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comrad, just remove the HDD cage in the front and you can move it back towards the PSU more. It hides cables better and allows you to change to a thicker fan smile.gif I'm currently using this 200mm NZXT fan- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835146003

It moves a ton of air, is pretty loud though.

I can take a pic for you if you don't know what im talking about with the HDD cages. Also I still say get the 600t, it's an awesome case.
 
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comrad, just remove the HDD cage in the front and you can move it back towards the PSU more. It hides cables better and allows you to change to a thicker fan smile.gif I'm currently using this 200mm NZXT fan- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835146003
It moves a ton of air, is pretty loud though.
I can take a pic for you if you don't know what im talking about with the HDD cages. Also I still say get the 600t, it's an awesome case.

I would appreciate a pic, thank you! Your picture could influence me to get the 600T smile.gif.

Regarding the 600T, do you have any fans on the side right now as well?
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I have the mesh panel on my 600t with 1 200mm NZXT intake fan on the front, Corsair H100 Intake on the top with gentle typhoon 1850 rpm fans, 1 rear exhaust scythe slipstream 1500rpm fan and 4 Bitfenix spectre 1000rpm fans on the side panel. the Top 2 are intake bottom 2 exhaust. It's probably not the smartest to have them like that but i'm too lazy to change it. Honestly though they help a little bit, but I always get much better temps with the side panel completely off.

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Yes, I do tongue.gif and ill take a pic.

Sorry about that, I have 10 pages open right now. Working on homework, checking college letters, reading, finding a recipe, checking facebook, it all gets very complicated when done together.

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Nothing between the 6970's, just an empty space. However, they are separated.
It's interesting that you mention the 600T. I was almost set to order that case yesterday but I stopped because of users reporting that the front and top fans don't even intake/exhaust as much air as a 120mm fan, and that it is very difficult to find replacement fans for them since corsair uses low profile 200mm fans. That and the fact that a lot of people told me that it is overpriced, and that there are many better options under $120.
Right now I am having a hard time deciding between the 500R and the Phantom 410. Both are extremely sexually attractive but they each have something that I wish was in the other.

Empty space. Lucky you.

The 600t is the case that I had experience with, and it came with both a windows and a mesh side panel with mounts for fans. No having to decide between cases with either one or the other. I guess the case is a bit overpriced if the price is greater than ~ $150 and the exterior is largely plastic. The fan on top isn't hard to replace if you don't mind putting 2 120s in the top section. 600t cooling is another thread, especially if it's not something in your price range.

Which 6970s are you using and how much are you OC'ing them?

OR, you can get the 500r, and if you ever want a window just find/build one for it.
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I cant comment about SLI / crossfire setups, as I only have a single card but yes, a side fan does help cool my GPU.

I get a 3-4c drop with the fan running as an intake port (Ultra Kaze 2000).
Edited by Sethy666 - 2/28/12 at 6:08pm
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its cool haha. Heres some pics.. i literally just took them and it's dark and i moved my case under my desk so it probably looks terrible.

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Also this 2nd one was from a while back, but it's a much clearer picture. A little different setup though, and that front fan was a 200mm cooler master, not the NZXT.
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its cool haha. Heres some pics.. i literally just took them and it's dark and i moved my case under my desk so it probably looks terrible.
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Also this 2nd one was from a while back, but it's a much clearer picture. A little different setup though, and that front fan was a 200mm cooler master, not the NZXT.
uhnxx.jpg

Thanks for the pics! Very cool set up indeed. Looks like what I was thinking could be done then. All that remains is the price, and that it would cost $180 if I include the cost of changing the fan frown.gif. I'll have to decide if it is worth it or not. Thanks again though, +Rep.
post #20 of 24
HAF 932 reporting in with a front. top and side 230mm fan. Haviong the side fan in my case(no pun intended) keeps my card cooler by moving the air much more.
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