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I have done this for temp reason rather than looks, but I am very pleased with the results as it has taken 15-16c off the GTX idle temps, which is great.

Has taken me ages as I was unable to get a 120mm hole saw, just 67mm! So, had to do the rest with a file, a very small delicate file and file through to cut bits out, next time I will get a 120mm hole saw from net first as local DIY places did not have anything that large.

Just used tin snips to cut the case out, hole saw/file for the acrylic. Moved one of the rivets to keep the right hand side down, and had to take one out as it got in the way, will prob drill the fan so it can go back in rather than make another hole.

I am after some advice though, I have set the fan to Blow cool air into the case and onto the GPU's. There is a 120mm fan on the back above them sucking out. There is also a PCI slot exhaust sucking hot air from between the cards. 2 x 120mm Fans at the front on rad pulling air in. 1 80mm fan blowing onto the HDDs and 1 80mm fan above them sucking out. (Just telling you that so you can get an idea of the air flow). - Will the temps get better if I set the fan to suck hot air away from GPUs, or leave it blowing cool air onto them?

I know its not much, but I am very happy with the results....



What do you think?
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post #2 of 7
Looks clean, I actually had to read you're post to see what you did to the case. It looks factory.
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That's a sweet mod man, looks top notch.
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Thanks! I have now filed out a notch in the fan so the empty rivet hole is now black cap like the others.
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I think if you put it as an intake fan you'll see better results because as an exhaust it'll take the air flowing from the front of your case out of the case, rendering your exhaust fan useless. However, if it is placed as an intake you will intake the air, over your GPUs, and then it'll be exhaust out by the rear 120mm fan.

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I think if you put it as an intake fan you'll see better results because as an exhaust it'll take the air flowing from the front of your case out of the case, rendering your exhaust fan useless. However, if it is placed as an intake you will intake the air, over your GPUs, and then it'll be exhaust out by the rear 120mm fan.

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Agreed, I tried it as both as as intake it was 7c cooler
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WooT~ @ mE!

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