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post #11 of 195
Are you planning on removing the grill from the bottom of the steel section of the case? When I bought my FT02 the first thing I did was rip it apart like you did and dremel out those grills so that it is completely open. I still run the air filters. I just find it redundant and slightly restrictive to have that steel mesh and an air filter.

I also bought some silverstone acoustic dampening foam. The same stuff that already comes on the case so it matches perfectly. I covered every bare metal surface I could with it. The one thing that I think really helped was covering the aluminum base below the 180mm fans with that foam. I figure it helps absorb some of the sound from the fans instead of reflecting it.

I had always been toying with the idea of putting some 180mm rads in the bottom. Glad to see you are doing it. I'll be following this build for sure.

If you haven't put the case back together be patient. It can be hard to get some of those holes to line back up with the aluminum unibody section. My aluminum unibody wanted to spread wider than the steel case. It was hard to bend the aluminum back towards the steel and get that little screw to line up with the hole in the aluminum with only 2 hands. A 2nd person helping would have made it so much easier. There was lots of cussing involved.

Those ap181 fans are great. My gentle typhoon ap-15 fans are loud in comparison and the ap181 fans clearly move more air.
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Mod it! devil.gif

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I think the issue would be clearance with the graphics cards. It looks like he already ripped out the HD cage.

Are you planning on putting the drives in some 5.25 bays?
Edited by Epitope - 10/23/11 at 8:46pm
    
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I wish...I dont think I will have enough room in there.

you could put the pushing fans under the case on the outside and get larger feet biggrin.gif
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Are you planning on putting the drives in some 5.25 bays?

I already did a mod on the HD cage. It came out REAL good. More updates on the stuff tomorrow biggrin.gif
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you could put the pushing fans under the case on the outside and get larger feet biggrin.gif

The aluminum shell is the base, no feet involved. It would be tricky to mod that beautiful aluminum shell.
    
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post #15 of 195
Subbed. I'm going to do the same thing to my raven, can't wait to see great things from this.

EDIT: Are you planning on putting the hotswap bay back in later? If not would you be interested in selling it to me?
Edited by Triedge1991 - 10/24/11 at 12:58am
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post #16 of 195
This is awesome as I got bitten by a WC-bug some time ago and my mind has been bouncing between switching from FT02 to 800D and getting a 120 or 140 x4 res on the bottom. If 3x180 rad will fit there with some slight modding then I ain't gonna sell my child (aka FT02B) to no one.
Just finish this quickly plz so I can start ordering WC stuff and do some modding sneaky.gif Subbed thumb.gif
Oh btw, what res and blocks (and stuff) are you using?
Edited by Blizlake - 10/24/11 at 6:14am
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Nice, I already planned for this but for next year. Good to see someone doing it now for all to see.

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Where did u buy that 540 rad? Plz link store, coz I cant find it anywhere frown.gif
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Where did u buy that 540 rad? Plz link store, coz I cant find it anywhere frown.gif

right here
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post #20 of 195
I love it man. Ive wanted to see someone do this for so long. Vertical orientation makes the most sense, and the airflow is gonna be insane!! cant wait

+rep for my first subscribed thread

and you should have room for 10.5 inch GPUS if you dont use the grills
    
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