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I think if it was me, I would:
Switch the fan controller and blue-ray player (assuming the Blue-ray is longer then the fan controller) to allow better airflow fro the 480.
Switch the airflow of the 480 to intake (which should make it slightly more effective).
Add a fan mount (MAC-113) to the front as an intake. It looks like you will have enough bays free.
Change the MB tray fan to exhaust.
Probably change the 240 to exhaust
That makes 5 in and 3 out which should be fine, especially with the mesh openings on the MB tray over the GPU's. No chance of any over-pressure.
My two cents anyway wink.gif

hm... yeah. Seemss weird to have a top in take. You don't think having just the rear 120 and the gpus as the exhaust is enough?
post #332 of 753
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The 240 would exhaust as well. Ideally a fan mount in front of it would provide fresh air, but a ventilated panel will also help. It's just a suggestion wink.gif
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I still wish there was a way I could get everything and have a dual 120 intake in the front.... still drawing it out. My wife is wondering what the hell im drawing all the time lol. I keep running out of front slots. I could get it all if I didn't want push pull on the top rad.
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It might look a little strange, but you could leave off one of the bottom fans on the 480. Performance would only be minimally affected.

I'm working on an SM8 build for a friend today. We're going to mount the PSU fan down and use a filter for airflow:



A ventilated fan plate could be used as well:
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It might look a little strange, but you could leave off one of the bottom fans on the 480. Performance would only be minimally affected.
I'm working on an SM8 build for a friend today. We're going to mount the PSU fan down and use a filter for airflow:


A ventilated fan plate could be used as well:

Leaving off the one fan would allow me one more slot? hm..
post #336 of 753
Well isn't this funny biggrin.gif I just happen to taking some more photos this weekend and these are the first ones I took!




480P/P
240P/P
CD drive
dual bay res/pump
2U fan controller

Now back to work I go. thumb.gif
post #337 of 753
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Well isn't this funny biggrin.gif I just happen to taking some more photos this weekend and these are the first ones I took!


480P/P
240P/P
CD drive
dual bay res/pump
2U fan controller
Now back to work I go. thumb.gif

However you still have negative pressure not positive. tongue.gif

But thanks for the pictures Good to see what it could look like.
Edited by freitz - 9/29/12 at 1:24pm
post #338 of 753
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The internal PSU mount also doubles as an accessory mount, so it would be possible to add attachment plates or fan mounts to it and mount reservoirs, pumps, etc. Yes, the retrofit kit is the same as the one for the Magnum cases. The leads are molded in, so sleeving will be a pain rolleyes.gif , but at least they are black and not bright blue like the USB 2.0 units we had redface.gif
OK, I'll break out the large shrink then.

Not a good pic but I'm losing light fast. Thought I'd post up my reverse atx with pedestal attached.
post #339 of 753
looks nice. ARe you going to be doing a build log?
post #340 of 753
I'm thinking seriously about it.

EDIT 9/30/12:
Now that I have spent some more time with this case, I am absolutely impressed. I believe I have found a case to last a long time, and am very happy with it. To be built as fully modular as this case is, and the ability to move and mount things about easily is a real treat.

Hats off to the Case Labs folks, you have done an outstanding job with this case!
Edited by mandrix - 9/30/12 at 5:12am
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