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post #4066 of 9059

I like the A900X quite a lot but it's not remotely portable. The Mad Dogs were pretty good and from all accounts have improved since the version I listened too.

post #4067 of 9059
Thread Starter 

Just got the Motorolla 6141 in and installed.

 

Dayum, that did...absolutely nothing. Lol. For now that is.

 

My ISP offers multiple up and downstream channels. I had was wired to a pretty good channel from what it looks because I always get advertised speeds. My ISP also had one of their area 'unit boosters' right near my house, and so my signal and everything is good.

 

That's what I mean when I say that it didn't do anything. Obviously when schiit starts going down, is when that 6141 is gonna pull some weight, but for now....lol.

 

6141 indicator lights show its GO for upstream and downstream channel bonding support, and GO for Gigabit support. Hell yeah :D

 

And nothing happened still lol. 

post #4068 of 9059

New NZXT H440 is a freaking sexy case. Definitely getting one.

post #4069 of 9059
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New NZXT H440 is a freaking sexy case. Definitely getting one.

Not big enough.

 

Corsair 900D is still my front runner for my next case.

post #4070 of 9059
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

Not big enough.

 

Corsair 900D is still my front runner for my next case.

 



I have an 800D and it is a fantastic case. I had some major airflow-routing issues early on had to really play around with reversing some fans top/botttom back/front and then back again to get temps where I wanted them. I wish I had a little more room for more HDD bays. I had to use 3 of my 5.25 bays for the reservoir frown.gif .
post #4071 of 9059
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I have an 800D and it is a fantastic case. I had some major airflow-routing issues early on had to really play around with reversing some fans top/botttom back/front and then back again to get temps where I wanted them. I wish I had a little more room for more HDD bays. I had to use 3 of my 5.25 bays for the reservoir frown.gif .

Airflow is a non issue for me. I'll be transferring my loop over and adding in another rad and probably using an internal tube res. So long as there's enough airflow to keep the VRM's from burning I'm fine with it. I'd probably pick a fractal case if I was building an air cooled system.


Edited by Tangster - 1/15/14 at 10:32am
post #4072 of 9059
Mine is water cooled too though. I had a problem where my 420 Rad is mounted to the vents in the top pulling outside air in... but those fans were creating some pressure system in the case where the 2 140MM case fans couldn't exhaust it all. If I took off the side panel, my load temps would drop by like 10C and you could physically feel the air being sucked in more with your hand on top of the case.
Edited by Muinarc - 1/15/14 at 10:37am
post #4073 of 9059

...Wait a minute, am I reading that right? Top vents as INTAKES?

 

Remember what they said about how hot air rises? That's why the top vents are generally used as EXHAUSTS.

 

For my 800D, the way I arrange it is that all three of the included 140mm fans are intakes, flipping the rear 140mm fan around from its stock direction, and the top 3*120mm fan mounts hold the radiator and the fans pushing air through it to the outside.

 

All things considered, air pressure's likely still negative, but that doesn't bother me too much, dust standing out against the black case interior be damned.

post #4074 of 9059
Yes I wanted to use them as intakes. I did a lot of reading on the subject and the forces involved from the warm air comming off of the components in the case should be so small compared to the forces of the fans as to be negligible.

Maybe my experience has proven otherwise.... but I did get it to work so I'm happy. Distributed Computing on a 3930K gets toasty!
post #4075 of 9059
Thread Starter 

Nice looking case for sure. 

 

If my current case was retail, I would obviously fork over the extra $20 for that beast......but obviously I didn't buy anything for retail lol

post #4076 of 9059
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Not big enough.

 

Corsair 900D is still my front runner for my next case.

Well of course, they made it to be a mid tower for a reason.

 

I don't like the 900D (sort of don't like Corsair in general, don't know why). There were also a lot of QC issues with it and a lot of plastic (seriously, lots of thin aluminum glued onto plastic).

 

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

Nice looking case for sure. 

 

If my current case was retail, I would obviously fork over the extra $20 for that beast......but obviously I didn't buy anything for retail lol

lol

post #4077 of 9059
Thread Starter 

So what are you going to do with the Source? And why upgrade your case?

 

I've found that no matter how beast the case, if the stuff inside isn't that beast, it wouldn't look that good still :/ Just my thoughts.

post #4078 of 9059
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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post
 

...Wait a minute, am I reading that right? Top vents as INTAKES?

 

Remember what they said about how hot air rises? That's why the top vents are generally used as EXHAUSTS.

 

For my 800D, the way I arrange it is that all three of the included 140mm fans are intakes, flipping the rear 140mm fan around from its stock direction, and the top 3*120mm fan mounts hold the radiator and the fans pushing air through it to the outside.

 

All things considered, air pressure's likely still negative, but that doesn't bother me too much, dust standing out against the black case interior be damned.

Misconception #1: The Stack Effect has a big affect on airflow.

FALSE

The volume of computer cases is so small that the stack affect has basically no affect on air cooling at all. Top intake is better than exhaust IN AIR COOLING because an exhaust simply ejects cold air the CPU heatsink is going to use. If anything, the top intake prevents any heat from the GPU getting into the CPU's wind tunnel. I said the stack effect is nearly irrelevant since it won't generate enough airflow to make too big of a difference. However, energy from air molecules can be transferred into the air molecules of the wind tunnel, increasing the temperature. The top intake prevents that by increasing the pressure around that area so the energy isn't transferred upwards.

 

NOTE THAT YOUR TOP INTAKE SHOULD BE IN FRONT OF THE CPU HEATSINK INSTEAD OF OVER IT (not as good to have it over it) AND YOUR TOP INTAKE SHOULD SPIN AT A LOWER SPEED SO IT CONTRIBUTES TO THE FLOW OF AIR TO THE CPU, NOT DISRUPTING IT.

post #4079 of 9059
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

So what are you going to do with the Source? And why upgrade your case?

 

I've found that no matter how beast the case, if the stuff inside isn't that beast, it wouldn't look that good still :/ Just my thoughts.

What? I'm not replacing it. The Source 220 is a beast of a case for air cooling. I just need more fans. I need to make it so I have a fan in my 3x5.25" bays to make a wind tunnel for my CPU. My single front intake is fine since I have no GPU so it works to just cool off the hard drive.

 

I want to replace my motherboard though since it isn't full ATX so there are some memory clearance issues with the Hyper 212 EVO when in a push or push-pull config.

 

I need to rebuild this thing. Need to clean it out for dust and actually work on cable management. I need to cut Corsair's schiity sleeving since it's so stiff and unusable my motherboard is slightly bent at the 24-pin area.

 

Also, the plastic connector on this thing is stupidly weak. I broke one of the SATA power connectors the first time I tried using one on my HDD.


Edited by HybridCore - 1/15/14 at 2:46pm
post #4080 of 9059
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
 

Well of course, they made it to be a mid tower for a reason.

 

I don't like the 900D (sort of don't like Corsair in general, don't know why). There were also a lot of QC issues with it and a lot of plastic (seriously, lots of thin aluminum glued onto plastic).

 

lol

If it didn't cost the price of a small 3rd world country to ship over I'd get a caselabs STH10.

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