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post #11 of 18
Put your case on its side on top of something in a way that gives you room to reach the back plate.

Two stacks of books would probably work. Or put it between two coffee tables?
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post #12 of 18
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I forgot to tell that I switched the case about two months ago. And I removed the side cover of the previous case for better temps (it was very cheap piece of trash with almost no options for normal airflow). And of course it was easy for the dust to get in. I changed the compound because I took off the CPU cooler to clean it 'cause there's a dust between the fins and it would be stupid if I use the same compound again. The current case has only dust filter on the PSU hole so there's again dust inside but not that much as in the old one.
I still haven't tried the compressed air but I can't see how I'll be able to blow the cooler since the space between in and 5.25" bays is not that big.

Here's a picture:

Your case looks fine. I understand dust as my cpu cooler keeps the side of my case panel slightly off. If I were you I would do this.

1. Buy a new case or call the company for the price of a new side panel.

2. Take anything, it does not matter, and attach it to the side panel.

3. if this does not work go to the store and buy some of the dust collector pieces that go on swifters. Use some tape to attach them together and put them over the side.
- Not the prettiest solution, BUUUTTT!!! It is cheap, will keep out dust, and is it what I and other pros use to stop dust from entering in on the intake fans.

Let me know if this helps.
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post #13 of 18
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I'll try to explain it again. At the picture this is my new case - Raidmax Stringray with side panel removed just for the picture, to show you the inside.
I left my old case with side panel removed, I keep the new one (Stingray) closed.
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post #14 of 18
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Is Arctic F12 enough for this cooler? It's from the new one with 74CFM (I have no idea how they increased the flow by just changing the stickers:)). I guess the cooler need a fan with good static pressure, but AC's site tells me only that the fan has "High airflow and static pressure". rolleyessmileyanim.gif
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Is Arctic F12 enough for this cooler? It's from the new one with 74CFM (I have no idea how they increased the flow by just changing the stickers:)). I guess the cooler need a fan with good static pressure, but AC's site tells me only that the fan has "High airflow and static pressure". rolleyessmileyanim.gif
Arctic F fans are not great but they are not bad either. I suggest the F12 PWM rather than the normal F12... but a lot depends on price... Here Arctic F12 is £3.99 and Arctic F12 PWM is £4.39. For £.40 more it's worth it to have PWM control. wink.gif

If you can't use PWM control you could get the Arctic F12 TC with built in temperature control and probe for £4.99. biggrin.gif
http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/case-fans/75/arctic-f-tc.html
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The difference here is 3 euros between normal F12 and PWM, but my local shop didn't had PWM and I was too lazy to look in another store biggrin.gif. I don't like how the TC version works.
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post #17 of 18
I had my doubts about the F12 TC too but changed my mind when a friend and I took the shroud and fans off of his VTX3D Radeon HD 7950 X-Edition V3 and put 2x Arctic F12 TC fans on because he happened to have them spare. We planned to replace them with some really good PWM fans but after 8 months they still have not been changed. They are silent when 7950 is not working and can just hear them when gaming. Stock shroud & fans were 70c now 50-60c with ultra settings and getting 60fps unless particularly detailed cut scenes.
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That's good, but sometimes I set the fan at full speed and that will be a problem with the TC version if the only way to control them is via the temperature sensor. And they're set to keep the temperature between 32 and 38 degrees which is not enough range for me.
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