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What was your methodology of adding the side panel fan? With respect to making the hole? I sticky taped a stock amd 80mm heatsink fan to the rear AIO bracket pushing air onto the back of my socket, then sticky taped another 80mm to the side of my water block pushing air onto the vrms
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What was your methodology of adding the side panel fan? With respect to making the hole? I sticky taped a stock amd 80mm heatsink fan to the rear AIO bracket pushing air onto the back of my socket, then sticky taped another 80mm to the side of my water block pushing air onto the vrms

I wanted to center the fan motor over the gap between the VRM back plate and the cpu socket. My goal was to put fan blades over the cpu socket and the vrm back plate. With the 92mm fans dimensions it ended up being rather square. With this case, motherboard, and fan the lower left screw hole is exactly 6" in from the top and 6" in from the back. I also needed to verify enough room for the panel to have clearance to slide back and forth when removing and installing.

My advice would be to estimate where you want the fan and tape it on to the panel first. Then make sure the panel can slide on and off with out interference, before cutting a hole, and mounting the fan.

3.5" hole saw works perfect for 92mm fans. Once i had the main hole cut, i cleaned up the edges and centered the fan over it and used a center punch to mark the holes for the mounting screws. I like to drill one hole and mount the fan then center punch the opposing hole and drill it, once i have two screws in ill center punch the other two holes remove the fan and drill those out. This usually results in having all 4 holes nice and lined up.


Yeah, its a good idea adding a fan to the front side VRM heatsink as with water cooling. This board thankfully doesnt "need it" but it would be a good idea. I may look into implementing some active cooling on the vrm heatsink.
Edited by JerDerv - 11/18/15 at 7:39pm
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Quite interesting. I'm surprised case manufacturers haven't recognized adding integrated options for rear socket and VRM fans yet. I may have to try this. I imagine a 3" hole saw would do well for an 80mm fan.

I really like how you inset the fan. I may be looking at an outset option with my case, provided i don't get a new ine this week
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Just bought a Gigabyte r9 390x. Tired of dealing with crossfire. Im excited to see how it compares.
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Thats a massive stable oc on the 4350. thumb.gif
Guess you didn't have luck on getting a good 8 core that overclocks
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I have been enjoying the simplicity of a single card setup. I dont think crossfire is for me.

Its getting a bit dusty but i have been enjoying the rig for sure. Also the cpu has been at 5ghz for about 3 months now with no issues. It fails stability tests but has never failed me gaming. I added the stock radiator fans to the back of the rad and kept the noctua fans on the front. Gpu temps run cooler this way and also it can stay a bit quieter until it starts warming up as i ramp up the pull fans before ramping up the industrial noctuas.

Im happy with the setup, i want to add another SSD for games and i have been contemplating a sound card.

Thanks for looking.


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