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post #2021 of 2766
for those ambient temps
your fine bro..
my place has same issue in summer time..room gets above 35 even with AC on..i dont dare run the masjien in daytime during summers..not even when the gaming itch is really bighting..
running both tests and still below 85 is great..
if you want to improve maybe..
put a 120/140mm fan as intake in 5.25 bays..
top panel exhaust fans..
remove hds and remove hd cages
get a external enclosuere for those drives ..alot safer too..dont wna lose your data too power failure one day..
other than these tips..your temps r ok..
post #2022 of 2766
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Originally Posted by X-PREDATOR View Post

for those ambient temps
your fine bro..
my place has same issue in summer time..room gets above 35 even with AC on..i dont dare run the masjien in daytime during summers..not even when the gaming itch is really bighting..
running both tests and still below 85 is great..
if you want to improve maybe..
put a 120/140mm fan as intake in 5.25 bays..
top panel exhaust fans..
remove hds and remove hd cages
get a external enclosuere for those drives ..alot safer too..dont wna lose your data too power failure one day..
other than these tips..your temps r ok..

yeah, id love to put a TY-147 in the top 5.25 bay, problem is, there is a door in the front upper and lower parts, the lower part has holes to allow the botton fans to get air, but as you can see in the pic, the top does not

Id have to mod the case, which would be great... but i have neither the tools to do so, or the experience/knowledge

The rest is .. well .. money issue, i got the phanteks for 31% off, so couldent resist
Edited by Axaion - 7/12/14 at 10:05am
post #2023 of 2766
well the front doors/panels are easy to unscrew and replace with mesh..you can contact mn pctech for help..their not to xpensive either..
well.as start id remove all those hds..theyre blockin precious air ..
but none the less..
great setup and cudos for buyin 1 of the top coolers possible..
what tim dd yo use?
application?
post #2024 of 2766
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Originally Posted by X-PREDATOR View Post

well the front doors/panels are easy to unscrew and replace with mesh..you can contact mn pctech for help..their not to xpensive either..
well.as start id remove all those hds..theyre blockin precious air ..
but none the less..
great setup and cudos for buyin 1 of the top coolers possible..
what tim dd yo use?
application?

I used the phanteks TIM, people said it was almost as good as icdiamond.. so yeah

Pea sized blob, one test application then a real one, test one just barely spread to the edges of the CPU heatsink

Did have a tube of MX-4 somewhere though

nm pctech?, doubt we have that in denmark heh

Yeah, the hdds are blocking 1½ fans, which is a ton as those cages pretty much block -ALL- air, more or less nothing gets through except the top half fan

What i wanted to do, was cut some holes in the side on top like there is already, and mount the fan inside, with a filter in front.. but yeah heh

Would be a cleaner build too without 5 cables to HDD's.. but no money for a seperate rack or whatever for them
Edited by Axaion - 7/12/14 at 12:02pm
post #2025 of 2766
try get this

http://www.google.com/search?q=usb+external+universal+hdd+adapter&client=ms-opera-mini-android&channel=new&prmd=ivns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=vcbBU8q-NYeEOLWRgLAO&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

ive got one..it works on sata/ide etc..

or

docking station

http://plugable.com/products/usb3-sata-u3

you can use the hd cages as racks..no need for enclosures..you can even try get cheap hot swap sata pcb..like those in cases..works just like an xternal enclosure..

once the hds cages r out..i dont see the need to cut too much..
id just remove the front cover on front panel..get cheap modders mesh..measure it out same size as the closed panels/doors..
make a replica frame for the mesh or just cut out middle of the originals and insert mesh with airfilters for dust..
another cool idea:
just make 120mm sized mesh grills for each fan..it can then me screwed on directly with the fan itself..just put a rubber spacer or washers in between to give some bit of a gap..

lotsa easy ways..
denmark? germany?
awsome?.....thats like close to home off be-quiets headQ
post #2026 of 2766
Nah, id want an enclosure for them, if i take them out of the case really.
the Ty-147 is 140mm (well.. 150x160mm size or something weird, im sore Doyll has the right measurements haha) with 120mm mount holes

gotta do something about that massive PSU cable in front of the cooler, the next time i open it up though.

and yeah, those hdd cages +4 hdds and 1 ssd does ruin the cooling somewhat, thankfully the bottom intake helps there i bet

Side panel is exhaust with a ty-147 too, as the GPU is a "spit if all out into the case again" type cooler


Generally, i think having a top front intake would help a lot, guess i could test with some duct tape first.. if i can even fit the ty-147 in there, should be doable as its 3x 5.25" slots i can clear up
post #2027 of 2766
ive got a big 140mm..TT turbo fan..takes up exactly 3 1/4 "..
try rather having the side panel as intake..
every fan as intake and just the top and rear exhausnt..yeah i know..sounds too traditional..but it works..
ive got
2*140 intake sidepanel
bottom 140mm + 40mm rad + 120 fan intake push pull..gpu mod
+ bottom rear above psu 40mm rad push pull 2*120mm pulling air out.
front 200mm intake
5.25 bays intake 140mm
rear 140 out
top 200mm out..
and in summer (vry hot humid summers) my temps are similar too yours

well good luck then..
post #2028 of 2766
Only have one extra fan, so it either has to be top intake/exhaust unless i manage to find a way to make it top front intake

my GPU dumps all the air back into the case, so i assume very much i want to remove that air
post #2029 of 2766
then add a fan onto the open pci slots on the case ..a low rpm fan..thatll pull the air thru att the bottom..the way i see it..you either sacrifice some form off style for better airflo..and right now..your stuck with the looks part..
i saw a few reviews of this case..very nice case..
the roof can pop up right? so how/why not leave it open as intended..even without top fans..the heat will escape naturally..just try it ..my utter opinion is still the same im afraid..
only way to improve temps/airflo..
remove hds thats not needed 24/7+hd caddies..that alone..in default config..will help alot..or..add fans to opposite side of cages to pull air thru the cages..

good luck..hope you figure it out...
post #2030 of 2766
Its kinda limited how much heat will go through the top if theres no fan there, as theres two fans on the heatsink, and an exhaust fan pulling it all out the back, and possibly some down from the top
Only have one spare fan, still the TY-147

Im not going to pop the roof, it only lets sound out really
Im using all the HDDs, so that is again, not an option, and im not willing to let them sit in open air either, so would need an enclosure for them, which costs $$
pretty sure the front top intake would help a ton, just need to figure out what i got to work with and how to do it
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