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Old February 14, 2009, 12:03 PM
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thanks guys...

I'm doing some minor changes to it on Sunday...I'll post new pics then....
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Old February 14, 2009, 01:24 PM
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Is that a thermaltake cooler? How are the temps on the i7 and have you overclocked it yet?
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Old February 15, 2009, 05:17 AM
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Is that a thermaltake cooler? How are the temps on the i7 and have you overclocked it yet?
So far, it runs stable at 3.8ghz...
BUT...the fan has to be up about half way (making it pretty loud).

As for temps, it idles around 41c at 3.8, and under a bit of load (gaming) it hits about 55c. Nothing really that stressful.

I'm going to go for the Noctura (sp??) cooler with the turd brown fans! LOL
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Old February 15, 2009, 05:44 AM
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Run 8 instances of prime95 or LinX - A simple Linpack interface - XtremeSystems Forums and it will give a better idea of whats that cooler is really capable of.

You're making the right move by switching to the Noctua and no making fun of the turd brown fans. I have 6 in my system once you fire them up you'll wish you had more.

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Old February 15, 2009, 07:39 AM
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Run 8 instances of prime95 or LinX - A simple Linpack interface - XtremeSystems Forums and it will give a better idea of whats that cooler is really capable of.

You're making the right move by switching to the Noctua and no making fun of the turd brown fans. I have 6 in my system once you fire them up you'll wish you had more.

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I'll do that tonight...
I kinda like the turd brown fans, they're unique...

I'll see how long it's stable for with prime...
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Old February 16, 2009, 08:23 PM
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I know it doesn't really matter but how well can you see through the mesh on the side of the HAF case?
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Old February 17, 2009, 06:27 AM
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I know it doesn't really matter but how well can you see through the mesh on the side of the HAF case?
Without extra internal lighting, the mesh is pretty much solid dark. I added some red cold cathode tubes to mine and the mesh becomes much more visible. The problem is, the fan also becomes much more visible, and dominates the side panel.

Nevertheless, internal components become slightly visible, and the case has a glow that lets it stand out more on my desk. Components are also more visible from the window.

The window is actually in a good position, showing the HSF and ram areas of (most) mobos.

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Why not just paint the fan's housing/the outside part that does not move black or something? Then you can have your poo-fans but they would not be standing out as much.
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Why not just paint the fan's housing/the outside part that does not move black or something? Then you can have your poo-fans but they would not be standing out as much.
Or just don't maintain the fans, and eventually all the dust will cover the poopy color. Dust-grey looks better, IMO.
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Speaking of Noctua, although it was mentioned in another thread a while back for those that purchase any noctua product you can request PR material for free.

Simply scan your invoice (JPG. format) of the Noctua product purchase and enter in your mailing address and you'll a bunch of free Noctua stuff. Mine is already on the way.

View it here: Noctua.at - sound-optimised premium components "Designed in Austria"!
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