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by Alex230
Sat May 23, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zerotherm Zen FZ120 CPU Cooler
Replies: 10
Views: 8021

Done. I mounted the ZEN 120 so the fan blows the warm air to the rear exhaust. I get about 34 deg. C on Q-Fan mode (PWM) with my E6420 @ 3.0 Ghz. And full load at maximulm 50 deg. C. Pretty good.
Thanks
by Alex230
Fri May 22, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zerotherm Zen FZ120 CPU Cooler
Replies: 10
Views: 8021

Sorry for digging out such an old topic ,but i just got myself one of these and i was thinkink what's the best mounting position for it? I have an Antec P183. Should i mount it so the CPU fan blows the air through the top exhaust or rotated 90 deg. so it blows warm air out through the back exhaust? ...
by Alex230
Fri May 22, 2009 7:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 84419

Exactly. In Romania ,they are pretty cheap ,about $14 US but Nexus fans are aproximatly the same price (about $15). I'm planning to get 5 of them and replace the tri-cools and Gentle Typhoons plus one mounted in the 5.25" drive bay.
by Alex230
Fri May 22, 2009 2:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 84419

I don't think that the absence of the bundled intake tricool fan(s) is a big problem. Tri-cool's are not that good ,too noisy for what they offer. I'm droping the Nexus/Noctua idea that i had earlier ,and i'm getting 1000rpm NoiseBlockers BlackSilent XL1s for my entire case. Rated at 13dbs ,they are...
by Alex230
Fri May 22, 2009 2:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 84419

duyfken wrote:I've got to ask, where exactly is the middle chamber fan described in the P183 specs? I can't tell where it is from the photos in the review, so i thought I'd ask :)
It's the one that can be mounted on the upper HDD cage.
by Alex230
Wed May 20, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 84419

I woldn't say a lot ,but of course it helps. But i will buy some realy silent fans. What sould it be? Nexus or Noctua? Noctua are overpriced here in Romania ,but Nexus are reasonably priced. But if Noctua is better ,i'll try to get 2 of those. The Scythe Gentle Typhoons have a strange low frequency ...
by Alex230
Wed May 20, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 84419

Well ,I had to improvise. I made a quick scheme in paint cose i tryed to take a photo but it's not visible. Basicly ,the fan is mounted with the 2 screws and "rests" on the metal clips by presure ,and between the fan and clip i mounted a silicone pad on each side. http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/...
by Alex230
Wed May 20, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 84419

I have mounted the 2 antec tricools with silicone rubber grommets (from the hdd cage) and I can say that the noise has been lowered and I can use the top exhaust fan on low speed settings without any high noise. And about that filter ,i don't think that-s a good idea to mount a dust filter in front ...
by Alex230
Tue May 19, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 84419

Yes MikeC ,but set on the lowest speed ,it's not that nasty ,trust me. The top Tri-cool makes much more noise than the stock cooler. The airflow is realy good in the case ,i have an E6420 @ 3.0Ghz and it's at 38 deg. C in idle and doesnt go over 57 in load with the stock cooler. I'll get a new CPU c...
by Alex230
Tue May 19, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 1436

Hello

Hi ,I'm Alex and I'm from Romania. Love the site and forums ,just got here by searching some reviews on the P183 case.
:)
by Alex230
Tue May 19, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 84419

Hi ,I'm new here and found the forums by searching on reviews for the P183. I just bought the case ,it arived today and mounted the system in. I thought someone wanted some user opinions and live pics of the P183. I come from A Plus teritory (actualy X Clio 2 ,the one with the 25cm fan) so noise was...