Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by t77snapshot, Feb 8, 2010.
i think that the first page needs to be updated
Yeah I soldered in Orange leds to replace the blue ones in the front panel. They are not exactly cathodes, it's just a plastic rod with an led capsule at one end which reflect through it. It is a very easy mod and it can still be done without a soldering gun by twisting the wires together, but I recommend soldering the wires to prevent shorts or connection issues.
How so? did I miss a member in the list or something? I will be adding more of TPU's case reviews and Nzxt's new cases.
Edit: I just discovered the products link was bad and is now fixed. New feature has been added to the club! "TPU's Nzxt's NEWS Archive"! check out the latest and greatest NEWS of Nzxt products here at TPU. (located at OP)
Count me in:
One NZXT Beta Evo, modded of course.
That looks very good
Welcome to the club ehume! Your rig looks clean!
I can't decide on this:
Have to test, of course.
Is this just cpu fan config or whole case config? I would think 2nd pic because the top fans are a plus and push/pull is very affective. I would also recommend top fans exhaust.
nice build and good cm. push pull is a great configuration but I would also add another fan to the back of the case, and please let us see your rig running with those cathodes on
BTW fill in your system specs on the User CP so we can check what's inside your beta.
Per snapshots suggestion, here are two pics of my cable management on the NZXT Tempest EVO
Once again...absolutly amazing!: Your old cables were glossy and stood out more from the camera flash, but these new ones just blend in with the backround. The new cable looks a lot better
dammit that is just one beautiful freggin' rig Johnny, truly serves as inspiration to get going with my project
johnnyfive - what a beautiful setup. What beautiful photography. What great cable management.
EvolvA - thanks for letting me know about the system specs. When I first signed onto the board I couldn't find it.
As for an exhaust fan, the system is better without one. Whether I put a single 38mm fan on the Mega or twin 25's, no exhaust fan can keep up without adding a large amount of noise itself. As for top intake vs top exhaust, I was impressed with Silverstone's demo on top intake.
But if I leave those big gaping top holes empty I get a nice natural flow. I bought the Beta Evo because my computer must fit under a shelf at my workspace. So there is no problem with open holes on the top of the machine. And fewer fans mean less noise.
I'll be testing, though: top intake vs top exhaust vs top empty. We'll see.
My latest change: I replaced my two A.C. ryan orange led front intake fans (see pics below) too some Noctua NF-P12-1300 fans. My ac.ryan fans were starting to crap out by making this funny knocking noise and I got tired of hearing it. So I sacrificed looks for acoustics and my rig still has good temps with less noise.
@t77snapshot - Smart man, getting rid of those grills.
Less restriction on airflow the better
damn, my cm sucks compared to yours, sooooo beautiful
if it suits you best not to have an exhaust fan it's ok, I myself might not need it either, but I don't really care about the noise because I'm usually wearing headphones....
wow, those noctua are amazing (I can tell) but it's a pity you had to get rid of those sexy orange fans, on the other side you cut the grill and you will notice the change: less noise and lower temps (for the hdds more than anything) good job
I know, I really loved the orange fans, especially since I put some work into changing the leds in them. The orange cathodes always drowned the ac.ryans out anyway so I'm not loosing on the orange light.
oh!! I almost forgot to tell you. lately the temperature probes of my rheobus (NZXT Sentry LX) started to die and it anoys me a lot because any fan connected to the same channel of a dead probe can't be regulated, so I decided to email NZXT to ask for a new set of probes and a few hours later they answered telling me they needed my address and an invoice as prove of purchase, I dreaded they would ignore me because I'm from Spain, but I couldn't be more mistaken, because in just 12 days time I received a package with not only a new set of probes, but the WHOLE set of cables included with the sentry (power cable, all the socket cable for the fans and the temperature probes), so: VERY WELL DONE NZXT!!!! I'm really happy and impresed about NZXT's custommer service
WOW! that is awesome EvolvA Yeah I have never had to deal with any warranty issues from them and I always wondered about their support team. Well thank you for sharing that story with us. +1 for Nzxt's customer support
Well, I just bought Stinger's Tempest so I suppose I could be part of your clubhouse
I had the same sort of experience with them. I emailed NZXT support to try to acquire an extra set of radiator mounting brackets like the ones that came with my Panzerbox. It took them quite a while to get them out to me, but I received the entire accessory package for the case
of course you can, why don't you let us see some photos of your tempest?
Welcome to the club DannibusX! When you finish your new build stop by and show it off.
Yep, that is correct, Dan purchased the case this last Friday. And as Snapshot states, once done with the build you should take some pictures and post them in here
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