Originally Posted by Syrillian
... yeah...erm... I know you're having fun and all on vacation, but hurry up and get back so we can get this show on the road!
OK, and an update of sorts
On the condition that you get photos that is
Well I've been having far too much fun with the AcRyan fans and grills I've got my hands on to get anywhere with SFF, but there has been some progress
To start off, with me being skint my dad had said he'll pay for the acrylic sheet I need - 1000mm x 600mm x 3mm, which will be about Â£15 ($30) with delivery. It'll give me enough acrylic for the side panels, a new window for Hellcat (hopefully) and some spare for the future. I'm going with clear, and then the front panel is either going to be fibreglass or I may spray a sheet of acrylic black.
I *think* I've designed a front fan grill for SFF too...
Well, thats not quite accurate
I've replaced the silver mesh with black mesh, and it looks sweet
Trust me here, I can't get pictures because I've not got the camera and I'm not installing the software for my phone onto this slow as hell Pentium 3 I'm using while I wait for RAM for my main rig.
There is a SLIGHT problem with the grill though...the fan is designed back to front :| As shown in my AcRyan fans thread, they have designed the fan the wrong way round
. When trying to use it as an intake or an exhaust, the design of the actual blades and the placement of the UV lights causes the blue colour from the UV surround to "leak" onto the main blades, so you have these nasty blue strips. Short of turning the fan blades themselves round, which may not even help anyway, there is no way of changing this
So, just when I thought everything was going well something screws up. I have an idea though - I want to use the fan + grill so much I'm going to redesign the entire airflow of SFF
Its like a big puzzle
I have a fan which can only blow one way (which is out of the front of the fan) and I can't mount it as an exhaust on the front as the graphics card rises to 90C... Theres not enough room to mount it on the left side, and it cant be mounted on the right side as, guess what, it would be acting as an exhaust. I need to test mounting it as an exhaust on top of the case, but I very much doubt that its going to be good enough...
So, TBH, I'm in a bit of a sucky position. I really don't want to have to settle for putting up with the strips of light, as its going to be one of the main features of the case.
20 minutes after I wrote all that, I've been testing using the fan on top as an exhaust. It keeps all the temperatures perfect, apart from the graphics card which after 7 minutes or so of ATiTool was at 80C and climbing. However, I have an idea on how to cool the graphics card