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Tired of noisy chipset fan? DFI nF4 solution (modem warning!)

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righty then! - finally sorted - took me two weeks like but what the eck :rolleyes: This block defo fits on the DFI SLI-DR - I even went to the extent of checking it fits between the high caps on the mainbaord :) good news....

 

Couple of points to note: -

 

A)- Make sure you double check the barbs don't leak - had to flush my system 3 times like to finally get them to stop - oh yer - loads of that PFTE tapeh stuff helps :)

 

B)- Dont tighten the nuts (the ones that hold the block to the motherboard) too much! - when I first set it up - My chipset idled around 50 dergrees C!!!! - Basically - after a re-fit I'd realised i'd tightened the nuts too much and the block wasnt making contact with the core properly....

 

heres some pics:

 

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and finally temps - please note - my system runs one crossflow fan only (apart from the rad fans) - love these temps under load:

 

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thanks to www.coolercases.co.uk for the block - been waiting ages for this! :nod:

 

check the following link for more info - temps etc.

 

http://coolercasesuk.co.uk/showthread.php?p=11266#post11266

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Ive just made mine...dont have pics yet tho...i have to lap the base of the heatsink before mounting it...also...dont have long screws yet. its made from a Spire WhisperRock 4 that i had left from my old rig.

 

Im posting pics as soon as i get thos screws.

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Wow...great thread. Somebody has a lot of time and resources on his hands. Impressive. Is the cut-out "gap" on the arctic chipset mod large enough to fit 7800GTX X 2 SLI in between?

 

Thanx, and no.. the cooler on page one I did works with any SLi config :)

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these magnetic-driven chipset fans are supposed to outlast a normal ball-bearing fan. Mine is super quiet inside the case also.

 

At first, I didn't know which fan was making the noise but I figured out it was the mobo fan. The thing sounds like a bloody siren when I start gaming, I kid you not.

 

I'm still reading up on what I'd like to replace it with. I'd love to have passive cooling but I need to beef up my case air flow. Evercool could be an option as well.

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does anyone knows the size of the chipset mounting holes?...i just dont want to take appart my comp to measure it...so HELP! :P

 

The size of the holes is 3mm. If you look at page 14 I have made a draving that explain the holes.

 

Just added more cooling on my mainboard (see pic)

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