Hey. Im kinda new here. Have been reading the forum for a long time but hasnt been making any noise
So here whats up. I bought some new fans and a Ninja. Thinking this will make my computer more silent.
And this is my story
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
K8N Neo4-F (NFORCE4-A939)
Sapphire Radeon X1600PRO 512MB DDRII, PCI-E
NorthQ 4775-400BULK, ATX 400W
New silencing gear:
Noctua NF-S12-800 8dB(A) 59m3/h 800RPM
Nexus Real Silent 92mm, 19,2 dBa
Scythe Ninja PLUS
Arctic Silver 5
This is the new shit
I got me some RAM too.
This is the "before picture". I had no fans in the front and a standard AMD cooler. (The new RAM in place!)
I replaced the Northbridge fan with a passive cooler a long time ago, at once when I bought the motherboard.
I knew that the ninja was big but I were still surprised how BIG it was
(next to the right is the standard AMD cooler i used)
I also knew when I bought the ninja that it was a gamble if it would fit or not on my MB. I had done some ruff measuring and I knew it would be a tight fit.
But I got a good deal on it so I took the chance.
And it DID NOT FIT!
These black towers got in the way for the Heatpipes
Not willing to bend the towers too much I released my fury on the Ninja and this where the result (mod/original):
I dont think it affected the cooling-effect that much and now it fits like a glove
Then on with some Arctic silver 5 coolingpaste
And TaDA! Both ninja and Nocuta in place
The rubber fan holders where hard to get on especially the ones closest to the motherboard.
Both nexus fans in place
Done for the day
Arrows shows how fans shuld blow the air.
So whats left?
Well it isnt yet as silent as I want it.
-The graphiccards fan sound too much. I am planing some kind of passive cooling there too.
-The Fan in the powersupply have to be changed, it is not as quiet as promised. - DONE
-I want to close off the the area between powesupply and dvd-player somehow. to mimizie airflow area. - DONE
-I had problem with the Nocuta. Sometimes it sounds ALOT like an 5 year old broken fan "Duk-a-Duk-a-Duk-a". - DONE
I have sent it back to my retailer to get it changed to a new one. And for now I have the Antec-fan back in there. Where NOT the Nocuta as I thought but The NorthQ power supplys fan that makes the noise!!
-All fans are still at 12v. Waiting to get the Nocuta back to optimize fanspeeds.
-Rearange IDE-cable setup. - DONE
-I am thinking in removing some of the pci-slots covers to get better airflow, what do you think, will it help?
As you see I also have two harddrives hanging one "slot" away from each other, beeing cooled by one nexus each.
Shuld i maybe put them closer together to get colder air from the upper nexus?
Before this I had these (using speedfan and atitool):
Core: 50 30
Case: 50 32
Temp3: 33 10
HD0: 34 33
HD1: 38 37
GPU: 76 56
Chip: 55 42
Core: 42 28
Case: 43 32
Temp3: 22 9
HD0: 28 28
HD1: 32 31
GPU: 70 55
Chip: 50 42
As you can see the result is a cooler computer