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    Spanking New Rig

    Hi,

    I've just finished building the following new rig:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHZ
    MSI P6N nForce 680 Pci-Express DDR2 Motherboard
    Geil 2GB PC6400C4 800MHz Ultra Low Latency DDR2 Dual Chan
    BFG GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB GDDR3
    Corsair HX 620W ATX 2.2. PSU
    Lian-Li PC V1000 Plus Case

    Its all running well at following windows temps:

    CPU: 37 to 48 degrees (range during NVidias stablilty test)
    GPU: 53 degrees

    The Lian case has three fans, one at the front of the case, one with a baffle which wraps over the CPU and one on sliding rails which helps the GPU. I'm powering these cases from the Corsair HX...is there any reason why I should power them from the MotherBoard ?

    The CPU fan is stock and is being powered by motherboard.

    Should I position the CPU case fan baffle as near to the CPU fan as possible ?

    Also, should I position the sliding GPU case fan nearer the back of the BFG card or the front ?

    There is also a small fan clipped over the Motherboard Heat Pipe...also stock...and powered by mother board.

    I've no complaints, and I think the temps are resonable enough for stock cooling. But the overall fan sound produced by the rig is a bit loud for my liking. I believe this is mainly due to CPU stock fan so will get a quieter Artic one.

    I know I can resolve all this by trial and then monitoring the temps for reduction etc but, well, if someone has a simlar case then perhapps they can shed some light before I get my hands dirty.

    Thanks in advance.

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    • Reapsy's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus PB5-E
      • CPU:
      • Core 2 Duo E8600
      • Memory:
      • 2048MB Corsair DDR2 5400
      • Storage:
      • 150GB Raptor, 750 GB WD, 80GB Maxtor
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 8800GTX
      • PSU:
      • PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad
      • Case:
      • A big black one
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    Looks pricey, how much did you pay?

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    1372.69 GBP inc VAT. I think that works out to be circa 2000 Euro. Bought everything from overclockers in the UK. Very pleased with their service, building the rig was simple enough, the case is excellent, so is the PSU for that matter.

    Just trying to find out about CPU/GPU stock cooling operating temps and fan controls.

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    You Should power you fans from the motherboard so you can use the thermal monitering options in the bios

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    I agree re CPU fans....but what about the case fans and the graphics card ?

    I'm not sure the case fans make a difference do they unless there's some case fan monitoring software which I don't think there is.

    As for powering the graphics card, currently i'm using supply from PSU but I could use supply from Motherboard. Would the latter vary the GPU fan speed ?

    Sorry for going on, but its a tad confusing to say the least.

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    Nice PC, though im sure you could of saved money, not using OCUK, they over charge pretty much on everything.

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    Yeap, it's a very nice build and it should last you that long no problem. Plenty of options for the future.

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    If you aren't overclocking, and the GPU fan exhausts out of the case, you really only need intake at front and out at the back.

    GPU/CPU side fans are not necessary unless you are overclocking, or want an extra exhaust for hot GPU air. Get the arctic for the GPU, wont disappoint on the noise side.

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    Old thread closed and non-needed posts removed. That certainly wasnt the way to welcome a new member to the forum

    Quote Originally Posted by mumchumba View Post
    I agree re CPU fans....but what about the case fans and the graphics card ?

    I'm not sure the case fans make a difference do they unless there's some case fan monitoring software which I don't think there is.

    As for powering the graphics card, currently i'm using supply from PSU but I could use supply from Motherboard. Would the latter vary the GPU fan speed ?

    Sorry for going on, but its a tad confusing to say the least.
    Almost all motherboards have some sort of fan control on them now, even if only basic. Infact, i cant think of one that doesnt.

    Im not too sure what you mean on the graphics card front. It should always be powered from the PSU directly The GPU fan speed should be auto done by the card itself
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    • acrobat's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte DS4 965p Revision 2
      • CPU:
      • E6600
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 4gig DDR 800 (C4)
      • Storage:
      • two 320gig Seagate Barracudas, and one 750 gig Seagate Barracuda (7200.10) and a 750gig same brand.
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8800GTX
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 620
      • Case:
      • Akasa Eclipse 62
      • Monitor(s):
      • Apple Cinema Display 20"
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media - Slow, expensive rip off, Indian customer service. Great choice eh? :C
    Hey Mumchumba, I am interesting in knowing what your CPU temperatures are using INTEL-TAT (Intel Thermal Analysis Tool) or "CoreTemp". Both give pretty much the same readings, but they are higher readings than most other temperature tests.

    So if possible, I would love to know what your temperatures are with either of those tools.

    Thanks =) Nice PC by the way!

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