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Just hung the radiator in the Swiftech H20 220 Compact off the back...not bad. All black and such. Ordered new fans...pics later...
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I received my 690 yesterday! I took it apart and will cut the fan grills out this evening when I get home. I am trying to decide what would be the best plan for the fans I have.

1 x FM121
3 x Antec Pro blue LED 79cfm
1 x CM blue LED (stock with case)
2 x CM plain (stock with case)
1 x 80mm antec

I plan on using the FM121 as the rear case exhaust, 2 of the antecs as the top fans, 1 of them as the front HD cage intake, the stock CM blue as the bottom case intake, and two of the plain CM fans on the side panel. Would this be a good plan?
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After seeing so many of these cases painted satin/flat black i'm going to do mine. I have time off to do it so I might as well. I'm going to get a dremel make some holes for the wires. I need to buy sleeving to do all my fan wires. I'm also thinking about taking out the hard drive storage to allow for better airflow to the front. Still debating that idea and putting the hard drive in the cdrom bay. Not sure gotta plan this all out.
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also you know that lip on the back of the motherboard tray. I was thinking of dremeling that out to allow the wires to stay flatter. I know that will help with routing in the back. Not sure if anybody has tried that yet. Seems like a good idea.
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I've heard mixed results on that cpu cooler...How you like it?

BTW, Nice rig.
I don't think I have the appropriate cpu to be a good judge of it's cooling qualities. From idle to load is about a 15c difference, it's moderately quiet at low speed, temps don't change at all when I increase it. I think I have a faulty temp sensor on my wolfdale, so it idles at 45, loads at 60. Never even feels warm to the touch, though. Had I gone with a larger chip I would have went with a different cooler I think, a tuniq or something, but for this system it looks better than a tuniq and does the job I need it to do. So I don't have buyers remorse, but that's mainly because of my chip. On a side note I improperly seated it once (as in absolutely no contact with IHS, AS5 untouched) and the processor booted into windows with a 25% overclock. Temps registered at 80. Makes me wonder if I really needed to spend 60 bucks on a aftermarket solution. I think anyone with a wolfdale should go for a quiet effective solution, maybe a scythe ninja or something. They just don't need the cooling that the 65nm processors need...

edit: btw don't you love how that asus optical drive is supposed to be black?

double edit: I want to paint my wire mesh blue, how did you remove yours? I tried to do it but was too afraid of bending it...
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double edit: I want to paint my wire mesh blue, how did you remove yours? I tried to do it but was too afraid of bending it...
Its not hard.
1st- Make sure all the wires from the top of the case are not connected.

2nd-Remove the top of the case(Both side panels must be removed to get to the tabs holding it in place)

3rd-Flip the top piece over, You will see the tabs for the mesh.

4th- Get a set of needle nose pliers and a small flat head screwdriver.

5th- use the screwdriver to lift the tabs upward.

6th- Use the needle nose pliers to grab the tabs and push them inward so that the mesh starts to push out of the plastic.(Go slow and you will be fine)

You will push a little at a time until finally the tabs are to a point where the pliers will not grab anymore. Then you can slowly start to remove the mesh upwards from the top, Starting at one end and moving in a circular pattern around the top until it is fully removed.

Sounds like a lot of work but really it isn't, goes fairly quick once you get the feel of how the mesh is moving.
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sounds good, i don't (gulp) own a set of needle nose, so I'll have to pick them up next time I'm out. I tried just pushing downward on the tabs with the tip of a flathead, but they didn't want to move. Of course I was concerned with pushing too hard and flexing the mesh, so I'm sure the needle nose solve that.

Next question: Do any of the standard DIYS stores carry acrylic sheets? I looked on home depot and lowe's websites but couldn't find anything. I know where to order online, but was hoping to find a place locally if i could so I can just stop off after work some day on a whim and throw it together instead of being more premeditated about it.
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Forgive me if this has been answered but I have tried looking through the threads and Google and I can't find an answer. What is the rated CFM of the 3 stock fans?

All I can find is they are rated at 21db..which tells me they could be moving a fair amount of air as I have some Thermaltake Silent Cats running 16db and 62CFM.

If they are rated fairly low I might look at replacing some with a better one I already have, but I don't want to spend money for new fans if these are good to begin with.

Also I heard about a optical bay case fan mod...can someone link me to that information please? Thanks and once again...sorry if it has been asked before but this thread is at 44 freakin pages now
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Hmm. I posted picks but haven't been added to the list.........
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also you know that lip on the back of the motherboard tray. I was thinking of dremeling that out to allow the wires to stay flatter. I know that will help with routing in the back. Not sure if anybody has tried that yet. Seems like a good idea.
i cut maybe an inch off that lip. helped a lot. considering how many wires will be run behind and how thick they are (those top panel wires.. one is uber thick).. i actually just did that mod yesterday haha. i was doin some re-cabling management and i was like.. dam it.. that are under that lip needs to be bigger *opens drawer and plugs in rotary tool* bwahahahaha *puts on safety glasses and ear muffs* "Remember kids, safety first!" BZZZZZZT! lol

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sounds good, i don't (gulp) own a set of needle nose, so I'll have to pick them up next time I'm out. I tried just pushing downward on the tabs with the tip of a flathead, but they didn't want to move. Of course I was concerned with pushing too hard and flexing the mesh, so I'm sure the needle nose solve that.

Next question: Do any of the standard DIYS stores carry acrylic sheets? I looked on home depot and lowe's websites but couldn't find anything. I know where to order online, but was hoping to find a place locally if i could so I can just stop off after work some day on a whim and throw it together instead of being more premeditated about it.
i know home depot has it. that is where i got mine. not sure about lowe's but im pretty sure they have it too.

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Forgive me if this has been answered but I have tried looking through the threads and Google and I can't find an answer. What is the rated CFM of the 3 stock fans?

All I can find is they are rated at 21db..which tells me they could be moving a fair amount of air as I have some Thermaltake Silent Cats running 16db and 62CFM.

If they are rated fairly low I might look at replacing some with a better one I already have, but I don't want to spend money for new fans if these are good to begin with.

Also I heard about a optical bay case fan mod...can someone link me to that information please? Thanks and once again...sorry if it has been asked before but this thread is at 44 freakin pages now
yay for the thread being 44 pages heheheh hmm not sure what the rated CFM is but most if not all of us change them out. lol. if you are stock and dont plan on overclocking or dont have much components. stock should be good enough. but most of us like having a wind tunnel inside the case so we need uber CFM haha =P if you are lookin for a fairly low priced replacement, yate loon fans @ jab-tech.com are 3.50 each. those are what i use. with a fan controller, the high cfm ones are pretty quiet. if you dont wanna bother with a fan controller, low or medium is really good as well..

i dont know anythinga bout the thermaltake silent cats you have. sounds pretty good. low dBA with semi high cfm. should use those if u have any extras!

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Hmm. I posted picks but haven't been added to the list.........
ah!!! im sowwiee!! buzy buzy this spring break.. adding you and whoever else applied now!

*edit*

Uhh can everyone check the front page to see if it is linked to the correct post you would like? also, if you have a SLi or CrossFire rig, please check if there is a symbol in front of your name, if you dont, tell me thanks !!
 
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