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What is the best computer case (chassis)?

Q: What is the best computer case (chassis)?

I read about this case by Zalman that is totally silent, but keeps the system cool.
It looks really neat to me, but it got me wondering what the best case out there is.
Of course, this is subjective, I know.

Criterion, in order of importance:

1. It keeps the system nice and cool
2. Itís quiet
3. It doesnít involve any water pumps or coolent
4. Itís nice-looking

Whatís your fave?

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I just bought a Lenovo ThinkCentre M81 High Performance Small Factor Desktop, Intel Quad Core I7, 16 GB RAM, 2TB HDD, but when I tried to put my Nvidua video card in it I found it does not fit, can I change the internal components to a larger tower case?  which caes are compatible? Where can I buy a larger case to make the change? appreciate any help I can get for this....

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX270. When I press the power button, the power button light turns amber, I hear some fans spinning, and the CD drive spinning. However, it never gets to the boot screen (or any screen). If I open the case and press the power button, however, the power button turns green and the computer works fine (loads all the way up and functions like normal). If I close the case after it has started, it continues to run fine. I'm guessing / hoping it's not the mother board or power supply that has directly gone bad... but maybe there is a connection or something? that changes from when it's closed to when it's open. I've heard of something like... the motherboard is shorting out by touching the case... but I'm not really sure where to look for that / how. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!

A:Solved: Computer boots fine when case is open, but won't boot when case is closed.

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hi all ,

i have a desktop

i changed my broken case to a new case like

i removed the HDD and the motherboard and the CD-rom ..etc and installed them to a new case

but when i press the switch button it works normally , and the screen display normally and there are no beeps , but after like 20 second my computer turns off automatically ! ,

what may cause this issue ?

A:i replaced all of my computer components from my broken case to other case

could be overheating CPU. Did you apply fresh Thermal paste to the HSF after reinstalling the motherboard? Is it tight and secure? Did you blow out all the dirt, dust and debris from the fans' fins?

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In November last year I wanted to try and overclock my CPU through bios.
Couldn't do that!
Tryed doing it through windows but my 550 cpu just wouldn't go any higher than 3480hz without becoming unstable so I tryed to look for any vcore settings in my bios.
So I looked all over the web trying to find a hacked bios for my (OEM) MS-7091 board but with no luck.

I recently bought a new ASUS P5GDC-V board and it booted up fine a couple of times then when I tryed to overclock I miscalculated and set my fsb too high. I thought the c.p.r. function would reset the settings, but it didn't and by mistake I removed the chassis jumper intead of the bios reset.
I replaced the jumper and reset the bios and now it keeps giving me the Chassis Intruded ! message although the jumper is in the right place.
Any help?

A:Chassis Intruded ! -I don't have a chassis!

Load up on your motherboard a new bios file,with asus its easy.

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Q: Chassis

Hello! i am trying to look for the complete chassis of my hp gaming  laptop i've been trying to do hp part surfer but i am not able to do find the chassis, can some one tell me where can i find a complete chassis?   thanks!


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......my ''92x38mm Vantec Tornado'' has just arrived from the states, its time to fit this UBER LOUD beast to my CPU H/S

110CFM @ 55db ....lets see how loud it actually is....lol

A:new chassis fan

Haha, VERY nice Skunk. I like people who don't care how loud the system is....as long as it over clocks well !!

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The Antec Nine Hundred or the GIGABYTE 3D Aurora 570 case? I am planning to upgrade my cheap Raidmax case once I'm done with the vid cards and such.

A:Better computer case to buy?

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I am looking at now changing my computer case, preferably to either a standard ATX desktop or a HTPC Media Centre Case, however I have a slight problem in the fact that I have a Xigmatek hdt-s1283 CPU cooler, which stands rather proud at about 20cm or so.... what I was wondering is if any of you techspot frequenters know of any desktop style cases that would cater for my cooler, or if as far as it goes I am fighting a loosing battle?

Heres Hoping


A:New Computer Case

The Cooler Master Elite RC-330 is a decent, inexpensive case that will easily have room for that cooler.

