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4 inches is ok I guess. You can always enlarge it with a dremel or whatever afterwards.
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Hmm, I'll try using a sabre saw first then, and seeing how clean it is.
First gotta go get some metal cutting blades.
    
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post #33 of 125
dont like the case.
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What's your case then.
BTW, there's no such thing as a 9800GT on market, just FYI.
    
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Update:

Revised the airflow. This should work out better.


Revised Airflow




Two 120mm Scythe Ultra Kaze's will be on the back. I'll probably use a fan controller for them, so I only turn them up to max when I need it. Front intake fans will have to be pretty strong. Bottom intake ones won't. I'm modding to fit a 92mm exhaust fan on the expansion slots, since I probably will be only using PCIE.
I should go buy my hole saw now...
    
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i dunno... psu pushes hot air inside of case?
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Yeah apparently the Antec Earthwatt's fan pushes air inwards...

Unless my fingers can't tell the difference between push and pull when feeling the airflow...
    
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Hmm, actually, using common sense, the PSU shouldn't do that, and doing some research, I found that the side with the bracket is the side that the fan blows to.
So the fan would be blowing air out from the psu, and the psu would get air from the back grill...
So I guess now I'll decide to zip tie another 80mm fan at the back, to increase airflow.
    
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dont like the case.

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Update

Got an Antec Earthwatts 500W for a freebie, might use it for this build if it shapes up. Plus it's free, so I can mess around with it, like voiding the warranty.



PSU Outside



That screw confused me for so long... I got rid of the 3 others, but couldn't get the cover off, so I messed around with it until I finally realized that there must be a screw hidden under the warranty sticker.



PSU Insides



Now this is where I got confused. Why is there plastic in the PSU? Wouldn't it mess with the heat transfer and everything?

For a second I got all excited, because the thing in the bottom right looked like a three pin fan connector, so I was all like "I can replace this crappy fan! Woo!" However, the connector won't come off under a little pressure, and I'm afraid of ripping something, so I didn't decide to try any harder.

I was thinking of painting the PSU, replacing the fans, and putting some LEDs in there too, but it looks like the plastic is somehow keeping the entire card thing stuck to the PSU box. I can't remove anything. So that means no painting, and I can't remove the fan either. I might be able to stick a couple of LEDs in though...



24-pin Sleeving



When I was messing with the PSU, the end of the sleeving for the 24-pin conneconnector fell out. (The only connector on the PSU that is sleeved.) Apparently, Antec hadn't connected the end of the sleeving to anything, and it was simply stuffed into the case, and only fortune had kept the sleeving inside for so long. I decided to remove the sleeving, since it already had some holes in it (Probably from last owner) and wasn't really making the PSU look any better.


Well, there concludes my journey into the mysteries of PSUs... Didn't accomplish much. Luckily, my PSU still works.

Fun fact: RAIDMAX 80mm Fans blow more air than their 120mm fans, although the 80mm fans are louder... I can actually hear it, while the 120mm fans are silent...
Edited by xHassassin - 6/14/08 at 7:21pm
    
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