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Shemale
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Some rude case

Post by Shemale » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:37 am

Some wood, a very cheap case (0,4mm steel)...
It's quiet, but not much, the power source become noise when gaming, but always use headphones, so no problem.

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Post by bryan_d » Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:48 pm

That is quite crude, but functional nonetheless. Good job!

Have you tried blocking the upper vent, because it looks like it could be impeding the flow you desire for your passive CPU setup?

Good job,

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Post by Shemale » Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:51 pm

Initially was no fan or hole on top of the case, but i put one because my power source (Akasa 400W, a relabeled Enhace) have holes in the back, and the hot air emerge there.
And the processor(Core 2 Duo e6600 @3Ghz) is at reasonable temperatures, after some time with Orthos i have 53C (23C room temperature).
The 8cm fans have 1500rpm and keeped at 12V, and the 12cm fan is rated at 1500rpm, but is put at 7V and don't know at what RPM is spinning.
Obviously the big problem i have is with cables, too long, and too many.

Thanks bryan.

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Post by ivionday » Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:54 pm

oh that thing is so ghetto fugly fantastic. I love the wood planks, dowels, and velcro. And nasty rough edge USB holes.

But i gotta say. 6 fans + 3 hard drives doesn't look too quiet.
my ears are hurting just lookin at it... :)

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Post by theycallmebruce » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:18 pm

Respect.. I like the idea of a wooden case.

I can only count 5 fans though.. top of case, two at rear, video card, and power supply. Which one did I miss? Also, which are the noisiest fans shemale?

Yes, the 3 HDDs aren't gonna help either. Out of intereset what is the reason for having three drives?

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Post by Shemale » Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:08 pm

Yep, 5 fans. And 3 HDD is needed for movies, they are big and don't fit on 4.7 or 8.5GB optical media.

On temporal basis, the noisiest is the power source, but only in games, and the seek noise of a Maxtor 500GB hdd.
The offenders on permanent function is the 12cm fan on top of the case and the HP LP3065 monitor (buzzing if is not at maximum luminosity, and a added coil noise if i display some black&white charts).

Obviously is not silent as the computers with 1 HDD and a single 12cm fan at under 600rpm seen on this forum.:shock: And the difference probably is big :roll:
But compared with an empty Aplus Xclio II case with the 25cm fan at minimum, is a little more silent. :wink:

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