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I have a A7N8XE-Deluxe Mobo, and I would like to get a new case for it with more fans and better airflow since I overclocked the CPU in it. I have found several ATX cases, but the back doesn't match what mine does currently. How do I get the right case with access to all the ports in the back, like my four USB and two Ethernet ports. The cases I have looked at don't have spaces for those. Do I just rip out the whole back part of the case or is there a way to find the case I need that will provide access to all my ports on the back? Thanks for help in advance.

A:What Case Do I Get for My Computer?

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Looking for suggestions for a cheap case (cheaper the better).

Must have:
front and back 120mm fan spots (doesn't need to come with fan)
at least 5x 5.25" external bays
at least 1x 3.5" external bay
Fits ATX spec

On a budget, so the cheaper the better. I'm just replacing the case, so it doesn't need to have anything in it (PSU, fans, etc), but must be able to put them there obviously. I don't have brand preferences. Name as many as you can, since it might be a problem getting them where I am...

A:Looking for a computer case

I found this as the cheapest with all the features you want, except it has an 80mm front fan and a 120mm rear fan. If you really need that 120mm front fan, this has it for about $7 more.

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hi guys I have a problem with another Computer case . The monitor hp type ( W2072a ) and the computer case type ( hp pro 3330 MT ) . The problem is message appear to me like this ( no DVI signal & no VGA signal ) . every time when i tried to open my computer i show this message .One from your comunity say to me i should to discharge  the electrical charges from the computer . and I thanks him a lot about this informationbut i have another computer case the same issue won't to resolveThis computer case i opened last week and it's work successfully but this days i don't know what's the problem . maybe some dust won't to remove . this is why i want to ask your comunity to get fast solution . and this why i prefer this site . to get fast information without i lost my time searching  .So  please help me . I appreciate your efforts to help  and i'm one of our fans  Regards 

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I want to run a computer out of a plastic bin. If I lay the MoBo and powersupply on the bottom, then duct tape all of the peripherals to the side... will it run? Would it do better out of a cardboard box?

A:No computer case?

It should work. Depending on the type of plastic you may have static electricity so be careful. It would probably run equally as well in a cardboard box. Honestly though, why not just buy an inexpensive case? Even the cheapest case would be better than a plastic bin or a cardboard box.

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I recently changed my computer case and after some struggles successfully moved all the hardware from my old case to the new one. It's a P4-1.7, DVD, CD, Nvidia GeForce FX 5600, Sound Blaster Audigy 2. The thing is, when I power the computer up I get no picture on my screen, so I'm wondering if it just has to do with the screen or the computer is just powering up and not actually turning on. Could someone please help me, I think it might have to do with how I connected the wiring to do with the hard drive, CD, and DVD.

A:Computer Case-NEED HELP

Disconnect everything except the processor, video card, memory, and floppy. Try and boot it and see if it posts with video. If it does just start adding one device at a time back

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I have a computer case where the on/off switch doesn't work when plugged into the motherboard. The computer is fine, I can jump the board but I need to resolve the issue with the on/off switch. it's just a PII case, no real thrills. The pins to the motherboard consist of (2) wires to the on/off switch, but the pin is (3) prong with a dummy in the middle. If you have any suggestions or need more info I'm online and watching? Thanks

A:Computer Case

Hi bturner
If you have the right tools you can sometimes get the pins to release from the connector and move them next to each other. If you can't get that to work you could use an exacto knife ( or sharp raser blade) and split the connector down the dummy pin. Then connect each pin separately to the motherboard connector.

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hi guysI have a computer case when i tried to open it . The power supply turn off after 5 minutes immediately. So what is the solution for this issue . Please help Regards 

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I have the following components in my PC:

GT 520 gpu
Intel i5 661 CPU
Gigabyte H55m-D2H motherboard (this is a small one, I believe it's micro ATX)
Two sticks of 4GB of RAM
ESI [email protected] audio card

I'm gonna stick with this build for a while (in fact, I don't see myself upgrading anytime soon - it runs great).

My case is big and makes a lot of noise (the fan is old...). I need a new one, and I wonder what compact cases are available for my setup. As you can see above, I do not use a gaming GPU, so I can probably make do with a thin case. The audio card isn't exactly tiny, though.

I'd appreciate any recommendations!


