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Cable Management

Discussion in 'General' started by Forsaken, 30 May 2001.

  1. Forsaken

    Forsaken GameFaction.com

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    I know it can aid cooling but what about noise levels?. I'm using a Globalwin 802 with 6*80mm ever cool fans, and it still hums a little too much to leave on at night.

    Would it be worth getting some Spiral Wrap and rounded IDE/Floppy Cables?.

    One day I'll get round to making a 7v/12v Baybus for the fans but.........

    ....... well there aint a but, I'm just too damn lazy .

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    Not really, unless a fan is blowing straight into a bunch of cables and the friction is causing the noise.. but, nothing helps in general like a nice, neat bunch of cables inside!
     
  3. Forsaken

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    Thanks, I'll save me cash for now then.

    I will need it too, just seen a Coolermaster ATCS-200 "in the flesh" today and i NEED to get one now :).
     
  4. Jamie

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    spiral wrap does look nice tho ... i like a nice neat case even if it doesn't help cooling or noise
     
  5. Forsaken

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    yeah, i'll do it when i am feeling a little more flush, and ill make a fanbus too cos im fed up of having fan wires all over the shop.

    Anyone think it would be worth mounting the fans on rubber gromets to reduce vibarations on the side/top panels of me case?
     
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    Definitely... I did all my mods in one go (including setting most fans to 7v) so I can't immediately say if it helped, however I've heard it does help quite a bit.

    Also, it's simply a more professional way of doing it and it does give it that little aethistic boost which makes it look neat.
     
  7. Koolvin

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    What CPU cooler you using? I think youll find that they are noiser than your case fans :)
     
  8. Forsaken

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    I'm using a FOP32-1 with the standard 60mm fan
     
  9. Koolvin

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    thats why then
     
  10. Forsaken

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    Right, im going to rewire the fans to run on 7v, slap an 80mm Evercool i got kicking around on the Heatsink and tidy me wireing up.
     
  11. Koolvin

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    why dont you make the HSF run slower?
     
  12. Forsaken

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    Got an evercool on there now, but its still humming quite a bit. I tried running an evercool at 7v and it had probs starting ( stoped if i blowed on them too ) and shifted bugger all airflow wise.
     

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