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For this case, would removing the HDD cage and the 140mm fan that is tied with the cage produce more airflow than the current setup?
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@eBombzor
*What speed are you running your case fans?
*Removing the PCI covers will either let air in or push air out. Either way you GPU may run cooler. If it lets air in scouring pads from cheap shop make great filters. Similar to these
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-X-HEAVY-DUTY-GREEN-SCOURING-PADS-/130847209226?pt=UK_Kitchen_Accessories&hash=item1e7719f70a
*Move your HDD up into optical bay and remove both HDD cages.

7v

For now I'm leaving them on.

I don't see the point since there isn't a fan blowing in front of the bottom HDD cage.

    
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Many ways to secure them. Velcro will isolate HDD vibration noise too. wink.gif

R4 uses 140mm fans.

Helped a mate setup a 3750K @ 4.5GHz under SA SB-E Extreme and VTX3D Radeon HD 7950 X-Edition V3 w/cover & fans removed & 2x Arctic F12 TC fans. This is in an R4 w/ 3x TY-147 intake fans and everything is below 60c at full load. 2x front TY-147 are PWM controlled by CPU and bottom TY-147 is PWM controlled by GPU. Case is silent even when CPU is full load. When gaming you can hear GPU but not near as loud as it was stock and 10c cooler than stock.

Very nice man! You strapped regular 120mm fans on the gpu shroud/heatsink or what? Got any pics?
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7v
For now I'm leaving them on.
I don't see the point since there isn't a fan blowing in front of the bottom HDD cage.
You asked us for help, than won't do anything we suggest to improve your cooling. rolleyes.gif
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7v
For now I'm leaving them on.
I don't see the point since there isn't a fan blowing in front of the bottom HDD cage.
You asked us for help, than won't do anything we suggest to improve your cooling. rolleyes.gif

I just don't want any 5 1/2 adapters for the HDD. I try  out all the suggestions people have for me.

    
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For this case, would removing the HDD cage and the 140mm fan that is tied with the cage produce more airflow than the current setup?

I would say yes because disturbance does weird things to airflow. But there's no way to know until you try it.
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For this case, would removing the HDD cage and the 140mm fan that is tied with the cage produce more airflow than the current setup?

I would say yes because disturbance does weird things to airflow. But there's no way to know until you try it.

Amen.

 

The rest of you guys have good advice too.

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I would say yes because disturbance does weird things to airflow. But there's no way to know until you try it.

If I try it, how would I know if it's better? Lower temps with the GPU?
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If I try it, how would I know if it's better? Lower temps with the GPU?

That's the goal isn't it? Would better airflow be worth achieving if it didn't get you lower temps/noise?
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That's the goal isn't it? Would better airflow be worth achieving if it didn't get you lower temps/noise?

Yeah but not only for the GPU but for all other motherboard components.
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