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Ultimate Intel 2004-2005 PC Pentium Build WIP

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Reply 80 of 97, by Warlord

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Long awaited Vento 3600 Case mod. Pics Apologize for the blurry images, I think that you will get the idea though. This will suck cooler outside air from the front scoops and blow it into the PCI and AGP area. Allowing my Graphics card and voodoos to breath some.

Since the entire case is basically sealed with no other air intakes. The back pressure from the rear 120MM fan and the PSU Fan will further help pull more air through this contraption than the 30a front fan can alone.

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Reply 82 of 97, by Warlord

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thanks, the case looks artistic to the right person, but that comes with some serious flaws. You can tell they were onto something with the bottom 2 air intakes, but it was never executed. I don't know if it was cost or complexity but it was never working right with one 40mm fan blowing horizontally from the factory. the potential is there for a solution such as mine maybe it could of been better if it didn't seem like it was there for looks and the cooling didn't seem like and after thought.

Reply 84 of 97, by mothergoose729

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Warlord wrote on 2021-07-20, 13:05:

Heatsinks arrived. probably not perfectly centered but not the worst. I'm sure they'll work just fine.

Looks better than mine 😁. The silver aluminum looks nice.

Reply 87 of 97, by Warlord

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3M thermal tape. Ya you could remove them, I didn't use glue. I'm not sure what the cure time is though. I was thinking of sitting them outside in the sun 1 afternoon just to make sure it gelled properly before installing them. They recommend twisting them back and forth a little while applying pressure for ridgy, I didn't want to do that too much.

Reply 90 of 97, by pentiumspeed

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The original but still good, quiet and best air pressure, designed by Sanyo, the still the best fan maker. Predates the current Noctua fans.

The ones you can get on ebay is still selling at high price even used.

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Great Northern aka Canada.

Reply 92 of 97, by Warlord

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I got this fan controller for the 3 fans in the system. it was 15.00 including shipping. so cheaper than anything else I could find basically.

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Reply 94 of 97, by Warlord

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Some progress. I have another fan controller this time and it works properly. I might get some thermistors for it since it supports 4 of them. But I don't need them. I got the custom fan I made installed and the heatsinks on the voodoos. Surprisingly they don't even get warm. Also I don't experience any of the problems other people have with running voodoo2 on fast cpu. Them getting hot and bugging out and what not. This Thing goes balls to the wall and its more stable than any of my other rigs it seems like.

The 6800gt on the other hand is a little space heater all on its own. Even after repasting it and finding the right thinkness thermal pads it still idles at 60c and under load 70c on 98se. This is a factory overclocked model however and from what I gather the 71xx drivers do run hotter especially under 9x, from everything I've seen this is normal.

Also I ran some 3dmark 99 bench on the voodoo and verified that ya it's in line with a V3 3000, maybe slightly faster on this rig. I can post them up but they are what you would expect to see.

Lastly I pulled out the creative cancer card, and replaced it with a SQ2500. I'm looked for another non creative pci card to pair it with if anyone have suggestions. Preferable something with better EAX that the a3d.

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Reply 95 of 97, by The Serpent Rider

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Even after repasting it and finding the right thinkness thermal pads it still idles at 60c and under load 70c on 98se.

That's perfectly normal for a card without energy efficiency features. Separate 2D/3D modes added with FX series were hardly useful for that.

But! You can do software voltmod on reference GeForce 6800/GT/Ultra cards. Reducing voltage to 1.1v should help without reducing stability on default 350 Mhz.

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Open up your hate, and let it flow into me

Reply 97 of 97, by Warlord

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Not too bad. I used official drivers. If I used fast voodoo I could maybe get higher.

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