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Well the issue now is the HDD's are getting hot. One maxed at 47C last night and now I have it folding all day just to see how hot it gets in there. I wanna try and fix a fan to the bottom front vs the middle maybe a small 80mm that can fit inside that space. Are there any HDD coolers that would fit down there?

pink
post #32 of 37
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Nice job with the P180B. I have a Aerogate II and it fits perfectly, and matches the case very well. You can get them on the cheap at Fry's or online, and they actually fit the drive rails pretty well.
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Have fun man! I am almost ready to migrate from the *dun dun dun* Dell XPS to the P180B. I got the case, a new 750W Silverstone modular PSU, and a P5W-DH to plop into it. Hopefully, with my 2x120mm rad in back via radbox, I can have a setup almost as nice as Zero3d's at SilentPCReview.

Again, good luck to everyone with this case, its heavy, but quality, I believe. With some real thinking, it can turn out to be the one of the cleanest, classiest cases around.
Now THIS is damned hilarious!

I'm building a Crossfire SLI X1900XT rig using a P180B (did some digging myself, and I like the P180B for the cooling and the looks), and I'M leaving a Gen3! HA! Gen3's still going fine, but need some horsies for 2142 'n such.

I'll post specs/pics when I'm done...
post #33 of 37
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Before

After

Nice fit can still get the ram out without removing the Mine

Thank god for modular

Finished product

My load temps the first hour with the new Mine went up to 56C when folding on both cores. However I fired up folding on both cores this morning and I maxed around 45C with me AS5 always has a curing process. I did get the 58cfm Scythe fan to replace its stock 47cfm and seems to be working nicely as its controlled thru speedfan. I do in fact have a FM121 here to use however I do not like the look of the larger fan sticking out around the edges lol, plus I want it QUIET in there!

I have just gone camera crazy as I got my first digital camera yesterday. Had to have it for CES this year.

pink
post #34 of 37
Looks pretty good, I will hopefully be finished with my rig by monday, have to do some heavy modding to get my watercooling to work out. =) Looks good!
    
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Intel Core i7 920 @ 4Ghz Rampage II GENE PNY GTX 680 G.Skill Sniper (12GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Momentus XT SATA Optical Drive Kuhler 920 Windows 7 Ultimate 
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Dell U2410 Logitech G11  Silverstone ST75 750W Antec Mini P180B 
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Logitech MX518 Steelpad G19 Gaming Headset 
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post #35 of 37
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Well the issue now is the HDD's are getting hot. One maxed at 47C last night and now I have it folding all day just to see how hot it gets in there. I wanna try and fix a fan to the bottom front vs the middle maybe a small 80mm that can fit inside that space. Are there any HDD coolers that would fit down there?

pink
I have seen it suggested that covering (with tape) the vents around the PSU at the back of the case to force the PSU to draw air through the lower chamber and out the back may work for additional HDD cooling. I guess this would depend on your setup, but it's an idea to consider.
post #36 of 37
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That is an idea and thanks. The PSU has one 120mm fan and its pointing down and I think its drawing some air from the front. The HDD's are not as hot as they where in the beginning I know that.

pink
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That is an idea and thanks. The PSU has one 120mm fan and its pointing down and I think its drawing some air from the front. The HDD's are not as hot as they where in the beginning I know that.

pink

I found the place I first saw that idea mentioned, It was at Silent PC Review in their postscript portion of their review on the case.

They try a couple different configurations, and do acoustic and drive temperature tests in each one with four drives in the lower bay.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article255-page8.html



Good luck!
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