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The I/O plate as in the one that goes by the USB, optical, sound, etc? I was under the impression you mean the PCI covers. I feel leaving the I/O plate off is a little bit 'much' personally redface.gif.
 
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Originally Posted by Ascii Aficionado View Post

So I just put most of the system together since the 8600k shipped yesterday.

This is one smooth case, I love it.

Was the recommendation to NOT put the back I/O plate on or put it on ?

There's also one extra hole on the left side (and mounting screw) for a mounting screw but I assume I don't need ot use it since like an inch above it there's one I screwed in and the case already had the mounting screw installed.
While I can understand pez not liking the look of no I/O plate not having it installed does help airflow over motherboard components between CPU and I/O case opening. On old x58 motherboard not using the I/O panel lowered those component temps 2-6c. It's really your choice. Things will be fine either way. But do remove all unused PCIe back slot covers. That almost always makes a significant difference . always when case had good intake airflow to move air back and out of case.
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The I/O plate as in the one that goes by the USB, optical, sound, etc? I was under the impression you mean the PCI covers. I feel leaving the I/O plate off is a little bit 'much' personally redface.gif.

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While I can understand pez not liking the look of no I/O plate not having it installed does help airflow over motherboard components between CPU and I/O case opening. On old x58 motherboard not using the I/O panel lowered those component temps 2-6c. It's really your choice. Things will be fine either way. But do remove all unused PCIe back slot covers. That almost always makes a significant difference . always when case had good intake airflow to move air back and out of case.

I had actually meant both.

I've already screwed the motherboard in without the i/o plate installed so I'll just leave it like that.

Thanks, this case is really, really nice and I'm glad I chose it.
 
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Don't forget the pictures! And truthfully, with the airflow you'll have and the idea that the case will probably be facing away, it shouldn't be noticeable unless you're really looking for it tongue.gif.
 
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I'm hoping to start installing my HW into the Pro M SE tonight. I'll post 'before' pictures of the sleek-looking factory-painted white interior with black exterior. This is probably the nicest-looking case I've ever owned.

I'm with you Ascii Aficionado, just need to test temps once everything is installed to have a full opinion. redface.gif
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Inb4 these pics make me want to go back to a full-sized rig again redface.gif.
 
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post #67 of 111
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Originally Posted by Ascii Aficionado View Post


I had actually meant both.

I've already screwed the motherboard in without the i/o plate installed so I'll just leave it like that.

Thanks, this case is really, really nice and I'm glad I chose it.
Please post up a few pics and your cooling temps when you get it all done. thumb.gif
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I'm hoping to start installing my HW into the Pro M SE tonight. I'll post 'before' pictures of the sleek-looking factory-painted white interior with black exterior. This is probably the nicest-looking case I've ever owned.

I'm with you Ascii Aficionado, just need to test temps once everything is installed to have a full opinion. redface.gif

Enthoo Pro M really is a nice at a very low price considering the quality, features and versatility it offers.

The big grommets and velcro cable management make it easy to end up with a nice clean looking build.
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Should I have the PSU fan facing up or down ?
 
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Should I have the PSU fan facing up or down ?
I normally face them down. Depends on where case will be setting. If under desk or where it's hard to access the filter and slide it out back of case to clean regularly .. like once a month then might be better to have it drawing filtered air from inside case. Just keep in mind it will be using the same airflow that is coming in front of case to supply CPU and GPU coolers .. which is why I usually face PSU down.
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I'm not sure the fan on my PSU ever runs. I've had a few cases where the PSU faces down, but the filters are rarely dusty and I don't live in exactly the most dust-free environment. confused.gif
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