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post #11 of 98
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Awesome, can't wait to see how you manage the extension. Subscribed!
I do not yet know if I'm gonna cover the top at the back as you wouldn't be able to see it unless you look at it from above
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well;

i mean how can i not sub to this?
post #13 of 98
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Need a suggestion about either using 2 rads closely stacked with 2 papst 40mm fans on them and 1 rad cooled by the 120mm fan (so 1 active and 2 active but with a relativly low airflow)
Or that I would be better off using just 2 active rads one placed on its side with 2 40mm papst fans and one beneath the 120mm fan.

The 3 rads would give me more surface but will reduce flow also they would reduce airflow trough them as they are stacked together and only have 2 40mm fans.

However I could fix the reduced flow by making it paralel so it flow trough 2 rads at the same time which would actually make it less restrictive.

If the extra rad would make a significant difference I would purchase one ofc biggrin.gif
post #14 of 98
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Updated with pictures of the rads and pictures of the sanded bottom of the case going swiftly.
As soon as I know whether to use 2 or 3 radiators I'll order the plexi for the bottom of the case and for the backplate(ow spoiler)
post #15 of 98
If you pull this off it will be very impressive. I would be scared laying my card sideways like that though, just me though tongue.gif
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If you pull this off it will be very impressive. I would be scared laying my card sideways like that though, just me though tongue.gif
Thanks wink.gif

Done this kinda things before but they where just low power things back then I modded a clock into a apple pizza box case before.
Wasn't that much of a succes it took in way too much space and the soldering was terrible not to mention the 230V was open in the case (it was grounded but still not recommendable)

The thing I don't like about those compact build is that you have to stack components together tightly but once you work it out it'll turn out okay.
post #17 of 98
This should be rather interesting.
Is sure going to be one tight fit but one powerful ultra portable desktop once your done.

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This should be rather interesting.
Is sure going to be one tight fit but one powerful ultra portable desktop once your done.
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I hope I don't screw up the milling as it is easier on paper and I have had some bad experiences with milling putting it too hard melting the plastic till it bended.
Also with a cooler once I had put tape packages between it and drilled out a part so that I could position the fan inside the fins all went well and I thought the tape protected it the I opened it up removed all the tape.
All the fin rings between the heat pipes were broken I could play it like a guitar broken beyond repair as the solder joints were intact the was no way of repairing it (6 hours wasted doh.gif )
post #19 of 98
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I'm going to go with double rads instead of triple paired with Papst 412h fans they tend to fit better
post #20 of 98
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I have revised the fan placing I will not have the fans on the front rad venting into the case to be sucked out by the 120mm fan.
Instead the fans will vent out directly so that the air they vent out is pushed to the front of the case by the flow of the 120mn fan without actually disrupting it.

I've done this before with a psu placed in a sawtooth g4 case I had it vent out the bottom so the heated air would exit trough the front of the case.
No really something you should do when sitting very close to it with the computer on your desk as the heated air drys out your eyes(not that fast but if you sit close to it and having it semi-directed at you it won't be pleasant)
Edited by maarten12100 - 1/11/13 at 2:44am
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