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Dazz
01-19-04, 10:38 AM
Looks very nice indeed and the silver plastic goes well with my LCD :) As soon as i got it i replced the Antec fan with these Akasa fasn and are pretty loud actuly (120mm 1700rpm) I have them fitted and they are noticably more loader then 3x 2000rpm & 2x 2600rpm fans but these things cool better.

XP2500+ @ 2.2GHz 1.65v Volcano 7+ @ 3000rpms
PSU 36C, now 30C
CPU 48C, now 40C (max load is about the same)
MB 36C, now 38C

The case is also pretty damn light, my old case being an Antec 1080AMG.

Dazz
01-19-04, 04:33 PM
Anyone know of any molex power reduction cables for case fans?

The Baron
01-19-04, 04:37 PM
things that are light compared to a 1080AMG:

- a basket full of bricks

demonized
01-19-04, 04:38 PM
I just got the same case and was using an 1080 as well. I'm still using the antec fan that came with it and still dont have an intake fan. Those are some nice temps ur getting. It was my sisters b-day last week and all here friends were drooling over the case. they were saying it really sick and is one of those bill gates computers (lol. newbs).

Dazz
01-19-04, 04:48 PM
Originally posted by The Baron
things that are light compared to a 1080AMG:

- a basket full of bricks lmao.

I am sticking to the Antec fan, the AKASA fans are too loud for me!! Might use them again if i can get some reduction tape or something.

Viral
01-19-04, 11:40 PM
I'm quite happy with my 1080AMG.. besides the weight.. and i am tempted for 120mm fan support.

This performance one series looks promising, i might look into them when i get sick of this case.

I've never actually heard a 120mm fan.. are they really too loud at 1700rpm?? or is just the akasa's.. cause the antec's spin faster(i think, well not the smartfan's). Though compared to a 92mm tornado.. i'm sure it's not that bad.. just a little bit more of a lower pitch drone type sound, which isn't that annoying IMO. I was planning on getting 3100rpm 120mm sunon's... might be a bit overkill, but if i can get them down to 1500rpm, i think that should be quiet enough.. eh, i've still got quite a while before i buy a new case anyway.. decisions, decisions.

Dazz
01-20-04, 04:01 AM
The Antec fan that comes with the case runs at 1.6w 1000rpm's and it's still noticable, it might be that i am more sensitive to the sound then other people. I can't really couldn't stand Antecs 3x 2600rpm 80mm fans and the 2x 120mm 1700rpm seem to make the same amount of noise. But thats me i have never the Tornado fans and don't want to because i would take a hammer to the thing!. Heck i think the 5000rpm 70x15mm CPU fans are noisy so you get what i am on about :D

Dazz
01-20-04, 04:37 AM
Hey guys i ordered an Vantec Nexus Fan Controller NXP-201SL Silver, anyone know if they are any good? I hope it doesn't effect the brightness of the LED's on my fans.

Viral
01-21-04, 04:03 PM
Yeah i heard they work really well. Kinda regret not choosing one of them over my areogate 2 really.. it just doesn't seem to function all that well IMO.

jAkUp
01-21-04, 11:26 PM
Originally posted by Dazz
Hey guys i ordered an Vantec Nexus Fan Controller NXP-201SL Silver, anyone know if they are any good? I hope it doesn't effect the brightness of the LED's on my fans.

Hell ya! They are awesome :) I have one:D I actually have a silver extra one laying around here somewhere:)

netviper13
01-21-04, 11:49 PM
Originally posted by jAkUp
Hell ya! They are awesome :) I have one:D I actually have a silver extra one laying around here somewhere:)

How far do those knobs stick out? Are they short enough that the bezel door on the antec/chieftec/chenming cases won't interfere? If so I might be interesting in buying that silver one off ya.

jAkUp
01-22-04, 12:43 AM
not very far at all.. the door on my cheftec case closes fine... the model i have isnt actually a vantec, it is the pctoys version.. basically the same thing:)

but ill look around for all the pieces and stuff.... ill see what i can find:D

Dazz
01-22-04, 01:43 PM
LIttle over a centermeter. Luckly i don't have a door :D goes pretty well with my case also. Got my ANtec P160 probes hooked up to my hard drive and video card. The front fan in the P160 doesn't do ANYTHING what so ever except cool your hard drives. I think i might have to MOD my side door for a side 120mm fan now :o Any ideas how to cut a hole in a window? I have yet to recieve but i am sure it will be like a plastic or something.

http://www.antec-inc.com/images/400/P160_sidepanel.jpg

Dazz
01-23-04, 04:15 PM
My fualt, it seems the front fan had it wires trapped and greatly reduced the air flow.

I wondered why CPU was iding around 52C now!!