I removed the factory grill on the exhaust and replaced it with a wire grill. The exhaust fan was replaced by an L1A. Now for some modding with a tin snips, drill, and file. Long story short. I now have 2 L1A's with wire grills as intakes. These fans are positioned lower than the original. Speaker is mounted inside the case. A good alternative to this would have been a 120mm L1A.
I removed the Vantec CCK6035D, not removing the cpu, so I wouldn't move the temp sensor. Applied the ASII, and popped on the Alpha 8045 with two washers on top of the screws. I had to take a notch out of the corner of the Alpha, so it would not hit a capacitor. It took a few seconds with a hacksaw blade. Also note that you will need a small screwdriver (the general computer kit kind) to install the Alpha. I mounted an L1A with wire grill sucking air off the heat sink. Sucking, blowing and the other fans will be experimented with. I just wanted to post this first.
Idle 23C case 43C cpu
Load 23C case 52C cpu
Noise level is very quiet. Never thought the 40mm Northbridge fan could sound so loud. That's next, and then probably the PSU fan.
I'll experiment with other fans, and do more system heating rather than just cpu heating tests.
Last edited by Propaganda13; 01-31-2002 at 10:51 AM.
Athlon XP 2400+- Giga-Byte GA-7DXR F10a BIOS Alpha 8045 w/ L1A blowing ||| Enlight 7237 w/ 430W Antec True Power 2 Intake 7V L1A's in front 1 Exhaust L1A in back ||| 512MB Crucial DDR Registered ECC 16-8-8-2-6-2-2 ||| Sony DRU-10 ||| Lite-On 106 ||| Samsung SP1614N ||| Leadtek Ti4400 (removed fans & use Zalman FB123 w/92mm on quiet) IRQ 10 ||| Linksys LNE100TX IRQ 7 PCI#5 ||| Turtle Beach Santa Cruz IRQ 5 ||| WinXP Pro