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Please Please Please help me with my wavemaster

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by Eliot, 7 May 2006.

  1. Eliot

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Mar 2005

    Posts: 5,792

    I've asked you guys a few questions about cooling my wavemaster, i was throwing around a couple ideas, i.e.
    Solution: Buying a coolermaster 4-in-3 module so i would effectively have a 120mm intake. Problem: Door gets in way blocking the fan, removing the door would completely override all the reasons to have a wavemaster

    Solution: Buying a holesaw attachment for a drill. Problem: Would cost 40ish quid or above, too much money for something im gonna do once.

    two other ideas im throwing around atm are:

    1.Removing both 80mm intake fans, Buying 120mm fan and placing it behind the hdd cage area. Problem????: Is this too far away to be effective?
    Is the intake problem due to the fan or due to the small holes at the front?

    2.Putting a 80mm fan in the blowhole and using it as a INTAKE. Solution: would this do more harm that good as air is coming in from both directions?

    So basically what i have to say but heres some other information that could be useful.

    ATM im using a Akasa AK-859 Copper CPU Cooler with a 80mm fan It came with a cpu fan speed change thingy, basically it a knob that adjusts the speed of the fan its on full because my amd is too hot atm its at 4000rpm, this thing kicks out 60 cfm at a irritating 40dba. NOW, my point is, if i replaced this with a (hopefully more efficent) Arctic freezer 64 pro, as it move less air but keeps it cooler (hopefully) would this
    a) stop air rushing thro my drive bays
    b) be fine with my current intake solving all my problems

    My Specs:
    AMd Athlon 4000+ at stock (2.4) 130nm (bought literally 2 days b4 the venice came out :mad: )
    AMD X850XT PE with a arctic silencer ati 5 rev 2 (bought because my card used to get above 100c when playing bf2/hl2 at decent settings
    2gb of ram
    485w Enermax
    A8N-SLI deluxe mobo
    IF you could give me advice i could stop hating and start loving my wavemaster :)
    Thanks in Advance!
     
  2. gr1mey

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,006

    Location: Southampton

    you say the 80-120mm adapters are no good?
     
  3. Eliot

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Mar 2005

    Posts: 5,792

    huh?
     
  4. gr1mey

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,006

    Location: Southampton

    you can buy an adapter to change a 80mm fan for a 120mm fan, they sell them here in the Fans/grills section.
     
  5. Eliot

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Mar 2005

    Posts: 5,792

    sadly i dont think that would work, theres a sort of metal cage behind the fans that is as wide ass a hdd is, probly not enogh for a 120mm fan.
    btw ive lower the speed of my cpu fan to 3500 and its now at 43-44oC, wierd.
     
  6. Eliot

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Mar 2005

    Posts: 5,792

    i think im gonna just get a 4in3 or thermal take icage
    forget the door, i'll leave it open when im stressing the pc, its the only way to do it with out hacking it apart, i had a thought just then of drilling like 40 holes in the bottom of the case to form a mesh, and putting a 92mm intake buy it.
    On a side note, can you a) restrict the speed of the icage/4 in 3 and can the led in the icage be disabled, thanks.
     
  7. Yewen

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Nov 2003

    Posts: 17,719

    Location: Leeds

    How about do what I am doing on my wavemaster.

    Intake on the case floor, 1 80mm intake on the bottom of the case and it will bring the temperatures right down.

    Unconventional but it has a very good chance of being a great solution.