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post #31 of 38
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Post some pics, please . . . .

It always helps a lot.

What do you mean exactly by "all the way in" . . . .

Make sure the flat tab that bends out from the back panel that keeps the PSU down flat on the mounts isn't bent down too far.


Darlene

Thanks, the flat tab was bent down to far, bending it up did the trick.
I've been reading around and have been getting a lot of different answers. But my question is:
Which way should I mount the PSU? With the fan facing up (towards the top of the case) or down (towards the floor)?
post #32 of 38
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

Post some pics, please . . . .

It always helps a lot.

What do you mean exactly by "all the way in" . . . .

Make sure the flat tab that bends out from the back panel that keeps the PSU down flat on the mounts isn't bent down too far.


Darlene

Thanks, the flat tab was bent down to far, bending it up did the trick.
I've been reading around and have been getting a lot of different answers. But my question is:
Which way should I mount the PSU? With the fan facing up (towards the top of the case) or down (towards the floor)?


Down towards the floor for an NZXT and most other PSU's is the more recommended configuration.

The case has very good air flow from underneath, as well as an intake filter below the PSU.

The fan pulls air into the PSU, and exhausts out the rear.

Mounting it fan down, insures that it gets fresh cool air for the best cooling.


Darlene
post #33 of 38
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Hi Guys (and gals) just wanted to post a quick update.

The new motherboard is coming in soon. As are some of the hard drives. Pictures will come shortly.

On the topic of mounting radiators. How would i mount the bottom 240mm radiator with the fans in push/pull? I can't quite figure it out.
post #34 of 38
Bottom mounted radiators are to intake air from the bottom of the case and blow the air through your case and out the top.
post #35 of 38
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Bottom mounted radiators are to intake air from the bottom of the case and blow the air through your case and out the top.

I know that. The radiator is intake in a push+pull config. I just can't figure out how to mount it to the bottom of the case
post #36 of 38
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Quote:
Originally Posted by K62-RIG View Post

Bottom mounted radiators are to intake air from the bottom of the case and blow the air through your case and out the top.

I know that. The radiator is intake in a push+pull config. I just can't figure out how to mount it to the bottom of the case



Use fan mounting screws long enough to pass thru the sheet metal of the case and the fans.

Depending on the rad and how much room it has above the fins for screw depth, you may be able to use 30mm, but if that doesn't get enough "bite",you'll need 35mm with a washer under the head.

Just visualize a fan sandwiched between the rad and the sheet metal case with the screws coming up thru the mounting holes.


Darlene


This is a 280 rad, and a 630 case, but the concept is the same:




Another option that you'd have with the 240 sized rad in the 820 case, would be to add a nice trim plate so that the 240 looks a bit nicer in a space that seems more made for a 280:




Edited by IT Diva - 11/4/13 at 11:52pm
post #37 of 38
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

Use fan mounting screws long enough to pass thru the sheet metal of the case and the fans.

Depending on the rad and how much room it has above the fins for screw depth, you may be able to use 30mm, but if that doesn't get enough "bite",you'll need 35mm with a washer under the head.

Just visualize a fan sandwiched between the rad and the sheet metal case with the screws coming up thru the mounting holes.


Darlene

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This is a 280 rad, and a 630 case, but the concept is the same:


Another option that you'd have with the 240 sized rad in the 820 case, would be to add a nice trim plate so that the 240 looks a bit nicer in a space that seems more made for a 280:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Where would I get a trim plate like that?
post #38 of 38
I made that one, from acrylic to match the rest of my acrylic parts in my Switch 810 build, but a place called "Cold Zero" has a good rep for custom parts with reasonable pricing.

I think that's where Jameswalt1 is having the lightbox for his ROBO COP build made.


Darlene
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