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Ok I have been thinking/wanting more cooling but I dont think I want to take the costly plunge into WCing. SOOO I thought that the Scythe Kama Bay would suit me just fine for the additional cooling I so need. So tell me what shall I do? I was thinking of moving my DVD+-RW up to the top or down a notch. If I go to the top the Kama Bay will blow across the ram and onto the BT. If I go bottom, airflow will just hit the PSU if anthing....what to do......
    
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I put a kama bay in my Cavalier 3 (as it's not the best case for cooling).
However, I changed the fan that came with it as it seems too lazy and hardly cools. I replaced it with a Hiper fan instead and it knocks off about 3 degress celsius on average off my CPU and is definitely recommended.
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i love Scythe heatsinks, but are you really expecting a noticeable improvement over your Big Typhoon? i wouldn't hold my breath.
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I use a AC freezer64 pro where the fan takes in air from the front side of the case to the back. Not sure how the air flow would be affected with the TT Big Typhoon as it seems the air intake is from the side of the case. Im sure it'll still cool it a bit although there might be conflict of air flow.
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Just hot glue a 120mm or 80mm fan in your 5.25" bays. You don't need a $20 piece of metal with a quiet, but very underpowered fan.
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Originally Posted by MrBungle View Post
i love Scythe heatsinks, but are you really expecting a noticeable improvement over your Big Typhoon? i wouldn't hold my breath.
Don't be such a pessimist.

Besides, the Scythe Kama Bay isn't a heatsink. It's a bay for a 120mm fan that you mount in 5.25" drive bays.

Bluedevil - I put my Kama Bay in the bottom 3 bays so it was more towards the center of the actual case - hoping it would get more overall airflow through the case.

I also replaced the fan with a Thermaltake LED Smartfan (93CFM) The fan that comes with the bay is horrible in my opinion.

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Just hot glue a 120mm or 80mm fan in your 5.25" bays. You don't need a $20 piece of metal with a quiet, but very underpowered fan.
And Mootsfox does have a point. I just tacked it on to my list of items when I bought my new rig. Then, I was kinda like.... hmm... I could have just done this myself. Oh well. I still like it.
    
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I have a black one for sale... the other guy never sent the money for it. I have replaced the stock fan with a volt-modded Yate Loon. I can put in a normal Yate Loon if you want instead.

$15 shipped.
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I have a black one for sale... the other guy never sent the money for it. I have replaced the stock fan with a volt-modded Yate Loon. I can put in a normal Yate Loon if you want instead.

$15 shipped.

how loud is it?......and how much air does it push?
    
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Just hot glue a 120mm or 80mm fan in your 5.25" bays. You don't need a $20 piece of metal with a quiet, but very underpowered fan.
I kinda wanted the more professional look....I like the mesh grill....
    
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