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    How does this work?

    Well im planning on ordering some new ram and thought id order some little bits while im at it, i noticed this PSU cover http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=259101 question is, does it actually minimalise the sound from the PSU? mines not quiet and is the loudest thing in my case but its down to the fan pushing lots of air(and half of it is bouncing back on a plastic cover, poor design) so was looking at ways to make it quieter. ANyone have one of these? it doesnt have any dimensions etc.

    Any help is appreciated .
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    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

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    Re: How does this work?

    http://www.silverstonetek.com/produc...=pp02&area=usa

    watch the flash video - it appears to screw/bolt onto the outside of your PSU and deflect the sound coming out the back of it. Basically by the sound of it, its the same as your 'plastic cover' just with added foam.

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    Re: How does this work?

    well this power supply has a wierd design, inside (under the fan) it has a sheet of plastic half the size of the fan, i think they were hoping it would force the air down then to the left then right outside, instead it just reflects the air . Guess in short they were trying to route the air over the most important components, if they didnt try it would be very good

    JUst looked at that video and it would seem to me its useless, my psu lets out hardly any air from the back grill(not good airflow design >.<) so the sound is from the actual fan pushing loads of air, i guess i will save my money .


    Anyone have an idea on alternatives? if not ill look for some more compoenents for my pc .
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

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    Re: How does this work?

    Well I can think of things I'd rather spend &#163;6 on!
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    Re: How does this work?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Well I can think of things I'd rather spend £6 on!
    Any chance you have some to share? , i want to spend some more of my money lol. Currently going to buy,
    4gb corsair ddr2 pc6400
    Silencer kit for £7 but its out of stock
    Anything else that is worth while for a pc? cooling or addons are the most important , or just random things
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

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    Re: How does this work?

    nice keyboard set.. Pink Rubber Coated Keyboard Mouse USB Bundle - its pink and rubbery

    xigmatec fans, super quiet and chuck a load of air around 120mm Xigmatek XSF-F1251 eXTreme Ultra Quiet Case Fan
    - my mate has some, cant hear them atall..

    one of these to position fan to blow on graphics - Zalman BR123 Overhead Fan Bracket - not sure if you have enough room between the graphics card and side of case though..

    and one of these 2 Port eSATA PCI-E Controller - get an external drive caddy like this 3.5" SATA HDD with USB +eSATA ext caddy and then use it for backup - who wants to wait for usb to transfer it, which is painfully slow.. you'll need a SATA hard drive though - 500gb WDAAAKS.

    are those the sort of things you are looking for..

    or this perhaps - Corsair Dominator Airflow Fan

    you could even replace all your thermal paste on graphics/CPU/NB chipset..

    I'm out of ideas now, fifth gear is on and its distracting me..

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    Re: How does this work?

    well how does the zalman overhead thing actually work? i have a cm690 and have some room(will measure later tonight). DOnt think ill bother with the dominator(ram is cool enough) and dont need the caddy because i have no spare hard drives . Thanks for taking the time anyways .

    Might get another 250gb WD drive or should i buy something else? possibly the 320gb versions , not sure yet as i might be killed if i spend to much lol. Cant use many more fans xD i think ive got like 7 case fans at this time and maybe space for 2 more(probably a bit overkill).


    PS: anyone else notice hexus being VERY slow ?
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

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    Re: How does this work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks12 View Post
    well how does the zalman overhead thing actually work?

    PS: anyone else notice hexus being VERY slow ?
    best picture of how it works i could find..



    as for hexus being slow..

    http://forums.hexus.net/general-disc...low-hexus.html
    http://forums.hexus.net/general-disc...yone-else.html

    2 threads about it - so people do actually care about this place then..

    and 7 fans isn't too many, i have 11 - including a 12" desk fan that gets used for heavy gaming sessions, a Radeon 9500 gets a wee bit toasty nowadays.

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    Re: How does this work?

    Thanks for the help stevie, i will order the ram tomorrow morning and hopefully order that with it along with a fan .
    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    Trust me, go into any local club and shout "I've got dual Nehalem Xeons" and all of the girls will practically collapse on the spot at the thought of your e-penis

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