My P182 Setup

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falcon26
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My P182 Setup

Post by falcon26 » Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:38 pm

Here a quick shot of my silent p182

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I'm using a scythe 800 rpm 21D 120 mm fan for my rear fan and for my thermalright 120 extreme. I have a 92mm nexus on my thermalright HR-03 for my 8800 ultra. Its pretty dam silent at idle or load. My idle temps are about 38 and my load temps are about 50. My HR-03 keeps my 8800 idle at about 54 and load about 66. My samsung dvd burner is also dam quiet, much quieter than my old plextor one. Those scythe fans are dead quiet, I could have gotten the 1200 rpm ones and gotten a little better cooling but I thought they were a little too loud. And I cared more about my system being quiet than cool. I think I got a good balance of the two....

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Post by BIONIC_EARS » Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:51 pm

Top-rate cabling. Nice components. A modded 8800 Ultra? Wow.

As stated by SPCR, I've noticed that my Scythe 800RPM fan clicks, but not always. I think I might switch to the 1200RPM fan.

So you're saying that you get absolutely no buzzing/squealing noises under load with that configuration? Lucky.

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Post by falcon26 » Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:58 pm

The scythe 800 rpm fans are dead quiet even under load. I tried playing BF2 for about an hour with the speakers off to see if I could hear anything different under load, and they were just as quiet as they were at idle. No clicking what so ever. As far as the 8800 ultra goes I'm very pleased with the HR-03 even at load my temps on that never got above 66-68. I put my ear next to the case, and couldn't hear anything really, I would say its almost dead quiet. I'm pretty pleased about the whole setup. I'm glad I found spcr the forums have been a great help :-)

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Post by derekchinese » Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:10 pm

very nice build falcon26.
What is your e6600 clocked to?

Is the 620HX everything that it is hyped up to be?

Good work falcon26!

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Post by falcon26 » Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:12 pm

The 620 corsair is dead quiet and has rock soild on voltages. and its cable length is perfect. I've overclocked to 3.2 from 2.4 I had to up the vdimm and vcore just a bit :-)

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Post by derekchinese » Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:05 pm

thanks for the reply falcon26

my psu whines randomly so i may replace it with a 520hx soon

since your load temps are around 50, have you tried going a little higher?

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Post by falcon26 » Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:31 pm

Yeah I got it to 3.4 and it was stable, but I didn't want to over do it so I stuck at 3.2 My Dad's pc has the corsair 520 watt psu and that too is dead quiet and very good stable voltages....On a side not even though I got the P182 I didn't really like the gun metal grey color so I asked a friend of mine that just got the P180B if he would switch with me the front bezel and side panels so I could have an all black one to match the rest of my stuff, and he was cool with it so we switched :-)

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Post by zistu » Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:22 pm

Very nice job :)

And you saved me a lot of digging, I have a system to be build and it seems my shopping list is almost equal to yours, so that picture you made answers a lot of questions for me. Thank you.

I'm curious though, are you letting the mainboard control the fans or are you running them flat out?

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Post by falcon26 » Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:30 pm

Their plugged into the motherboard running 100% but still dead silent. I didn't want to use the psu connections for them, because that would have ment more wires hense more mess.......thanks for the coments :-)

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Post by falcon26 » Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:19 am

I think I'm going to take the 92mm fan off the hr-03 on my 8800 and put a nice 120mm scythe 21D sflex fan on their with some zip ties. It would move more air than the 92mm one and be quieter as well. I've seen alot of people using the 120mm fan on their with some pretty good results.....I'll let you guys know how that goes :-)

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Post by ayjay » Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:06 am

That is so tidy. Didn't even think of routing my power cables around the back that way. That could tidy up my hard drive area smartly :D
Good graphics temps too. Got my gts overclocked like an ace twit. Peaks over 80degrees after a bit of gaming now. :twisted: That cooler's massive.

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Post by angelkiller » Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:31 am

Very, very, nice. :D That's gotta be soooo fast!

