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I actually didn't intend to buy the windowed version of my case. Amazon sent me the wrong one and I was in a hurry to build everything so I didn't bother returning it for the non-windowed version. Silverstone isn't too far from me so I might stop by their place directly later to pick up a new sidepanel (I've called to confirm this).

You didn't sound mean at all; I just got overly detailed haha

I also ordered some Bones Speed cream and sewing machine oil and see if I can minimize the bearing noise of the GTs. It's a slight noise but I can definitely hear it.
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The GT's use dual ball bearings right? I know they have a distinct noise characteristic airflow-wise that is different from other fans.
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I actually didn't intend to buy the windowed version of my case. Amazon sent me the wrong one and I was in a hurry to build everything so I didn't bother returning it for the non-windowed version. Silverstone isn't too far from me so I might stop by their place directly later to pick up a new sidepanel (I've called to confirm this).

You didn't sound mean at all; I just got overly detailed haha

I also ordered some Bones Speed cream and sewing machine oil and see if I can minimize the bearing noise of the GTs. It's a slight noise but I can definitely hear it.

I didn't know that a ball bearing GT still needs extra lubrication like the sleeve fans, and here's the ehume's gude.

http://www.overclock.net/t/773256/prepping-a-sleeve-bearing-fan-for-work

Let me know if you notice any noise improvement
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post #944 of 2110
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I didn't know that a ball bearing GT still needs extra lubrication like the sleeve fans, and here's the ehume's gude.
http://www.overclock.net/t/773256/prepping-a-sleeve-bearing-fan-for-work
Let me know if you notice any noise improvement

I'm not sure if the GTs need extra lube so I PMed ehume and he thinks I should give it a try. I've read through most of his fan articles so I knew about that thread too.

The one thing I find strange is that I don't see much of an increase in cooling compared to the nf-p12. I expected a drop of maybe 3 degrees as the AP-15 pushes a lot of air at max rpm.

I will definitely keep you guys updated though!
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Why not experiment and find out? thumb.gif SSD's can go just about anywhere if you have adhesive velcro or similar. HDD's are another story since you already have a TY-140 in the 5.25 bay.
EDIT: Just found out about the Corsair Vengeance cases. Looks promising for good airflow and even has two 120mm fans mounted behind the HDD cages. thumb.gif

Hmmm, but I don't where to put the HDD?
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I was bored and though of designing a case just because I could. tongue.gif

I didn't get very far, but I didn't have much time either. I'm horrible at drawing so I'm sorry if there's anything that looks bad. Here's how far I've gotten.

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The arrows represent the airflow. It's probably going to end up as a cube case. I haven't decided yet. Here's the chamber with the motherboard in it.

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Here's the side panel. The dashed lines represent the 140mm fans inside the chamber with the motherboard.

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And here's the ones I'm actually trying to draw to scale. I just traced the ATX board on the PDF provided by formfactors.org shrunken down to my liking. I haven't included a couple of the mATX mounting holes yet. Those boxes are cutouts for cable management.

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It's dedicated to airflow and air cooling, not watercooling or anything else. This is just the beginning though. biggrin.gif

Edit: recommendations for additions would be appreciated. I actually want to submit this one to Jim over at Case Labs or something. Make an "ehume" version of something. tongue.gif
Edited by HybridCore - 4/12/12 at 5:34pm
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just got http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352007&Tpk=arc%20midi instead, on sale!


and does anyone know how would I go about adding a side panel fan outside like in this picture?
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Edited by darksen - 4/12/12 at 9:04pm
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just got http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352007&Tpk=arc%20midi instead, on sale!
and does anyone know how would I go about adding a side panel fan outside like in this picture? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I really like that case. I plan on using it for a friends build soon. You may find you need to replace the stock fans after awhile if temps aren't where you like 'em. So many options for airflow is really nice! I'm excited for you! thumb.gif

You add the side fan with longer screws is all. Actually looks like they mounted from the inside. Not too bad. biggrin.gif Not sure why you would want to do that. Pushing air through the side mesh would increase noise and reduce airflow. Like putting an air filter on the wrong side.
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Nice, thanks, I'm so excited too! XD

The reason why he mounted outside is because D14 will block the side panel fan.


Any good suggestions? I got some 140mm Yate Loons sitting around...


also, since I can't really mod the drive bay, would you guys suggest a fan controller?
Edited by darksen - 4/12/12 at 9:17pm
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Definitely get a fan controller if you can afford it. You'll have the greatest amount of control of airflow that way.
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