Sorry for being late to reply.
So you're running two video cards... how many monitors do you have?
Thanks! I have only 2 monitors: one 19" Samsung (4:3 aspect ratio) and one 32" LCD TV screen (16:9 aspect ratio).
I need two video cards for easily setting up a multiseat configuration: I can use two independant PC sessions at the same time.
Welcome to SPCR !!
Fun rig. What kind of temps do you get ?
With 23°C as a room temperature, I got:
- 43°C/41°C for cores 1 and 2
- 42°C for northbridge
- 39°C for southbridge
- 33°C for bottom fanless VGA (520GT)
- 39°C for upper VGA (GT430)
- 33°C for both SSD and HDD
Recently, room temps are higher (summer time) so PC temps increased:
With 26°C as a room temperature, I get now:
- 47°C/44°C for cores 1 and 2
- 47°C for northbridge
- 44°C for southbridge
- 39°C for bottom fanless VGA (520GT)
- 44°C for upper VGA (GT430)
- 39°C for both SSD and HDD
I assume you are using the fan door for your 92 mm fan ? I suggest you move it closer to the video cards, they will thank you for it !! And if you happen to have a 120mm fan, even better !
Well, I don't use any fan on the fan door.
Actually, I did some update since I uploaded pictures on the topic. I removed the 92mm fan of the upper VGA card and I put it vertically closer to the video cards, on a custom wood frame (I will put an updated picture of it).
So now the 92mm fan is blowing also on motherboard and specially on north and southbridge.
But I'll put a 120mm fan, as you suggested (I still have a Noctua that I can use for that purpose).
I like that you removed the drive bays... how did you do it ? I'm thinking about doing this next time I change my hardware.
For removing drive bays, I simply drilled a few rivets at front and bottom side of the case chassis. Something I wanted to do next was to suspend the 3.5" adapter to the remaining 5.25" drive bay (but I don't have enough time now). that way, there could have been an optimal air flow inside the case.
Nice cut to the bottom of the case ! Do the cable just hang under the case ? I don't remember the Solo having a double bottom... I might steal this idea too
Thanks! Actually, I didn't cut bottom of the case. I created a custom double bottom (~10mm thick) by cutting an aluminium plate and putting it on standoffs. Using a fine aluminium plate (0.6mm) makes easy to cut it. The only thing to do at the bottom of the case was to drill small holes for standoffs.
Please feel free to steal anything you wish! As a reminder, I did put steps of this mod on my blog (address is in my profile).
(nice to see a frenchman around !!)
you're the first frenchman I see on SPCR forum.