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post #1881 of 1964
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I don't know if it's bothering me more than it should, but. Yeah. The little spot where there is no chrome. I have circled red. I have edited the image to show the exact spot where the chrome has peeled. Damn... should i let them know the part didn't (technically) come in perfect? Even though it is a little overdue. But still.

Also. How possible it is to get this part chromed again? Could i go some place to do that?


I dunno. But I recently damaged my chrome in a similar place to yours cleaning my machine the other day. I also have an issue where the Matt coat on the outside part of the door hinges is rubbing off.





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I forgot to do an update! I put the UV lights in and they work awesomely!
Here are some pics:
The inside of the door after I put the lights on: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Some pics without any lights on: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Case LED lights without the UV lights: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Case lights with UV lights: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

The UV lights without case LEDs: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
looks good!
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post #1882 of 1964
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I dunno. But I recently damaged my chrome in a similar place to yours cleaning my machine the other day. I also have an issue where the Matt coat on the outside part of the door hinges is rubbing off. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

looks good!
Thanks! I plan on doing more eventually. My next step is changing some of the side door vents into clear panels. I may even cut out some more of the panel for clear panels.

That sucks what is happening to your case but how long have you had it?

I am actually thinking of wrapping my case in some of this carbon fiber vinyl film. Something like that may work for you.
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post #1883 of 1964
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I dunno. But I recently damaged my chrome in a similar place to yours cleaning my machine the other day. I also have an issue where the Matt coat on the outside part of the door hinges is rubbing off. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

looks good!
Thanks! I plan on doing more eventually. My next step is changing some of the side door vents into clear panels. I may even cut out some more of the panel for clear panels.

That sucks what is happening to your case but how long have you had it?

I am actually thinking of wrapping my case in some of this carbon fiber vinyl film. Something like that may work for you.
my case is three years old now. With countless amounts of time opening the door. I'm not. Too concerned the coating is rubbing off. It's wear and tear that has happened over the years. I may try respraying the case sometime. But it doesn't bother me too much.
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post #1884 of 1964
I can now easily get the windowed side panel for my 820. But, two things:
1. Since I have added the UV LED lights to my current panel I am not sure I want to give that up. Though it would not be to hard to run a run a thin plastic strip along the middle so I can run some UV lights across it.....
2. No side door fan for the GPU.... Currently it is a must for me as my GPU has a modded bios and is OC'd to the max. OTOH the windowed side panel has less open air spots so it might be easier to achieve better positive pressure. Right now I think I may have neutral pressure, as the air coming out of those vents near the fan seem to have no air being pushed in or out of the case.
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I got the windowed side panel for my 820!
I installed and noticed within 20 mins or so that my temps were about 3 to 4 degrees hotter. It looks as though I will need to cut out part of the window for a side fan after all.

If I do this do you think I should stick with the 200mm fan that came with the case or should I go with a smaller fan like a 120 or 140mm? I have a good 140mm fan. I also plan on changing my rad fans on top of the unit to intake once I get some kind of filters. I am currently using some material that works great but if I reverse the fans the material gets sucked into the fans and stops them which is not good...lol. Anyone know of any good dust filters for 120mm fans?


@Alastair I see you have some kind of vent (with fan?0 on the back door of your case right over the backplate of the CPU, does that help any? If there is a fan, what one and do you have it blowing in or out?
Edited by Madmaxneo - 5/27/16 at 12:10pm
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I am in needing of putting a side fan in the new full windowed side door I have. When I use that door my temps run from 3 to 5 degrees hotter without the original side door with the fan.

In doing this I have a few options on fans:
1. The NZXT 200mm fan that is in the original side door.
2. A 140mm fan.
3 A 120mm fan.

I would have to cut out an area of the clear plastic for the fan. I have a few tools (dremel primarily) that will help but I wanted to see what you all recommend for cutting the circle out of the plastic.
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post #1887 of 1964
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I got the windowed side panel for my 820!
I installed and noticed within 20 mins or so that my temps were about 3 to 4 degrees hotter. It looks as though I will need to cut out part of the window for a side fan after all.

If I do this do you think I should stick with the 200mm fan that came with the case or should I go with a smaller fan like a 120 or 140mm? I have a good 140mm fan. I also plan on changing my rad fans on top of the unit to intake once I get some kind of filters. I am currently using some material that works great but if I reverse the fans the material gets sucked into the fans and stops them which is not good...lol. Anyone know of any good dust filters for 120mm fans?


@Alastair I see you have some kind of vent (with fan?0 on the back door of your case right over the backplate of the CPU, does that help any? If there is a fan, what one and do you have it blowing in or out?

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I am in needing of putting a side fan in the new full windowed side door I have. When I use that door my temps run from 3 to 5 degrees hotter without the original side door with the fan.

In doing this I have a few options on fans:
1. The NZXT 200mm fan that is in the original side door.
2. A 140mm fan.
3 A 120mm fan.

I would have to cut out an area of the clear plastic for the fan. I have a few tools (dremel primarily) that will help but I wanted to see what you all recommend for cutting the circle out of the plastic.
It helps in high clocked AMD FX-8 systems. My FX-8370 is currently running 4.95GHz and it can get quite toasty at those clocks. The motherboard VRM's also start to get very toasty trying to deliver that sort of power. So a backside fan helps both the CPU temps and the motherboard VRM temps as well.

How much of a benefit it would be to Intel based systems I do not know.

I am currently using a CoolerMaster Xtra Flo slim back there, with a Lian Li fan filter/guard covering it.

I used my Dremel 3000.

And it is intaking air into the case, blowing onto the motherboard.

I would not recommend anything bigger than a slim 120mm fan. So nothing bigger than 120x15mm I would say. Other wise you have to mount the fan on the OUTSIDE of the case and that looks fugly unless you can find the way to cover it nicely.


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Hey all,
I am having trouble with good airflow in this case after I changed out the original side panel for the full window panel. At idle my temps went up 5 degrees, under load in the intel burn test my max temps were about 10 to 12 degrees hotter on average. I was staying around the high 60's and hitting 70 degrees every so often where with the original fan panel my temps averaged the high 50's with my my temps in the low 60's.
I'd like to know what anyone's fan set up is in this case in hopes of getting an idea on how to improve my airflow.

Thanks in advance!
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How are your fans presently set up. I think it's very important to have a clear path of airflow. So bottom and front as intake. The internal fan on the swing mount set it so it's blowing up towards the country and rear of the case. And then rear and top fans as exhaust. You also want some nice strong fans. The vents and grills of the 820 can be quite restrictive.
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How are your fans presently set up. I think it's very important to have a clear path of airflow. So bottom and front as intake. The internal fan on the swing mount set it so it's blowing up towards the country and rear of the case. And then rear and top fans as exhaust. You also want some nice strong fans. The vents and grills of the 820 can be quite restrictive.

I'd have to research to get the info on three of my fans. But I have two cougar vortex fans on the bottom, I disabled the most forward one without any affect on the temps whatsoever. On the top I have a swiftech H240-X with 2 of the stock Helix fans that came with the unit that is used for exhaust. I also have my rear fan as exhaust which is a non stock 140mm fan. For intake I have a single 200mm fan in the front (not stock) and a 140mm fan on the internal swing mount (I believe it is one of 140mm stock fans that came with the case) which is already pointed at the angle you suggested. When I get home from wok tonight and cleaned up I will get the info on the last three fans.

EDIT: I have also removed the lower drive caddy All my hard drives are in the upper HD caddy.
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