Go Back   Hardware Canucks > PC BUILDERS & TWEAKERS CORNER > Troubleshooting

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21 (permalink)  
Old August 22, 2007, 04:28 AM
MVP
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 305
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gamashinoch View Post
ha! the card that never was. Poor poor 3dfx if you'd supported 32bit colour as your future buyer did (nVidia) instead of the odd 24bit to begin with you'd prolly still be kickin' today. Oh well runnin' 2xVoodoo 2's was a fun run.

On a side note....i got the same case brother. I like the way the PSU is. Also with that 200MM fan on the top we have no worries about hot air rising.

ya know, you might be able to get away with runnin' SLI now that I konw what case you have.

Got room to utilize that 120mm fan spot on the side? It'd be right over your cards.


sure do have that fan mounted. I was also looking lastnight about adding teh internal drivebay fan that sits at teh end of the drive bays. but Im not entirely sure I can fit the black clip in there between the cage and the card. That would add some extra air aswell..
__________________
i2600k sandy bridge @ 3.4ghz/ 2x 8800 GTX KO ACS3 PCI-E 630MHZ 768MB 2.0GHZ SLI'd / Raptor 74GB / Antec 1200 Hundred Gaming Case / G.Skill Ripjaws ddr3 1600 cl 8-8-8-24 - 8gigs / evga z68 SLI MOBO / Samsung DVD+RW / Corsair ax850 PSU / 24" Samsung CinkMaster

Cooling:
Swiftech Dual rad
Swiftech Single rad
Swiftech Micro Res
Swiftech Apogee GT Cpu block
Feser One Red Fluid
Reply With Quote
  #22 (permalink)  
Old August 22, 2007, 03:42 PM
Top Prospect
F@H
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 169
Default

ya but it'd just be hot air from the hard drives though. Thought of a self contained water cooling kit? dont' know if there's an SLI one...might be now though.
__________________
3800X2@2.2GHz--2gb PC3200--200Gb Maxtor SATA2--eVga 8800GTS 320mb--eVga nForce4 SLI mobo--Klipsch 4.1--Antec nine hundred case w/Vantec 120mm on side--Vista Premium 64bit

Join our Folding@Home team!
Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old August 22, 2007, 03:46 PM
enaberif's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Calgahree, AB
Posts: 10,592
Default

Antec 900 is the worst case to exist for power supplies, air flow, and wiring.

With that said I don't suggest you run computer with said config in the op as the power supply is sucking air out and the video card is sucking air up so you are gonna create A LOT of turbulence between the two.

Best bet is to drill a hole in the bottom of the case, flip the power supply and you should be good to go.
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old August 22, 2007, 03:59 PM
Top Prospect
F@H
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 169
Default

guess it's $280 for 2 8800 blocks. That's just the blocks. no pump/reservoir. bah.
__________________
3800X2@2.2GHz--2gb PC3200--200Gb Maxtor SATA2--eVga 8800GTS 320mb--eVga nForce4 SLI mobo--Klipsch 4.1--Antec nine hundred case w/Vantec 120mm on side--Vista Premium 64bit

Join our Folding@Home team!
Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old August 22, 2007, 04:14 PM
Top Prospect
F@H
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 169
Default

actually wiring was better than any case i've built prior. Prolly the modular PSU i got too helped with that. no big bundle of wires right up near the dvddrives. If anything the layout is better for cooling in my opinion. the air in the case is cooler on the bottom so the PSU isn't suckin' in hot air to cool itself. 2 120mm front intakes, 1 120mm side intake, a rear 120mm (don't remember what it is in or out) and 200mm exhaust at the top of the case. Don't think there's air issues...noise issues on the other hand.
__________________
3800X2@2.2GHz--2gb PC3200--200Gb Maxtor SATA2--eVga 8800GTS 320mb--eVga nForce4 SLI mobo--Klipsch 4.1--Antec nine hundred case w/Vantec 120mm on side--Vista Premium 64bit

Join our Folding@Home team!
Reply With Quote
  #26 (permalink)  
Old August 22, 2007, 04:24 PM
enaberif's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Calgahree, AB
Posts: 10,592
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gamashinoch View Post
actually wiring was better than any case i've built prior. Prolly the modular PSU i got too helped with that. no big bundle of wires right up near the dvddrives. If anything the layout is better for cooling in my opinion. the air in the case is cooler on the bottom so the PSU isn't suckin' in hot air to cool itself. 2 120mm front intakes, 1 120mm side intake, a rear 120mm (don't remember what it is in or out) and 200mm exhaust at the top of the case. Don't think there's air issues...noise issues on the other hand.
More fans does not equal better :) More fans can cause or create odd turbulent pockets in a case which defeats the purpose of air flow.

P182 > 900
Reply With Quote
  #27 (permalink)  
Old August 22, 2007, 06:20 PM
Top Prospect
F@H
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 169
Default

I agree more fans don't mean better. Strategic placement of fans though is. no case has perfect air flow. harddrives, wires, addon cards get in the way. With the p182 (psu on the top i assume) you get the "dead space" effect under your videocards/soundcards. Air movement is just as important i think. My CPU is at 44C under load folding 24/7, my system temp is 30C. And that's with it being kinda warm in this room.
__________________
3800X2@2.2GHz--2gb PC3200--200Gb Maxtor SATA2--eVga 8800GTS 320mb--eVga nForce4 SLI mobo--Klipsch 4.1--Antec nine hundred case w/Vantec 120mm on side--Vista Premium 64bit

Join our Folding@Home team!
Reply With Quote
  #28 (permalink)  
Old August 22, 2007, 06:26 PM
3.0charlie's Avatar
3.0 "I kill SR2's" Charlie
F@H
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Laval, QC
Posts: 9,627

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gamashinoch View Post
With the p182 (psu on the top i assume)
Nope, PSU is on the bottom.
Reply With Quote
  #29 (permalink)  
Old August 22, 2007, 07:08 PM
enaberif's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Calgahree, AB
Posts: 10,592
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gamashinoch View Post
I agree more fans don't mean better. Strategic placement of fans though is. no case has perfect air flow. harddrives, wires, addon cards get in the way. With the p182 (psu on the top i assume) you get the "dead space" effect under your videocards/soundcards. Air movement is just as important i think. My CPU is at 44C under load folding 24/7, my system temp is 30C. And that's with it being kinda warm in this room.
Nope.

P182 has a 3 fan setup; 1 in a bottom chamber and 2 in the top. The first one in the top is a rear exhaust fan and the 2nd is right above the cpu to pull the hot air out from the "dead" spot. The case has another spot for a 4th fan.
Reply With Quote
  #30 (permalink)  
Old August 23, 2007, 04:40 AM
Top Prospect
F@H
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 169
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3.0charlie View Post
Nope, PSU is on the bottom.
well i'll be damned.
__________________
3800X2@2.2GHz--2gb PC3200--200Gb Maxtor SATA2--eVga 8800GTS 320mb--eVga nForce4 SLI mobo--Klipsch 4.1--Antec nine hundred case w/Vantec 120mm on side--Vista Premium 64bit

Join our Folding@Home team!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes