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post #21 of 39
A couple things-
Your fan is not blowing air inside the case, its blowing it out the back according to the direction that your fan is sitting.
Post a full picture of your case's interior because I think youve got a massive cable management issue. This could be the cause of your high GPU temps.
post #22 of 39
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Originally Posted by RX7-2nr View Post

A couple things-
Your fan is not blowing air inside the case, its blowing it out the back according to the direction that your fan is sitting.
Post a full picture of your case's interior because I think youve got a massive cable management issue. This could be the cause of your high GPU temps.

he knows about his psu fan direction now

but i agree, perhaps its a good idea to let us help with cable management.
may we please see a picture of your whole case with the door off?
post #23 of 39
Slightly off topic, but is there any benefit of having the PSU mounted at the bottom of the case?
post #24 of 39
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In this picture you can see a huge mess of wires, this makes me think that your airflow is pretty obstructed. Cable management in the 900 is non existent unless you mod the case. If youve got a Dremel or similar tool you can fix it in a few hours. I cut a few holes in the motherboard tray to help route the cables out of the airflow. It really makes a difference.

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post #25 of 39
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Originally Posted by sebmeikle View Post

Slightly off topic, but is there any benefit of having the PSU mounted at the bottom of the case?
not perticularily.
personaly i just like how it looks better

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Originally Posted by RX7-2nr View Post

In this picture you can see a huge mess of wires, this makes me think that your airflow is pretty obstructed. Cable management in the 900 is non existent unless you mod the case. If youve got a Dremel or similar tool you can fix it in a few hours. I cut a few holes in the motherboard tray to help route the cables out of the airflow. It really makes a difference.

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900x900px-LL-85f4d9b9_DSCF1445.jpeg

I used to use a 900 for my old computer... bloody nightmare for cables

Case:Antec 900 Mobo: e380 stock cpu: amd athlon 64X2 4200+ 2.20 ghz cooler: stock GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5770 Cooler: stock (saphire) Additional case fans: middle drive duct

thats the best i could do with no modding.. not too bad IMO, but it didnt come easy.
post #26 of 39
I think one of the main differences in having the PSU at the bottom is airflow. If the PSU were at the top it would block about half of the top exhaust fan.
post #27 of 39
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Originally Posted by RX7-2nr View Post

I think one of the main differences in having the PSU at the bottom is airflow. If the PSU were at the top it would block about half of the top exhaust fan.

ah yes yer right
i forgot about top exhaust realestate

it would block half the top exhaust in any case... if it even exists.
i wanted to do a mod in one of my cases that has a top mount psu to add a small top exhaust, the largest fan i could fit in there (barely) would be a 80mm due to the psu
post #28 of 39
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First of all thanks ppl I really appreciate all the help smile.gif
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Originally Posted by RX7-2nr View Post

A couple things-
Your fan is not blowing air inside the case, its blowing it out the back according to the direction that your fan is sitting.
Post a full picture of your case's interior because I think youve got a massive cable management issue. This could be the cause of your high GPU temps.

he knows about his psu fan direction now

but i agree, perhaps its a good idea to let us help with cable management.
may we please see a picture of your whole case with the door off?

Guys I have a MASSIVE cable management problem frown.gif every time I look at my case I feel sick.



I have the H80i for my CPU and the Kuhler 620 for my GPU ( I know that's silly but I don't know how to do custom loops yet sigh)
not to mention cable's for about 8 fans lol.

I want to cut a hole and flip the PSU anyway, just for the sake of some case-mod experience, so if it help's with the airflow its a bonus.
First I will make a custom stand for the case to allow the PSU fan some breathing space underneath... then flip the PSU and work on my airflow. I should be able to make the stand quickly if I can find some spare time at work. With the cables tho I'm not sure where to begin.... its a huge mess in there.

I will try to post pics of everything as I go along but please be patient with me... its hard to find time to do anything these days.
cheers
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post #29 of 39
Even without cutting the case you can still manage your cables. Run em behind the hard drive cage and then just bring them out according to what you need for which piece of the pie. My case has zero cable management as have all of my cases but theres always a way to clean it up and let air flow. Zip ties are your friend thumb.gif
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post #30 of 39
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Originally Posted by SeD669 View Post

First of all thanks ppl I really appreciate all the help smile.gif
Guys I have a MASSIVE cable management problem frown.gif every time I look at my case I feel sick.



I have the H80i for my CPU and the Kuhler 620 for my GPU ( I know that's silly but I don't know how to do custom loops yet sigh)
not to mention cable's for about 8 fans lol.

I want to cut a hole and flip the PSU anyway, just for the sake of some case-mod experience, so if it help's with the airflow its a bonus.
First I will make a custom stand for the case to allow the PSU fan some breathing space underneath... then flip the PSU and work on my airflow. I should be able to make the stand quickly if I can find some spare time at work. With the cables tho I'm not sure where to begin.... its a huge mess in there.

I will try to post pics of everything as I go along but please be patient with me... its hard to find time to do anything these days.
cheers
good god..

Yes i suggest if you plan to flip the psu and cut a hole, you may as well cut a few holes in the mobo tray to route the cables with. see the previous example to get an idea of what holes you will want. (basicly a hole beside every area on your mobo that will need a cable)
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