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merchant2
28th June 1999, 23:58
the heatsink shown on the matrox site seems large enough to handle a full size pentium cooling fan. i have a 5000 rpm global win that i pulled off a new heat sink, (being used as hard drive cooler.) dose anyone (beta tester mabey know if this fan will sit right on the sink or not.?



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i spend way too much time and money on my 3 systems.

Kruzin
29th June 1999, 02:15
I don't know if that fan would fit or not...I don't know it's dimensions. I did fit a 487 fan on mine, and there is room to spare, so some of the pentium fans I've seen should fit on it, others might not...

merchant2
29th June 1999, 02:21
ok cool room to spare may well mean that a standard pentium 60 mm should fit. oh and dont you mean 486 not 487? hehe i should complaiin my spelling sucks.

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i spend way too much time and money on my 3 systems.

SteveC
29th June 1999, 02:27
I've got a huge fan sitting next to mine...

http://gtech.matroxusers.com/fan1.jpg

You can see the g400 by its heatsink.

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Cheers,
Steve
It's Only A Graphics Card!
(But a damn good 'un!)

merchant2
29th June 1999, 03:27
hey that looks like my system only i used black wire ties to hold the case fan onto the
blank rails. and curently no fan on pos voodoo 3 2000 agp card.

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i spend way too much time and money on my 3 systems.

SteveC
29th June 1999, 03:29
I use meccanno - much more technical! It's a 3 wire fan too so I know if it breaks...

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Cheers,
Steve
It's Only A Graphics Card!
(But a damn good 'un!)

merchant2
29th June 1999, 03:36
ya the extra fan i have is a 3 wire but im useing a bh6 and im already useing one monitored header for the cpu and the other has a 3 wire gloabal win case fan on it (frount of case intake fan.)

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i spend way too much time and money on my 3 systems.

Opus
29th June 1999, 03:39
Hey, that looks like MY system!!! Get outta my house (and hands off the sweets in my top drawer!)

I drilled ventilation holes in my full tower side panel and bolted a full size fan on the side of it to blow over my G200 and my PII. Works great. Bumped up it's overclockability. It's only a two lead fan - I can HEAR when it's running... http://forums.gagames.com/forums/wink.gif

Cheers

SteveC
29th June 1999, 03:46
What's this side panel thingy? Is it something to do with the case lid? I've never used one of them before!

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Cheers,
Steve
It's Only A Graphics Card!
(But a damn good 'un!)

SteveC
29th June 1999, 03:51
Hey, you think it's your system - see the card just below the fan - that's a 10/100mbps card and hub all in one! On the back of the card there are 4 10/100 ports. Now that is one sweet card!

You wouldn't believe the dust I get in my system though...

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Cheers,
Steve
It's Only A Graphics Card!
(But a damn good 'un!)

ALBPM
29th June 1999, 06:39
Hi Guys,

I just took a few updated pictures for ya.

http://home.att.net/~albpm2/in1.jpg This shows my homemade version of the Card Cooler for the video cards. I had to make mine longer for the Obsidian2 X-24 card which is almost 11 inches long.

http://home.att.net/~albpm2/in2.jpg This one shows my latest addition which is the VEK-12 PII cooler. With two 60mm fans it works great.

http://home.att.net/~albpm2/sidecov.jpg This shows the car stereo speaker grill which covers the hole I needed to cut in the side to make room and for airflow for the two 80mm fans for the graphics card cooler. I have since lined the inside of the speaker grill with very thin foam air conditioner filter to keep the dust and dog hair out.
My case temp usually runs about 6-8 degrees F above room temp.

Paul


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SteveC
29th June 1999, 06:45
merchant2 - that net/hub card is made by realtek (makes all cheapo net cards). Cost me around 60 from a local computer shop here in essex, uk. Very good deal, methinks!

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Cheers,
Steve
It's Only A Graphics Card!
(But a damn good 'un!)

LAMFDTK
29th June 1999, 07:30
ALBPM I love that rig!! now who is into "Case Painting"? Airbrush the works.. lets have a contest to see who can paint their case the coolest...

ALBPM
29th June 1999, 08:30
Hey LAMFDTK,

I took your advice and lined the inside of the speaker grill with some of that thin foam air conditioner filter. It really cut down on the amount of dust and dog hair getting in side the case.

Paul

Hunsow
29th June 1999, 08:39
Doesn't all those fans make alot of noise? I have just one main fan and that's noisy enough for me.

ALBPM
29th June 1999, 08:49
Mine suprisingly is not that noisy. I keep the case under my desk and actually the hardrive makes more noise then the fans.

Paul

Opus
29th June 1999, 09:02
Hey ALBPM,
Kewl setup http://forums.gagames.com/forums/wink.gif

Hunsow - mines does http://forums.gagames.com/forums/frown.gif Two extra case fans in my setup even under my desk make a lot of noise (can hear it down the hall...).

The sounds of automatic gunfire, grenades and blood-curdling screams from multiplayer Delta Force drowns it out though http://forums.gagames.com/forums/wink.gif

Cheers

Jake
29th June 1999, 09:09
If you can imagne how it would feel like to have some air-jockey in an f-18 do a mach2 flyby at 300 feet altitude over your house, then your pretty close to the sound my system makes when I turn it on....

