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The two hour air flow mod.

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This goes to show how fast and easy it is to lower temps. I used a

to drill a hole in the bottom to serve as a graphics card intake. I trimmed the top off the HDD cage too while I had the case apart. Now my graphics card fits without having to bend the cage. I also bought a Silverstone PP05 short cable kit for my PSU to reduce clutter.

Before with spaghetti all over: (note the leaning HDD cage)


After:




Yeah yeah I know it's not as pretty without sleeved cables but since this case doesn't have a side window I really don't care what they look like. The important part is that GPU temps are down 5°c while idle and 7°c under load. I also changed the front fan to a Thermalright X-Silent 140mm and the top exhaust to a Scythe S-flex E for better noise:flow.

The whole mod only took two hours from start to finish
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Nice work. Just goes to show, you can never have enough intake fans

Your cable management probably contributed to your increased cooling as well.

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Oh man, I hope that isn't on the carpet. Or your PC will be doubling up as a hoover.
    
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