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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MKmods, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. MKmods Case Mod Guru

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    Ok so it looks like we will be going SFF on this mod.
    I think Air will be the way to go with some Carbonfiber thrown in for fun.

    For hardware I will be using my Biostar TForce 590, X2 6400 and a pair of ECS 8800GTs with the Accelero coolers. I have my PC Power & Cooling 510 with the external rail adjusters as well.

    I could use a bit of advice form you OCers.. I need a CPU cooler that stands no more than 6" that is better than the Freezer. Any ideas
    (the TR Ultra 120 is like 6.3")
     
  2. panchoman

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    i see you're a tforce fan.. Tforce FTW!

    um try the xigmatek s1283.. looking at its dimensions right now
     
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    Sounds good, the thermalright ultima 90i is a good cooler and smaller than the u-120, its better than the freezer pro (some reviews have it within a few degrees of the TR U120E)...
     
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    the Zalman 9700 stands about 5.5" - and it still considered amoung the best CPU coolers
     
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    do you think this will be enough airflow, lol
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    No. need 14 more of those fans. lol.
     
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    I will mod each one like this
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    I am just trying to figure a color..
     
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    you could use a gemini II and run it passive in there
     
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    only 2 probs, 1- Im not a CM fan (except for the Centurion5) and 2-I really want airflow to go from right to left.
    The Acceleros are really nice that way.

    Also I am using a pair of Thermalright HR 09s on the mosfets and i want to be able to see the Ballistix tracers.
    I have had really good luck with them. for the $ I think they are unbeatable.
    Also a couple weeks ago I emailed biostar asking for a I/O plate for the 570 so I could do the Rosewill mod, in 3 days it was at my door no charge.
     
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    If I read the dimensions correctly, I believe this will fit the bill. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233001
     
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    wow.. that was really cool for biostar to do.. i've got a tforce 550 and i LOVE it! i see people with gigabyte 590's with bioses that have like 1/3 of the stuff in my bios and im like :wtf:
     
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    Make sure you turn that northbridge heatsink 90 degrees so its fins match the airflow.

    Looks like a sweet project so far! 7 users viewing right now!
     
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    Better than the freezer. The main difference is that the freezer uses this format from the bottom up for heat transfer:

    Copper base
    Copper heatpipe
    Aluminum fins

    While the Xigmatek uses this:

    Copper heatpipe
    Aluminum fins

    That way, heat is wicked away from the CPU way before it could travel through a few mm of copper and hit the heatpipes. It's called DHT, or Direct Heatpipe Touch. If I hadn't dropped $50 on this Thermaltake V-1, I would have gotten one of those for sure.
     
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    well . . . 12v DC can be easily driven by the PSU



    . . . if the PSU can handle the amperage draw of initial spin-up :laugh:

    just throw a couple of steppers inline, and you'll be alright :roll:
     
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    the ultimate mod, modding an insane comp into your car using HUD (heads up display) and reflecting the monitor onto your windshield.

    (hard to focus on the road though, lol)
     
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    DO IT!!!!! :respect:
     
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    meh . . . not much more distracting than the onslaught of LCD gauge clusters, audio head units with DVD screens, the in-dash navigation system, compass in the rearview, on-dash satellite radio controls, cell phone holder with charging dock, ipod player, and 4 friends chillin in the back seat
     
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    lol
     
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    Hiya MK, I would like to make the suggestion of the Scythe Katana 2.
     
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    noctua makes a good CPU cooler and they also make a matching NB/SB cooler. i've used them and they work pretty well. almost as good as the TRUE.
     
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    SFF with an ATX mobo? :confused:
     
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    My cases can fit completely inside a Qpack, use ATX and SLI
    [​IMG]
     

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