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  1. I see, I also did that but due to the fact that the ock is kinda new there are very minimal reviews of it around. Though thanks for the tip! I'll be applying that if the need arises in the future. Here is my new thread btw: http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.php?showtopic=184577 It was kinda answered already but I was kinda set back on my decision to take the ock as my cooler because of an information that was stated there. Haha.
  2. I see, well that information certainly throws my decision back to the drawing board again. Haha, dang..never knew choosing a cooler was this hard.
  3. Ah I see, I have phenom II x4 965be. I read some (of the very few) reviews and have noticed that too, isn't that one or two degrees C of difference a big thing in a cooling perspective?
  4. Thanks for the replies!! I won't be using ram heatsinks (yet) though, so it won't be a problem yet. Why go for the normal frio? isnt the ock better? Oh and since there is a standard for horizontal fitting of a cooler, the vertical height is the only problem at times then?
  5. Hey guys I ask this, since I'd be buying my first cooler ever. I've been wondering if the position of the cpu socket in the motherboard follows a standard, in a sense that when the case specifications give you a height where in they say you can fit a cooler its true. I'm kinda paranoid if whether I can fit a thermaltake frio ock in my nzxt lexa s. Another thing that has been boggling me is that even if I also know the specific measurements of the frio ock and the lexa s I am still having a hard time visualizing if whether the cooler might fit or not. When I have asked a local computer parts shop if the frio ock will fit in my nzxt lexa s. He says that horizontally my frio ock will not fit. But I beg to differ since I THINK it could. I need some help though because I maybe wrong. Here are the dimensions of the my nzxt lexa s case: (W x H x D): 196 X 480 X 528 mm with a cpu cooler clearance of 141.0mm (with fan) and 166.0mm (without fan) And for the thermaltake frio ock: 143(L) x 136.8(W) x 158.4(H) mm My motherboard is an asus m4a785td-v evo. Thanks
  6. Thanks for the help MercuryDoun! I've got another question, kinda unrelated to my thread here. It's about fitting a cooler in my case, I'll just be making another thread about it since it is way out of context with my original question. Thank you all!
  7. Thanks for the replies, I've thought that since I have already spent a fortune on cooling my rig, why not just give my all in it? So I decided I'd just go for the frio, but if that is not available here, I'll purchase a frio ock. What do you guys think? There are few legit reviews (legit : e.g. overclockersclub reviews) that has reviewed the ock though haha.
  8. I believe the deepcool gamerstorm is the twin brother of the Alpenfцhn Matterhorn cooler, based on my research and on what I have read. @MercuryDoun: Thank you so much for all the help I believe I am kinda decided now, just gotta talk to myself and my wallet to make sure of what to buy haha.
  9. Thanks for the great suggestion! by any chance is the hyper 212 plus better than the frio or the deepcool gamer storm?
  10. I am cooling a amd phenom 965be We have deepcool here, thermaltake, coolermaster and noctua. That's what about I can remember from the top of my head. Problem here with my country is that when the local distributors don't distribute the items the sellers don't know where else to get their items. We also have prolimatech here too, but I think I cant fit that in my nzxt lexa s though
  11. Sorry for the late reply guys, and thankyou so much for the suggestions! I'm from the Philippines. We've got the Hyper 212 plus here. But is it any good? I mean like thermaltake frio good? I here and have read that the thermaltake frio is very good. Some of the people here have been suggesting that I get the DeepCool GamerStorm, but kinda skeptical about that. Really want the frio and am really in the verge of buying a second hand one. The OCK one just costs too much!
  12. As the title says, really confused on what to buy, been considering a thermaltake frio and a deep cool gamerstorm. But one downside for that frio is that it's no longer available here in my country and the only one I have seen is a second hand one, bought last february 2011. Any other cooler suggestions are strongly welcome. Thank you so much!
  13. First, I would like to say sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong forum section, I just thought of hmm cooling and then I thought that posting this in this section sounded more sensible than posting it in the case modding section So yeah I've got here a silverstone fm123 fan, I've removed the fan controller and then attached a jumper to it since I would like to run the fan at full speed all the time. Yesterday I moved all of my hardware to a new nzxt lexa s case and then my silverstone fm123 just stopped working :/ What I did then was put some wd40 on the bearing part by removing the sticker at the front and then tried it to no avail. The fan just ticks and ticks, but these ticking sounds are just small and faint sounds that you won't here unless you stick your ear to the fan, I can also see the fan wiggling, like it is pushing itself to turn but it can't. It just goes on back and forth back and forth for very short distances. I hope you guys are getting where I am going on here, so I ask is there anyway to repair this fan? for a case fan the fm123 costs quite a fortune and I just bought this fan last september 2010 and parting away with it is too early (and costly), I hope there is a way to at least open or revive this almost dying fan. Thank you all for reading.
