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In Topic: Is my e-350 too hot?

29 February 2012 - 07:47 AM

Why would you disconnect the APU fan? You can get a passive cooler for the APU

Sorry what do you mean?

Anyways i installed the fan using a little mod i made to the object stabalizing the case.

Now i just need to cut some holes in the top of the case, for the air to pass through. I can't figure out whatever to drill one big hole and then maybe buy a premade fan grill? Or drill a lot of tiny holes myself?
The last part is ofcause both cheapest and easier, but i'm afraid the the fan will generate lots of noise?

In Topic: Is my e-350 too hot?

26 February 2012 - 01:45 AM

Two suggestions:

IF there is a gap near the cpu cooler, see if this could fit there to guide air directly to/from teh cooler:

And if not, an 80mm-120mm fan adapter (and a few 120mm fans) would help to increase/focus airflow as well as drop noise from high RPMs (bigger the fan, less RPMs it takes to push the same amount fo air, and remember this simple rule: RPMs=Noise, higher is louder.)

Thansk a lot.
Unfortuantely there is no way i can fit that thing :( With the fan installed the gap will be around 3 cm.

To make matters worse i just figured out, that i cannot attach the fan to the case-cover cause the cover have to slide onto the actually case and then the fan encounters the side of the case.
The only way i can actually attach the fan is by attaching it to the unit holding the harddrive.

I'll try to figure out what todo when the fan arrives, for now thank you everyone :)

In Topic: Is my e-350 too hot?

25 February 2012 - 11:12 AM

Thanks a lot.
I just bought a 80mm fan for the top of the case right above the APU, but i have stupid question :(

I don't know whatever the fan should blow air into the case or out of the case?

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The red area is where my current 80mm if blowing air out of the the case.
The blue spot if where my new 80mm will be placed.

I'm able to turn the current fan around, if you think it will generate a better airflow?

direct link to picture http://imageshack.us.../807/fansf.jpg/

In Topic: Is my e-350 too hot?

19 February 2012 - 10:06 AM

Hmm, probably worth looking into.

Can i find some sort of template for making the holes?

And BTW being a complete noob working with tools i have to ask, can i use an Electric screwdriver to make the holes?

In Topic: Is my e-350 too hot?

17 February 2012 - 02:30 PM

nope I dont...

In my other HTPC case which has an Atom/ION board and is fanless it has heat holes in the case directly over the board. I screwed a 60mm quiet fan to those holes and it cools the whole thing... and it dropped the temp 20c... I'd say that was well worth it

Hmm not a easy mod in my case :( I thinks it's easier just to buy another cooler, but thanks anyway :)