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post #1921 of 2685
A window would be nice as well, though I don't have the time (or skill) to do a satisfactory job myself.

Would you mind sharing pictures of your modded top?
post #1922 of 2685
Oh no, that was not a CaseLabs case that I modded, it was Corsair Air 240. It comes with stock top window panel if you put the case on its side, so I modded its side panels to replace grills with windows.
Some shots to give an idea (Click to show)


The biggest difficulty with modding Bullet's top would be to make perfectly straight cuts and to paint their edges, in order to match what side windows look like.
post #1923 of 2685
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Originally Posted by cmpxchg8b View Post

Oh no, that was not a CaseLabs case that I modded, it was Corsair Air 240. It comes with stock top window panel if you put the case on its side, so I modded its side panels to replace grills with windows.
Some shots to give an idea (Click to show)


The biggest difficulty with modding Bullet's top would be to make perfectly straight cuts and to paint their edges, in order to match what side windows look like.

Straight cuts on that wide of a surface are tricky. I'm working on a mod for my BH7 with just that issue. The paint issue can be gotten around by using the molding of your choice. To make it match, just add the molding to the windows if you want. The other option is to find a paint color match and apply it with a brush or Q-tip to the cut edges. For black cases, a sharpie works well too.
Edited by Bear907 - 8/3/16 at 9:22am
post #1924 of 2685
Ah yes, I saw your build log for the 240 mod -- nicely done!

Bear: I look forward to your results smile.gif

Case Labs: I hope you guys one day reconsider solid top (preferred) or window top options. A solid top gives the end user a blank slate for customization.
post #1925 of 2685
Is that a good pick for the BH4 ? I mean blower style vs open design ?



Also can i fit this backplate to this card without actually using a waterblock ?

post #1926 of 2685
I think generally blower style cooler is better for low airflow / high noise insulation case, which is the opposite to what BH4 is.
post #1927 of 2685
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Originally Posted by cmpxchg8b View Post

I think generally blower style cooler is better for low airflow / high noise insulation case, which is the opposite to what BH4 is.

Even if i plan to use the 2 front fans only ? i mean wouldn't an "open" card bring trouble in that a small case with a tower heatsink so close to the GPU ?
post #1928 of 2685
It should be fine with either GPU cooler style, and I don't think open cooler would cause heat issues, but it is quieter and cools better.

Maybe I'm just overly cautious about blower coolers; I had some really nasty heat/noise issues with them but that was in a quad-GPU build.
post #1929 of 2685
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Originally Posted by cmpxchg8b View Post

It should be fine with either GPU cooler style, and I don't think open cooler would cause heat issues, but it is quieter and cools better.

Maybe I'm just overly cautious about blower coolers; I had some really nasty heat/noise issues with them but that was in a quad-GPU build.

Thank you, yes quad GPU with blower must produce insane noise ! I heard a single card does not produce too much noise, also this ASUS card has a 4 pin used to connect a fan to match the GPU temperature. hmmm...decisions, decisions (with these insane prices, better to make right choice )
post #1930 of 2685
Matching Orange vinyl, I found the best way or could be the best way to click images on search provider while looking at the orange case. When the colors match email them and ask for sample they will probably do it for free.

saw some one did a s7 with alligator leather vinyl it looked awesome, on the interior

found liquid cooled card measures 268.288mm or 10 9/16 bare card specs, 282 (with fans) - 268mm gtx 780 = 14mm clearance

aftermarket air cooler and some real copper heat sync's which are better then factory aluminum and fans that close would work awesome even in multiple card set ups

]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA7BP45N6152[/URL] for example have to spend a little money but the cooling would probably blow factory away, and gain some space wires etc etc

High rpm fan At least on gpu side and cool , cool

posting GPU Naked Or Factory Cooler measurement spec's helps, I was freaked it wound'nt work (heart attack) like anything cool labs its not cheap, and one fan could look well 50.00 dollar case.

Window at the top would be perfect, I hate cutting with out programmed water jet. the jig saw never stays true as it should, could use straight edge clamped with jig saw, still doesn't compare to cnc water jet automated perfect. The edges could be polished and would look cool but might off set the case????????????blinksmiley.gif
Edited by Petey - 8/4/16 at 2:51pm
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