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Hey guys, I have a M59 case with a tiny 120mm side intake. Would it be worth increasing this to a 140mm or a 200mm fan by cutting out the plexiglass?

What about cutting a hole infront of the hard drive bay for another 120mm side intake lower town?

Anyone else done case mods involving fans on a small case such as the M59?
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post #2 of 8
If you search youtube for "*case name* mod" you should get a lot of results. However, before you dive in, you should ask yourself if you really need more fans? Are your temps too high for your comfort level, or do you just want to do it as a project?
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go for it, more fans = better air intake, also bigger = slower = less noise = good
   
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I was only going to do it as a project, although I'm only overclocked to 4.4ghz at 3.336 (overvolts to 3.344 under load) I want to get it to 4.8/4.9ghz on air.

I've also got an HD4890, going to upgrade soon as I get funds, my current card idles about 50c and underload goes up to 80-90c, guessing a new card will need more cooling.
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Befor cutting into that case, have you mesed with positive/negitive pressure fan set up? I found that adding more fans isnt always the answer. just some food for thought
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i really hope you mean 1.336v and not 3.336 volts... cuz you would have a fireball of some sort
   
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post #7 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing View Post
Befor cutting into that case, have you mesed with positive/negitive pressure fan set up? I found that adding more fans isnt always the answer. just some food for thought
Yeah I've tried positive, didnt work that great so I've gone back to two top exhausts

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i really hope you mean 1.336v and not 3.336 volts... cuz you would have a fireball of some sort
yeah I did indeed, sorry about my mistake
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Azarathal View Post
Yeah I've tried positive, didnt work that great so I've gone back to two top exhausts



yeah I did indeed, sorry about my mistake
ok then, by all means modd that bad boy! I will say if you havent read up on Elume's threads on PC cooling they are a must! he has helped drop lots of temps off my internals! good luck man, and if you do cut into it post pics in the case mod section!!
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