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    Re: Heatsink Height

    Let us know how you get on rees.

    @Freddie, please read the whole thread before posting, the Scythe mine is not small and it wouldn't fit in that case anyway.

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    Re: Heatsink Height

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Let us know how you get on rees.

    @Freddie, please read the whole thread before posting, the Scythe mine is not small and it wouldn't fit in that case anyway.
    Yeah, we all know about the Scythe range. And if we were gonna recommend a big mutha it'd probably be Thermalright.

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    Smile Re: Heatsink Height

    Well I think I have looked at every CPU cooler on the market, Fan-Water-Tec I’ve lost count how many... ranging from Akasa - Zalman, some are too wide or too tall, too noisy or crap thermal properties. I think all companies who make cases and motherboards should have an up to date list of what heatsink/ fans will fit the case and exact measurements to match, or even every manufacturer who make a case should make a matching heatsink to fit...

    Water cooling is good but if you go for an external unit like I would have to its massive, if the company who make the unit put a crappy pump in it then it will vibrate everything in the area and be noisy. Not alone the cost of the thing, minimalist goes straight out the window...

    I will post an update when the Thermaltake arrives and I will let you guys know.

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    Smile Re: Heatsink Height

    Good news the heatsink arrived today and it fits!!! very tight as you can see below.

    The only problem I have is the noise when the case is on, this is because the heatsink is mm from the top of the case so you get the noise from where the fan is pulling air through the case holes and makes it loud. To combat this problem I have purchased a dremel and will attack the case to make a hole in the top and put a fan grill in, at least this will stop the noise which is doubled/trebled with the case on.


    You can see how tight the space is nearly touching the heatisnks around the cpu....


    Had to remove the fan grill and speed controller hence the hanging wires...


    You can see how near the fan is to the case top!

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    Re: Heatsink Height

    Actually, what I'd do is put a little piece of ducting around the fan so that it's a smooth airflow through the mesh. More than likely the noise is caused by turbulance as it gets pulled down the sides of the fan.

    Perhaps a couple of those silicon fan dampners might do the trick?

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    Re: Heatsink Height

    Thanks Lucio, I created a temporary gasket out of bluetak to seal the gaps between the fan and the case, I think it helped a little but still there is still a change in sound to when the case is on or off. It must be the holes in the case....

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    Re: Heatsink Height

    To add to the above, you were talking about something like this wasn't you?



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    Re: Heatsink Height

    Yes, that's the kind of thing, ideally you want it so that the fan is flush to the side of the case basically. I have a couple of case mounted fans in my system and I don't hear a thing out of them and they have a similar kind of mesh on them.

    The alternative is replacing that mesh with a simple fan guard of course

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    Re: Heatsink Height

    Ooo that's a tight fit.

    This might sound crazy but it might be a idea to screw the fan on to the side of the case and not the heat sink as it's sooo close.

    Makeing a gasket out of thin foam type material would be good. I'd sudgest some PAXmate (you could put it in your case any way to reduce the noise)
    The basic PAXmate is 4mm thick and sticky back on one side so it should be fairly easy to cut some out to go on the fan (I'm not sure about the thickness of PAXmate2)

    Although I think removeing the mesh is a better idea as that's not very meshy (looks more solid than hole)
    A tip for cutting is try to join up existing holes and go for a Octagon as it's eaiser to cut than a circle

    Also could try reduceing the fan speed

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    Re: Heatsink Height

    Ok, now I have had a change of plan, along my travels of the world wide web I come across Radiator grills which I can use to replace the crappy vents on the case, at least this will save me having to cut out a fan shape in the grill, instead I can cut out the whole section and replace it with this! I can also add fan filters to the new grill.


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    Re: Heatsink Height

    Try Kustom PC's

    They've got both standard fan grills and various sizes of replacement mesh that you can fit.

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