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Ok so I have 2 days off, 3 spare fans and a fan controller on order.

My case is way too hot, mainly because it only has 2 120mm fan slots and i OC my GPU a lot (can feel heat from it through the side pannel which even has acoustic foam as an insulator...)

I'm thinking of putting the fan above the GPU just right of the CPU fan.

case pic:


random fan pic, yeah ignore junk. Fan on top right probably wont be used as it came with case and wont be able to fit all 3.


My dad also has a lazercutter at work and a LOT of plastic so I will draw something up.

If anyone already knows a place I can buy a chassy for a fan mod like this it would be very helpful
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you could shroud off the GPU altogether since you dont have anything else under it.
just cut some slots in the bottom or side panel to pull air in and shoot the air outside of the back of the case.
i think this would be much easier and woulden't destroy your airflow
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you could shroud off the GPU altogether since you dont have anything else under it.
just cut some slots in the bottom or side panel to pull air in and shoot the air outside of the back of the case.
i think this would be much easier and woulden't destroy your airflow
i thought of this but how would i cut through?
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i thought of this but how would i cut through?
use a dremel. they are not too expensive to pick up and are very easy to use.
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...er-system.html
this is what i did recently only using a dremel.
it's nothing too crazy.
dremels are very and versitile useful tools.
most of them you can actually attach to a bench and use as a router.
and you can also use them as a one direction mounted drill (not recommended unless you are making many uniform holes in something where you dont have to keep changing the bit)
Edited by Hazzeedayz - 8/4/11 at 10:16am
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