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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig

08 Apr 2009   #331
96accord

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mansrm81 View Post
That motherboard looks so small in that case.
It does look microscopic! lol


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08 Apr 2009   #332
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Make sure you drain any water out of your air compressor before you do it lol, wish I had one of those handy.
I'll be keeping it away from the electrical stuff, water or not I did a test run on an old video card, put it back in and lets just say the electrical fizzing sound was not inspiring Card still works though. I picked up the compressor pretty cheaply from Bunnings.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 96accord View Post
It does look microscopic! lol
Imagine a micro-atx in there
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08 Apr 2009   #333
96accord

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

damn i would need my magnifying glass for that! LOL
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08 Apr 2009   #334
harmann

Win7 x64 7232 // XP x86 SP3
 
 

What case is that smarteyeball?

@ the guys with EVGA FTW boards:

You probably have heard this, but do yourselves a favor and replace the NB fan! I just did mine with a Vantec Stealth 60mm and all I can say is WOW. My PC now doesn't "whine" anymore; now it sounds more like an air conditioner.

Even at max rpm the Vantec is still easier on the ears than stock fan at 30%. Biggest difference is when booting. My rig would sound like a vacuum cleaner because the NB fan jumps to its max rpm >.<

Not only that, the Vantec seems to have better airflow for the same rpm. I had to run the stock fan at 30% of 5500rpm (which is about 1600rpm) to reduce noise. NB sink temp = about 45C. Then I ran the Vantec at 60% of 2700rpm (~1600rpm too). NB sink temp now = about 37C.

I feel pretty proud of myself now. I've been sleeping every night for a year, 3 meters away from that little hurricane and 9 other fans in the case.
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08 Apr 2009   #335
smarteyeball

 
 

It's a Cooler Master HAF 932 and it too sounds like a quiet air conditioner even with all the fans maxed. Just a steady whoosh
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11 Apr 2009   #336
XeRo

Windows 7RC 64bit build710
 
 

Harmann, it's a good tip but how would one go about fashioning a fan into where the stock one just clips in? Also with the stock CPU fan that north bridge fan is in a tight spot I couldn't imagine a larger fan in there. Pics?
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11 Apr 2009   #337
96accord

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

eVGA 750i FTW motherboard came in yesterday!! WOOT!

Haven't had time to install it yet tho.
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11 Apr 2009   #338
96accord

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Picture:

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11 Apr 2009   #339
XeRo

Windows 7RC 64bit build710
 
 

WOW, looks exactly like mine!
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12 Apr 2009   #340
harmann

Win7 x64 7232 // XP x86 SP3
 
 

Sorry for late reply. Here ya go.

The fan is 25mm thick so make sure you measure first or find thinner fans with around 3000rpm max. Barely fit under my OCZ Vendetta.

I made it blow up into the CPU heatsink instead of the GPU like the stock fan. That shaved off about 3C on the GPU. There's no noticeable effect on CPU temp as far as I can tell.

I cut some double-sided foam tape into 4 triangles and put them in the corners where the screws normally go, as you can see in the pic.


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