Player Hater wrote:
The blowhole didn't help huh? Thats too bad. Seems like it would.
Yea, I've had blow holes drop my case and CPU temps a few C's in the past. So I gave it a try. Part of the problem, as I see it, is that the way the ICE fan is exhausting the air in that area of the case (upper-rear) out already, so it's not adding to the overall effect.
The mesh on the side was already part of the case and you just painted it silver?
The mesh cover isn't a stock feature. I bought it from Shuttle. http://us.shuttle.com/specs_access.asp?pro_id=403
My thinking was that it would add some ventilation to the GPU on my ATI card. The stock case has a low area of breather holes along the bottom, and I just wanted to increase the area on that side of the case. I actually put some alum tape on the inside of the opposite side of the cover, where the PSU is, to make it more like the stock cover. This was because there are temp sensors over there and the increased opening decreased the air preasure passing over those sensors. It works like a charm.
Does that fan setup in the back do a lot for temps?
It helps. Because I'm running low db (14db) SilenX fans, their CFM is lower as well. The fan inside, using the ICE fan holder, was working.....but my temps were a little higher than I wanted. (54c under full load) By adding one on the back, running at the same RPM via speedfan, it's dropped to 49c under full load, and that's what I was looking for, without adding any noise.
One question I had that I forgot to ask earlier. I know that it has a 6 channel audio setup, but is it a Soundstorm?
Someone else will have to answer that question for you. I'm not sure....I just have it hooked up to my TV in my bedroom (A big 42" LCD HDTV
) and it works fine.
Since you have an AIW 9800pro I assume you are using this as a TIVO/PVR box? I am thinking about doing something like that but I heard that no matter what software you get, there is always something missing. Are you happy with everything? Any advice, for software or things like that? Since I already have a 9800pro, I would probably go with a PCI based TV tuner. I never thought I would make a HTPC or I might have considered an AIW a little more carefully.
Mine's not so much an HTPC as it is a way for me to watch TV and browse the net while sitting in bed. Or to rephrase that.....If I only want to watch TV the shuttle isn't even turned on....I just use my cable box. But, in your case, if you wanted to use it as a TIVO PVR box, I would recomend adding a Hauppauge PVR TV PCI Tuner card. They're getting great reviews.....I think some folks here use them. But persoanlly.....I tend to stick with the AIWs. I like that PCI slot too much to use it for a tuner I can have on my AGP card.
As far as posting pics goes. I wouldn't know how. But if you have any tips on that I could figure it out as well.
Start a free homepage at someplace like Tripod, Geocities, etc..... They're easy to do, and then you can host all the images you want, within reason.
Thanks for the links and all the answers and advice.
Da nada. Most of the time I feel like my posts are completely ignored.....so at least this makes me feel helpful.
Probably PUI. Definitely an كافر