  14. oh I counted the optional ones, that's why HAHA, thanks for the correction! I am kinda getting that cheap chinese feel from the rs-9 now.. haha
  15. @Alexandre: Hey, nice seeing you here again, I think you misread, the rs-9 has more fans in it (it has 6) the lexa s has only 5 (from what is written), I have an am3 chipset so no problems there @Savan: Really really nice take on my situation, for the looks I'd really go with the lexa s, and for the price, they are priced here for about the same amount (the lexa s costs like $5 more I think, no biggie) @oh_fubar: Oh there really is a lot of room in it? all the while I thought the case was cramped (with concerns to the right side of the case) since I've read that squeezing the cables on the rightside was kinda difficult (accdg to some of the reviews) Thanks for all the replies guys, will still be waiting for more input from other people, other case suggestions and what not would be great too
  16. Hey all, I'll be buying my new case next week or within next next week, anyways, I was wondering if the Lexa S by NZXT is worth it's weight in silver (since OCC rates it as silver only)? I've read a bunch of reviews of it and the reviews are kinda mixed, can't really decide if the case is great or what. The case is stylish hands down but I would like a case that is not only affordable (my budget is roughly between $65 to $90, no more no less) but reliable and offers good cooling solutions. I was also comparing this case to this one : click me The case has only been released I guess, in the european and asian regions (I'm from asia) thus the lack of good (english) reviews. I haven't read any english reviews of it yet, but this case is pretty popular from where I'm from yet I don't know if I should trust the people here LOL So yeah that's it hope you guys can help me. I've been rummaging across the forums posting about which case to get for a while and it is just now that I've decided what my final 2 choices would be. THANKS! PS. Specs for both cases for comparison reasons Cooling solution for the rs-9, copy pasted it from the manufacturer's site
  17. I think I'll just install a new 80mm fan for the mean time since I don't know yet how to cut a hole unto my casing :/ Been considering that liancool kasing too as part of my options, been looking at a aerocool rs-9 devil red too but idk if that case has been released in the western market so yeah idk if you guys heard of it. anyways, thanks for all the help guys, learned a lot from this thread!
  18. Thanks for the recommendation, I am still comparing the v8 with a frio though, heard a lot of fantastic things about it. Ah I see, thanks. By saying construction, you refer to the orientation of the fans in the case? and the total airflow it circulates in the case? sorry for asking such noob questions Thanks for the suggestion, I do intend to purchase a aftermarket cooler, but I first still need to purchase a new case before that, but I am kinda having trouble finding a good case for em though..
  19. I think, I'll just be placing a 80mm fan at the side atm, don't know how to add a new 120mm hole in the panel, haha. Wow, how troublesome, I think my mobo (M4a785td-v Evo) doesn't have that issue fortunately, I am blaming the shear power of the exhaust fan here I guess.. It has been stable at 45 - 46 idle temps for a couple of days now. I thought of buying a new cooler, only problem is, I think a good one won't fit in my case, and I am still having trouble if I should take a coolermaster v8 or a thermaltake frio (but I think this one is out of stock here where Im from). I have definitely learned that airflow is the best contributing factor in cooling now.. And by saying that I am now thinking of just buying a new case for my system, and then after buy a new hsf since if I accidentally bought a hsf that won't fit in my case Id be pretty screwed. But since I am just saving up for cash, I think the 80mm will still be good for me atm. It is blowing more air now because of the unobstructed air coming from the side panel right? the cfm has gotten better because the rear exhaust is not stealing air from my hsf anymore, correct? All the while I though rpm is the top priority in buying a fan, but as you are saying cfm is the better one right? I think I'll buy a thermometer for measuring the ambient temps so that next time I can monitor my machine more, I ask though that when monitoring how many days or hours do I need in between two temperature measurements?
