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06-07-02, 09:45 AM
Cruising the 'net and looking for exactly the product Ken wanted.

Made it to the dumpcomputer.com order processing form when I thought I'd better check out some boards and ask some questions (see below.)

Thank goodness I stopped by SpeedGuide first!

Ken, did you ever find the Lian Li HDD coolers at a price lower than $35 at PCMods? (I emailed newegg and asked them to stock them!)

Also, I've upgraded an older box (for the kids) with a PIII 600MHz 512kb 2.02v (Katmai) processor which runs quite a bit warmer. I've got 1 power supply exhaust and one case exhaust (nothing special with either) and, of course the PIII slot-1 fan.

If I start pushing air past my SCSI drives with two of the Lian Li cooler bays do I need to add more 'exhaust' or 'intake' into the mix?

May sound dumb but I don't want to start cutting holes in the case unless I really need to do it.

Also, do I need to open up the PIII and insert Arctic Silver or something?

Any advice appreciated. Thanks Again!

Hey Reader,
Welcome to SpeedGuide! :)

I didn't like the face, nor the 2 fans. So what I did was buy the Lian Li that had the awesome aluminum heat sink and I adapted it to a cool looking, 3 fan baycooler metal face.
It worked out well.
It keeps my 15,000 rpm SCSI Cheetahs at ~86 F,or 30 C...
The Lian Li heat sinks rock! ;)

What I try to do is have more intake air than exhaust air. That way I have a positive pressure inside the case. This keeps any holes in the case from sucking in unfiltered air as dust accumulates rapidly and definitely affects temps...

I would recommend using filters on all intake fans... ;)

You didn't mention what your intake fans were...

We are heading up to my farm and should be back tomorrow night...
The watermelons are sweet this year! :p
Let me know!