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by sandman7777
Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Max safe temp for hard drives?
Replies: 103
Views: 307041

Re: Max safe temp for hard drives?

Mine run 24/7 4 drives range in temp from 29c to 34c with case inside temp at 24.1c with Media Center running and surfing, naturally in summer temps go up, but i will adjust the case fans to some extent to compensate for increase for temp increase. Drives are all WD Black Editions . P-182 case.
by sandman7777
Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Airflow and temperature advice on P182 wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 2349

Speaking of store bought systems how about this one its a HP Media Center M8300f with a 6000+ CPU and an extra add on card a 8600GT CPU at idle is 60c with the video card running 77c with a tuner card right under the video card and this thing is like a furnace.
by sandman7777
Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SLK3000B Cooling advice
Replies: 35
Views: 5650

I made the 80mm fan hole big enough to fit a 120mm fan with a dust filter on it and my case MB temps stay around 32c with a 25c to 26c ambient room temp and put a filter on the lower side panel vent also this way I keep the dust out of case. I have a Zalman 9700 for cooling.
by sandman7777
Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SLK3000B Cooling advice
Replies: 35
Views: 5650

I have the same case with a P-5 945 at 3.4 MHz and I opened up the side fan to a 120mm tricool for some added cooling I love this case and I also have a P-180B and the P-182 GMB case both with C2D CPU and P5K motherboard , you did a nice mod.
by sandman7777
Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Alternate cooling for P180
Replies: 31
Views: 7226

In my P-180B I use the 1200rpm Scythe Sony fluid bearing fans and an 1600rpm rear exhaust by Scythe plus am try cool on modded side panel, plus a Noctua 1300rpm in top exhaust and an 80mm Noctuua in the bottom 2 optical drive slots intake also and this case run's nice and cool and quit with the use ...
by sandman7777
Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 3x 5.25" Bay Fans/Converters (for P182/SOLO)
Replies: 6
Views: 2543

I put a high cfm low noise 80mm fan in the 2 lower optical drive slots with some covers with mesh that I purchased of e-bay for dust control helps with ram and MB temps did it with my P-180B and my P-182 GMB case.
by sandman7777
Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Switch from Zalman to [Xigmatek] HDT S1283
Replies: 5
Views: 2391

Lapped both, started with 800 than 1500 then 2000 grit and that was all there was to it. I tapped the wet paper to a piece of plate glass and did it with water and a little dish soap for the heat sink. Then I put the black protective cover back on the pin side of the cpu and , than started the maski...
by sandman7777
Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Switch from Zalman to [Xigmatek] HDT S1283
Replies: 5
Views: 2391

none that I had, but I would not of lapped, but lying a straight edge across the surface i found that the one side was off just a little bit compared to the right side.
by sandman7777
Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 120MM Side Case Fan
Replies: 12
Views: 4092

Yes, I have problems with punctuation ,but this is not school and English class. My case is silent now with new front 80mm 34cfm Noctua fan and new 120mm top Noctua 54cfm fan. I have also replaced the Zalman 9500 with the X-1283, what a difference in temps and I will leave it at that for this discus...
by sandman7777
Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Switch from Zalman to [Xigmatek] HDT S1283
Replies: 5
Views: 2391

well had to lap the cpu also and I have gained a 4c cooler temp at idle and about 5c at full load over the Zalman but it might have something to do with the cpu having a bump on the mating surface we will never no i like the new cooler so far and is quit and hooked to the motherboard header. i also ...
by sandman7777
Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Switch from Zalman to [Xigmatek] HDT S1283
Replies: 5
Views: 2391

Switch from Zalman to [Xigmatek] HDT S1283

First thing out of the box and check for straight and level heat sink mounting surface find that is is off by quite a bit on the one side so i am forced to do some lapping which came out rather good. So it pays to check even if it look good out of the box more to come after install http://img403.ima...
by sandman7777
Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What's a normal temperature split? [Case vs Room temp]
Replies: 3
Views: 1422

I am not checking the air coming out of case but my ambient is 26.3c and the interior case temp is 26.9 and my motherboard is reading 36c which is about what it reads 10c difference if it 21c ambient its 31c mobo temps and the cpu is always running cool with the Zalman 9500 and according to Pc Probe...
by sandman7777
Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 120MM Side Case Fan
Replies: 12
Views: 4092

Thanks for the reality check and I have given up on that idea its running as cool as it will every get with ambient temps 26.2c and mobo 36c ten about ambient is what it usually runs and that good for me i have the right to ask question and get answers to my questions and that is life. Thanks once a...
by sandman7777
Thu May 29, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 120MM Side Case Fan
Replies: 12
Views: 4092

Window is a nice idea to I have the technology to cut a good hole in the side with edging to take care of the hole and a nice fan grill to protect the fan from getting anything in it but like you say it will ruin the case and I like my cases the way they are. They are almost silent as they are set u...
by sandman7777
Wed May 28, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 120MM Side Case Fan
Replies: 12
Views: 4092