  20. Thanks for the reply! I think that'll help but I don't have any extra 80mm fan right here now, and I don't to intend to purchase one atm since I think I will be getting a new case soon, but idk I might still buy one haha. Lowering the fan speed of the rear fan from 100 to 70 changed my idle temps to 45 indefinitely, and changing it to 65 still does the same thing. Whilst browsing with firefox I am at 46 degrees not so bad compared to that 49 degrees celsius back then, don't know if all that cleaning plus this fan speed lowering are the ones that helped lower my temperatures, don't know how to test this more too.. I think that 46 degrees is as cool as my machine can get, I think that if I lower my front fan's rpm I'll be getting back to 47 - 49 degrees and by lowering the rear fan to less than 65% will increase the heat in my machine, what do you guys think? @alexonfyre: hey man can't post pics of my front mesh right now sorry.. I even promised to post yesterday..
  21. Thanks for your replies guys! If I were to make my rear an intake, and the front an intake too, wouldn't I be collecting more dust? And how can I get the air out? Please teach me! The intake, because of its 2600 rpm power, blows kinda ok even without any grill. Its like the case has the cover and then if you remove it there are mesh holes (which get covered up by the cover), these mesh holes take in air from the cover whose bottom is like I said has some like teeth like holes. I'll be taking pictures of the front of the case tomorrow for better understanding. Yeah it does, ah so the air from the funnel doesn't reach the cpu's hsf anymore since the 2600 rpm fan is sucking it out. Figures. I tried lowering it in the past but still I get temps at that level.. BUT just today, after cleaning my whole machine up, I tried lowering the speed to 70% (which is roughly 2000rpm) and low and behold the temperature was idling at 45 deg celsius. I don't know if this is because I cleaned it up or something but yeah, it got cooler. I noticed there were a lot of dust on the fans of the hsf and on the pipes so I dusted them off, thinking that them dust was covering the exhaustion for heat to be insulated properly, dunno if that helped in achieving that new temperature, also it is 3 am where I am at but, usually even if it is 3 am here my machine idles at 48 to 49 degrees celsius. Yeah the ambient temperature has changed, I bought the fans last september 2010, tested midway of september (my testing though is just by observing the temps at idle, I also don't measure the ambient temperature when I am doing this ><) and still testing up to now. The ambient temperatures has lowered starting from december to now, but my machine's temperatures were constantly at 48 to 49 degrees celsius. Funny thing here is in the past when I tried manipulating the fan speed of the rear, temperatures did not change, yet now it did (by 3 degrees celsius at that) so I really don't get this lol.
  22. Hey all, I currently have this setup: AMD Phenom x4 965be ATI HD 5750 1mb 2x team xtreem dark ddr3 2gb WD 640gb caviar black El cheapo gigabyte gz-x6 case 2x Silverstone FM 123 So back then I was with the same setup but the difference was that my fan was a CoolerMaster R4 fan, located in the back of the case for exhaust, and on the front one was the weak gigabyte fan included with the case. At that time my Idle temps were ranging from 44 - 47 deg celsius, so I thought to myself, why don't I buy a new fan that has an rpm of greater than 2000 to make my machine cooler, so I did and got the two FM123s. I installed it, and removed the included fan controller because I wanted my fans running at 2600 rpm forever, I didn't care much about noise. I then noticed that my idle temps has gone from 44 - 47 deg celsius from solid 48 deg celsius. Which is bad, considering I invested money on two new fans in hopes of cooling my system down. So I let the fans sit for three months and so, and now, I get idle temperatures of 49 deg celsius which is very very sad. So now I ask why is this happening? I tried controlling the fans into 2000rpm in hopes of reducing the temps to 47 deg celsius but to no avail, I am using speedfan as my fan controlling and temperature monitoring software. I am speculating that it maybe because the exhaust is sucking out air so much that the cpu's cooler doesn't get air at all. Or maybe it is the case? I really don't know.. Here are pictures of my setup: PS. Another speculation I have is that while cleaning my machine up back then I used a lot of canned compressed air on it and it somehow broke the hsf of the cpu? Or maybe when I was cleaning each blade of the flan with a rag and rotating it at my own will. I also did this to the cooler of my video card. I hope you guys get what I mean here. And lastly another one is that the cpu's thermal compound has been broken into by the heat, I experienced the jump from 48 deg celsius to 49 during the period I was playing a lot of games with my machine, so yeah that speculation sounds a little dumb haha. Thanks all, sorry for the long post.
  23. roughly around 500 dollars, ok, ive been listing down what they said, im really nervous haha.
  24. Hey thanks for the reply! By running those programs and algorithms, what would I be checking? the capacity of load that the machine can carry or just some benchmark results for its current specs? thanks for the tip on the lcd screen!
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