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^^ NAS Server is definitely gonna have to be my next little modding project if/when i ever finish TRiCLOPS :D 

 

I'd like to try my hand at sub-ambient cooling someday too. LN2 doesn't really interest me because it's not something you can just leave it and continue your day. I like chillers though. Maybe someday down the road.


Edited by kpoeticg - 1/31/14 at 4:21pm
    
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post #6972 of 10491
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Originally Posted by kpoeticg View Post

92mm fans fit perfectly there. I used Akust Magnetic Bridges when i was gonna do that

I like how those 92 mm fans fit, but I don't want to make too many holes to support it all. And im guessing 2x92 will be louder than 1x120?

Also do you think the x-dock cage might to be restrictive to make installing a fan on that side worth while?
post #6973 of 10491
Oh and I cant seem to find a tool to cut a big hole for fans. Anyone know where to get one?
post #6974 of 10491

The 2 x 92mm will make less noise than the 120 hanging like that. Also depends on the fans. 92mm's aren't noisy like 40's or even 80's. You can even find 92mm Gentle Typhoons if you search hard enough.

 

As far as the X-Dock, i wasn't gonna put a fan on the other side, just mesh for exhaust and run the fans as intake. Also remember that your PSU will also be exhausting the air for you

 

I use a holesaw attached to a drill. Could also use a Dremel, Jigsaw, Scrollsaw/Bandsaw. The best would probly be a Knockout Punch, but those are expensive for larger ones. Like a cpl hundred bucks for a good 4"

    
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the PSU? do ppl face the fan upwards? :S Im having PSU air in from under the case (as intended) and out the back.. it wont take air from the case or add air to the case smile.gif or am I wrong?
 
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post #6976 of 10491

No, you're right, that was a derp moment for me :p 

 

I was picturing a non-modular PSU when i said that. Non-modular's usually have that 3rd fan where the modular connectors would be

    
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After ripping out the HDD bay to fit a dual bay res which didn't happen. I was left with nowhere to put my HDD, so until the funds are available for 1tb SSD. I just used universal anti vibration and adhesion compound, or as the manufacturer calls it. Blu-tak:D. Got the same thing holding the 120mm fan I put in front of the empty opening as well to help with the bottom bay cooling.

Kpoeticg has another well thought idea there with the 92mm fans and brackets. i went with a more adhoc solution again. I had a 180mm fan lying around and a pair of tin snips. Should look a little better after phase 2 of the build, it's still a little rough around the edges.

post #6978 of 10491

That actually looks pretty sick!!. Well done

 

Velcro's awesome for HD's and things like that. Even fans as long as you get good velcro.

 

Did you throw away the drive cage? Why can't you just put it back with new rivets or screws?

    
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the PSU? do ppl face the fan upwards? :S Im having PSU air in from under the case (as intended) and out the back.. it wont take air from the case or add air to the case smile.gif or am I wrong?

My reasoning went like this. a PSU's Fan facing up into case will pull warm air from the area around the back of your cpu through the psu and out of the case. Fan facing down will draw cool air from under your case and out the back. I thought about this and as usual there's pro's and con's to each way. Facing up it can help pull the warm air away from back of cpu socket, but that means the psu isn't getting the coolest air available. With the psu fan facing down it gets the air from under the case which will cooler than the air from inside, but with the small gap between the top of the psu and the back of the motherboard. I was concerned about a hot spot developing in that area, so have my psu fan up. Pulling the air out of the case.
post #6980 of 10491
Sure.. I guess it could work smile.gif In my case, I would never turn the fan upwards though..
It would force the PSU to get hotter and therefore spin the fan faster..
In my case the fan doenst spin at all when idling, and I like it to stay that way thumb.gif
Better to make that dedicated hdd fan, imo
 
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