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Old 14-04-20, 05:47 PM
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Silencing an old rig

The PC I usually use for gaming did its job well but while being insanely loud and a bit booky. Moved into a room with quite a thick carpet and the unfiltered 23cm side fan on my PC had to go, and the loud old HD7870XT went with it, as well as any other old case fans. Instead there's an RX580 Nitro, and
2x Noctua NF-P12 redux-1300 PWM
2x Noctua NF-S12B redux-1200 PWM
A 4 way fan splitter for the above and to replace the dying CM212Evo fan
1x Noctua NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM

Now it's whisper silent even with an OC

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Old 14-04-20, 06:34 PM
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That's a very nice upgrade in both noise and graphics oomph!
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Old 15-04-20, 01:29 AM
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That botched side fan. There was no compromise to performance back in the old days. Needs more cooling? Slap a big as* fan to it. (Man I'm old...) Now everyone would rather have a vertical GPU baking itself against the tempered glass panel rather than a cool system that doesn't throttle itself to death. As long as it looks good performance doesn't matter.
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Old 19-07-20, 09:58 AM
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Not too botched - you had the forethought to not drill holes which would have blemished your new smooth makeover

I have this same case (Aerocool QS-240 Micro ATX) but watercooled.


I cut out some of the metal honeycomb grid from where the front two fans go - it enabled me to mount my fans on the outer front skin of the chassis (very close to the plastic cover) and fit my radiator against them on the inside skin of the chassis.
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Old 19-07-20, 07:38 PM
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Nice !

I'd like to suggest 1 thing though, Purchase a little wooden platform to put the case on, To raise it a few inches from the carpet, Not just for ESD protection but so the case doesn't suck up more dust than necessary.


Something cheap from Amazon would do as it's only a small case -





https://www.amazon.co.uk/FITUEYES-Mo...s_id=200993031
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Old 19-07-20, 07:59 PM
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How dare you disgrace my eyeballs to that... That awful half eaten apple thing Dice!


But in all seriousness it's a good idea to get a flat hard cleanable surface for it to sit on. Carpet will absolutely destroy the inside of your case within a week. I'd definitely clean the area often even if you rest it on something
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Old 19-07-20, 08:55 PM
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How dare you disgrace my eyeballs to that... That awful half eaten apple thing Dice!


But in all seriousness it's a good idea to get a flat hard cleanable surface for it to sit on. Carpet will absolutely destroy the inside of your case within a week. I'd definitely clean the area often even if you rest it on something

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Old 20-07-20, 12:27 PM
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Yeah I've been looking into get a large wooden piece cut so I can mount my wheel's pedals too, for now just giving it regular cleans and hoovers nearby.

My old CM212 Evo didn't fit after I recently upgraded to Ryzen(And AM4 brackets with shipping to UK cost as much as a new cooler), I was planning to get an AIO watercooler or an NH-D-15 (Think it would just about fit height wise), this is how things look at the moment (Two fans right of the honeycomb on the right):

(Also finally got a phone without a smashed camera so it doesn't look like I've constantly hotboxed my room)

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Old 20-07-20, 01:19 PM
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If it fits I'd get an NH-D15, Zero worries about pump failure or leaking and on par or better than many of the top AIO's once heat soak sets in.
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Old 20-07-20, 03:18 PM
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Yeah my main heavy use cases are all quite sustained, and I don't like the sound of the risks. My case says 160mm so I think I could fit a DH15S at least(But it'll be super tight), which seems pretty close to the dual fan in performance.
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