I guess it would ruin the case I am just concerned with motherboard temps but what I have read everyone is more concerned with cpu temps well on a hot day my mobo will get up to 36c in the p-180 cae when others are reporting temps as high as 42c or even higher on the mobo so i do have a spare side p...
by sandman7777
Mon May 26, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Temp separation between cores is bugging me!
Replies: 5
Views: 1860

My 6750 run pretty much equal with a Zalman 9700 but my E8400 runs off by 3c to 4c between cores and my P-D945 run the same both cores maybe off by 1c but no more usuall so it varies and I had a 5000+BE and it was off between the cores also by 2-3c these thing bug me also like trying to keep my mobo...
by sandman7777
Mon May 26, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: E8400 Vastly different core temps
Replies: 16
Views: 7190

Mine has a difference of anywhere from 4-5c but the higher core says its being used more but they run the same all the time and it says in realtemp that they are not stuck so i guess it something your live with the chip run cool and fast.
by sandman7777
Mon May 26, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 120MM Side Case Fan
Replies: 12
Views: 4092

120MM Side Case Fan

Has any one every tried installing a 120mm fan in the side panel of an P-180 case with any luck or with a good outcome.
by sandman7777
Sun May 25, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New System Build using Antec P182
Replies: 17
Views: 6059

I looked at your mobo manual and its different than my P5k and i have mine just plugged into the Striker card but I have another P5k with a P-182 just plugged into the mobo header for sound and it works and its looks like yours different marking than the case. They should make all the audio standard...
by sandman7777
Sun May 25, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Hot Summer Nights and my CPU Temps (Boo-hoo)
Replies: 10
Views: 3118

I am always concerned with mobo temps because i usually have no problem with cpu temps what kind of mobo temps are you seing with your rig I try to keep mine below 34c which i have righ now with 23.6c ambient with 24.3ccase temps. cpu is always cool running 30c with TV tuner running and web page open.
by sandman7777
Sun May 25, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New System Build using Antec P182
Replies: 17
Views: 6059

Your board in the bios should have setting for HD Audio or ac97 if i correct that is how its in my book for my P5K Asus mobo so your may or may not be the same check your book I would set mine to HD until i got a Striker 7.1 card and moved up to PCI sound. Nice build i just put together a P-180B mys...
by sandman7777
Mon May 19, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 rear vent
Replies: 7
Views: 3241

Yes it might be but know more than some of the people that overclock to no end. I like my case cool and quite and I am sitting 3 feet from it right now and it is hard to hear it over the rest of the noise in the house and it keeps the mobo 32c or under anytime of the summer. I just added filter mate...
by sandman7777
Mon May 19, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Does P180 have speaker for BIOS beeps ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3156

I take the 4 pin connector from a cd rom drive and attach the wires to a small speaker and double side tape it to a place in the P-180 case so i have a BIOS beep speaker did this with three P-180 series case's.
by sandman7777
Sun May 18, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD) Cooolermaster 5 Case
Replies: 5
Views: 1756

PM me with your e-mail and I will send you a bunch of pic if your want and my wife was from Woodbridge went to scholl with Richie Sambora always says he is going to be at there reunion some year.
by sandman7777
Sun May 18, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD) Cooolermaster 5 Case
Replies: 5
Views: 1756

Its were the stock 80 was I cut the hole bigger to install the 120mm Antec tri-cool with a blue fan grill .
by sandman7777
Sun May 18, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD) Cooolermaster 5 Case
Replies: 5
Views: 1756

Yes all the covers come with the case plus the metal ones also that can be reattched with case screws, I used it as a HTPC and used the Kama Bay instead of the lower 80mm and added the 120mm side instead of the stock 80mm side so ran all fans on low and it was quite and cool.
by sandman7777
Sun May 18, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD) Cooolermaster 5 Case
Replies: 5
Views: 1756

(SOLD) Cooolermaster 5 Case

FS used Coolermaster Centurion 5 Black with blue trim case with mod on the side panel with 120mm Antec tri-Cool with Blue trim and a rear 120mm Tri-cool. Has a Kama bay in the lower three optical drive slots with another 120mm tri-cool. no PS in case has mobo stand and screws. Fans are about 4 month...
by sandman7777
Sun May 18, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 rear vent
Replies: 7
Views: 3241

I have just took the lower two optical drive covers off and drilled 3/16 holes in the covers and put them back on to get more intake air flow and it lowered the mobo temps 2 degrees going to add a 80mm tri-cool in the slot under my two optical drives for more intake pressure which I think will keep ...
by sandman7777
Wed May 14, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New to Forums
Replies: 2
Views: 1366

New to Forums

Just want to say Hello to everyone just built a P-18- with a P5k and the E8400 chip and love these forums for building a silent system thanks for being on the web.
by sandman7777
Wed May 14, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 rear vent
Replies: 7
Views: 3241

I just joined but been cruising these forums for a while now i just build a system with the P-180 and I have another system with the P-182 and my high temps in case are 21c to 24c and ambiant is 68f with the mobo running 35c and the cpu like 27c at idle both cases I have yet to try blocking off the ...