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Maybe turn the PSU so the fan faces the the top of the case. I used that case on my bro's build and it doesn't have a cutout for the PSU fan to take in air when turned upside down. IDK, maybe it doesn't matter.. lol
No, instead it raises the PSU off the floor of the case to allow the fan to blow from the bottom instead of directly into the GPU. Kinda dumb, I know, but what can ya do...
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Love the GTX 580 SLI setup! I like the fans on the ram, it's funny (since it's kind of excessive), but cool (because, this is OCN! lol).
The fans are the stock ones that came with the case, so.. brand is Antec? I guess the stock ones aren't that great.
I'm making a decision..
I'm going to turn up the both the top and rear fans to medium for now (to prevent dust from getting in) until I find a good deal on some case fans.
Anyone have any suggestions on what brands/models are quiet and efficient? Or some links to a review of the top brands/models?

thanks for the comment on the 580's. I have the fan on my ram as i have 6 4gig sticks and the voltage is cranked up on them as i run a automotive computer programing and diagnostics software that use lots of ram.
and yes try and turn your fans speed up as i forgot to mention all my fans run at max speed.
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inside

I was looking in my case and I realized that I have less space between my cpu cooler and my top fan.



GREEN: This is the majority of airflow in my case when it is closed. Air comes in from the bottom two-thirds of the front, and is going to get sucked into the Hyper 212+. Then pushed towards the rear fan and out of the case.

ORANGE: This is stagnant/vacuum areas. The air doesn't really move in specific directions in these areas.

PURPLE: This is basically how the top fan gets air to push out. It has to sneak past the right of the Hyper 212+, maybe some over the Hyper 212+, and it can steal some of the air from the bottom that the rear exhaust doesn't expel.

I think rather than getting better fans, It'd be better just to eliminate the top fan and then seal it off like I sealed off the side panel.

My first case mod! Paper + Scotch Tape.

Inside:


Outside:


Doing this would reduce noise level from turbulence since the air is all flowing in 1 direction rather than up and back, and also because I'm removing a fan.

Is this correct?
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post #14 of 24
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Actually, I'm gonna just do it and see. It won't take long and then I'll run prime95 for a little bit to see if the temps are similar.
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post #15 of 24
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Actually, I'm gonna just do it and see. It won't take long and then I'll run prime95 for a little bit to see if the temps are similar.
Lol, I used dryer sheets for that hole, and on the front fans. Keeps dust out but allowed for more air to enter should my CPU be a low pressure zone (I wasn't 100% sure if it was or not)
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I was looking in my case and I realized that I have less space between my cpu cooler and my top fan.

GREEN: This is the majority of airflow in my case when it is closed. Air comes in from the bottom two-thirds of the front, and is going to get sucked into the Hyper 212+. Then pushed towards the rear fan and out of the case.
ORANGE: This is stagnant/vacuum areas. The air doesn't really move in specific directions in these areas.
PURPLE: This is basically how the top fan gets air to push out. It has to sneak past the right of the Hyper 212+, maybe some over the Hyper 212+, and it can steal some of the air from the bottom that the rear exhaust doesn't expel.
I think rather than getting better fans, It'd be better just to eliminate the top fan and then seal it off like I sealed off the side panel.
My first case mod! Paper + Scotch Tape.
Inside:

Outside:

Doing this would reduce noise level from turbulence since the air is all flowing in 1 direction rather than up and back, and also because I'm removing a fan.
Is this correct?
I think with what you have, blocking off the top just might work very well. give it a go and post your results.
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post #17 of 24
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Lol, I used dryer sheets for that hole, and on the front fans. Keeps dust out but allowed for more air to enter should my CPU be a low pressure zone (I wasn't 100% sure if it was or not)

Yea, I like that dryer sheets idea. I think I'll leave the sealed paper on the side panel, but the top with the dryer sheet would allow air to go in/out of the top. Also, I like the idea to put it in the front, but I haven't noticed any dust going through. I cleaned the filter for the first time in 2 weeks and there was a bit of dust that was really easy to remove/clean. I didn't even have to wash it. Just blew through it and the mesh filter was clean. I'll keep the dryer sheet in mind though.
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Originally Posted by jlhawn View Post

I think with what you have, blocking off the top just might work very well. give it a go and post your results.

So..

I removed the fan and sealed the top with paper and tape (kind of tricky to do without unseating the CPU cooler):


Here's what it looks like from the outside:



My temps are pretty similar, but I haven't run the test for very long and it's nighttime so my room temperature is pretty cool. I'll keep it running and see.
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It kind of looks cool but I should have printed something on paper and then taped it in instead of having it blank-white. I kind of want to print out the "Intel Inside" logo on paper, and then stick it on with some white led bulbs behind it. Good? or tacky?
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post #19 of 24
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It kind of looks cool but I should have printed something on paper and then taped it in instead of having it blank-white. I kind of want to print out the "Intel Inside" logo on paper, and then stick it on with some white led bulbs behind it. Good? or tacky?
Heh, if I were to do something like that, I would get an etched piece of acrylic and put lights on the edges. That would be sharp. Get the Intel logo etched into a clear/lightly tinted blue acrylic and put light on an edge to give it a glow. Only the logo should glow, but it would be dim enough to not be tacky. Although, may run you a bit to have acrylic etched for you. Idk though.
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etch3.jpgthat's what a green piece of acrylic looks like after being etched with normal light hitting it from a good angle.
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