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Windows 7: CrossFire r9 280 Power Question

17 Jan 2015   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

The padding I use is ablut 1/4 in. thick and is easy to cut and shape. It also serves as a sound deadener.


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17 Jan 2015   #12
Master Turkey

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
The padding I use is ablut 1/4 in. thick and is easy to cut and shape. It also serves as a sound deadener.

So the grey padding that comes in the graphics card boxes? Like this...

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And is it esd safe? Seems like it wouldn't be since the cards and components are usually shipped in poly esd safe bags.

Ps. USPS finally dropped off my card and ram. Feels like Xmas.

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17 Jan 2015   #13
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Master Turkey View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
The padding I use is ablut 1/4 in. thick and is easy to cut and shape. It also serves as a sound deadener.

So the grey padding that comes in the graphics card boxes? Like this...

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And is it esd safe? Seems like it wouldn't be since the cards and components are usually shipped in poly esd safe bags.

Ps. USPS finally dropped off my card and ram. Feels like Xmas.

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Merry Christmas i am Jealous that's one sexy PSU
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17 Jan 2015   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You will be placing up against the metal of the case so I don't think you should have a problem with EDS. You should have some that came with the motherboard packaging also.

All I try to remember is.

I control where the air comes in with fans.

I control where the air exhaust with fans and blocking all other exits.
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17 Jan 2015   #15
Master Turkey

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Well I'll maybe do some more research then. I'm a little OCD about esd. Don't want to harm any if my internal components. But I guess it won't be touching anything. I'll Prob wait for the rad to do anything like that. And then I'll upgrade the side fan like you suggested to something more efficient, maybe bigger. Just finished the upgrades though and checked all the settings. Still think it needs some tweaking software wise, but mechanically everything is working fine.
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18 Jan 2015   #16
Master Turkey

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
You will be placing up against the metal of the case so I don't think you should have a problem with EDS. You should have some that came with the motherboard packaging also.

All I try to remember is.

I control where the air comes in with fans.

I control where the air exhaust with fans and blocking all other exits.

Like this or no? ...

CrossFire r9 280 Power Question-imageuploadedbytapatalk1421616005.157635.jpg


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18 Jan 2015   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Yes.
I have all 5 1/4 bays blocked that are not in use.
In my case I want all the exhaust air going through my 360 radiator at the top.

I don't want it blowing out just anywhere into the room. I try to take full advantage of all the air I'm shoving into the case. These are my methods and they do work for me quite well. I takes a little extra work and planning but it's worth it. This method keeps the inside of my case about 2C above ambient. It keeps the water temps about 3C above ambient and I run at a constant 4.6 over clock. If its at idle or working hard it's at 4.6. Your millage may vary.
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18 Jan 2015   #18
Master Turkey

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Yes.
I have all 5 1/4 bays blocked that are not in use.
In my case I want all the exhaust air going through my 360 radiator at the top.

I don't want it blowing out just anywhere into the room. I try to take full advantage of all the air I'm shoving into the case. These are my methods and they do work for me quite well. I takes a little extra work and planning but it's worth it. This method keeps the inside of my case about 2C above ambient. It keeps the water temps about 3C above ambient and I run at a constant 4.6 over clock. If its at idle or working hard it's at 4.6. Your millage may vary.
Cool. Thanks for the tip. The only other hole I would have to plug (lol) would be at the top and I already plan on doing a bigger rad, so I won't mess with it... or the side, but i'll do that when I upgrade the side fan. Hopefully that helps direct the air a little better. Plus it would make sense that those front intake fans will pull better now.
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