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    A picture would help , I'd suggest some hot glue , sticks plastics quite well and comes off easily enough when wanted , other than that zip tie it or use double sided tape.


    I just did a job on Nibbles old v2000 , made some plexi brackets for the Psu , fixed in a plexi window and covered 2 top fan openings with plexi , Sleeved and did a big cable tidy up ,. I'll try get pics up tomorrow!
    wow is this thread dead ?

    Hi all,

    I need help adding another fan to my sapphire 4890, normal temp usually range from 60 - 70, while in use an 50 - 60 while idle.

    so I removed the heat sink and cleaned an added a fresh thermal paste, I also added an 80mm fan just to the side to see how it will get on. so the temperature now is under 50c.


    The problem is that the PC itself is lying flat so the fan is basically on top beside the gpu, i need a way to stick it on it permanently, any ideas ?


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    wow is this thread dead ?

    Hi all,

    I need help adding another fan to my sapphire 4890, normal temp usually range from 60 - 70, while in use an 50 - 60 while idle.

    so I removed the heat sink and cleaned an added a fresh thermal paste, I also added an 80mm fan just to the side to see how it will get on. so the temperature now is under 50c.


    The problem is that the PC itself is lying flat so the fan is basically on top beside the gpu, i need a way to stick it on it permanently, any ideas ?

    change the case, atleast they are cheap...
    and get one of my cards, atleast they will run better and colder that your


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    papu wrote: »
    A picture would help , I'd suggest some hot glue , sticks plastics quite well and comes off easily enough when wanted , other than that zip tie it or use double sided tape.


    I just did a job on Nibbles old v2000 , made some plexi brackets for the Psu , fixed in a plexi window and covered 2 top fan openings with plexi , Sleeved and did a big cable tidy up ,. I'll try get pics up tomorrow!


    thanks for the reply, I'll try to add some pics later, as I don't have access to a heat gun and a I'm low on funds I'll use a zip wire instead.

    At erper i just bought a new case so that's a no no and your gpu is out of my price range.


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    thanks for the reply, I'll try to add some pics later, as I don't have access to a heat gun and a I'm low on funds I'll use a zip wire instead.

    At erper i just bought a new case so that's a no no and your gpu is out of my price range.

    if u want and ever in limerick we could make a deal for your monitor and one of my gpus...


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    Erper wrote: »
    if u want and ever in limerick we could make a deal for your monitor and one of my gpus...


    I'D love but i have to be in limerick which has never happened but there's always a 1st time, plus I have to off load the 4890.

    My bro has the 6850 is its very cool.


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    Those 4000 series run very hot and they're designed to run like that. I had one for a while and was a bit freaked out by the temperatures.

    You can set the fan to run faster on it. Easiest way is to change it to manual in the control centre, but that's not really that useful.
    There used to be guides around at the time that allowed you to set a lower target temperature so that it was still automatic but it ran a bit faster. They're most likely out of date as CCC has moved on a bit.

    Actually, the easiest way to do it is to grab MSI's Afterburner. This allows you to set a curve for fan speed at a variety of temperatures. I used it to turn down an older card with noisy fan there recently and it worked wonders. Should also work for your card, hopefully.


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    Counts as a case mod right? :p

    Flick that switch when gaming, allows me to push the clocks out without cooking my box.

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    ED E wrote: »
    Counts as a case mod right? :p

    Flick that switch when gaming, allows me to push the clocks out without cooking my box.

    309382_2297874504459_1700140712_n.jpg

    haha... nice mod...
    why dont u buy a 12cm fan instead of those small noisy one


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    Erper wrote: »
    haha... nice mod...
    why dont u buy a 12cm fan instead of those small noisy one

    It was just a spur of the moment thing that I did with bits I had lying around. Hopefully gonna be ordering the new rig soon(been saying that for months) so not really putting much into this box.


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    ED E wrote: »
    Counts as a case mod right? :p

    Flick that switch when gaming, allows me to push the clocks out without cooking my box.

    309382_2297874504459_1700140712_n.jpg

    what did you use to stick the fan on that case, I'm thinking of adding those fan or one of it to my i3 cooler by using a rubber wire twisted together and burning the edges so that it wont be loose.


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    what did you use to stick the fan on that case, I'm thinking of adding those fan or one of it to my i3 cooler by using a rubber wire twisted together and burning the edges so that it wont be loose.

    Looks like Hot glue gun

    Cable Ties would also work .


