Originally Posted by pez
Bit of a late response from me, but I notice a small vibration some times that I originally suspected to be because of the HDD cage. However, I don't notice it enough or consistently to troubleshoot it. My guess is with it sporadic, it's possible the HDD spinning up and causing some vibration to to spread throughout. Window seems fine, but I definitely am ready for that tempered glass panel.
Yeah it was definitely the drive cage. I was able to cram foam wrapped in electrical tape in there between the cage and the HDD it seems to have completely silenced it now for the last couple days I have not heard anything.
I really want to get a tempered glass panel too. I am sad now that I didn't wait to get it. I am currently heavily considering painting the interior of the case and a few fans. I feel disappointed now that I switched to a blue motherboard and also the white fan shrouds really just don't look as good as I had hoped. Original intent was white/black/red after I had swapped red heatsink fans for black and used red in the case. I had also thought you could see the fans through the front of the case or that it would look good with LED but after seeing that the top fan is blocked by front panel wires it just doesn't seem like it would look right.
Anyways my new plan is to match everything to the motherboard. The heatsink will stay red but I will paint the top black so it is barely noticeable and in the future intend to switch to water cooling (which keeps the heatsink looking good black/red for another build and wont effect cooling much if at all painting just the tops). I want to paint the inside of the case metallic blue (hopefully find a paint that matches the color of the Extreme4 heatsinks) as well as the black fans (on the heatsink) shrouds. Replace the Red fans and Red LED fans with Black or blue fans or possibly just hide the red ones in the front temporarily and paint the 2 fans that are included with the case blue (so black shroud with blue fins).
So 2 blue shroud/black fin fans for cooler. 1 blue fin/black shroud fan in back and 1 on top. 1 new LED fan for in front of the GPU and likely hide the red fans up front (never visible where it sits). It will probably take me a week+ of PC downtime but in the end I think it will look pretty sweet. I hope to also add some form of lighting in the front of the case pointing towards the back and maybe in the top of the back pointing down. Overall I think it will be a fairly cheap project and look amazing in the end. Right now it just feels sloppy, didn't even care to cable manage it
Final dream build: Copper piped custom loop with metallic blue fittings (justifying this purchase won't be easy
)Edited by dmfree88 - 7/5/16 at 12:47am