*Drools at thought of 8800 Ultra*

And it's soooo quiet. Good work!!

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Post by christopher3393 » Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:02 pm

Great job and great pic. Do you have any more pics, especially of the cable management from the right side (underside)? Have you tried anything to ventilate the heat from the card to the outside of the case?

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Post by falcon26 » Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:43 pm

Here's an updated photo with the HR-03 now mounted with a 120 mm scythe sflex 800 rpm fan :-) I used zip ties for the top and I was able to use the fan clip from the 92mm fan on the bottom with a little stretching of it :-) My system is even quieter now :-) Temps for the 8800 ultra are now about 52 which is pretty dam good. I'll get some more pictures of the wiring behind the motherboard this weekend :-)

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Post by christopher3393 » Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:22 pm

That 120mm Scythe looks right at home! What kind of case temps are you getting?

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Post by falcon26 » Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:38 pm

Right now my MB is at 36 my CPU is at 38 and my GPU is at 54

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Post by jaldridge6 » Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:22 pm

that is one of the nicest builds i've seen to date. the cable management and the components give me a big hard on. truly awesome computer you have there. =)

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Post by matva » Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:50 am

sweet...!

planning a very similar build soon with one of the new c2ds . well done

btw what are your hdd temps ?

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Post by CoolColJ » Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:00 pm

pity the HR-03 plus fan takes so much room :(
I need at least 2 PCI slots free

was it a bitch to install on the ultra?

maybe a fan mounted overhead facing down would work ok?

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Post by jaldridge6 » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:58 pm

just stopping by to "crack one off".... okay done. this is a fine computer folks, take notes. every component is pure perfection. all naysayers will be removed from the forum.

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Post by spookmineer » Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:25 pm

Nay

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I does look good, just testing...

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Cable Management

Post by lethalox » Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:40 pm

Since the cable management is so neat, it would be very nice to see the reverse side of the rig where all the organization goes. :D

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Post by TMM » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:48 am

Lovely cable management, nice work!

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Post by Stany » Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:40 am

Nicely done.
Is there any possibility to put wheels on the p180/182.
That would be a nice feature, not? :-)

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Post by SirPoonga » Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:53 am

Can you post a picture of the cable routing? I've tried but I can not get the back cover on with that many cables back there.

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Post by falcon26 » Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:47 am

As soon as I get back from yosemite I'll post some pictures. I'm renting a house up here and my pc is back home just got my laptop. Boy is it nice up here...

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Post by jaldridge6 » Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:57 am

jealous :-P I used to go there when I was a kid. Well, 3 or 4 times. Pretty fantastic.

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Post by christopher3393 » Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:05 am

As soon as I get back from yosemite I'll post some pictures. I'm renting a house up here and my pc is back home just got my laptop. Boy is it nice up here...
Have a great vacation! I look forward to the pics when you get back as I'm about to begin building a similar system.


Is there any possibility to put wheels on the p180/182
I have a set of Lian Li casters that I'm going to try to mount on a P182. It is not as straightforward as mounting them on a Lian Li case, so it will take some tweaking. I'm trying to avoid removing the rivets from the PSU tray and the lower chamber HDD cage base, but this means drilling different mounting holes and probably using 2 instead of 4 screws, so probably larger screws. Also, there is an elavated circular ridge around each of the rubber feet on the bottom of the case, so I'll probably have to put a soft shimm of some sort underneath the mounting bracket.

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Post by dentaku » Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:25 pm

AHA, I see you removed the top blowhole fan and router the SATA cables behing the motherboard tray.
Those are 2 things I want to try in my P182. I ran all the other cables behing the tray but the SATA ports on a P5B Deluxe are right at the bottom so I just ran them through the hole.

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Post by aztec » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:37 am

nice cablework!

I wanted to get the HR-03 Plus as well for my 8800GTS, but seeing with a fan on, and including the card, it covers 5 slots...it just won't work for my setup. :(

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