everything else is more than quiet enough as is.
You should be able to just plug the fans in and use Speedfan; the only caveat is that you should disable any BIOS-level fan speed adjustments on the headers you intend to use, if any. For example, my mobo's BIOS has a feature to allow PWM fans on the CPU header to auto-adjust based on CPU temps; I have to disable this, which causes the attached fans to run at 100%, then once Windows boots speedfan takes over and slows them down to appropriate speeds.

Otherwise, if your BIOS is running the fan at, say, 40%, then speedfan's speeds will be off by a good amount.

Once configured you can set Speedfan to run as a scheduled task at windows startup, with elevated priveleges (needed for reading SMART info from HDDs, supposedly.) If you try to use Speedfan's integrated 'start with Windows' option you'll get a UAC prompt every boot, which is annoying.
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