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read earlier that you said you would have picked the 690 II over HAF X care to go into detail why?
post #62 of 165
The 690 II is already set up for forward top fan, front fans and bottom fans. You can easily remove the bottom HD cage. There is room for a 140mm fan with 120mm screw holes on the side panel, and low enough to use full tower coolers. It's wide enough and it has room enough behind the mb. Top space is not so huge that I need to put in both fans. And it has a nice price.

Could it be better? Sure. But it's a nice balance.
Edited by ehume - 7/9/11 at 11:16pm
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Now I am just even more sure of picking 690 II.

Thanks Ehume! +rep
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Casz;14164684 
Now I am just even more sure of picking 690 II.

Be sure to consider removing your rear grill. This works. So do side cutters.
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Remove honeycombs on rear put a wired fan grill to avoid fingers from siblings?
Leave PCI slots open as well right?
post #66 of 165
Just a forewarning, the wheels that come with the HAF series are very weak.
Other than that looks nice.
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post #67 of 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by Casz;14164794 
Remove honeycombs on rear put a wired fan grill to avoid fingers from siblings?
Leave PCI slots open as well right?

Yes on both counts. Like this:

Meimei_case_cleanup_007.png

and this:

Meimei_case_cleanup_009.png

(My first case, an old ugly Antec. Yuck!)
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Alright. Recap (because my brain is currently dead).
TC has two 200mm intake fans at the top, yes?
@ehume: would a dremel or a nibbler be better for cutting out the honeycomb exhaust on the HAF-X?
@TC: Did you cut the GPU duct/cage/thingy so the 580's would fit, or am I hallucinating? @_@

ALSO! TC, this is an awesome build! biggrin.gif
 
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I think a Dremel is too violent. But some people might prefer it because it grinds as it cuts. TBH, the Dremel came out after I learned about tools, so I tend to use what I grew up with - side cutters, files and a grindstone shaped like a file. The nibbler avoids the deformation you get when you cut with side cutters.

If you're comfortable using a Dremel, go with that.
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Samurai Batgirl;14171590 
Alright. Recap (because my brain is currently dead).
TC has two 200mm intake fans at the top, yes?
@ehume: would a dremel or a nibbler be better for cutting out the honeycomb exhaust on the HAF-X?
@TC: Did you cut the GPU duct/cage/thingy so the 580's would fit, or am I hallucinating? @_@

ALSO! TC, this is an awesome build! biggrin.gif

Thank you for the comments smile.gif
About the graphics card shroud/duct/funnel ( biggrin.gif ), I had to cut it, yes, because the 580s cooler frames were touching it and I couldn't fit it anymore. Right now I'm cutting an aluminum plate to cover that space ( with holes for the GPU power cables ) and will use some Di-Noc for aesthetics biggrin.gif

@Ehume : Yeah, I figured the dremel would be a bit too much ( too much dust and bits thrown around, haha ). A nibbler would be nice indeed, and filing a bit the sharp leftovers smile.gif Working on it wink.gif
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