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post #41 of 58
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Thanks guys! Welcome to anyone new dropping by. Here's a quick update. I feel like this is half an update, because i only got halfway through doing what i was doing, but at least i took some pics this time!

Got the itch to mod again, so did a little mock-up of the new layout to see how it will all fit


It's actually a lot more room than i expected.

Time to Dremel

Here's just some shots of laying out the fans. Not very scientific measurements ~2mm tolerance is good enough, right?





Aaaaand of course, i forgot to take a pic of the results. Oh well. I'll finish this up this weekend. Still need to clean up the edges, drill, and mount the fans. Then lapping and mounting the AIO.

Stay tuned!
Edited by RoostrC0gburn - 12/9/15 at 3:47pm
post #42 of 58
nice....i used a bunch of busted psu's old recycled fans..yate loons..to do the mockup for this part..that way you dont mess with actual new goods..very easy to get it messy eetc....

id still cut the top section for the two fans ..you can move it into the 5' bays..easily..heck if a 360 xt45 can fit in a 5' bay an aio can..hahah

looking forward to see this...o//btw//nice main rig...good job on the sleeving...thumb.gif
post #43 of 58
Looking good! thumb.gif
post #44 of 58
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thanks for the feedback, guys

here's the aftermath

and after i cleaned it up a bit.

it always surprises me what a few minutes with a file will do. the edges turned out pretty straight. i think it just looks ugly because of how the paint burned, and some of the tape glue melted on there


Now... the plan is to have two intake fans; 140mm front, 200mm side. Exhaust will be 4x120mm push/pull through the bottom, and some small fan on the back.
i would love some feedback on this arrangement, as i have never had a case with a fan on the side before.

Also, i have updated the BOM. removed all watercooling parts, and added in the 200mm fan. (I added a pic to the post above where i promised to put one)
A friend is hooking me up with a license for windows 7, so that takes care of the parts list. I am using the 3rd 780Ti, which is intended for Sylvia when I move to an STH10... eventually. For now, three is excessive and impractical from a thermal management perspective, so Edith can have it until I upgrade. Still thinking 980Ti in the future, but if i wait long enough, I may as well go for Pascal.

I still need to buy a bunch of bits and bobs from performancepc, like radiator gaskets, a bay converter for the drives, case feet, and fan filters. that will all probably be right around $100. So for now i think the BOM is complete, unless there are more changes in the next couple months. Pretty sweet little rig for around $1k

More cutting and drilling coming up. then repaint and fitting!!
Edited by RoostrC0gburn - 12/9/15 at 3:53pm
post #45 of 58
Weres the psu going?
Dont exhaust out the bottom..rather intake..
Go for:
Front..in
bottom ..in
top& rear out..

Side..go for full wimdow instead..it helps with cooling..but not always..
Looks good dude.
Yeah tape makes a mess..especially regular masking tape..but noyhing some rubbing alcohol cant solve and fine grit sanding lightly
post #46 of 58
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Quote:
Originally Posted by X-PREDATOR View Post

Weres the psu going?
Dont exhaust out the bottom..rather intake..
Go for:
Front..in
bottom ..in
top& rear out..

Side..go for full wimdow instead..it helps with cooling..but not always..
Looks good dude.
Yeah tape makes a mess..especially regular masking tape..but noyhing some rubbing alcohol cant solve and fine grit sanding lightly

i'm not cutting holes in the top, man. i was pretty clear about that. not happening.
definitely not doing a window on this build either. if i dont put the fan in the side panel, they will remain solid.
PSU is mounted above the mobo. see previous pictures. i think i will make a new bracket for this eventually.
any reason why you don't like exhausting through the bottom of a case?
post #47 of 58
Dir isay anything about cutting again?nope..merely pointed out best possible airflo for such a small case...
Venting out the bottom is fine..i dont prefer it due to the fact your fighting against natural airflo in the case..just google/youtube..case optimal airflo smoke tests...
Your in the end goin to have higher internal temps than with bottom to top or front to back setup...cause youll be pulling all that heat from higher point..vrms..cpu..GPU..down..but down to were? Unless this cases is raised minimum 5cm of tge surfaces with huge feet..all the heat is juat gonna hurl out and up under the case..its gonna stay trapped ..not move away..

In short term..youll creat a deadzone under the case...

Ps..this is juat an opinion...not the be all and end all..i speak from personal exp..thats all..


Ok..seing youre thinking side fan..mmm..rather do two 140/120fan mounts..side by side..itll look better..easier to work with your sidepanel..plus a 200mm fan is pretty thick..it might interfere when closing the panel..dunno..cant tell..dont hv yur case in my hands..
post #48 of 58
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ok, good feedback on the deadzone under the case. here are the case feet i plan on using:
MNPCTech BEEFY Rubber Case Feet
3/4" tall (19mm) i think that will be enough for airflow

there's no other way to vent out the top other than cutting through two plates. i know the VRMs on the mobo wont get much airflow, but not a huge detriment in my mind. I will not be pressing the overclock too hard.
i am also concerned that the 200mm fan will recirculate some of the hot air back into the case, but i dont think it will raise the ambient more than a degree or two. i am leaning toward the side fan, because it is such a narrow case. i would put it in the front if i could
post #49 of 58
I still "think"
Even if you cut just 1 fan mount in the top..for 1*120/140..fan
you can cut a huge square in first plate..then
the fan mount in 2nd..outer plate..
Can you sho a pic of tgis two plates?
Hv not seen this on a case before?

Side..go for two 140 /120 instead...
post #50 of 58
Thread Starter 
UPDATE!
Finally got some time (and the motivation) to work on the project a bit. Ordered some parts from PerfPC - some gaskets, case feet, bay converter for the drives, and some other bits and bobs.

Here's where we started. got the push/pull rad mounted on the base preliminarily. you can see i took the H100i apart. I want to get rid of this wiring and sleeve it real pretty. I will have to figure out how to do that soon. Apparently, the pump is 12V but the mobo cant source the current. That's why Corsair did this ugly two-plug thing. I will probably just hardwire to the PSU




Let's Dremel



I scored the back of the front plate to show the outline of the fan


cut this bigass hole


Close enough. I'll be using some foil tape on the entire front plate to seal up all these holes, then re-painting it all black. Nobdy's gonna see it, though.


Now, we gotta feed this thing some air. The stock slits and inlet will not be enough for this 140mm fan


Let's make a couple more inlets - one on each side. I free handed about where i wanted the cuts to be, and cut new inlets on the left and right sides.


After cleaning up the edges with a sanding tip, and some handy work with a file, I think it turned out rather well. Still a bit rough, but I think it's fine.



More updates when parts get here!
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