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Old 12-26-2009, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So for Christmas I got a C2Q Q9400, and a Gigabyte EP45-UD3P. Thankfully, my new HD5870 works in this setup...not sure why it didn't work with my old rig.

I also got a bunch of Scythe Ultra-kaze fans. Upon opening them I realized they weren't going to fit in the front of my Antec 1200. Not to fear, though, for I came up with a solution.

For those who aren't familiar, the Antec 1200 has 3 removable hard drive cages. On the front of the cages is a plastic fan mount. It has a built in removable fan filter as well as metal mesh grill over it. Well, only standard size fans will fit in the fan mount...Scythe Ultra-kaze's are much wider than standard fans so they don't fit.

After some pondering of how I could make them fit, I noticed that there were little holes on the front of the cage that were the perfect fit for a 120mm fan. Unfortunately I couldn't get any screws through the hole, however I could get zipties through...just as good.


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I forgot to take pictures of the cage once I got the fan installed, oops.

But here they are installed:



And with the mesh grills:



And overall:



Unfortunately my Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer didn't fit on this motherboard. The big heatsinks on the NB is in the way.

I didn't get carried away with the wire management...decided I'd rather go play some games for a while.

EDIT: Oh and nothing official yet, but looks like 18s on SuperPI and 15k on 3dmark06.
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Very nice, enjoy.
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Very nice. I had heard before that the Sunbeam won't fit the ud3p...I guess this confirms it.
It seems like 15k is a little low for 3dmark06...I would expect at least 20k. Maybe after you overclock a little. Benching isn't everything though. It's all about the real life experience. Enjoy!
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Looks tastey, how much did load temps drop by?
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Looks tastey, how much did load temps drop by?
Dunno, didn't do before and afters.

GPU looks like 48*C idle and 65*C load.

CPU is about 35*C idle and not sure load.
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That thing must be noisy My one kaze is probably the loudest fan in my rig.
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Nice choice of parts

18 seconds? Is that all? i got about 12
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