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  1. It sounds as if there's not complete contact between the CPU and the block. Try removing it and look at what the Thermal Interface Material (TIM or 'goop') looks like on the cpu and the block.. If it's all spread out, then just make sure you followed the directions on how tight to make the screws. Also, make sure you're not using too much goop. Some people (myself included) spread it out so it's a thin laywer between the CPU and the block. Others put a little tiny blob of goop in the middle of the cpu. I like the previous method, as it makes it uniform and seems to have less bubbles. Make sure you have the water flow directions correct as well. Let us know what you find out.
  2. It does sound like you have something blocking it. Possibly wiring or something like that. I suggest taking off the face again, verify that everything is as it should be, then put it back on. It is a little hard to get back on. The first time I took mine off, I felt that I was going to break it. Good luck!!!
  3. Here's what I'd do, with the ATCS 840.. One of the top 200mm fans should be turned so it's blowing on the motherboard/cpu area. The other one is fine to have as exhaust. Once that's done, this case is just outstanding.
  4. You will probably have to remove the top fan on the side panel wall. The bottom one should be ok though.
  5. If you have an AMD system, make sure CnQ (Cool'N'Quiet) is turned on. That will drop the fan noise depending on how hot the CPU is getting. I'm not sure what the Intel version of this is, but I'm pretty sure they had one. Otherwise, you may have to just get a fan speed controller or a fan speed reducer. ... e615f2f94a
  6. For the CPU one, figure out exactly where the cpu/HS make contact... Then attach it about 1 CM away from that on the bottom HS, kind of near the screws maybe. It's really hard to say ( i cant remember what they look like, and I don't want to pull mine off again. lol ) For the GPU, that's a little tough.. It depends on the card you use.. Sometimes you can remove the cover and attach it right on the heatsink. The hard drive is fairly straight forward. Attach it on the bottom side, where the spindle is.. That seems to be the hottest part I've seen. For the 4th, I'd say just use like chassis area. Maybe somewhere just hanging there, not attached to any kind of metal.
  7. Heya and welcome to the forums! In regards to the 4-pin plug, are you referring to the extension cable or the back of the MFC2 itself? The 4-Pin plug that I see on the v8, is like all 4-pins that I've seen. It's like a modified 3-pin connector.
  8. salanos, that's WAY too much. The easiest way I've found to apply any thermal compound (since no one YET supplies a scraping tool) is this: Put a line of the compound on one edge of the cpu. Use a credit card (I happen to use my A+ certification card, lol) and, while pressing firmly, drag it over the entire CPU. Using the remainder of the goop on the card, apply it as needed to any parts of the CPU that didn't get any. It should be a fairly thin layer. Do the exact same thing on the Heatsink. Marry the two together, and before it's fully mounted, give it a 20-45 degree turn, just so the two combine. There are problems caused when people either use too much, or use too little. Thermal compound is used to fill the gaps between the CPU and HS, NOT to be a complete layer between the two. No thermal compound will compare to a direct contact between the two metals, but since no metal is 100% smooth, we use the compound in fill in those areas. Now.. As for the thickness of it. I found it to be fine if you first squish it around with your fingers while it's still inside the little packet. This doesn't work with the tube, if you've got that however. I use a V8, and I tried using the Tuniq MX-2 before... Then a week later went to the CM 400 stuff, fully intending to go back. Although I didn't get a drop of temps like 6 or 7 degrees, I did get a drop of about 3-4. So, it was worth it in my opinion.
  9. The 9900 doesn't fit.. It's too big. Atleast that's what my friend tells me. The 9700 with the 1366 bracket fits, albeit just barely.
  10. The OP is looking at the Cosmos 1000, not the Cosmos S.. There's no side fan on the standard Cosmos 1000. So, you really only need to look at the clearance. So.. Saying that.. I think it will fit, but you'll need to find out the inside dimensions first.
  11. You don't need anything. The needed stuff is all on the back of the 'tray' for you. Basically, you take off two screws, remove a bracket. Slip the fan into the one end, then put the bracket on the opposite end, then screw the bracket back on.. Remember. CM designed this to exhaust air.....not intake. Whether that's what you decide to do.. heh.. To each his own.
  12. btw, any 120x120x25mm fan should work in it.. I've replaced all of mine with Scythe fans. I dont like my case to glow, and the CFM is better than the original stuff. If you have a spare fan laying around, try replacing it on your own. They just use 4 plastic pins. If you need help removing them, I'm sure one of us can help you through a PM or something. Good luck.
  13. Heya Big.. Try this... Not sure how good they are, but it will fit into the 3.5" spaces. The only other thing would be to try to contact WDC. If it's still under warranty, they may replace the Icepack...Although, I think if you separate the HDD and the Icepack, it voids the warranty. I could be wrong though. Good luck!
  14. Where's the fan installed? On the mobo tray or on the side panel fan thing? If the motherboard tray.... I don't think so. I think that card is about 10 inches long, which will put it over the end of the board. And I don't think it's quite high enough. I do think it will fit on the 4-fan side panel bracket though. I no longer have a crossflow (as the one I ordered was kind of broke), so I cannot give you exact #'s and measurements. So, take my information with a grain of salt.
  15. I've not been able to find a windowed version there... So, his question is still valid. The only place I've seen them for sale in the US is at ... 43c239s341 (Click on the above link, don't copy and paste, or you won't get the full thing)
  16. BrettWms

