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post #2341 of 19729
I am having a problem with cable managment using the Silencer 750 PSU. I would like to run the cables behind the motherboard tray, but the cut out seems to be too small for me to do this. The PSU sits out too far to let me put a fan on the bottom of the case. Can anyone give me some tips on modding the case to allow me to do both of these.

Thanks
post #2342 of 19729
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probably gonna need to expand the hole. some people have done it here.
 
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post #2343 of 19729
yes that hole is tiny if you have lots of cables.
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post #2344 of 19729
Hi all,

My old Pentium D 945 + Asrock 4Core1600Twins-P35 have been swapped in favor of a Pentium Dual Core E5200 (OCed to 3.0 GHz!) + Asus P5Q Pro (see sig for details ).

I also took the opportunity to tuck away some cables that didn't need to be hanging around, and wired up the rear fan to the mobo instead of using one of the adapters included with the case.

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post #2345 of 19729
Quote:
Originally Posted by miloshs View Post
Cool, just what i wanted to know... I reckon it will improve airflow in the upper part of the case (RAM, CPU areas), thats why im thinking of getting one. You think it will prove to be a good investment?

Think it will improve cooling capabilities over this:

Intake:Front Bottom
Exaust: 2xTop, 1xBack
Thats why i wanna add one more intake, since i decided with a bit of testing that having a fan at the bottom only disrupts the airflow...
I think you would be better off with a fan at the bottom with the way your HSf is positioned.
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post #2348 of 19729
That's very nice I still haven't bothered to make my case look a bit less like a rat's nest (aside from tucking some cables in drive bays and the like). Those cable clip things that come with the case are just too darn convenient for keeping cables lined up
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post #2349 of 19729
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Originally Posted by fraudbrand View Post
I think you would be better off with a fan at the bottom with the way your HSf is positioned.
I actually tried... i didn't get lower temps while using bottom fan... And GPU is kinda blocking the airflow to the upper region, while front fan only disturbs the airflow coming from the bottom fan..

I think upper front fan will get me a lot more "fresh" air in the upper part of the case...
    
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