A:Need help getting my next computer case

This would be my pick, Excellent case IMO

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Hey everyone! It's jsut a quick post, but I recently finished a brand new computer build, but I am worried my case doesn't supply enough cooling, but also don't like the nosie it produces during gaming, so I am wondering if anyone knows of any good cases under £50/$60. I have looked at the powercool dominator and am wondering if it will be enough (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Powercool-D...9?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1362519059&sr=1-109).

My build is as follows:
- AMD 8350 CPU with stock heat sink/fan
- Gigabyte 7950 triple fan graphics card
- 16GB RAM
- SSD & Hard Drive (not performance, but more energy saving)
- CIT basic case modded with an additional fan on the side
- ASUS M5A99X Motherboard
- 880w PSU

Thank you for any advice! It will need to have high cooling abilities, but also quite quiet!

A:Computer case for $60?

- Noise from case is 95% the fault of the fans. More expensive cases provide quieter fans, but you're paying a lot more to start with anyway. Plus, you'll have to provide your own additional fans in most cases (pun not intended) anyway.
- PSU fan could be loud..?
- Cooling performance is a combination of how neat your build is (cables etc), the amount of components, the type of cooling on your devices, fans used, and airflow provided by case. This is a lot of variables, so it can be hard.
- The case you linked is a budget case. Don't expect miracles.

- My suggestion - stick with what you have, tweak the fan speeds a bit.

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zipzoomfly sent me this.Does anyone know if this case is any good? It's a good pricehttp://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=371295 Thermaltake Mambo

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I am about to build a new computer using an Asus motherboard appr 10 x 12 inches.
Since I am reluctant to install the motherboard in a vertical position I wonder if
there are cases into which I could install my motherboard horizontally.
So far I found none.

Any suggestions



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Please tell me if I waste you peoples time. Im a fan of building computer cases.
Now I was wondering what you people would think of a cylindric case? You know, that look like a bin (or a very large coffee tin) or something. Then you put the mobo near the bottom but not too close to it, put air intakes near it and one BIG extractor fan on top of the case. No corners for heat to gather
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A:Computer case?

For home-made... if you know how to work with tools, metal, plastics, etc...

You could make one... doesn't mean it'll work any better at cooling.

There are round computers out there.

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Hello everyone, I'm looking to buy a new computer case tomorrow for my PC because I'm getting worried by all the clutter. Everything is too close for comfort. Lol. Now I've heard that the most "scary", or worrisome, thing is taking out the mobo itself because of the static and all. Um, I'm in need of some Windows 7 Jedi guidance from you guys. Tell me what you guys need so I can post my specs so you can help me out further. Thanks.

A:Computer Case help?

If you are worried about the static when you buy/order your new case pick up a 2-5 dollar static wristband. they connect to your wrist then ground to the pc

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I have a HP Evo 510 with windows xp sp3 and started to get an error message all of sudden without any software or hardware changes. 512-chassis fan not detected

I changed the cpu fan with another working one and still same error. no other fans are onboard but the power supply fan on the power supply and that works.

I have searched the web for a solution for two weeks. Please help ASAP!!!

A:512-chassis fan not detected

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I had a bit of a catastrophe when opening my pc case. The wires and connector from my Chieftec D80SM-12 chassis fan have become separated from the motherboard. (An ASUSTek A8N-SLI Deluxe) and I don't know how to reconnect. The connector is a 3 pin with yellow, red and black wires leading into it and there are red and black wires leading out of it. Any help would be very gratefully received.

A:Chassis fan problem!!

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For a long time I have been trying to get my thermaltake Tsunami case trying to work with my asus p4s800D-E Deluxe. Last week i was looking at my computer and I started it when this American Megatrends thing comes up saying Chassis Intruded!. I need help because it wont let me into my bios. Please help me!

A:ami chassis intruded

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I get this error all of sudden and no hardware or software changes with my hp evo 510 :
512-chassis fan not detected

A:512-chassis fan not detected

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/973633-512-chassis-fan-not-detected.html

Please do not create duplicate posts for the same issue.

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Is there a way to bypass fan check at boot? I do not want the chassis fan running and it is not needed, the box is cool enough without it. However, it does not boot, it sits there waiting for F1 to be pressed. But there is no keyboard connected ... the machine is headless.

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Chassis Cooling Fan

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A:Cooling Chassis Fan

Fans are pretty much the same, they just come in different sizes such as 40mm and 80mm. You can get a replacement at any computer or electronics store for as little as $5.

