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post #6981 of 10491

Don't turn your fan upwards. When i made that comment i was thinking of non-modular PSU's having the 3rd fan on the back. You want your PSU breathing cool air since it powers your entire system.

 

It's never a bad idea to stick a fan on the back of your socket though. Between the rear mesh and the mesh on your door, there's plenty of exhaust for the fan you wanna put on your door.

 

Active cooling on the back of your socket can help a tiny bit sometimes, but it's not crucial like keeping your PSU cool. I wouldn't sacrifice the negatives of overheating your PSU for the tiny possible benefit from cooling your backplate

    
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post #6982 of 10491
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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?

Still got the cage, but was planning on a SSD but with xmas coming up at the time I had to shelve the SSD idea. Plus I wanted to get as much airflow to the big rad on that side. So have the 120mm fan pulling air in towards it at the front. All the fans 2x 1400m and 120mm front 180mm left side 120mm rear and the 200mm roof fan all pull air into the case to feed the 6 120mm fans blowing air out of the case through the big rad. For summer, what little we get here. I'll fit 6 120mm fans on the outside to help.

At the minute my system runs around 8-11 c warmer than the ambient air temp. Luckily I'm too tight to run the central heating too much. The cpu and gpu temp now is hovering around the 24 c - 28 c mark with ambient air temp at 18 c.
post #6983 of 10491

Cool. Sounds like you have a well thoughtout plan. The way you said that before sounded like you didn't realize you could put the cage back after you changed your mind about the res :p

    
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post #6984 of 10491
Actually since you mentioned the psu in my case, a fan on that side would help out. My antec quattro intakes from inside the case only.
post #6985 of 10491
IT could have a well thought out plan if I hadn't the idea after I had already started cutting into the case:guiltysmi. This is the most I've modded a case and I like it, but rolleyes.gif . I'm going to treat this as the test build and I'm getting a new xb to work on with a much more radical build. thumb.gif
post #6986 of 10491

Lol, that side panel i showed is being used for scrap metal now. Don't feel bad :p

 

I have extra front, top, and side panels. I'm not gonna be using my top panel mod anymore either. Plans change :thumb:

    
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post #6987 of 10491
all bets are off on this builds final design, ideas keep coming and going. it was originally going to have a dual loop cooling system, then it was going to be water chilled. Inexperience ruled that one out, for now wink.gif your build has been the impetus for me redoing mine. Where you use a metal bracket to secure fans, I just stick them on with blu tak redface.gif my game needs to be upped. the build on the new case will be a bit more planned and unrushed. Now I have a working pc I can take my time and wait if there's a particular part I want. Instead of settling for what's in stock at the time. i might even find my camera and do a build log, but once I start on something i usually forget about photos till afterwards.

Here's one of the fan in action, along with the XSPC photon/ D5 combo. Not the easiest thing to put inside of a xb, so it's on the back for now.
post #6988 of 10491
a bit blurry, but awesome! I bet that bad boy gives good flow under the board, and probably gives more to the chipset and GPU than the top fan would.
 
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post #6989 of 10491

Hell yeah, that looks awesome.

If you start a build log for it make sure to mention it in here and/or my log so i can subscribe :thumb:

Just from checking your photobucket pics, it seems you have enough to start a build log. But I love what you're doing with the case. Looking forward to seeing what else you do.

    
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post #6990 of 10491
u guys know if ebay will sell the side panels ??
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