It's amazing what a few fans can do

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It's amazing what a few fans can do

Post by Kelevra » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:35 am

So, I just want to brag about this, just a little :lol:

Remember that computer I bought a few months back? Well, it's still running! (lol). When I swapped the cases and tweaked the CPU clock a little more I found I was running a little hotter then I would have liked to be. (around 50*C average across all 4 cores at 4.4ghz) So, I decided to have a little fun with some fans I had laying around.

The Cooler Master Hyper 212 CPU cooler only had 1 fan on it of out a possible 2. So, I took the brackets I got when I bought the computer and added another fan to make it a push/pull config (see below)

[<Exhaust fan<]~<~<~[<cpuFan<|Heatsink|<cpuFan<]<~<~

and I added 2 fans (stacked) behind my drives to add more airflow over the drives and around my GFX card.

I also hooked up my intake/exhaust fans to my fan controller (finally)

All this work netted me about 10-15*C COOLER then I used to be! :rockon: That's what I like to see! idle/low load CPU temps around 35-45*C when they used to be 50-60*C

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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:35 am

My clocked dual core runs an average of 75deg F @ 90deg F ambient using a Corsair G60 water cooling kit :)

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Post by Danteneon » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:04 am

You want to improve the air flow even more? Clean up your wiring. Every wire that sits in the path of air flow is an obstacle air needs to go around. Re-route the majority of those cables to the corners of the case and tie up the remaining into as few bundles as possible and you will have an even cooler case environment.
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Post by JeffM » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:25 am

Wire tuck that bitch.
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Post by Danteneon » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:28 am

Pretty much :lol:
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Post by JeffM » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:38 pm

Oh and, because this is on 2gn -

Needs moar low.
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Post by fixitmattman » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:51 pm

I need to cut some holes in my case, with the side off it runs nice and cool. With the side on it overheats. The joys of putting a whole bunch of new crap in an old case. Maybe I'll just make a new case or something.
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Post by INVUJerry » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:14 pm

Until my brother hit it with an ad and set it on fire I was going to put modern parts in our old 486 tower.
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Post by ejclide » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:20 pm

Danteneon wrote:You want to improve the air flow even more? Clean up your wiring. Every wire that sits in the path of air flow is an obstacle air needs to go around. Re-route the majority of those cables to the corners of the case and tie up the remaining into as few bundles as possible and you will have an even cooler case environment.
Why does it not surprise me to see Dante comment first about a wire tuck... :D
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Post by ragek23 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:02 pm

:laughing3:

Nice setup man! I have a simlar thermaltake cpu cooler, thats a good idea of doing the push pull setup :thumbup: .

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Post by chipdogg » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:04 pm

Needs ducts to direct the air. On pretty much every newer electric forklift I've worked on, the modules get hot (everything is AC now and some trucks have 4-6 modules or a module is designed to run 2 AC motors from a 36 volt DC battery). Most of them have 1-2 computer fans and a duct to cool them all at the same time. Small hole in the side of the truck, and the modules sit in a hole with air ducts going out the sides. When a forklift can work in a high temperature area non stop, the setup probably works well.
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Post by LowNSlow » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:58 pm

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Post by trojmn » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:08 am

damn thats gotta be loud.
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Post by Skitlz » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:51 am

My computer has the side removed and a window fan blowing at it. haha
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Post by Kelevra » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:47 am

the case is a new case (brand new) the wires at the bottom could use a bit cleaning up, but it's not as bad as it looks. and no, it's not loud at all. They're all brushless fans :D

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