I think one of the case fans have a really bad bearing. It sound like it could break down anytime soon.

cheers,

Jake

Hunsow
29th June 1999, 09:13
If an F18 makes the same noise as an F16 yes I can imagine.

merchant2
29th June 1999, 09:54
well no noise and i have 1 90mm atx power fan (reversed) 1 80mm front case fan 1 80 mm fan turned in to a card cooler i changed outthe original fan on my aavid heat sink to a 60 mm 5000 rpm fan and a second 60 mm fan was on the v3 2000 but i pulled that so i could just drop it on the g400 when it comes in case temp runs at 27c to 30 no higher. but i live in a basement so it never really gets to hot. (whon cares about radon gas my pc is cool hehehehehehehehe)

ALBPM iv'e thought of painting my case but i havn't becuase i woud have to shut my system down while it dry's althoue if i remove the sides and paint them then do up the top (it also is removeable i could, naw im not that obsesive am i ?...............yes i am.
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I spend way too much time and money on my 3 systems, and I can't spell worth a dam either




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LAMFDTK
29th June 1999, 12:15
I am serious about the case painting, just another thing to do to the system. Candy Apple Red metal-flake ! I hear you get better FPS in that color...I have 8 fans in my case..Loud, Why does'nt somone come out with a sound proof case? Or at least Quiet, yea the "Turbo Hush Case" 35 Db's with 10 fans?
Steve has a great setup, you need the Biggest heatsink that will fit with a fan blowing "outside" air across the fins. This beats all those aftermarket ones like tennemax. I have one of those, not enough heatsink. I also think that the fan in the G400's is like the Tennemax, It looks good and will do the job but if you have room you can do better. I plan on a G400 Regular Guy model and am going to clock it silly http://forums.gagames.com/forums/smile.gif


ALBPM we can cut the stuff and sell it as "Voodoo Fan Filters". $3.99 plus 5.99 S&H

ALBPM
29th June 1999, 13:28
Heheh, Ok LAMFDTK we'll make millions.

I found some info on sound proofing your cases using a sound proofing mat called Dynamat. http://2cooltek.hypermart.net/7896_3.html

Here's another link - to the Heat Sink guide for graphics cards. http://www.heatsink-guide.com/

And finally here's what this same guy did to a TNT2 Ultra. We can do the same to our G400's. He even put heat sinks on the Memory chips. http://www.2cooltek.com/tnt2.html

Paul

LightHeaded
29th June 1999, 13:40
Has anyone here ever tried VegeMite as a heat sink compound?

I heard it sticks like hell and gives the room a rich, nutty, molasses-like aroma....

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Paul Luntsford, LC
PLA Designs, Inc. Theatre and Lighting Consultants
NT4, AOpenAX6BC, P3-500, 100MHzFSB,256MB SDRAM(PC100),MillG200AGP/16MB SGRAM

LightHeaded
29th June 1999, 13:44
Seriously,

I have been looking for a good active cooler for a Pentium 3 shell. The thing is weird...it only has plastic on one side and is bare-arsed on the other. This goofy clip-on heatsink and fan thing seems a little lame.

Is there a damn-good Peltier-style out that one can order here in the Colonies? Particularly in Oregon? I really don't care about cost.

The darn thing gets HOT at 500mhz (not overclocked) with all the other crap in the case....you know, the sheet metal box that spends most of it's time on the other side of the room...

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Paul Luntsford, LC
PLA Designs, Inc. Theatre and Lighting Consultants
NT4, AOpenAX6BC, P3-500, 100MHzFSB,256MB SDRAM(PC100),MillG200AGP/16MB SGRAM

ALBPM
29th June 1999, 14:02
Hey LightHeaded, there are a few places not up in Oregon but still in the Colonies...Heheh

Oh, by the way anchovie paste would be good too http://forums.gagames.com/forums/wink.gif especially as a practical joke - what's that smell.....

For a Peltier cooler try these guys:
http://www.blacklabmicro.com/

For other accessories including some real heat sink paste, pads and other good stuff try these guys: http://www.computernerd.com/

And these guys have lower prices on alot of cooling supplies:
http://www.coolerguys.com/

Paul

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Joel
29th June 1999, 14:05
I only have a little 486 CPU fan attached to the top of the heatsink and even after serveral hours of benchmarking the board is only warm to the touch.

Joel http://forums.gagames.com/forums/smile.gif

Opus
29th June 1999, 16:04
My full tower has two side panels (not like the standard inverted U (combined side-top-side setup), both of which are detatchable. Handy. http://forums.gagames.com/forums/smile.gif

ooohhh think that hub's neat - you should see what cards I've got in mine. Don't ask cos I ain't telling http://forums.gagames.com/forums/wink.gif

Cheers

SteveC
29th June 1999, 16:05
Joking!! I have the removeab;e panels too, it's just I never use them!

merchant2
29th June 1999, 16:33
oh god what did i start.

oh well seems i must clarify a mean the home made cooler card. hehe although i do have a linksys 10/100 pci card and a few other cool toys.(no dam isa cards in any of my systems.)
oh ya how much for that hub/net card. (i mean where did you get it from and how much) or is that another cool beta toy we get to droll over. http://forums.gagames.com/forums/smile.gif


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i spend way too much time and money on my 3 systems.

LAMFDTK
29th June 1999, 17:08
Joel you have to try harder !

LAMFDTK
29th June 1999, 17:15
This site is KILLER !!! HAHAHAHAHAHAH

"And here is the final installment of my Addtronics case modifications. You have seen my painting skills at work, and my cooling fanatacism in action. Now its time to make this thing bearable to live with."" hahahahhahahahah

"Next I started the sound control phase. I installed Dynamat (its trademarked or something) on the removeable panels. This stuff is great. Sound damping material that is easily cut and formed, with an adhesive back for easy installation. What more could you ask for?"


This guys case looks like the Mummy model that I painted when I was six!! I only had Black paint...ALBPM your killing me at this hour. (too much laughter)

ALBPM
29th June 1999, 21:30
I'm sorry LAMFDTK, the paint job is a bit disturbing. I only put the link there for the Dynamat...LOL
Maybe I should have put a warning on that link. Please have 5-6 beers before clicking on this link. Then don't bother reading just look at the pictures...LOL

Paul