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Hi all,I have h8-1114 desktop and I put motherboard and hardrive into Antec 900 case. I got BIOS message "512-chassis fan not detected". From this point I have to use F1 to boot.  I know that rear fan is not connected any more to the moetherboard. Really I do not need that fan because Antec 900 has much better fan system. Antec fans are huge and not connected to motherboard.I was trying to turn this BIOS message off in BIOS settings but it seems that there is no such option. What should I do to disable this message and boot without using F1? Thanks a lot if anyone knows.


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A:512-chassis fan not detected

ramburak,Either connect the rear fan to the motherboard or use the optional left side mounting for the original fan. If you use the rear fan, be sure to set the fan to max speed.

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Well, For the last couple weeks now I've been fighting with my compaq. I've managed to fix one problem and create a new one.

Compaq 5430US
Pentium 4 1.8Ghz
1Gig DDR Ram

Apparently my CPU was overheating before due to a thick layer of dust build up. To fix this I pulled the Heat Sink Fan (HSF) out and blasted all the dust from it. I then replaced it and it worked fine for about 2 days. After those 2 days my comp proceeded to just shut itself off. I've been told that I might have touched the thermal silicone on the bottom of the HSF, and to verify this I removed the fan again and removed all remaining silicone from both the CPU and the HSF, then I reapplied a new layer. This didn't fix the problem.
After that I was told to try checking the fan connections. Been there, done that. Even checked them in the BIOS.

After 2 weeks of fighting with one problem I get "514-CPU or Chassis Fan not Detected" at start up. Both fans are running and the comp boots fine, but then it gives me that error and the option to boot with F1.

Any ideas?

A:514-CPU or Chassis Fan not Detected...WTF??

As it seems my problems just got a whole lot worse. Now I can't even get pass the Compaq start up load screen. The one that comes up first and says "COMPAQ" in red letters.

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A few weeks ago, the (8mm?) side case fan, which has an LED light in it to help light up the inside of the computer started to blink, like multiple times a second. I was hoping it was the fan's light going bad, but I replaced it with a new (different) fan, and the same thing is happening.

What is the issue? It appears it must be a motherboard issue, but the motherboard seems to be powering everything else consistently and good.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm running Windows XP if that helps, but the flashing starts pre-Windows, so it probably doesn't matter.

A:Flashing Chassis Fan?

What's the fan plugged into? Is it a motherboard fan plug? Or is it a four-pin Molex? I think I'd be wondering about the power supply. The only lighted fans I've had were so annoying that I uninstalled them immediately. There's no way to concentrate in front of the computer when it looks as if the gendarmes are coming.

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Hello, I bought a new rear case fan (CoolerMaster 120mm Blue Led), The problem that it is always running @ max RPM all the time, Can i control its speed? to make it 1000 RPM or less.. There's a screenshot of my BIOS (Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P), Is there anyway to control this fan speed? Thank you in Advance.

A:Chassis Fan Control

Hi ...
If you have knowledge of electronics - or know someone who has - you can make use of a resistor. Otherwise, you can use SpeedFan, but since the fan is connected to the motherboard. Remember to use 3 to 4 pin adapter and plug it in where shown below. Hope it helps!

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HPE-h9 182 series I get '512-vrm chassis fan not detected' every time I start up. On opening the case, I only see 2 fans, and both are working (back top and back bottom). I can press F1 to start it up, but I get BSOD whenever exporting MPG Blu-Ray files from Adobe Premiere. It will export for around 5 minutes and then crash.  Is there another fan someplace that I'm not seeing that might be causing it to overheat when doing the exporting?

A:512-vrm chassis fan not detected

Hello @nhsjpeterson, I understand that you are getting the '512-vrm chassis fan not detected' error on your HP computer.  The issue you are describing appears to be a physical issue. Please call our technical support at 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region, please click the link below to get the support number for your region. http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html.I would like to thank you for posting on the HP Forums. Have a great day!

