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Quick Question, How useful is that Dust filter in front? Is it worth using or is it better idea to place fans in the front?
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Quick Question, How useful is that Dust filter in front? Is it worth using or is it better idea to place fans in the front?

yeah it's useful keep them there,
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yeah it's useful keep them there,

Ok. Thanks.


I'm trying to fit a 56 thick Radiator in with 25mm fans. Not 100% sure If it will fit with a MSI 1080 X.
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any tips on hiding my hard drives?i have 1 seagate 1tb hate how it looks on the bottom of my case
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any tips on hiding my hard drives?i have 1 seagate 1tb hate how it looks on the bottom of my case

You could always get a 3.5" to 5.25" drive bay adaptor and mount the hard drive in the front drive bays if you're not using them both.
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any tips on hiding my hard drives?i have 1 seagate 1tb hate how it looks on the bottom of my case
Double sided tape and stick it where you like
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any tips on hiding my hard drives?i have 1 seagate 1tb hate how it looks on the bottom of my case

Or, you can go on an extreme, haha, and make an acrylic cover for the bottom. A few people have done that and it looks very sharp. But, out of all the suggestions thus far, haha, this is the hardest. And I'm curious...we complain about the holes on the bottom, but maybe they assist in air airflow?
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any tips on hiding my hard drives?i have 1 seagate 1tb hate how it looks on the bottom of my case

I mounted mine in the back of my case, above the PSU.
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Check out my submission if you want to see more pics of my build biggrin.gif
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Or, you can go on an extreme, haha, and make an acrylic cover for the bottom. A few people have done that and it looks very sharp. But, out of all the suggestions thus far, haha, this is the hardest. And I'm curious...we complain about the holes on the bottom, but maybe they assist in air airflow?

I believe they are intended to help provide airflow for any HDDs that are using the "luke-warm" swap bays. However, I have noticed that when you have a good wind-tunnel effect in your case, and your computer is sitting on the hardwood floor (like mine), dust bunnies get sucked into my case, like a vacuum..

Now, I ghetto added a dust cover underneath the "luke-warm" bays.
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Just installed a 'new' dust filter on my 540! biggrin.gif

(piece of an old t-shirt, held on with weak magnets)

It has kept my rig significantly cleaner, and it doesn't looks so shotty when looking at it normally. thumb.gif
     
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I believe they are intended to help provide airflow for any HDDs that are using the "luke-warm" swap bays. However, I have noticed that when you have a good wind-tunnel effect in your case, and your computer is sitting on the hardwood floor (like mine), dust bunnies get sucked into my case, like a vacuum..

Now, I ghetto added a dust cover underneath the "luke-warm" bays.
It has kept my rig significantly cleaner, and it doesn't looks so shotty when looking at it normally. thumb.gif

Bahaha, that's a nice addition. biggrin.gif Good stuff. Hmm...I wonder if it's negative pressure instead of positive pressure?
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Or, you can go on an extreme, haha, and make an acrylic cover for the bottom. A few people have done that and it looks very sharp. But, out of all the suggestions thus far, haha, this is the hardest. And I'm curious...we complain about the holes on the bottom, but maybe they assist in air airflow?

I lasercut a 3mm thick acrylic piece to cover up the hideous HDD brackets a the bottom. I mounted my HDD vertically in the 5.25 bracket and made a mesh in front it to give it a little breathing room.

The HDD is mounted behind the little grill at the front.



A better look at the bottom-plate:



If you can't make use of a laser cutter yourself, Coldzero (www.coldzero.eu) also makes these kind of bottom-plates. They're called mid-plates on their website. They're great quality parts for very decent prices. They also ship worldwide.
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