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First off, I'll go ahead and introduce you to my case.


(yes I did grab the image from Newegg. )

Anyways, this is what I have to work with so far. 120mm rear exhaust, and 120mm side panel exhaust. The side panel fan has green LEDs on it, and is just off-center from the side-panel (more towards the back of the case). I planned on adding 2 12" cold cathode tubes (blue) to the top and bottom inside corners of the case, like so:


(green dot = 120mm side fan)

Now I planned on added 2 purple 80mm fans somewhere near the front and back. I need suggestions on where to put them, and what the main purpose of each should be.

Any suggestions? :/

Also, the place where I plan on buying the cold cathodes and 80mm fans from http://www.xoxide.com/ . If you know any site that those cheaper, please tell me!
    
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post #2 of 14
Hi.

Good plan.

Could you post a pic of your case (side cover off) with the image angled toward in the inside face of the front of the cases' interior?

If you could set 2 x 80 mm fans side-by-side (a la Zalman ~ "Whatshisface-gaming guru"), that would keep them low and leave more space for drives. The fans should be intakes.

...or you could stack them verically...

How about another 120mm fan instead of 2 x 80 mm? You would get a better cfm to dba ratio (less noise for comparable flow).

There is always the "Blowhole" mod.
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That's my case from the side. And I could always remove the bottom HDD rack. Ignore that the 140mm light is blue. I didn't order mine from Newegg and the place I got it from said it's only a 120mm green fan. I only need the top HDD rack, so if anything requires me removing the bottom one, then that is okay.

I understand what you're saying,Syrillian, but I don't understand where you are suggesting I put them. And I also have no idea what the Blowhole method is. Care to enlighten me?
    
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Blowhole is usually on the top. It would require some modding.
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Oh, I knew that.

Well, I don't really want to get into all of that yet. What would be the next most effective use of 1x120mm?
    
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Idk if this was suggested already, but in the drive bays?
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I mean, that sounds good to me, but then would they just be there to keep the airflow moving towards the exhausts?

Also, what would be the best way to mount the cold cathode on the top?
    
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Originally Posted by Chadh92 View Post
I mean, that sounds good to me, but then would they just be there to keep the airflow moving towards the exhausts?

Yes, that is the desired effect.

Also, what would be the best way to mount the cold cathode on the top?
Double-sided tape (the 3M kind) or slef adhesive velcro. you could also use self-adhesive anchors and zip ties.
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Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
Double-sided tape (the 3M kind) or slef adhesive velcro. you could also use self-adhesive anchors and zip ties.
Can't believe I didn't even think of that. >_>
    
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post #10 of 14
Can, and/or are you willing to take your case "under the knife"?

It looks like you have a decent setup for airflow for now... or is there something specific that you are after (i.e. the 2 x 180mm fans you mentioned).
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