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If the fan doesnt connect to the switch, it won't light up thou the fan running right? Yeah, try either with the 3 pin / molex connector with the same result, which is fan running but the light won't turn on. Strangely, I found that when I keep holding the switch button, there is blue light emitting, but when I release it, it goes off. It won't light up in ON/Off state of the switch thou, only when I keep holding it somewhere till a middle depth.

The LED fan the comes with the case has to have its own power via the second plug, its not like most LED fan's that pull power for the LED's from the single pigtail.

Sounds like you have a faulty top panel.
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The LED fan the comes with the case has to have its own power via the second plug, its not like most LED fan's that pull power for the LED's from the single pigtail.

Sounds like you have a faulty top panel.

Well, I guess I have to open the case and check the cables, I'm suspecting the broken switch. The power and reset buttons along with the HDD and Power lights work flawlessly. Just the dead power switch that won't turn my front case fan light ON.
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Hardware store's and places like McMasterCar stock what your looking for in a veriety of flavors, shapes, size's and colors. Its call "U channel modling" or "C channel Molding"

Most PC "modding" supply company's charge a lot for it.



On another note; Started modding my CM-690II Advanced! I removed the plastic grill on the front and top panel fan slot's and removed the grill from the rear case fan area.

Up next is a window mod, and possible modding of the CPU access hole.. It doesn't line up proper with my mobo CPU socket.

Lastly "drum roll please"



WATER LOOP! Not exactly sure about the details but its going to probably be two 240 rad's in the top and bottom and a 120 in the back. Going to a CPU and GPU loop with low noise as the prime goal, Might be tempted to add mobo and RAM just for shiggles smile.gif I'll post pic's once something pic worthy is done.

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I think from memory confused.gif to fit a 240mm rad the power supply needs to be equal to or less then 160mm deep.

My PSU is 180mm deep and a 240mm rad fits bending every cable beyond what looks safe. mad.gif

As for keeping things quiet, I would suggest looking at the XSPC D5 pump res. combo, have heard they are pretty quiet. Also the XSPC EX series of rads are great for low speed (= low noise) fans.

I hope that helps, if you needed it. wink.gif

What about Hardware Labs Black Ice SR1 240mm Rad in the bottom? i love mine not to forget the GT1850s @ 7v on it as well thumb.gif

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What about Hardware Labs Black Ice SR1 240mm Rad in the bottom? i love mine not to forget the GT1850s @ 7v on it as well thumb.gif


I'm sure the Black Ice SR1 is a great rad, but its almost twice the cost, I'm also avoiding the Scythe fan's due to price, There i nothing budget about a $15-20 fan..

The thermal load I'm about to place on this loop doesn't merit expensive parts smile.gif I'm even thinking about a different CPU block to save a bit of money. Remember, this rig isn't going to be an over the top overclocker. Its going to be at mostly stock clock's smile.gif

As far as I can tell the swiftech Helix gives the scythe fan's a run for there money and are slightly cheaper.. I have to keep this loop as budget friendly as possible or it will start to cut into the funding for the main rig and I need a 120Hz monitor, new case new GPU(maybe two to power the monitor properly) and a full loop.. but that loop is going to be a bit nuts... So I have to keep this cheap or sacrifice on the main rig.
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I'm sure the Black Ice SR1 is a great rad, but its almost twice the cost, I'm also avoiding the Scythe fan's due to price, There i nothing budget about a $15-20 fan..

The thermal load I'm about to place on this loop doesn't merit expensive parts smile.gif I'm even thinking about a different CPU block to save a bit of money. Remember, this rig isn't going to be an over the top overclocker. Its going to be at mostly stock clock's smile.gif

As far as I can tell the swiftech Helix gives the scythe fan's a run for there money and are slightly cheaper..
I have to keep this loop as budget friendly as possible or it will start to cut into the funding for the main rig and I need a 120Hz monitor, new case new GPU(maybe two to power the monitor properly) and a full loop.. but that loop is going to be a bit nuts... So I have to keep this cheap or sacrifice on the main rig.

If it is just the AM3 chip and card, then I would strongly suggest second hand XSPC Rasa blocks, or EK uni block for the GPU.

Yes the Raystorm outperforms the Rasa, but the Rasa is also good enough for the AM3 chips.

Also a second hand XSPC X2O 750 pump/res. combo is enough just for a CPU and GPU. (with two rads)
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If it is just the AM3 chip and card, then I would strongly suggest second hand XSPC Rasa blocks, or EK uni block for the GPU.

Yes the Raystorm outperforms the Rasa, but the Rasa is also good enough for the AM3 chips.

Also a second hand XSPC X2O 750 pump/res. combo is enough just for a CPU and GPU. (with two rads)

I am totally lost on the GPU block. When the TOXIC is unlocked and clocked to stock 6970 spec's it runs a bit warmer than a "real" 6970 but nothing special, so yea. Not a whole lot of thermal dissipation is needed.

I try to avoid EK (even used) off of moral principle.. Don't like their history of customer service.. and even there used stuff is expensive o.O

at first I was going to get just a simple RASA RX or RS 240 and add a uni block and GPU block+ heat sink's but I'm reading a lot about bay res pump combo's causing noise issue's. It would defiantly be the cheapest way to go.

Good to know the pump will handle my needs though!
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Hi All,

I have really made use of the Hot swap drive bay at the top of the case, love this option we have.

My question is, is it ok to leave the drive in the 'hot swap drive bay' for extended periods at a time, [up to 3 months without removing it] ???

Just worried if leaving it for long periods at a time might begin to degrade or damage the drive, as I have read leaving 'External Drives' connected to a USB port on your computer is no good for the drive.

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Hi All,

I have really made use of the Hot swap drive bay at the top of the case, love this option we have.

My question is, is it ok to leave the drive in the 'hot swap drive bay' for extended periods at a time, [up to 3 months without removing it] ???

Just worried if leaving it for long periods at a time might begin to degrade or damage the drive, as I have read leaving 'External Drives' connected to a USB port on your computer is no good for the drive.

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I haven't seen anyone do a front reservoir mount on this case yet, tell me what you think...

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Looks pretty good! great Idea.
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