Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.
oh snap i forgot,
im gonna order a set now, otherwise, there is the staples
Gonna look nice. Gonna b finishing up my black theme soon. Got the blacklights in, waiting on crossbow for my dk. Still need to pickup a rivet gun to paint my interior and some pcie extensions.
Anyone with experience working with alu, must know what kind of paint to get.
Staples work, but they're a ROYAL pita imho. I also used a small watchmakers screwdriver, that's almost exactly the same as a normal pin remover
Nice don! post some pics once your setup!
I'm thinking of using a Thermalright V2 as a NB cooler, thoughts?
And will it even fit ...
That's what I use. A jeweler's screwdriver.
ordered a psu modding kit
if that fails, i have a ton of small screwdrivers and other stuff i can use
Here is my pc atm.
Love the loop CB
Loop looks good CB. Only see one thing. Maybe this can help.. Can't you turn the CPU block to make it where it's less tubing for the rad to block? I mean counterclock wise 180 and it should make for even less tubing from the rad>block.. It shouldn't matter temp wise since you have enough head on the pump.
Ether way, it's a good look for that system.
+1, can u turn the rad as well so the inlets would be facing the inside the case? or this even possible cant tell in the pic
This summer so far has been really cool, but the heat is starting to pick up. So I decided to remove one of my gtx285's to reduce on the heat coming from my rig. Also from doing that my pci-e x1 is available for me to install this X-fi Fatal1ty card I had laying around.
I figured since I'm doing this I might as well re-apply the TIM on my H50, because when I installed it at the time I was running really low on thermal compound and ended up mixing a bunch of pastes (cm stock, zerotherm, ocz, zalman) together Hopefully re-appling some Gelid GC-extreme to the cpu will drop temps a little bit. Also I have the push/pull exhausting out the case and I have seen some setups as an intake? I was thinking of trying that....what do you guys think?
Yes my first crappy cell phone pic!
Very sweet rig. I'm a huge Half-Life fan so i love the theme
And in the case of the H50 i personally think it's best to have the fan intaking cool air from the outside of the case and threw the rad. I believe Corsair recommends this to.
I knew I heard about it from somewhere, thanks CD I think I will give that a try.
Ok so I removed one card, reapplied the TIM and flipped the fans to intake cool air from the outside in. Well much to my surprise the temps stayed the exact same and I kinda feel like it was a big waste of my time.
more crappy cell phone pics
temps for both setups:
Very nice color-theme
I am about ready to fill my pc with cement and use it for my boat anchor
Thanks guys, it's been awhile since I have done anything with my rig. Just thought I would tweak it a bit and post pics. This case looks bigger without that 2nd card in there! Yes I love the black/orange theme because well yeah H.L. but also at the time when I built it there was very little orange in other rigs. All I ever saw before was Blue, Red, Green, UV, White or Purple...but not Orange. Some of you know of the extent I went to get Orange LED fans and cathodes.
Look'in good bro! I'm just curious, why did you decide to mount the rad on the outside of the case? (keep it room temperature or did not fit with motherboard maybe?)
I put it outside to keep the temp down .
Yeah I had a feeling thats why.....so what are your temps like now?
Idle temps are down by 5 degrees. I have not stressed it yet but I am sure they will be good
EDIT: Stress tess on fresh AS5
EDIT; Wow those are some good temps @3.3Ghz!
I cant wait to venture back into water cooling, I am saving up for a full tower (Haf-X or 800D)because as much as I love my Tempest it is a big pain in the neck to WC.
....and NO I'm not selling my Tempest case EVER!!!!
Tape it and youtube it please
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