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So, I got bored, and cut the little metal plate that goes over my fan's exhaust.... you know, the part of the case with all the holes in it.... i cut that out... so its just open fan other than the armor's plastic mounting thing....
just by opening that one up alone, GPU temps dropped 2-3C, and CPU temps dropped 3C.

You can really feel the difference in air being moved with it gone, too. Its nutty. I reccomend this mod to everyone who uses air cooling!

edit: WORKLOG ADDED
i did the 90mm hard drive fan as well.... but this time i have pics!!!!!!!!!!
step 1: the ultra scientific way of measuring CFM's........ before i started cutting around this fan, i first measured its air flow...


then I cut the grill off using my handy dandy dremel (not the prettiest but its the back of my case. so oh well)


So now, when I did a test for air flow, my readings were a lot better
notice the little fold in the paper i was using is going the other way, not providing (if the previous way did) lift.... so I would say its about twice as much air flow


even more of a temp drop. 2 degrees for 8800's idle, and 3 for cpu's idle
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post #2 of 27
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So, I got bored, and cut the little metal plate that goes over my fan's exhaust.... you know, the part of the case with all the holes in it....


COuld you make that more clear
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post #3 of 27
sounds good, but what are you doing about dust?
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COuld you make that more clear
The punched out grill that usually is at the back of your case... normally with a honeycomb pattern.
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COuld you make that more clear
Sounds like he just cut the grill out.
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post #6 of 27
Those little fan grills dont block dust anyways. I use fan filters on mine and allways get rid of those things when I can.
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post #7 of 27
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The punched out grill that usually is at the back of your case... normally with a honeycomb pattern.
alright thought so but I was like the metal coverr???

I was like theres LOTS of metal covers on your case

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post #8 of 27
He cut out everything in the circle to make just a solid hole.

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Yeah, I did just cut the honey-comb lookin' grill out.
And dust typically doesnt go against air-flow..... its just my exhuast fan that I did this to. But since the results were so good, I may do it to the 90mm exhaust by the PSU, and maybe even the fan on top (already cut the plastic part covering the grill, which helped temps too)
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Originally Posted by dualhYbrid View Post
Yeah, I did just cut the honey-comb lookin' grill out.
And dust typically doesnt go against air-flow..... its just my exhuast fan that I did this to. But since the results were so good, I may do it to the 90mm exhaust by the PSU, and maybe even the fan on top (already cut the plastic part covering the grill, which helped temps too)
How many cfm is that fan?

I thought you ment that grill but I find the differcne so big its.... AMAZING
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