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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Nitro-Max, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. OnBoard

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    Radical_Edward: you can use two of the slot covers with the fan. Have it like that on the sister Xigmatek Midgard case.

    That way you'll block very little of the fan and it's more securely in place. Need a little angle to it and the holes don't match 100%, but it goes there :)
     
  2. Radical_Edward

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    I'm going to be putting it lower down. also, I plan on installing a fan controller in the bottom slot.
     
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    Surfing on XS and found this:

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    That takes the cake
     
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    Yeah the screws are a nice touch, unless you actually touch them :laugh:
     
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    Nice idea using screws to cool mosfets!
     
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    hm .gif an intel graphics card ey what will they think of next big cry laughing.gif

    did anyone notice the capacitor hanging off looks like it's been soldered sideways?
     
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    I've seen pennies before, liked them better than the screws tbh. But this is good too :)
     
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    Pennies are to big, you can cool small mosfets this way :D

    For cheap XD

    I'm going to try and find some copper screws :laugh: will be so much cheaper the real heatsinks :D
     
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    You really dont have to cut the molex end off. Just get an old fan and cut the female end and take out the red and one black wire and plug the connector into the PSU and bare the end wires and screw them into the amp. But dont forget, the amp has to turn on too. You have to get another strip of wire and jump it from the B+ on the amp to the remote. When ever you switch on on the PSU, the amp also turns on ;)

    EDIT: I also recommend that you take the pins out of the molex end you are making and put just a bit bigger gauge of wire in. Nothing real huge just a bit.
     
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    I've ditched all of mine. They make a good fan sound bad.
     
  13. Radical_Edward

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    I'd figured I'd give one a shot. If I don't like It I can always get rid of it.
     
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    if you get a high quality fan controller, that can handle stronger fans, everything will work like it should. just dont get a cheap one, these things tend to produce fan noise when you lower the speed too low... that already can be after 60%:laugh:

    sunbeam and lamptron should make pretty good fan controllers, tho they are not cheap;)
     
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    Eh, I was looking at a Zalman one, but after some thought I realized the only reason I wanted one was because of my current CPU cooler. (Being replaced by a Zalman Next Friday hopefully.)

    As I already planned on replacing the Rexus NMB fan, it being loud isn't an issue.

    Speaking of the NMB fan, I took OnBoard's advice and mounted the fan using three screws. So I won't worry about it later.

    [​IMG]

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    Quality fan controllers =/= slot fan controllers.
     
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    made a ghetto mod myself today!:D
    i pimped this old 400w generic PSU with a second 2000rpm temp sensor controlled fan.. it had a slight grinding sound before, which currently isnt recognizable anymore;)
    PSU has also improved regarding load-stability and output voltage, and its cool to the touch too!:rockout:
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    I have them. But I was going to wait to do such when the NMB's replacement fan gets here.
     
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    had problems with a Linksys Wireless USB adapter so i took it apart and stuck some stables on the hottest parts and what do you know... It hasn't given me a problem since
    [​IMG]
     
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    Staples pwnage! :D
     
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    That is so epic! Although why not add a 80mm fan? :p
     
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    That's awesome p_o_s!
     
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    lol, linksys got pwned by staples...
     
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    Oh man that intel cooler is awesome lol, wonder what temps he got :D
     

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