The first is with No Fans and The Case Closed
The second is with No Fans and the Case Open
The Third is with All Case Fans Turning and the Case Open
The forth is With All Fans Turning and the Case Closed
I stop in a few of the local computer shops and asked if they had any 300watt power supplies. They would all ask what the Heck do yu need a 300watt ps for? And I'd say for axtra case fans and perhaps a pelt. They would always reply "Why don't you just run with the case open? Thats all you need"
Well here is the proof that is works, and quite well I might add. The biggest benifit is abviously the the Mobo temps that dropped conciderably and will be of even more a benifit to the cpu when actually putting it to work(All these were taken at idle}. I plan in the future to make some duct work for the Alpha PEP and pipe it right out the side to devrease the heat generated inside the case.
Yes with my Duron 600@950Mhz at 1.7 volts I was running 35-38'C CPU, 26'C motherboard, and 20'C room temp. This was with 1 92mm up front and an 80mm in a blowhole on the side (both blowing in), a vent above the CPU and the PS blowing out. I got the same readings with the case open. I then switched the two case fans for PanaFlo 92mm L1A low noise case fans (the same set up) and the temps dropped to 33-35'C CPU and 24'C motherboard. I tried turning off the two case fans befor and the temp raised to 36'C idle very quickly, so I plugged them back in.
Case cooling is very important. I bet the 120mm case fan is pretty loud. My PanaFlo is only 27db. The YS-Tech 120mm is rated for 45db. That is about 4 times louder. I could take the two fans I had that ran at about 35db. Eventually the YS-Tech fan on the FOP32-1 will have to go.
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Yes, it is quite loud. Although the 60mm Delta Fan on my Alpha PEP is louder at 46 decibles. It's got a real high pitched whine. However, i've had the 120mm in for 2 days now and I really don't notice it much anymore. It has a much lower pitch to it than the the Delta has and seems to counter it somewhat.
KirlB Slightly off subject question. How do you label your MBM Temp & fan boxes and make them show digital readings? I have 5.04 and can only get digital for the CPU speed.
I am tired of seeing "sensor 2" etc. and wimpy dials.
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Man thats an AWESOME! lookin grill you got on the top hehehe! I got more if anybody needs one, Looks nice Eugene, I need to take some pics of my main sys,
CUSL2 w/Pentium III 700E cC0 @960 my video card is not too stable at 140 FSB or higher, but my chip will go past 1000.
bpratt, Open the setting window for MBM5 and select either Fans or Temperatures from the left. Click the Visuals button. The first box in either Fans or Temps you can rename each probe or fan. You can also change the color and Analog to digital below that.
flat-V8, thanks man. That grill sure looks nice! You came along at the right time to sell me one. It helps to keep me from wacking my fingers up too! I'm kinda like the kid on the school play ground who has to stick his tounge on metal post to see if it will freeze to it !
BTW all these test were done with the room temps at 73 F./22.8 C.