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Well just when I thought wouldn't touch my rig, I DID. Procrastinating from getting hw done, I did some cable management and cleaning.

My end result: 450

Looks a lot better than before actually and I have easier surfaces to clean when dust collects (not much dust).
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Well just when I thought wouldn't touch my rig, I DID. Procrastinating from getting hw done, I did some cable management and cleaning.
My end result: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
450

Looks a lot better than before actually and I have easier surfaces to clean when dust collects (not much dust).

Looks good, your cable management is nice and clean, well done!
Does your case have room for fans to be mounted in front of your HDD bays? If so it looks like they'd be blocking a lot of airflow. I'd suggest removing them, mounting your SSDs somewhere else, like in your 5.25" bays, and adding fans in the front if there aren't any there already.

Here's my airflow:
450
So, how did I do? How does the case itself rate?
Also, Would I get better airflow if I flipped the fan on the CPU cooler to blow away from the motherboard?
I'm planning on moving the rear exhaust fan to just in front of the GPUs, but other than that... anything I can do to improve?
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Here's my airflow:
So, how did I do? How does the case itself rate?
Also, Would I get better airflow if I flipped the fan on the CPU cooler to blow away from the motherboard?
I'm planning on moving the rear exhaust fan to just in front of the GPUs, but other than that... anything I can do to improve?

Things to consider:

1. Removing rear exhaust fan. You've already got two fans pushing that direction on the heatsink. That third fan probably isn't doing anything. If you remove it and temps don't change, you at least reduced noise.
2. You might try turning your top fans towards intake. When I did that, my CPU temps dropped 5C and it helped solve some GPU heat issues I had.
3. I have no idea what would work best with the Genesis. It's just a weird setup. I would imagine that pushing the air into the motherboard would be best, but I just think a rotated fan there hurts overall case airflow.
4. I'd wager your PSU fan is actually an intake, but I'd still leave it turned the way it is.
5. I'd also wager your GPU fans are pushing air up into the heatsink. But again, that wouldn't change anything.

I really like how clean the HDD bay is. Lets those front intake fans breathe easy.
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Things to consider:
1. Removing rear exhaust fan. You've already got two fans pushing that direction on the heatsink. That third fan probably isn't doing anything. If you remove it and temps don't change, you at least reduced noise.
2. You might try turning your top fans towards intake. When I did that, my CPU temps dropped 5C and it helped solve some GPU heat issues I had.
3. I have no idea what would work best with the Genesis. It's just a weird setup. I would imagine that pushing the air into the motherboard would be best, but I just think a rotated fan there hurts overall case airflow.
4. I'd wager your PSU fan is actually an intake, but I'd still leave it turned the way it is.
5. I'd also wager your GPU fans are pushing air up into the heatsink. But again, that wouldn't change anything.
I really like how clean the HDD bay is. Lets those front intake fans breathe easy.

#1 is definitely something I'm planning to do. I was actually going to do that the second I get home tonight.
#2 is worth a shot, but I honestly don't expect much of a result.
#3, I get your point but I love the look of the fan sitting there, and I couldn't stand to remove it...
#4 the PSU fan is actually an intake, that was my bad.
#5, the fans on the Phantom are actually intake as well, I never realized to be honest. And the fan on my 8600GT doesn't actually WORK but I'm looking into fixing that tonight as well.
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Looks good, your cable management is nice and clean, well done!
Does your case have room for fans to be mounted in front of your HDD bays? If so it looks like they'd be blocking a lot of airflow. I'd suggest removing them, mounting your SSDs somewhere else, like in your 5.25" bays, and adding fans in the front if there aren't any there already.
No my case has no room for fans in front of the HDD bays, but that is because that giant block which has a giant slit cutting through my case IS my intake fan. So yes my front intake gets air from both sides of my case. Unique design and thought it was really cool so I got this case. So my HDD bays are actually completely empty to collect dust tongue.gif My SSDs are actually on a mount above my HDD bays where my 5.25" bays are (bottom is an extra 3.5" bay for my SSDs).

Looks like a pet rock got to your questions before me.

I think this is the best I can do for a case that didn't have much cable management in mind. biggrin.gif
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Well just when I thought wouldn't touch my rig, I DID. Procrastinating from getting hw done, I did some cable management and cleaning.
My end result: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
450
Looks a lot better than before actually and I have easier surfaces to clean when dust collects (not much dust).

That looks great! Nice job! thumb.gif
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What do you guys think about the Antec P280? http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Antec/P280/1.html

$90 shipped at the egg right now

Is there anything better at that price point?
    
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What do you guys think about the Antec P280? http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Antec/P280/1.html

$90 shipped at the egg right now

Is there anything better at that price point?


Decent . . . for the price. A nice point is the psu's dust filter pulling out the side, not the back. You will need to filter the top intake fans. At least Antec did not follow their despicable practice of having only a rear top fan position. Consider using a TY-140 140mm PWM fan with 120mm screw holes in the top front position, and putting it on the same PWM harness as your cpu heatsink fans.

 

Don't expect much airflow through your HD cages.

 

Where are you seeing it for $90US?

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I use the P280
bought those gears 120mm filters and put on the top
installed 120mm noctuas drawing air in top
back top fan(closest to case rear) on highest load resistor, so it doesn't interfere with flow, front top fan full bore
NH-D14 exhausting out the rear blow hole
its your business but you'd be best to open up the rear blow hole
I installed a wire grille externally to a noctua PWM 120mm there blowing out
using stock supplied fans on NH-D14 and stock orientation now
Then on front of case behind filter grille using 120mm non pwm Noctuas to bring in air no resisters full input
Edited by Tyreman - 6/3/12 at 11:43am
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