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Hey people I am wondering how to route my Side panel's fan cable's so that it does not look messy on the inside of the chassis like How to hide the cable's. Chassis : Aerocool Xpredator White edidtion : http://www.aerocool.com.tw/index.php/products/chassis/28-pgsb/138-xpredator-white and the fans are 4 Aerocool Shark fans 12 CM : http://www.aerocool.us/accessory/shark_w12.html Thanks for the help guys Cheers

A:Chassis fan solution

With an all clear design like that it may be hard to hide it completely. Your best bet would be to make it less visible. Maybe try bunching all the wires (or if you're okay with DIY, combine them all to a single wire) and route it towards the back of the case, and from there to the closest power point?

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I can't find anywhere I can get a new laptop chassis. My current laptop chassis is damaged and has several issues with the ports and my computer manufacturer can't help me and even if I could ship the computer to them they'd want to be paid in full for everything.

I live in China so it makes more sense to just DIY it instead of paying insane shipping costs.

But the problem is that I can't find a compatible chassis anywhere. It seems that just about nobody sells laptop chassis.

Does anyone know where I can find a good chassis for a 17" dual-fan setup? My system is an EON 17-S from Origin PC and it use a P170HMx from Clevo as it's chassis. I was told by Origin that their current chassis model is a P170EM.

I can show you the inside of the unit if it helps you finding a good match for me. It's just a 17" setup with twin fans that bring in air from the bottom and blow out the back. One is a large fan and one is smaller. The large one is for the GPU and the smaller one is for the CPU.

TL;DR : I'm trying to find a chassis that will fit my setup but having no luck.

Thanks in advance. I really hope I can get something done about all this.

- Alex

A:Where can I buy new laptop chassis?

Ebay ?

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I've been looking around the web and am after a UK supplier of Clevo laptop chassis, particularly the d510p or d410e.

Does anyone know where i can buy one of these from?

i am after one so i can transplant parts (cpu, hard drive, cdrw/dvd) out of my fujitsu siemens amilo d 7830, which is now suffering from an overheating graphics chip, and i would like to get a better screen anyway.

Help gratefully appreciated.

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In the market to build my own computer, gotta start with the case so if my price limit for the case is $$200, what chassis do you guys like? I really only started looking today and so far have only discovered thermaltake brand so any input on other brands that i should research would be appreciated. I don't know if i will go with liquid cooling or fan cooling as of yet.

A:what chassis do you guys like?

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I don't know if I should get a bench or a chassis for a new setup. I will be playing games, and I will not be doing benchmarks.

I will have a Seasonic M12II Bronze 520 watt as my PSU, a HD 6950 Sapphire Toxic @ 6970, my current CPU and motherboard, maybe 8GB or 6GB of RAM instead of 4GB, current HDD.

Thanks in advance

A:Chassis or bench?

The choice is entirely down to your personal preference, but there are a few things to consider. First, do you swap out your hardware all the time? If so, you might want a bench. Which do you think looks better? A decent chassis will cool just as well as a bench, so you might as well just pick the better looking one. Also, with a bench there will be more dust buildup and greater risk of something accidentally breaking your hardware.

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Manual that came with the Diabolic Chassis is wrong. How the heck do i remove the face plate. Model is Minotaur TH202 Insructions were for a different model.

A:Diabolic Chassis

Key the name of the product into a Google search, go to the website and pick up the right manual. Make sure you have Adobe Acrobat because the instruction book will probably be in PDF format.

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When installing a chassis fan, as in the fan in the front of the case, should the air be pulling into the case to be creating an airflow through the case, or blowing out like the fans on the back of the case? Thanks.

A:Chassis Fan Question

It should be blowing out :knock: It should no be putting air inside because it cannot

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Hey guys.. I have PC Wizard 2008 and it states that my Processor and Chassis Fan are both running at 10 rpm, and my Power Supply fan is running at 1973 rpm . Is that normal for the power supply fan? and I haven't been able to change the CPU, PSU or Chassis fan speeds at all, is this possible?


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hi all,

i just have a question here. my system has been running hot lately. i have a msi neo2 plat. ed. motherboard with a p4 3.2 installed. i am using the original cpu fan with 1 8cm fan in the window, 4 more 8cm fans in the case. my cpu fan starts running like crazy. it runs at about max regardless of system applicaiton. i can only check my temps in bios (i think) and it's running like 55-60C. when i go to bios under the pc health tab, there is something called chassis intrusion. currently i have it disabled, but the other options are enabled and reset. to enable this would it help my cpu fan out a little? or does it have anything at all to do with system cooling. i installed a cooler master cpu fan but found that it ran hotter with the new one, so i installed the old. any suggestions?