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    what did you use to stick the fan on that case, I'm thinking of adding those fan or one of it to my i3 cooler by using a rubber wire twisted together and burning the edges so that it wont be loose.

    Screws. Regular carpentry ones.

    Hot glue was just to mount the switch.


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    Ok, I am looking for a little advise, This is not only my First ever PC build. But it is also my first ever PC, I have always been a Mac person (And still am), but the idea of being able to build something completely custom appealed to me.

    So i decided to give the whole thing a go. Self built, nice case and a bit of overclocking. I have the PC built and in a crappy old shell of a case. I am waiting for a Corsair Graphite 600T white edition to arrive.So far the gear I have in it is as follows.

    i5 2500k cooled with an Antec H2O 920.
    2x Sapphire 6770 (I know really not amazing cards, but its my first go).
    8GB Crucial DDR3 Memory.

    and the motherboard is an Asus P8H67 (this is my first Noob mistake, chipset does not allow you to OC. I have a Sabertooth z77 on order).

    I know overall this is not a serious gaming machine, but i just wanted to have a go, and I can buy a propper graphics card later.

    But what I really want advise on is painting. I wish to paint some of the plastic parts of some of the components, and I would just like some advice on types of paint. I have heard some very good things about vinyl dyes (such as VHT vinyl dye) but for love nor money I cant find it in Ireland. So if anyone knows where I can buy it, or suggetsions as to other types of paint that are also good, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Richard.


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    Ok I am Guessing this thread has died.


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    You could go down the electro-plating route but it'd be quite expensive.


    I've got paint from the graffiti place in temple bar, but the nozzles they use or just how the paint works is quite poor for this kind of work.

    You could give Krylon a try. Stocked in a few places at least.


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    Can anyone recommend a decent cpu block to watercool an i2500k.


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    cdb wrote: »
    Can anyone recommend a decent cpu block to watercool an i2500k.

    EK Supremacy.

    Comes in different flavours.
    Acetal + Nickel.
    Full Nickel.
    Acetal.
    Etc Etc.


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    Anybody have some plexiglass or Acrylic floating around off an old tower?


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    Anybody have some plexiglass or Acrylic floating around off an old tower?

    I have a few meters of 1/2 mm thick Acrylic if its any good to ya mate,Based in Dublin


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    I also have some clear acrylic hanging around. Cork based. About 40cm x 40cm


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    Hi,

    Can anyone recommend a case for a JBOD I am building.

    Simple requirements.
    • 9 x 5.25" drive bays
    • 4 PCI slots

    The need for nine 5.25" bays are that I already have 3 x ICY DOCK FatCage which I intend to use to house twelve 3.5" 4TB WD Red drives.

    The PCI slots are for the Intel SAS Expander, an SFF-8087 to SFF-8088 bracket and two PCI mounted 2.5" SSD disks.

    There will be no motherboard installed into this case. Expander card powered using on-card power molex.

    Thanks.


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    Hi,

    Can anyone recommend a case for a JBOD I am building.

    Simple requirements.
    • 9 x 5.25" drive bays
    • 4 PCI slots

    The need for nine 5.25" bays are that I already have 3 x ICY DOCK FatCage which I intend to use to house twelve 3.5" 4TB WD Red drives.

    The PCI slots are for the Intel SAS Expander, an SFF-8087 to SFF-8088 bracket and two PCI mounted 2.5" SSD disks.

    There will be no motherboard installed into this case. Expander card powered using on-card power molex.

    Thanks.

    Hows about these, they list 9 bays

    http://www.hardwareversand.de/Tower/53132/Cooler+Master+Storm+Trooper%2C+ohne+Netzteil.article

    http://www.hardwareversand.de/Tower/60291/CM+Storm+Stryker+Big-Tower+-+wei%C3%9F%2C+ohne+Netzteil.article


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    Isn't it 8 slots for 4xFatCages? :confused: 3 FatCages will only take up 6 bays and give you 9 HDD mounts...


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    Solitaire wrote: »
    Isn't it 8 slots for 4xFatCages? :confused: 3 FatCages will only take up 6 bays and give you 9 HDD mounts...

    I referenced the wrong model, I have the 4 3.5" version. Here

    Lu Tze, thanks for the suggestions. I'll take a gander at those. Might be a bit big but I can't find anything much more suitable :( I unfortunately bought a "duplicator" case but there's no way to mount PCI cards on the back of the chassis - not without some dodgy welding!


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