Can't offer anything erudite, just learning and not sure this is how I post.
Anyway, had problems understanding how the mobo controls fans so thought I'd do it myself and bought a thing called, 'XTunner' from Thermaltake mob here for $10 Oz. IR controlled.
It didn't work and when looked at the 12v wasn't connected vis the Molex, so I made it so:
Physically this thing had to be double-sided taped on the right as the HAF requires a solid 5.25" bay the leftmost pin dodgy and rivets at front are maddening
Full speed, notsure if so need to measure fan volts. Very quiet, much moreso than iMac at medium speed.
Slow, not really any air movement?
Bodgy Vcc. Back 80mm fans suck; Front suck and H80i will pull thru radiator using Feser tunnel-thing. Not sure yet but Demi-filters on order. Logic is fill the box with air and pump-out via the mobo controlling the H80i push-pull radiator bit.
Just wating on some Artic PWM fans for the H80i radiator.
Power Supply in:
Found the HAF 'A,B.....etc.' had one extra pillar that wasn't needed.
HAF front fans:
Changed to 140 mm Cougar Vortex but had to mount from inside.
The $10 Thermaltake XTuner IR Wireless Fan Controller pcb was tracked wrong. Fixed and a 12V battery used to test.
2 80 mm Fractal fans mounted at lower rear.
Used the supplied Corsair bolts to mount the Corsair rear fan directly to the rad. Intent was using self-tappers to mount assembly to HAF case due to poor thread design of Rad.
Tapped fan front 6 mm to use Feser Shroud supplied bolts. Assembled this assembly and mounted mobo+mobo plate the H80i heatsink then screwed fan assembly to HAF rear:
Had to remove fan assembly to connect Corsair heatsink connector.
Using the ORICOSSD/HD caddy (USB) installed latest Mac Mavericks OS on SSD. Had problems installing Win7 on Barracuda and had to search for convoluted method that installed but couldn't be tested:
(Salt lamp globe (bulb) blew!)
Booted with SSD and USB dongle to get Mac OS going. Went ok but had to fix 'boot0' error on reboot.
Win wouldn't boot so have to install from DVD. Now waiting on WiFi PCIex card.
Been a bit hot lately (43 degs C .. 25 degs C inside with swampy) but quiescent BIOS showed 27 degs C so it appears working.
Edited by tangambalanga - 2/8/14 at 1:45am