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Finding 6-32 screws of the correct length can also be challenging if you're looking for long ones (I needed 2-1/2" screws to mount a fan shroud).

Someone on OCN recommended ACE Hardware, and the one down the street happened to carry all sorts of screws.

So that would be my recommendation. The Home Depot near me also carried 6-32 screws up to 2".

I'm in Melbourne, Australia. No home depot's here...
post #512 of 1026
I found 6-32 hardware in various useful lengths at my local hobby store - in the radio-controlled airplane parts department there are usually parts from both Great Planes and DuBro.

Some have socket-heads on them, very useful to tighten most of the way down by hand:

post #513 of 1026
Hey guys, I was wondering about the h80i in the 550d. I originally bought h100i, but ultimately returned it. Opening the top panel really defeats the purpose of the case. I'd like to get the h80i, but want to know the optimal setup in the case. Do you all mount it as an intake in the back, and make the fans in the front of the case as exhausts? Can you mount it in the front as an intake?

If you do use it as an intake in the back, how do you deal with the dust of it being an intake in back, considering that's the only part of the case they doesn't have a mesh filter.

Otherwise, h80i as an exhaust avoids this problem, but will increase temps a bit.
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Noctua NF-F12 PWM
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wow, it's been a long time since i've been in this thread...
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while you are at it, can i be added to the list as well?
i have the case but i haven't finished building my computer as you can see:


Added. post a pic when its done and I'll add the link to it.


sure thing. hopefully it will be up and running within a few days.

okay, maybe i lied about the few days thing, but i think at this point i am done working on this computer so here's the final version.



i still need to work on my cable management though tongue.gif
and i might still get some noctua's and another 660ti.
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Hey guys, I was wondering about the h80i in the 550d. I originally bought h100i, but ultimately returned it. Opening the top panel really defeats the purpose of the case. I'd like to get the h80i, but want to know the optimal setup in the case. Do you all mount it as an intake in the back, and make the fans in the front of the case as exhausts? Can you mount it in the front as an intake?

If you do use it as an intake in the back, how do you deal with the dust of it being an intake in back, considering that's the only part of the case they doesn't have a mesh filter.

Otherwise, h80i as an exhaust avoids this problem, but will increase temps a bit.

i have an h100i at the top of my case blowing the air inward and the difference of temperature in my experience is so miniscule that i just leave the top cover on. besides, even with the top cover on it still outperforms the h80i i believe.

as for mounting an h80, if i owned one i would use it as an exhaust fan just so i don't have to deal with having to change the airflow in my case.
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Wait what? The H100 still works with the top cover on??
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it does if you don't mind your processor's idle going up by 3 degrees.
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post #519 of 1026
3 degrees isn't exactly minuscule, but that's way better than what I thought the temps would be with the top cover on.

I may consider getting a Swiftech H220 now.
post #520 of 1026
I bought one locally used recently. I purchased a new GPU, motherboard and CPU and was hoping Corsair would have had the 900d available by now. I picked this up for $75 and it came with Enermax LED fans that I am not too fond of. I put my new Asus P8Z77-WS and i7 3770K in this today just to make sure it post. I used 16Gbs of Vengeance from my main rig and at first no post with ram in slots 1&3. I rebooted with one 4Gb stick in slot 2 and it post. I then added another 4Gb stick in slot 4 and it post again.

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