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I would say to try out various arrangements, figure out what's best.

Ok.

Why do you want a grill for the bottom of the case if you use it as an exhaust?
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I would say to try out various arrangements, figure out what's best.

Ok.

Why do you want a grill for the bottom of the case if you use it as an exhaust?


I learned that bottom grills were good when I cut a hole in the bottom of my case to make a bottom intake. Every time I picked up my case to take it to the basement my fingers magically found that exposed bottom fan. Things have been much better since i permanently installed a reinforced filter. So I would recommend at least a finger guard down there. But since you already have a grill, leave it.

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post #1753 of 2110
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I learned that bottom grills were good when I cut a hole in the bottom of my case to make a bottom intake. Every time I picked up my case to take it to the basement my fingers magically found that exposed bottom fan. Things have been much better since i permanently installed a reinforced filter. So I would recommend at least a finger guard down there. But since you already have a grill, leave it.

Yes but without considering that and if used as an EXHAUST (not intake like in your scenario) then it would be better to not have any grills down there to have less restriction?
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Finger guard, then.

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Why not use the bottom as intake for the rad then use a shroud to lead the air out the PCI covers? You would get no mixing from that.
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Why not use the bottom as intake for the rad then use a shroud to lead the air out the PCI covers? You would get no mixing from that.


Fancy shroud, but should work.

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Why not use the bottom as intake for the rad then use a shroud to lead the air out the PCI covers? You would get no mixing from that.

Where can you buy that shroud?

Ehume, are shrouds even needed with radiators?
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What ohhgourami is saying is that you can guide the air out the back.

 

Of course, this would work better if you remove the slot pillars between the slots. Nobody makes these. You would have to make your own, out of any material that pleases you. And no, I have no advice on the subject of building materials.

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What ohhgourami is saying is that you can guide the air out the back.

Of course, this would work better if you remove the slot pillars between the slots. Nobody makes these. You would have to make your own, out of any material that pleases you. And no, I have no advice on the subject of building materials.

Yes, my slot pillars are already removed. The pic I've uploaded is an old pic of my case. Ok, how about straight shrouds (directing the exhaust air just staright vertical or horizonal), are they needed for rads?
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I think that would put hot air exactly where you don't want it. It's time to get stuff like this, and make your own shroud.

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