A:what is chassis intrusion?

chassis intrusion is a utility that the bios can use to tell you someone has opened the case. (intruded into the chassis)

alot of times i office buildings, the administrator will use that to alert them to the fact that someone had opened that pc.

once someone opened the case, a little button would pop out, and the chassis intrusion alert would show during next boot. (and some bios's force the boot to stall untill you go into the bios and reset the intrusion alarm.

if you don't have a fear of someone opening your case, then it's best to leave this feature off.

it isn't at all related to heat.

but, about that heat, which direction are them fans all blowing?

a good test is to run it with the case open, and a fan blowing into it, and see if it still heats up. if it still reports a high temp, then you might check to see if there is thermal paste under the processor. if blowing a fan in the side helps, then you will want to look into adding out-blowing case fans at the top of the tower, usually in the back right under the power supply is the easiest spot to add them.

also, everest is a good tool to use to see your temps. (formerly Aida32) you can get it here: http://www.lavalys.com/products/down...?pid=1&lang=en

and then there is speedfan. speed fan is good at showing temps, and on some motherboards can control the fan speeds, and it shows a temp in the system tray if you want it to. you can find speedfan at: http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

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 I keep getting a Warning that says >>>>> Chassis Fan  2 RPM ......can someone PLEASE  help me out here .....

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Hey, I just moved my rig into a new Thermaltake case, which has about 3 huge led fans. I have 2 problems...

Most of the fans work but seem to run very slow, and particularly the fan speed control won't work.

I'm not too sure what I did wrong here, but there was one thing I noticed that was weird and wasn't in my old tower, which was a 2nd, 2-prong PWR Led lead in addition to the main power lead. I didn't do anything with it because I didn't know where to attach it to.

I have a Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H Mobo, and the new case I got was this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133086

Any help is appreciated, thanks!

A:Trouble with chassis fan

are these fans plugged into the motherboard, or using a 4 pin molex?
If the MB, are the ones running slowly 3 pin, or 4 pin?

They are probably being auto controlled by the MB according to temperature. Have a look in your bios to see what temp/fan settings are enabled or disabled and how they are set.

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I am going to buy some fans for my Chassis, but I dont know much about manufacturers of them, i.e. the ones who have the best reputations for making good quality fans. I would like to know which are the best bet to buy.
I live in the UK and have looked at some sites, where I have seen Papst, Sanyo Denki, and Delta fans for sale, quoted as being good quality. Seeing as fans are cheap and can dictate quite a bit of noise output, I shall be looking to buy ones which are fairly silent.
Obviously I could dig out info from the net, as there isnt much to know about simple case fans, but I just wondered if any of you had suggestions or recommendations, based on your experience and knowledge of these devices?

Also, I would add that I only have two spaces at the rear of my case for the fans, and would like to ask, should I buy one for sucking air in and one for blowing out, or do I only require one fan to do one of these chores? I ask this as my old PIII-machine (pre-built) did not have 'any' chassis-fans pre-installed and so I am unsure what I will need with my newer rig. Maybe I dont need any at all? Advice please people

A:Chassis fans. Which are the best?


Try these YS-Tech fans as used by CoolerMaster (despite making their own fans). Very cheap, very quiet (for their rated output) and very reliable. I've used their FD8125 SILENT 80mm Fans (£5.64 ea), which you can find here ...


I'd set them both up to expel air from the case (note: fans can be fitted any way round to suit your prefered airflow direction). As you are probably aware PC cases are not airtight so setting them both to blow air out of the case will ensure that you get a nice flow pattern for cool air entering and leaving the case. If you were to set them up one blowing the other sucking you would be unlikely to get the best cooling effect with your case.

You could spent a lot more on case fans (see other fans on this site), but I really doubt that they will be any better than these.

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512 chassis fan not detected is the message i got earlier when i started up my computer, i didn't know what to do so i just hit f1 to save changes. nothing is diffrent in the computer performence though.

A:512 chassis fan not detected

It could just be the connector or the fan sensor. In fact do all your chassis fans work?

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