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I cleaned my fan filters, and I also took out the drive metal meshes.
I also took out the black foam protecting the black plastic meshes.
I can now see my rig all the time lol.
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post #9352 of 19729
Hi everyone!
I will post my cm690 pictures soon as im not free currently.
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Ive just flipped the Power supply. I didnt add a filter beacause i didnt have one, but ill probably buy one. i know that it cuts out some ariflow, but i dont want my PSU getting dirty.

i tried to manage the cables a bit more. but gote more or less the same result.
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post #9354 of 19729
why did i just get a email today that there was a replay 4 days ago?

@BreakDown i wouldn't worry about a filter on the psu, most all of the dust with get cough on the grill exiting the psu and a quick wipe of the finger will remove it, filters get clogged and reduce air flow and more then likely will be forgotten about.
    
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Originally Posted by gotspeed View Post
why did i just get a email today that there was a replay 4 days ago?

@BreakDown i wouldn't worry about a filter on the psu, most all of the dust with get cough on the grill exiting the psu and a quick wipe of the finger will remove it, filters get clogged and reduce air flow and more then likely will be forgotten about.

then i will leave it as it is. thank you.

this is really a nice case (specially compared to my previous case, which was a stock packard bell case)
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yea just about any oem case will be incomparable to any after market case. as they are looking for the cheapest design that doesn't make the inside turn in to a pressure cooker, and after market cases are trying to build the best case available, and so far coolermaster is winning i think....
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BreakDown View Post
Ive just flipped the Power supply. I didnt add a filter beacause i didnt have one, but ill probably buy one. i know that it cuts out some ariflow, but i dont want my PSU getting dirty.

i tried to manage the cables a bit more. but gote more or less the same result.
I have had my HX520W since 3/12/08. My system has been on 24/7 since then, and guess what: I recently looked through the bottom into the PSU with a flashlight, and to my surprise, I didn't see any dust on the leading edges of the fan blades, nor could I see any dust on the internal parts. I was expecting it to be nasty. But, I guess that's because its fan never goes faster than its slowest speed because I never make it work that hard. And I'll tell ya something: unless you put 3 4890s in your rig, you will have the same pleasure.

By the way: I'm very glad that you mounted the PSU correctly. It is much better this way both for the PSU and your system. I mean, it's better for your system because it's better for your PSU.
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i can also vouch for ^^
My HX-620 is still dustless and is a good 1.5yrs+ old running probs ~18hrs most days
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As promised, some (bad quality) pictures of my cable management.



I ran every single cable from the PSU through that bottom slot. I didn't want to run anything up those black plastic cable managers, and in fact, I ripped them out.



This is hard to see, sorry. It's the AC '97/HD Audio, the USB, and the 1394 (Firewire) cables that come with the case. I wrapped them around the back of the mobo tray, and there is a tiny slot to the left of the larger one were I routed all the stuff from the PSU. Not sure where all those connections are on your mobo, but they were on the left side of mine so it worked out well.



Again, these are all the cables for the case hookups, plus the power and SATA connection for my lone DVD drive. I wrapped these as tightly as possible around the top corner of the DVD cage.



The back of the motherboard tray. Really cluttered back there. I suppose I could have gone all out and aligned everything, zip tied everything down, but my job works. It just requires both hands and a foot to close the panel . Any large connectors (molex, sata, etc) that had to sit against the motherboard tray I bent in a fashion that they would be as flat as possible.



The 5.25"/HDD cages. I shoved as many cables into the empty HDD area as I could. Again, any large connectors (molex, sata, etc) that had to sit against the 5.25" cage I bent in a fashion that they would be as flat as possible.



I tried to wrap some of the wires into that channel there, to free up some space to run the cables on the back of the mobo tray.



Just finished removing the covers and adding IC7 thermal paste to my other GX2 and slapped that sucker back in! 12 degrees cooler . Thought I ordered enough IC7 for both, but I didn't, another time perhaps.

If you have any other questions, let me know. Obviously the difficulty of this job is variable depending on your PSU and how this the cables are, and what all you've got installed.

- CR
Edited by Code-Red - 11/17/09 at 6:31pm
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hello i have a problem my e-sata isnt working someone to help me please ?
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