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Is they any point in using the fan slot at the bottom of the case? What benefits does it have?
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Is they any point in using the fan slot at the bottom of the case? What benefits does it have?
Well, as we all know, hot air rises, which means in normal circumstances the lower the air you can get to, the cooler it will be. Also, typically, the lower fan will provide additional cooling to large graphics cards, as the lower slot lines up nicely with the PCI-E slots on mobo's.
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how do you think you could do that? cutting out parts from the clear acrylic and glue the red parts in, or glue the red parts onto the clear? cause the last option will show a lot of glue between the parts, and will make it less nice as the red glued into the clear.
Well i mean, the cleanest way would be to have no u-channelfor the clear, just perfectly flush with the side panel, and the red perfectly flush with the clear. I'm smart enough to know that would be extremely hard though. I'm thinking thin strips of that uber strong double-sided tape, which happens to be red, would go pretty well.
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you can do the second part but u have to be careful. its basically soak the red in acetone and place it on the clear. but the catch is if u get acetone on the clear and try to wile it off you will make a smudge on it.

EDIT: the best option for him would probly make a clear window and use clear red vinyl on it to do it that way.
red vinyl? whree would i get that and how much would it cost?

hmm. just had another thought... if i had access to some transparent but UV reactive red paint (i know where to get blue and green but no red ), i could just put tape on the bits i didn't want to paint and do it that way...
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Is they any point in using the fan slot at the bottom of the case? What benefits does it have?
Optimal airflow straight to your GPU's fan. IDK how beneficial it would be to a multi GPU setup though, as the bottom card would probably block most of the airflow from the top card. In that case, a fan in the 5.25" or 3.5" drive bays would probably be better.
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red vinyl? where would i get that and how much would it cost?
just google vinyl decals and shops will come up. email them if they could make a custom decal to your specs. i would think it would cost $50 max but idk.
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Is they any point in using the fan slot at the bottom of the case? What benefits does it have?
I think there is. I'm using it for my radiator and it is much more efficient than in my last setup where the radiator was outside of the case. Although in this new setup I have a much more direct water loop.
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just google vinyl decals and shops will come up. email them if they could make a custom decal to your specs. i would think it would cost $50 max but idk.
ugh. too expensive... i would also like to be able to see through it.
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ugh. too expensive... i would also like to be able to see through it.
just ask them. it may cost $5-$10 and may have a see threw. you dont know till u ask.

EDIT: i found some other option, Red Tail Light Lens Film. its like $25 but u get 2x more then needed. i wound if they would be willing to sell half of it.
http://www.decalfx.com/red_tail_light_film.html

or a Ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...=STRK:MEWAX:IT


for get that Amazon for the win!! $4
http://www.amazon.com/Tail-Light-Cov...8&s=automotive
Edited by bobfig - 10/3/09 at 8:45pm
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I used colored slightly transparent vinyl for a similar case window mod when I was at school and had access to an automated vinyl cutter (cut computer generated designs automatically). Applied the design to a clear acrylic window and it looked great, though the design was way different and we used green instead of red.
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just ask them. it may cost $5-$10 and may have a see threw. you dont know till u ask.

EDIT: i found some other option, Red Tail Light Lens Film. its like $25 but u get 2x more then needed. i wound if they would be willing to sell half of it.
http://www.decalfx.com/red_tail_light_film.html

or a Ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...=STRK:MEWAX:IT


for get that Amazon for the win!! $4
http://www.amazon.com/Tail-Light-Cov...8&s=automotive
cool beans! That looks great! Not sure what the postage to AUS would be from amazon though... in any case, it'll be ages until i can actually do this mod

no cm 690 = no mods
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Is they any point in using the fan slot at the bottom of the case? What benefits does it have?
In my experience, none whatsoever.

When I first build my rig, I stuck the fan down there and I thought that it was a good idea, but it ended up bringing in a ton of dust without the filter, and not bringing in enough air with the filter. I moved the fan to the 5.25" bay and zip tied it in, and that dropped my CPU and NB temps by about 4c. I also made a fan duct out of a 2 liter bottle which dropped them by about 1-2c.

I have since duct taped the bottom vent shut to keep out dus

As for hot air rising, I personally believe that in a case that has fans, convection does not cause an issue.

The whole purpose of fans is so that you can make the air your B!7CH and have it do whatever you want it to do...

Right now I actually have the top fans as an intake and the lower of the side panel fans as an outlet, and it helped my temps a lot, too. (Another 5c idle, 3c load). Before I started messing with airflow, my CPU idled at 42c and maxed out at 58c. With the changes I listed, it idles at an indicated 31 (probably 33-35) and tops out at 47-48 after half an hour of Prime95.

Oh, and the new temps are at 3552 mhz, the old ones are at 3485.

I have since duct taped the bottom vent shut to keep out dust.
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