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That is a 120mm
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post #5582 of 19729
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Originally Posted by Sparky6string View Post

Is that a 120mm? Just wondering how many spaces can be used up front and still have room for a 120mm fan there.
2 cd drives and a 120 will still fit
    
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Duct tap modded!
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post #5584 of 19729
I did the same thing last night Mushroomishi. o.O

It works well
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post #5585 of 19729
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Originally Posted by mushrooshi View Post
That is a 120mm
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Originally Posted by gotspeed View Post
2 cd drives and a 120 will still fit
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post #5586 of 19729
Finally took picture that I'll upload tomorrow. Also, I took apart my entire rig / case so that I can paint it. What color should I paint hte inside / outside and what should I paint the random accessories on the inside "Like the thing that holds CD drives in place.


I already have blue fans and would like to hold onto them. So some nice colors on the inside that work well with blue lights and fans.

Thanks guys,
Graham
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Finally took picture that I'll upload tomorrow. Also, I took apart my entire rig / case so that I can paint it. What color should I paint hte inside / outside and what should I paint the random accessories on the inside "Like the thing that holds CD drives in place.


I already have blue fans and would like to hold onto them. So some nice colors on the inside that work well with blue lights and fans.

Thanks guys,
Graham
post it tonite
    
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Dang those case management holes are tiny...

And STUPID IDE CABLE IS BIG.
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post #5589 of 19729
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Yep. That's exactly what I have going on. But I will probably have a new front intake fan in a few days, but it all depends on how good it looks. You see, I just ordered this blue LED Cooler Master fan from Buy.com for $14.73 using 2-Day shipping. But, I would have gone with Newegg if they weren't out of stock.

By going from the Silverstone FN121-BL to this Cooler Master fan, the following specifications will be upgraded:
  • From "Rifle Bearing" to "Long Life Sleeve"
  • From "1200 RPM ± 250 RPM" to "2000 RPM"
  • From "53.24 CFM" to "90 CFM"
  • From "Max 0.91mmH2O" air/static pressure to "3.04 mmH2O"
  • From an unknown life expectancy to "50,000 hours".
Yeah. So, I hope it looks as good as it performs. Based on how similar this fan looks to the one I got for my Tuniq Tower, I'm pretty sure it kicks serious butt. The air pressure of the fan I got for my Tuniq Tower has an air pressure rating of 5.60mmH20! I don't know what that means, but it all sounds pretty impressive.

Anyway, regarding an intake in the bottom: I tried that, but my rig has to sit on carpet, and even though it's high-traffic carpet, it still collects dust much quicker than the other fans, including the front intake. So, I got rid of that thing in a hurry. Besides, 4 case fans is a little bit overkill anyway because my ambients - or as I say, my "computer room temps" - are usually at around 21-24°C. But, I love extreme overkill like this.
I got the new fan in the mail today that I discussed above. Here's how it seems to compare to the Silverstone FN121-BL when they're at 100% speed while I'm holding them in my hands:

At 100% speed, the Silverstone spins at approximately 1200 RPM. The Cooler Master spins at approximately 1900-2000 RPM. At these speeds, the Cooler Master is just about as quiet as the Silverstone. I mean, it was kinda difficult to tell if the Cooler Master was any louder.

When I placed them standing upright on the floor, I put my hand in front of both of them, alternating to compare. The Silverstone felt really weak and pathetic, but the Cooler Master felt fairly powerful. I was amazed at how much of a difference there was between the two. After doing that comparison, I was pretty glad that I invested my money in this Cooler Master fan.

However, once I put the CM 690's front intake filter on it, it was as if I had turned the fan off. So, I decided to do the same thing with the Silverstone, but it was even worse. So, I figured that even though the fan filter basically kills the fan, I'm better off at having the more powerful fan installed.

My only complaint is the blue LED appearance. The Silverstone looks like its pictures, but the Cooler Master: not so much.

Here's the pic of the Cooler Master fan:


Now I admit that I could tell that this is an obvious photoshop job. However, what's real are the thin lines of blue light. The only exception is that they look a little thinner than that in real life. Actually, it was pretty attractive while I was holding it in my hands. But behind the fan filter and the front bezel of the CM 690, it doesn't look as good. It especially doesn't look as good as the Silverstone. Here's Newegg's pic of the Silverstone, and it's a very accurate representation (and just imagine what it looks like with the lights off!):



But with the difference in performance, I might have to stick with the new Cooler Master, or find one that's just as powerful - if not more powerful - that looks better. Either that, or I might have to cut the fan filter out, and then remove the "honeycomb" grill.

But perhaps I'll get used to it and have a preference for the way this one looks over the Silverstone.
Edited by TwoCables - 6/18/09 at 12:38am
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^so you haven't removed the honeycomb? man!
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