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I think I'll get those mesh bay covers and fit a 120mm in there tongue.gif That should give the cpu some fresh outside air. Which would get exhausted at the back/top. Sounds like a plan, right? biggrin.gif
Really useful thread and advice given here. thumb.gif

Sounds like a plan, sir! thumb.gif I'd also try the top fan as intake and see how temps compare. This would help out with dust a bit but may not help with temps. You can also see if removing the PCI slot covers helps a bit. In my case it allows a good chuck of my GPU's hot air to blow out the back instead of rising up into the Silver Arrow. wink.gif
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Sounds like a plan, sir! thumb.gif I'd also try the top fan as intake and see how temps compare. This would help out with dust a bit but may not help with temps. You can also see if removing the PCI slot covers helps a bit. In my case it allows a good chuck of my GPU's hot air to blow out the back instead of rising up into the Silver Arrow. wink.gif

I thought of trying the top as intake too, and removing the rear grill -where you'd normally place an 80mm fan I don't intend to use ever-
I should add a dust filter to that top intake though...
I'll remove all the pci slot covers and the grills, and add a dust filter there. biggrin.gif
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Looking forward to your results. thumb.gif
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Both the Corsair Carbide 500R and the Zalman Z11 are better choices. I own an NZXT Beta Evo, which I enjoy. But even if I had the room . . . hmm; if I left the roof off the Phantom 410, it would fit . . . I would not use the Phantom 410 in place of my own case. But if I needed to build a new rig to replace my wife's Dell, I'd probably use this case -- because it would cost me nothing except the time needed to mod it, and then it would be adequate to the task.

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Both the Corsair Carbide 500R and the Zalman Z11 are better choices. I own an NZXT Beta Evo, which I enjoy. But even if I had the room . . . hmm; if I left the roof off the Phantom 410, it would fit . . . I would not use the Phantom 410 in place of my own case. But if I needed to build a new rig to replace my wife's Dell, I'd probably use this case -- because it would cost me nothing except the time needed to mod it, and then it would be adequate to the task.

Ehume, any thoughts on my cabinet question?

Have you received my PM? Thanks.
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I like the PC-A04 in many ways. Lian Li understands filters. They understand filters better than anyone else who makes cases.

 

The PC-A04 is flexible.

 

What I dislike about it is the rear-only top fan hole. Antec does this too and I despise the practice by both these case makers.

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I like the PC-A04 in many ways. Lian Li understands filters. They understand filters better than anyone else who makes cases.

The PC-A04 is flexible.

What I dislike about it is the rear-only top fan hole. Antec does this too and I despise the practice by both these case makers.

I find it odd too, I thought it came with a regular 120mm rear exhaust, but nope...an 80mm rear exhaust grill -no fan included, luckily- and that top 120mm exhaust.
If I revert it I'm gonna get tons of dust into my case methinks.rolleyes.gif
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@ehume

What do you think about my question regarding the cabinet setup? How many fans do I need?

When you recommended the Slip Stream, are those the normal ones or the slim ones? Where does it say that running a 1900RPM Slip Stream at 5V would yield around 900~1000RPM, are there any tests already? I'm worried that 5V is not enough to start the fan.
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I've seen a picture of 2 CPU fans attached via a zip tie, how's that done?

setting up a push/pull for my 212+, and going to remove the top 200 for 2 120's then expierement and try it with the back 120 blocked off.

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Sorry  I haven't paid attn to the cabinet. I'm attending a conference this week, and my time comes and goes.

 

I don't recommend the slim types unless they are unavoidable -- and then I'd recommend designing so you won't need them. Too much noise, too little air.

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