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I finally got the Scythe antivibration mountings that will allow me to mount HDDs in the bays without using the removable HDD cages. THis way I will be able to fit more drives and larger fans...

I will be playing around with this tonight after I get back from amiling off some fans.
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Wait... LARGER fans on the HDDs? How the heck can you go bigger than 120mm in the front of a 900?

Maybe 140s?
    
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Wait... LARGER fans on the HDDs? How the heck can you go bigger than 120mm in the front of a 900?

Maybe 140s?
Deeper not wider (she said)

Going with 38mm thick bodied fans that push more cfm...

Been benching the AA8XE all night so have not had time to put a case together yet. I want to be able to fit 4 Raptors and a pump and a resevoir a DVD Drive and a Fan COntroller on the front panel...

I am doing away with the individual mesh grills--I have a dfferent grill I am putting there that will mount the fans on silicon grommets to lessen vibration.

THe HDDs are going on Scythe adapters--they are sweet--I'll be posting pics as I proceed.

I never saw the benefit of the removable drive bay--I never removed it except to mount and unmount the drives.The removable bay above the HDDs crowds the MCP 655 too much and the airflow is severely restricted.

The actual opening of the removable bay is smaller than the fan--hence the noise and low air flow from the TriCool fans--which are actually very good fans.

Once the removable bays are no longer in place then it widens the opening so that it is larger than the fan--which is ideal for channeling more air into the case and past the drives and pump.

In Velocitor Redux I am going with a smaller perfectly clear rad and using Blood Red Primochill with a red UV dye and clear lines that are reinforced with metal. All the tube to barb connections will be sealed with Stainless steel pinch clamps and he whole loop will be topped off--leak tested and fromthe on maintenance free as the compensating rsevoir will not need topping off or other care.

Going to use a brand spanky new Apogee GTX on this one--and I am hunting down a 2.120 rad that will fit inside the case to try out something somebody showed me
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38mm > 35mm...

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38mm > 35mm...


38mm>25mm
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Yay for Typos
    
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I can't type at all... this is all input with my left toes...

I am trying to psyche myself up to trip Velocitor down and dosome stuff...but I am just sitting here lookg at it...

I think I wll do this to the new Antec 900 instead.
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Just build a rig for another OCN member... man, I had an 8800GTS in my hands. Those cards are quite hefty... I mean, you're holding a big honkin' piece of metal in your hand... what on earth did they make that cooler from?!
    
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Yeah I should build somebody a rig soon...

I got 4 Raptors mounted up with the Scythe mounts and it looks really cool--I have some AC Ryan laser cut grills from acrylic that fit on the front pretty nice--just need a little trim and something to attach to.

Tomorrow I might get that done.

Think I will build an aircooled rig this time as I have not done that in a while.
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Yeah I should build somebody a rig soon...

I got 4 Raptors mounted up with the Scythe mounts and it looks really cool--I have some AC Ryan laser cut grills from acrylic that fit on the front pretty nice--just need a little trim and something to attach to.

Tomorrow I might get that done.

Think I will build an aircooled rig this time as I have not done that in a while.
I am still a total airhead. I think I am just not patient enough to mess with water or phase.

And with those SilenX fans (which I bought from some very reputable seller), they're dead quiet.
    
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