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@adridu59. Thanks for the rep, how about giving the nibler a try, searching yourself too, maybe in France you'll manage to find it. cool.gif

Not now. Just got my case so I don't want to "butcher" it for now.
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I think it looks better without a rear grill, Although I will admit if you don't do a nice job it might look bad though. the rear grill of my phantom looks a little botched lol but then again it was harder to cut cuz it was raised from the case and its harder to cut an angled metal

also in regards to cases, tbh i found the older simple cases with just a front intake and rear exhaust to be fairly efficient, like my old cm elite, it cools my cpu just fine
   
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I think it looks better without a rear grill, Although I will admit if you don't do a nice job it might look bad though. the rear grill of my phantom looks a little botched lol but then again it was harder to cut cuz it was raised from the case and its harder to cut an angled metal

also in regards to cases, tbh i found the older simple cases with just a front intake and rear exhaust to be fairly efficient, like my old cm elite, it cools my cpu just fine


With a nibbler you can trim back that angled metal until it is flush with the case wall. I've used side cutters and my nibbler. The nibbler is the right tool for this job.

 

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Not now. Just got my case so I don't want to "butcher" it for now.

seriously who cares about a case if you cut the grill out? its still the same tower.
its totally worth it, believe me, i was afraid either when i read ehumes thread where he talked about the nibbler but then i decided to do the same.

you dont see the back of your rig anyway that often and even if you look at it, it dont look wrong...so just do it
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white leds on haf-x should be a beast, thought about getting some either. the nzxt led strips seem to be pretty

I was actually going for just white LED fans at the moment (Bitfenix Spectre Pro are the contenders at the moment) however now that you mention it LED strips would look pretty sweet. I'm not familiar with connecting the LED strips though, does it require an inverter box type thing like the cathodes do?
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seriously who cares about a case if you cut the grill out? its still the same tower.
its totally worth it, believe me, i was afraid either when i read ehumes thread where he talked about the nibbler but then i decided to do the same.
you dont see the back of your rig anyway that often and even if you look at it, it dont look wrong...so just do it

Yea, don't worry smile.gif

I'm not afraid in any way its just that the case is brand-new, cable management & airflow config still unfinished etc etc. so I want to do this first.

Also I might buy Bitfenix Spectre fans to replace those on the case. Any thoughts on them ?
Seems like they are cheap & silent while still moving quite alot of air. Plus they have sickleflow design. thumb.gif
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white leds on haf-x should be a beast, thought about getting some either. the nzxt led strips seem to be pretty
I was actually going for just white LED fans at the moment (Bitfenix Spectre Pro are the contenders at the moment) however now that you mention it LED strips would look pretty sweet. I'm not familiar with connecting the LED strips though, does it require an inverter box type thing like the cathodes do?

it gets the power from a molex adapter i guess
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seriously who cares about a case if you cut the grill out? its still the same tower.
its totally worth it, believe me, i was afraid either when i read ehumes thread where he talked about the nibbler but then i decided to do the same.
you dont see the back of your rig anyway that often and even if you look at it, it dont look wrong...so just do it

Yea, don't worry smile.gif

I'm not afraid in any way its just that the case is brand-new, cable management & airflow config still unfinished etc etc. so I want to do this first.

Also I might buy Bitfenix Spectre fans to replace those on the case. Any thoughts on them ?
Seems like they are cheap & silent while still moving quite alot of air. Plus they have sickleflow design. thumb.gif

Me too (to replace two 140 NB-1100rpm med. cfm). thumb.gif
Actually I was thinkin' of this one (BitFenix Spectre PRO):

http://www.drako.it/drako_catalog/product_info.php?products_id=842


600

600


From 77m³/h at 1100rpm (my current fans) to146 m³/h at 1200rpm, man this would be a good improvement to my side panel and top intake fans (downvolted when not needed). smile.gif
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Well I was more on regular Spectre's because they are silence-oriented (vs. Pro are performance-oriented) and very cheap, I can't put €€€ for fans.
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