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No, that doesn't really factor in.

The only thing the top fan is helpful for is when you have too much heat coming from your GPU's and you NEED that extra exhaust. Even then, the improvement is miniscule.

 

Get the plexi window top, much more useful to see your expensive equipment :thumb:

 

Push/Pull helps cool your radiator better. The 200mm fan isn't mounted on your radiator so they're really 2 separate things. Just get a cpl decent fans for the front and maybe even a decent exhaust fan for the rear and you'll be fine

    
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Thanks for the heads up thumb.gif

I'm still searching through that Aquaero thread for Shoggy's method of the faceplate removal.
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Update on panel cut outs, incase anyone is curious on what it looks like or how I did it. C-channel arrives Friday




I also cut out the plastic honeycomb on the front panel, i thought it was quite unnecessary, and will look good once i get some lighting in the case.

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The windows do look good but I am probably in the minority when I prefer the look of the mesh.
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The windows do look good but I am probably in the minority when I prefer the look of the mesh.

You took of the dust filter and exposed the grill right? I did like the look of that as well, but both together seemed overkill and probably didnt do any good for airflow. I have kids and cats and I need the dust filter there lol. Hence why I windowed all the panels too. Several times ive seen my 2 year old stick things through the side panel and my cat sleeping on the top of the case. The window even supports him haha.
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You took of the dust filter and exposed the grill right? I did like the look of that as well, but both together seemed overkill and probably didnt do any good for airflow. I have kids and cats and I need the dust filter there lol. Hence why I windowed all the panels too. Several times ive seen my 2 year old stick things through the side panel and my cat sleeping on the top of the case. The window even supports him haha.

I havent done anything yet.....I was all set to run out and buy the last two items for my rig(keyboard and tool set) but I wound up getting snow today(still snowing) and now I'm stuck at the house. mad.gif
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Update on panel cut outs, incase anyone is curious on what it looks like or how I did it. C-channel arrives Friday

I also cut out the plastic honeycomb on the front panel, i thought it was quite unnecessary, and will look good once i get some lighting in the case.

How are your temps now that you've removed the side and top vents?
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How are your temps now that you've removed the side and top vents?

I ran 3 prime tests (large fft's) 10 min each before I did the panels and had consistent temps of 53, 53, 55, 53 on my cores.

With the vents removed and windows installed I have achieved a surprising 1-2 degree drop on all cores, using the same tests. Avg. 51, 51, 53/54, 50/51

Maybe the airflow is much more directed now? I didn't do the windows for airflow purposes, just cosmetics really. But I was curious so I did the tests anyway.

EDIT: These test were done before I did the left side panel. After doing a few more runs on prime when the left side was done, the temps didn't drop any further.

Also, I have yet to see what difference it has made with my GPU temps.
Edited by Jugurnot - 12/17/13 at 12:20pm
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Originally Posted by Nic-CM View Post

How are your temps now that you've removed the side and top vents?
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I ran 3 prime tests (large fft's) 10 min each before I did the panels and had consistent temps of 53, 53, 55, 53 on my cores.

With the vents removed and windows installed I have achieved a surprising 1-2 degree drop on all cores, using the same tests. Avg. 51, 51, 53/54, 50/51

Maybe the airflow is much more directed now? I didn't do the windows for airflow purposes, just cosmetics really. But I was curious so I did the tests anyway.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
EDIT: These test were done before I did the left side panel. After doing a few more runs on prime when the left side was done, the temps didn't drop any further.

Also, I have yet to see what difference it has made with my GPU temps.


I can copy the temp drop, when I installed my big top window and both side windows. my temp loss inside in comparsion to the open mesh side panel vents is between 2-3 degrees.
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If you mount a fan in pull against the 120 mount, the GTS X-Flow 120 should work. Also might be able to mod the shroud to make it shorter.
XSPC EX Rads are amazing at being low profile. For instance the 120 is 121mm tall. They're shorter than any other rad i think on both axis', that's why i'm using an EX360 for my front rad.
Holy sh** I never even thought about that! So dumb...I'm still waiting for my fans to come in. Right on for the common sense. hahaha.
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