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i just wondered what if i add psu cover


maybe i will cut hole in front biger and the cover is full horizontal of case air goes in the cover from front of case and directs it to gpu from a hole on top of cover

what to you think abot my plan ?
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something like this https://m1.behance.net/rendition/modules/94910033/disp/1aaf5d89adfab98af5240bcd81febbaf.jpg
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post #3 of 7
I think the psu cover will be aesthetic, not very much help in cooling. Cutting the front hole grill is a good idea.
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post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post

I think the psu cover will be aesthetic, not very much help in cooling. Cutting the front hole grill is a good idea.
maybe hole to bottom ? and add 120mm fan ?
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post #5 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by mfdoom7 View Post

maybe hole to bottom ? and add 120mm fan ?

Yes,that may help. thumb.gif
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post #6 of 7
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what is best way to remove fran grill ?
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post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by mfdoom7 View Post

what is best way to remove fran grill ?


Drill, metal saw , dremel, tinsnips...

or




just remember to take everything out of the PC, and clean it well afterward... you dont want any metal debris shortening out the MB or an usb port
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