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It's best to keep your PSU fanside inside the case. At least then it won't suck up as much dust from outside the case. Also it's best to have the cables at the bottom of the HDD cage and all the HDDs at the top.

You could buy some nice NZXT cable extensions to tidy your cable management up a bit. That's what I did for my rig.
Completely disagree with the PSU sucking air from inside the case.

There is a ton of reasons but, mostly is because:

-Sucking hot air from a videocard (hes adding a twin frozr card) will actually increase PSU temps and therefore decrease efficiency and durability (in the long run).

-It will unbalance the airflow, since he has top exhaust. By adding a bottom exhaust you cripple the convective current and split it in two, effectively creating various hot air pockets or vortex when under load.

-The case has dust filter for the psu; you could add one if it didn't; and, dust can be cleaned monthly (should be, in any circumstance) with a compressed air spray.


@Perdition64: About the layout, I think what you planned is ok but, as it was said above, you should reverse the PSU and do some cable management. Plus, for the top fans stay away from sleeve bearing fans as they eventually become noisy when working in the horizontal for a long period of time (at least the average quality ones). I would recommend good quality ball bearing or fluid bearing 140mm fans (e.g., Thermalright TY-14) that can run at and above 1000rpm (I think anything that goes to 1300rpm should be enough even if you add one more card in SLI).
post #15722 of 19729
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It's best to keep your PSU fanside inside the case. At least then it won't suck up as much dust from outside the case. Also it's best to have the cables at the bottom of the HDD cage and all the HDDs at the top.

You could buy some nice NZXT cable extensions to tidy your cable management up a bit. That's what I did for my rig.
This is just wrong. Keeping your PSU sucking air from inside the case will raise its temp. A hot PSU will fail faster than a cool PSU. When a PSU fail's there is a chance it can kill ANY thing plugged into to it, CPU's, Mobo's, GPU's, HDD's.
I have even seen a PSU short out an optical drive befor.

As for a "flipped" psu sucking up dust and dirt, there is a reason why ALL the "free flow" area's of the CM690II have a built in filter.

lulz, Ulver beat me to it.
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 8/23/11 at 8:15pm
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Now now, let's not go through this argument again...
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post #15724 of 19729
I've actually been thinking of replacing that metal-mesh filter you place under your PSU with a cheap metal replacement that I'll velcro on the bottom under the PSU, easy cleaning . Thoughts?
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I've actually been thinking of replacing that metal-mesh filter you place under your PSU with a cheap metal replacement that I'll velcro on the bottom under the PSU, easy cleaning . Thoughts?
Where is your CM690? If it's on the floor (carpet especially) then just raising it slightly will improve dust intake.

Have you seen this before?
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/140mm...r-kit-magnetic
A magnetic filter from silverstone, would do exactly the same and cheap as chips!
     
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post #15726 of 19729
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Where is your CM690? If it's on the floor (carpet especially) then just raising it slightly will improve dust intake.

Have you seen this before?
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/140mm...r-kit-magnetic
A magnetic filter from silverstone, would do exactly the same and cheap as chips!
True, but I have a bunch of velcro laying around, might as well utilize it! And it's on a section of my desk, just figured if things started to get dusty it'd be easier to rip off a external filter than opening the case and unscrewing the PSU.
post #15727 of 19729
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True, but I have a bunch of velcro laying around, might as well utilize it! And it's on a section of my desk, just figured if things started to get dusty it'd be easier to rip off a external filter than opening the case and unscrewing the PSU.
I'd get the magnettic one I linked simply because it would be neater than velcro, i'd use the excess velcro to replace the laces on my trainers, i'm that lazy
     
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Where is your CM690? If it's on the floor (carpet especially) then just raising it slightly will improve dust intake.

Have you seen this before?
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/140mm...r-kit-magnetic
A magnetic filter from silverstone, would do exactly the same and cheap as chips!
This had been a topic befor. everyone agreed that the floor is the worst possible place to keep your PC tower.Most of us use a small table or keep it on our desk to help with dust managment.
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Got a question, what do you guys mean by "reversing" the PSU? How would I place it in the case?
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This had been a topic befor. everyone agreed that the floor is the worst possible place to keep your PC tower.Most of us use a small table or keep it on our desk to help with dust managment.
Yep, more than aware of that. However not always an option for everyone, myself included.

My glass top table already makes some strange sounds, one slight wrong move with the bingo wings could result in disaster

You can obviously also get LAN Boards and or make your own device to raise it off the floor. Personally I just offer to buy the OH more shoes if she puts a bit more effort into the cleaning!
     
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