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post #21 of 27
One thing I can say, ...

For those of you using the Armor case with front fans set as INTAKE ... and if you want a quick and effective way of getting more cool air into the case ... remove the dust filters from the snap in front bezel peices ...

As with the the OP's claim .. this dropped CPU/MB temps by 1C or so ...

(I've thought of running without the snap in bezels, but the blue LED's are way to bright)

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I'm planning on cutting out all my grills as well ...

Few questions:

What sort of tool did you use to cut it out?

Did you remove the MB and everything else that might get metal shavings on it?

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Good job, though ... I hate those case grills as well.

i use this nifty little tool called the nibbler for cutting metal. requires you first drill a 3/8" hole (so it can insert itself and begin nibbling), so yeah i remove the mobo and such. here's a link - only $8! oh, not to mention it's one of those "wow-factor" tools...

http://www.xoxide.com/nibbler.html

EDIT: if i ever get around to it, i'll be posting a worklog so you can see what an amazing job it does in combination with a metal file / dremel...
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what I used....
My $15 dremel from the pawn shop, and a $1 heavy duty cutting wheel.
I was lazy, so i just draped a T shirt over all the components.... a lil riskay but i didnt get any shavings on anything
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post #24 of 27
Just a plain pair of wire cutters 4tw...5 minute job...Haven't noticed a difference yet, but I did just put a window A/C unit in and ran a dryer vent to it...100% load on PresHOTT 45c...On air not to shabby if I do say so...
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updated with pics
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I was thinking about cutting the back and psu with wire cutters but could i possibly do this with my front intake fans if i use a filter (for dust) on them?
post #27 of 27
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you'd want at least something to protect from all the dust.....
have fun doin it with wire cutters.... you might as well go get a nibbler
or a dremel. look at pawn shops. i got mine and hella bits for $15
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