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  1. Posts : 600
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #331

    mansrm81 said:
    That motherboard looks so small in that case.
    It does look microscopic! lol
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  2. Posts : 12,364
    8 Pro x64
       #332

    Mr GRiM said:
    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.

    96accord said:
    It does look microscopic! lol
    Imagine a micro-atx in there
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  3. Posts : 600
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #333

    damn i would need my magnifying glass for that! LOL
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  4. Posts : 49
    Win7 x64 7232 // XP x86 SP3
       #334

    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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  5. Posts : 12,364
    8 Pro x64
       #335

    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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  6. Posts : 35
    Windows 7RC 64bit build710
       #336

    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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  7. Posts : 600
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #337

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

    Haven't had time to install it yet tho.
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  8. Posts : 600
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #338

    Picture:

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  9. Posts : 35
    Windows 7RC 64bit build710
       #339

    WOW, looks exactly like mine!
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  10. Posts : 49
    Win7 x64 7232 // XP x86 SP3
       #340

    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.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Show Us Your Rig-double-sided-tape.png   Show Us Your Rig-side.png   Show Us Your Rig-front.png  
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