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nkcd

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I like my temp now [see sig]. Ambient temp is 74*F. A whole lot of possitive pressure that I'm beginning to affraid that it might affect my small 80mm intake fans. I'll prolly try and get that Evercool 5.25" exhaust blower and see if that circulates air better. My side CPU duct is affecting the top 2x80mm rear exhaust as the HUGE duct is blocking the air flow.
 
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nkcd

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jlin453 said:
Temps are good, but the real question is when will you lose your hearing with that Delta fan of yours ;)


I already did :( And it's 2 deltas, that one and the 120mm that pushes 130 CFM in the case :(

I am looking for an alternative solution that would still keep my temps the same. Either a fan controller for all my fans or new fans, I'm not sure.
 

jlin453

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Just remember not to get obsessive about keeping your temps at the lowest possible. Know what range your cpu can be at while still being "ok".
 

[AK]Zip

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Go water cooling. I am not sure about kits or anything since I am running a custom setup with 2 120mm fans cooling the custom built radiator and the 2 fans are 17db each. You can see temps in my sig.

-Alex-
 

archilochus

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I am looking for an alternative solution that would still keep my temps the same. Either a fan controller for all my fans or new fans, I'm not sure.

You can get a rheostat from www.allelectronics.com It'll handle both of the Delta's..
Cat # RHE-15...$1.65 plus shipping. Good for 45 watts of fanage control..:)

RHEO INSTALL GUIDE #1

GUIDE #2

** Use both guides in conjunction with each other...
Keep your flow up and noise down..:cool:
* I recommend a seperate rheo on your HSF..So pick up at least 2 of these..I bought 3 of them to help justify the shipping cost..:burn:
 

jlin453

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archilochus said:
You can get a rheostat from www.allelectronics.com It'll handle both of the Delta's..
Cat # RHE-15...$1.65 plus shipping. Good for 45 watts of fanage control..:)

RHEO INSTALL GUIDE #1

GUIDE #2

** Use both guides in conjunction with each other...
Keep your flow up and noise down..:cool:
* I recommend a seperate rheo on your HSF..So pick up at least 2 of these..I bought 3 of them to help justify the shipping cost..:burn:

I bought this rheostat from sidewindercomputers a long time ago and have 3 120mm fans hooked up on it. The metal housing gets really really hot if I turn the fans down to the lowest voltage, which I understand why because resistance =heat.

Will the rheostats you suggested get hot like this? I ask because i noticed the housing is ceramic and not metal. I'm thinking of replacing mine with this one.
 

archilochus

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jlin453, It will stay as cool as cucumber..;) Vrykyl, had his Delta 120mm/ 190 CFM monster and other fans on one...No smoke that I know of..:D
 
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nkcd

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jlin453 said:
I bought this rheostat from sidewindercomputers a long time ago and have 3 120mm fans hooked up on it. The metal housing gets really really hot if I turn the fans down to the lowest voltage, which I understand why because resistance =heat.

Will the rheostats you suggested get hot like this? I ask because i noticed the housing is ceramic and not metal. I'm thinking of replacing mine with this one.

The problem is the wattage (Voltage x Current) That one can only handle 0.7 amp total. 3 of your 120mm fans prolly require more current (thus more wattage) than it can handle. That's why it's getting hot and WILL BURN out in the future.

the one that archilochus recommended is very good since it can hanle any powerful fans (like my deltas and tornadoes) and it should work with your 120mm fans.

btw, thank archilochus, i'll prolly use that idea since I don't have to spend anymore than I have to.

and [AK]Zip. It's too late to go to watercooling sine I"ve already spent quite some money on these new HS and fans :(. Plus, my mobo setup is not that great for OC, so I guess I'll stay with air for a while till I got enough $$ to go for a new rig & Extreme cooling(vapochill or Prometia) :)