    bottom fan

    Bottom fans are usually for intake. Please make sure that your case is high enough off the ground though, so it doesn't wear itself out..
  17. Yes, I noticed the 2 fans up on top. However, there's still too much dead air in the case by the CPU. Don't blame me for pointing it out. Just call it like I see it. The only way I've seen on resolving this is aiming one of the 200mm fans down to toward the CPU, but there's no filter on it. Well, I just went back to the CM 830, so no biggy. It may be old, but it does what I need it to do, although it is a little cramped in there now.
  18. Yeah, It still shows that it's for sale now.
  19. BrettWms

    V10 in Cosmos S?

    The ATCS 840 is now their 'flagship' case.. And they both fit in there. Although, with the lack of airflow over the cpu area, it does make it a little harder for the air coolers to stay cool. However, I think if you turned the very back fan and had it so it aimed downward toward the cpu, it would really help with the cooling.. Although the bad part of that is there's no filter for it. Anyway.. You are right that it's silly to design a case that cannot accept that day's coolers. There are ways to mod it.
  20. OK.. Posting the same thing over and over again is lame. Make one post and that's it. Don't make 2 of the same posts in different areas just to complain. Oh, and watch how many times you click submit.. Also, it sounds like where you got it from did this, not CM themselves. Check with your vendor to find out if they had the case returned (most likely they did). Or it was a display model.
  21. Bleh.. The only bad thing about this case is the lack of air flow in regards to CPU cooling. There's just not enough air reaching it.... =\ Time to mod it myself I guess. /sigh
  22. Does it have a fan? (say yes, say yes, say yes)
  23. I personally don't care about the window thing, but what I do care about is all the dead air space that could be resolved by a side-mounted fan. Any idea if that will be coming at all? There are ways to add one of your 200+ mm fans, and make it look classy as well.
  24. I'm not official by any means, but it's well known and very well documented in these forums. The clearance on the Cosmos S is 145mm (w/ the fan installed). The v8 is 161+mm. So.. No.. It will not fit...........However. You CAN remove the fan, and it will fit just fine, OR you may purchase one of the windowed side panels. Either of these two methods will allow you to use your Cosmos S with the v8. I've read in the forums they are making a new side panel that has the fan moved a bit off to the side so it blows more onto the mobo where the RAM is and the fans usually are for the video cards...but nothing is set in stone on that. The only other option, would be to get the newer Cosmos Black Label case, which actually comes with a z600, and a black power supply. However, these limited edition cases are limited to 500 units, and are $600.00 US. The z600 has a 160mm clearance (just a little smaller than the v8's, which is why it will fit).
  25. The hole is meant for an 80x80x15 fan. CM states that it's to be used to take air from the case and the back of the CPU/MB, and expell it from the case. Some of the 80x80x15 fans, will not fit, but can be modified to do so.. This is where you're on your own. I have heard (but do not know for sure) that the silenx fans fit back there.. I have a couple of these cases, but never have worried about getting a fan for back there. Good luck!