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TechSpot Community: Cooling guides + Phanteks heatsink giveaway

By Matthew ยท 32 replies
May 17, 2012
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  2. daweimon

    daweimon TS Rookie

  3. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TS Booster Posts: 709   +52

    Wow dude, thanks for the acknowledgement! :)
    Surely I would love to participate, but I don't think my paper prototypes would look cool next to Red's water-cooled rig. :p
  4. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,754   +363

    Edit: haha, sorry guys, having a rough morning. I searched a image resizer, and I am getting it done.

    ---- My "graphic is too wide," and I'd have to resize every single picture... I dont really have time to do this unless someone can link me to a free download of a program that will automatically downsize my pictures so I can upload them to Techspot... and I dont have time because I am at work for the next 9 hours.

    It's one thing to appreciate good quality pictures, but when you say its a must for the giveaway, and then dont allow pictures of certain sizes... well, this doesnt really make any sense... you guys are already giving people a small quota for their gallery.
  5. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,754   +363

  6. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 279

  7. Justin-margot

    Justin-margot TS Rookie

    Nope nothing here too, but would like to enter.
  8. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 8,057   +1,187

    We are fixing a bug with links adding a trailing slash. We should have that fixed very soon.
    Edit: Fixed!

    In the meantime we've also adjusted the maximum image dimensions, up to 2560 wide and 2000 pixels tall. Also up to 2.5MB in size for a single file. I hope nobody comes across a limitation now.
  9. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,754   +363

    Thanks Julio, seems to be fixed or someone fixed my link for me. Either way, my day is already getting better. I hope that automatically adds me in for the giveaway, if not, please enter me in there! :)
  10. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,024   +1,426

    Well I'm getting my HAFx case tomorrow, sadly it won't have any liquid cooling due to lack of $$$ but it will be armed to the teeth with fans XD
  11. dexterkarthik

    dexterkarthik TS Enthusiast Posts: 21


    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    When will they come out with Liquid Nitrogen coolers???
  13. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    @TS, could you maybe brighten up the picture of Reds rig. It's a little dark
  14. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    I am a novice when it comes to forums. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to upload a picture onto Techspot's gallery and I don't know how to embed a link in my comment. Can someone help a noob out?
  15. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 8,057   +1,187

    Simply copy and paste the URL from your browser into the comment form.
  16. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

  17. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Evangelist Posts: 468   +138

  18. kurtis

    kurtis TS Rookie

  19. abysal

    abysal TS Booster Posts: 115   +40

  20. GmoTazz

    GmoTazz TS Rookie

  21. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,073   +164

    One for each guide Nice work guys(y)I'm in Link
  22. pmshah

    pmshah TS Booster Posts: 109

    There are 2 aspects to efficient cooling. One is to create a unidirectional flow and the other being positioning of various components within the cabinet. The latter is very much governed by the motherboard layout. I have had reservations with the standard mobo layout for quite sometime now. Here are just a couple which are nothing but a pin in the you know where.

    The sata headers on the motherboards, at least the ones I have come across in past several years, always come in the way of mounting the standard 3.5" HDDs. Similarly the memory slots, the power connector and the old style IDE headers are so closely packed they are difficult to at best to handle and to allow free flow of air.

    Then there are a whole lot of unnecessary - more like detrimental - openings / holes / gaps in most cabinets which simply create sort of closed loop circulation of hot air missing most of the motherboard components. Another thing I have noticed is the fact that the fins on the cpu cooler are horizontal - for vertical orientation cabinets - which does not do anything for natural convection flow !
  23. hollylvwood

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