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DiscipleDOC
11-02-09, 11:44 AM
Yup. This is going to be my new project. Any recommendations on the fan?

betterdan
11-02-09, 11:52 AM
http://www.lands-faraway.com/images/F-286%20Blanco.JPG

FlakMagnet
11-02-09, 12:06 PM
I, too, have a Domino and will follow your progress with interest :)

BTW, has your fan stopped working?

methimpikehoses
11-02-09, 12:07 PM
Scythe s-flex are nice. Push a ton of air and are pretty quiet.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185065
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185006

betterdan
11-02-09, 12:12 PM
My solution is the quietest and uses the least amount of electricity.

DiscipleDOC
11-02-09, 12:14 PM
I, too, have a Domino and will follow your progress with interest :)

BTW, has your fan stopped working?

No. I'm just not getting the most efficient use from my Domino. I've been doing some research on this procdure, and from what I've gathered, it should not be hard to do. I will take pics and post them of my progress.

DiscipleDOC
11-02-09, 12:16 PM
Scythe s-flex are nice. Push a ton of air and are pretty quiet.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185065
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185006

I like those fans, meth. Have you used them?

methimpikehoses
11-02-09, 12:34 PM
I have several of the blue ones, and they are great. They are a bit expensive right now at the egg, you can probably find a better deal, particularly if you get 2-3 of them.

CaptNKILL
11-02-09, 01:18 PM
I usually buy cooling supplies from JabTech (http://www.jab-tech.com/120mm-Fans-c-81.html).

FlakMagnet
11-02-09, 01:54 PM
No. I'm just not getting the most efficient use from my Domino. I've been doing some research on this procdure, and from what I've gathered, it should not be hard to do. I will take pics and post them of my progress.

Excellent stuff! I'm hoping that using a more effective fan will reduce the temps slightly inside my case. The problem with the Domino in my case is that it takes up the only outlet hole - anything more efficient should be an improvement.

Looking forward to the pics :D

grey_1
11-02-09, 02:10 PM
I have to ask, wouldn't it be much simpler, and more effective, to just go with a high end air cooler?

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/coolit_dominoalc/4.htm

DiscipleDOC
11-02-09, 02:12 PM
I have to ask, wouldn't it be much simpler, and more effective, to just go with a high end air cooler?

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/coolit_dominoalc/4.htm

Yea, but what fun is that? :p

grey_1
11-02-09, 02:14 PM
Yea, but what fun is that? :p

LOL, at least you gave me a normal answer this time..ya grumpy old fart. :p

DiscipleDOC
11-02-09, 02:16 PM
LOL, at least you gave me a normal answer this time..ya grumpy old fart. :p

Pot, meet kettle.

:captnkill:

Redeemed
11-02-09, 02:19 PM
LOL, at least you gave me a normal answer this time..ya grumpy old fart. :p

Takes one to know one. :D :p


Lookin' forward to seeing the end result, boss. I was thinking of just using my eliminator to cool my 920, but I'd have to find some where to order the mounting kit for LGA1366, or buy a new water block that supports 1366. Can't find the former, and the latter costs as much as a good air-cooler (the Ultra120 costs less, actually :lol:).

So, it looks like I'll be using air-cooling once more. :) But I'm interesed in your results cause if they're good enough, then when I have the spare money I might just break down and get a new block for my Eliminator. I've also heard of mods for it that involve replacing the pump and fan, which if your results are good enough, might encourage me to do a similar mod to my Eliminator. :)

grey_1
11-02-09, 02:25 PM
Both of you byte me :D

Good luck with it DD. The price on these really caught my eye, but the end-user reviews scared me away from it.

I'll quit derailing your thread now. Post results when you have it done though.

DiscipleDOC
11-03-09, 08:39 AM
Ok...I bought this (http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6441/fan-378/Scythe_Ultra_Kaze_120_x_38mm_Fan_-_3000_RPM_DFS123812H-3000.html) fan. From what I've read, this and the delta fans (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835213006) are the top of the line fans. I decided on the Scythe fan because I don't want my pc to sound like a jet in the next room.

To be continued...

Roliath
11-03-09, 10:23 PM
Subscribing, I want to see your before and afters :)
And Pics!

DiscipleDOC
11-05-09, 02:56 PM
My fan is at home waiting on me. I probably won't get a chance to work on this until tomorrow though...

methimpikehoses
11-05-09, 03:19 PM
Won't you be busy tomorrow? :bleh:

DiscipleDOC
11-05-09, 03:38 PM
Won't you be busy tomorrow? :bleh:

:(

I'll do it this weekend then.

betterdan
11-05-09, 04:49 PM
My fan is at home waiting on me. I probably won't get a chance to work on this until tomorrow though...

By fan do you mean the one for your heatsink or Bob, your biggest fan?

bob saget
11-05-09, 05:54 PM
:rofl idiots.....

betterdan
11-05-09, 06:42 PM
:D

DiscipleDOC
11-13-09, 11:11 AM
The project is done:
Before the modding:
http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/5742/domino0481417332.jpg
This is the fan I will replace the old one with:
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/29/domino027.jpg
Make sure you use a skinny screw driver to remove the screws.
Take off the back plate to the cooler:
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/328/domino0461408064.jpg
This is how it looks without the plate:
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/1791/domino0351362172.jpg
Unscrew the board (to the right) and remove it.
Remove the cord with the three black wire leads. Make sure you remove the right one. You can pull the cord and see what cable should be remove, so make sure you cut the right cord.

Next, replace the fan with the new fan:
http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/5366/domino0411387465.jpg
The cord will not fit under the pump like the original, but you can still align the cord to the faceplate to make it look clean:
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/8096/domino0451403494.jpg
Plug in the fan and replace the plate:
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/7005/domino0441399436.jpg
My finished project:
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/3606/domino0471412293.jpg

Conclusion: I am getting lower temps, but not low enough. It was a fun project to do, but I would be better off with real water cooling. This is my temps with the modded cooler:
http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/1310/tempsy.jpg

Again, I want better than this.

Disclaimer: Modding your Domino will void the warranty. If you are planning on returning this hardware, I would suggest not modding it. If you want to do it and you don't care about the warranty, then go for it. ;)