QUOTE(Mholt215 @ Nov 27 2008, 03:14 AM)
LOL So true, and yea it is pretty cool.. Probably helps with the cooling issue a lot haha Whats mounting it to the wood?
It's a lot cooler,as you you see in the picture I was running the fans from the fan pins without any mod to increase the voltage,I checked the voltage during playing and it would never go above 5.4v,I thought it was too little and soldered the wires to 12v and ground and using a potentiometer to give a voltage of 7.5V to the fans,now the heatpipe barely gets warm to the touch.
The wood boards are being hang by a screw on the wall,the dvd drive is being hold by [a lot of] scotch tape,the motherboard is being hold by 5 hanger screws with a nut on the side of the motherboard and a nut on the other side of the wood board.The hard disk is also being gold by scotch tape,so do the fans
QUOTE(Exige_ @ Nov 27 2008, 06:41 AM)
To top it off you should just put a huge fan in front of it lol
That would be difficult to put,I wouldn't have where to suport it,and it would be worse as it would have a significant distance from the gpu,this setups gives better temps
QUOTE(MickRaider @ Nov 27 2008, 05:28 AM)
Actually I wouldn't be that surprised if that actually makes the system run hotter.
I'm sure it doesn't,and how could it run any hotter?
QUOTE(Dizzan @ Nov 27 2008, 05:27 AM)
Are you sure you're getting enough airflow?
j/k.. that's pretty funny man. it reminds me of when i was doing mods on my 360 and had all the parts layed out across my workbench while it was running. I always thought about just bolting it to some plexi or somethin and making a mount for fans.
pretty sweet.. as long as it works just fine, it's a good mod. kinda makes me want to do something similar in my living room
I could have used plexiglass,it would be nicer,but less ghetto