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post #11 of 19
Just don't do this, Bad....very bad idea. That's how I killed my PSU
I thought having it at the top would let it bleed itself, and while it did bleed fast once the pump was primed, I forgot the rads have to go down and then back up and I couldn't prime the pump without unbolting the rads and holding them up.


Much happier with my T line now right before the pump, I can prime the pump and bleed the whole system without removal if I switch the pump on and off.


For my sloppy spill happy self, I prefer to have the fill point as LOW as possible..lol
    
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post #12 of 19
lol how come you got 2 icages? It looks like they are really restricting the air flow in the case, i took mine out, and am using the above cage.
I now have space for about 3 fans in front which ill be doing today.
Once you water cool heat in the case just builds up from lack of airflow, my NB was hitting 50 C!
that i dont like.
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post #13 of 19
Yeah I'm thinking of pulling them out or at least one, I just like keeping the HDs nice and cool, currenty they are running like 24C -27C with an ambient of 22C. I just figured using the top cage would make them run in the mid 30s at best. I was running two because I liked the fans they came with and leaving one slot open betwee drives seemed to help with airflow.

No problem with my NB, Thermalright HR-05SLIs have them running mid to lower 30s, was 50C stock though.

If I get another pump I'll definately have to at least get rid of the bottom cage.

What are your HD temps, and do you think the top cage restricts your PSU air flow much?

I was also tempted to make my own more free flowing front cage. The space of one Icage could easily hold 4 HDs.
    
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post #14 of 19
This is what i did:
See that 60mm on my PSU lol, stuck it there by blue tack
Also there is just 1 fan in the front there, i plan to put 2
After i get my 4 x Silenx fans 120mmx38mm 90CMF for my rad.
Im also changing out that 92mm fan behind the NDD's to a higher CMF Panaflo one







Oh with 30C ambient, im getting 35.5 on those drives, pretty good, the way i see it, with the iCages your blowing the hot air of the HDD's right into your case, in this way, the heat from the HDD's goes straight out the back.
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post #15 of 19
Good idea, thanks!

I went ahead and butchered the icages today, pulled the bottom one and took the top one completely apart only leaving only enough metal that does the 5-1/4 to 3-1/2" conversion which really opened it up and removed the icage restriction. While I was at it I found that by making a small cut at the bottom front of the case I could squeeze 3-120mm fans up front even with the top 3 bays in use. Now I have plenty of room to add a second pump down there

Air flow is also now much better and for the first time I now actually have posotive case pressure(Hot air coming out the top venting) before I could actually feel slight suction there.
    
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Good idea, thanks!

I went ahead and butchered the icages today, pulled the bottom one and took the top one completely apart only leaving only enough metal that does the 5-1/4 to 3-1/2" conversion which really opened it up and removed the icage restriction. While I was at it I found that by making a small cut at the bottom front of the case I could squeeze 3-120mm fans up front even with the top 3 bays in use. Now I have plenty of room to add a second pump down there

Air flow is also now much better and for the first time I now actually have posotive case pressure(Hot air coming out the top venting) before I could actually feel slight suction there.
Thats the way!!!
LOL wow you work fast, i guess you dident think twice about cutting up those iCages LOL. I was thinking of doing the same to my iCage but i hazitated! bad me!! LOL
Let my parts come then ill take apart my whole rig and then see what i can do with that.
Glad i could help you with that
its nice having the same case!!
Also you should try take of those grills at the back like i did, they really restrict the airflow and just create noise!!

Any pics???
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Also you should try take of those grills at the back like i did, they really restrict the airflow and just create noise!!
Any pics???
LOL, man anytime I can demo something, I'm all for it.

I did already cut out the 120mm grill on the back, now I just need to finish off the 92mm grill as well .

Hard to explain the i-cage slaughtering, but this should give you an idea. On the left is what came out of the aluminum i-cage, and on the right is my original steel icage. Just drilled out the rivets and went to town with the aviation snips.


The three fans up front now:


Side shot:


Side shot with flash:

Don't mind the temporary grill guards on the rad, have these on since I moved my case to the floor again and just don't want to damage rad fins with my feet. Going to order some black ones soon to cover front and back for both.
    
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post #18 of 19
Nice! looking really good!
Very nice how you managed to get 3 fans in the front there, i can feel the
air flow from here LOL, any temp drops?

one thing there is that T line, dam that looks like its restricting your flow.
Im moving to a T line soon as well, and a res LOL, so T line and res in 1 loop.
and those T fittings are only 1cm ID, and it looks like its kinking a bit at the start there.
What im going to do for my T fittinf is get one for 3/4inch tubing and squeeze my 1/2inch in there, for less restriction.
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post #19 of 19
Yeah I don't like my T-line and pump placement anymore since I have all that room now. I'm just not looking forward to draining and bleeding all over again

That's true on the ID diameter of the T, it's not that big. Good idea on the 3/4, think you can get 7/16" ID on 3/4

With my unimpressive 1.6 gal/min I'm tempted to go 1/2" ID now and do whatever I can to lessen the restrictions. Heck the next time I do it, I think I'll also spend some time tapering the inside of the barbs...anything to let the juice FLoooow that much faster
    
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