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Just read a user note on that case. Seems that you have to go easy on the front fans or you will hear the air struggling to get through the front mesh.

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3. Remove the water cooling grommets at the bottom of your case. This will allow additional airflow out the back of the case. I did this and it noticeably helped. Refer to my post above for a picture.

Hope this helps! thumb.gif

EDIT: You can remove the unused PCI slot covers as well. Again see the picture I posted earlier for reference. biggrin.gif
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arrow 0309 - measure your net temps with:

Both top fans exhaust
Both top fans intake
Forward top fan intake, rearward top fan blocked off.

Go with whatever gives you the lowest temps.

Thanks guys, allready removed either the 2 water cooling grommets and all the unused PCI slot covers as well. The two NB 140mm top fans become intake fans (for now). thumb.gif
I'll let you know of the results soon. smile.gif
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So I am debating removing my exhaust fan (and grill) moving the fan to the bottom of the case pushing air in. Then it would be a completely positive pressure system. No exhaust and a ton of air coming in. The reason im debating it is my case is cooling so well and really not sure there would be much real benefit to the mods. Maybe Ill just order a fan for the fan mount infront of the psu and leave the exhaust as is. What do you guys think? My temps are very low for my OC. Mobo 30 or less and cpu idles under 30 caps around 70.
    
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post #694 of 2110
I'd say it's worth a try. You could see how it goes with the rear grill and fan gone. You may not need the fan and would have a quiter rig. thumb.gif
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Try it. You can always switch back. Plus, the rear grill gone will always allow more air out.
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I am thinking I will give this a go when I get a bit of time. Ill have to order a nibler and check that out as well. Own a dremel but I like seeing/trying new tools. Might just order a 120mm fan as well actually might order a few fans for possible mods. Would like one in front drive bay. Im not super concerned with looks but I am enjoying this virtually silent machine. I come from the days of the tornado ... still own it and still remember the noise it can produce lol... rather not go there again biggrin.gif
    
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dremels are good and nice to use, but the nibbler is slightly cleaner and not as messy. I would still personally use the dremel, but thats just me. Also you will feel so much more air without the rear grill. Quiet honestly, I could just run my rig with just the fans on my hyper 212+, but since I can't hear the fans in the front of the case anyways, it doesn't matter lol
   
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Won't fit, only 140mm in standard frame. This is the front of my case and in my opinion that's the weakest spot of it thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

I used a 120mm Scythe fan and wire ties to secure it and it worked well. I then got a Scythe 140mm fan. Unfortunately it's frame was not standard and it did not fit well, so I again used the wire ties. Finally I used a Thermalright X-Silent 140mm fan and it fit perfectly. This fan however, is only rated at 900rpm. I was most happy with the Scythe 140mm fan.

Most fans you can still fit 2 of the 4 clips, and you can secure the other 2 with wire ties.
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Just fyi, Harbor Freight has those nibblers for cheap. They even have pneumatic ones.

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=nibbler
    
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That's not the Klein Nibbler, which is the preferred tool in this thread. biggrin.gif I've read elsewhere (or in this thread?) those tools aren't as well made.
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