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post #11 of 15
why arent you putting the fan side out over the memory dimms ? does it still hit your psu ? do you realize it would be cheaper to get another case than a motherboard ?

*EDIT* wouldnt it be easier to just remove the 140mm fan mount bezel and use the 120mm fan ? selling the motherboard because you want to run a 140mm fan not a 120mm is more than over the top. its downright ridiculous.
Edited by pc-illiterate - 1/20/13 at 3:13pm
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Yeah, could you not use something like a Bgears 120-140 Fan Adapter combined with a decently-powerful 120mm fan? Not only would it remove the 140mm fan from the equation, you could file-down the parts of the adapter that might cause conflict (which you can't do with a fan, not very well anyway), but more importantly you would have the potential for a higher level of static pressure from the fan AND you remove (or greatly reduce) the "dead spot" caused by the fan hub thereby ensuring more even airflow across the entirety of the heatsink.

And please, sell the case and not the motherboard. Regardless, even if you do sell the MB, SELL THE CASE TOO! I promise you that a new case will be so much better than anything with a top-mounted PSU!

Only sell the MB if there is even a possibility that you will at some point SLI/CFX in the future....
   
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post #13 of 15
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Oh I actually just ended up throwing a watercooling loop in the fractal core 1000 case and it solved anything touching the GPU.

Also what's wrong with a top mounted PSU? I never knew anything was wrong with this since I figure they wouldn't sell cases with top mount PSU if there was something wrong with it
post #14 of 15
Nothing actually, just a matter of positioning.
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post #15 of 15
Short Answer: No

Long Answer: Not really, might cost you a couple fps if you had a much more powerful video card.
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