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If you have an old pentium II-III cooler lying around...
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WD Caviar aaks WD320gb Ocz Agility III 60gb Coolermaster Nepton 280L Windows 7 Ultimate Sp1 64 bit 
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WD Caviar aaks WD320gb Ocz Agility III 60gb Coolermaster Nepton 280L Windows 7 Ultimate Sp1 64 bit 
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post #72 of 77
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If you have an old pentium II-III cooler lying around...
700

best cooling mod ever
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WDC VelociRaptor 300GB SATAII WDC Caviar Black 2TB SATAII WDC Caviar Black 1TB SATAII WDC Caviar Black 1TB SATAII 
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Asus BW-12B1ST CD-RW/DVD-RW/BD-R Asus BW-12B1ST CD-RW/DVD-RW/BD-R Scythe 140mm & Corsair 120/140mm Blue LED Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
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LG 27MP68VQ-P 27" 1920 x 1080 60Hz IPS LED LG 27MP68VQ-P 27" 1920 x 1080 60Hz IPS LED Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum Corsair HX850W PSU Professional Series 
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Corsair Obsidian 800D with SilverStone AEROSLOTS Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum SteelSeries 4HD Onboard SoundMax HD 8 Channel ADI AD2000B 
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WDC VelociRaptor 300GB SATAII WDC Caviar Black 2TB SATAII WDC Caviar Black 1TB SATAII WDC Caviar Black 1TB SATAII 
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Asus BW-12B1ST CD-RW/DVD-RW/BD-R Asus BW-12B1ST CD-RW/DVD-RW/BD-R Scythe 140mm & Corsair 120/140mm Blue LED Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
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Corsair Obsidian 800D with SilverStone AEROSLOTS Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum SteelSeries 4HD Onboard SoundMax HD 8 Channel ADI AD2000B 
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post #73 of 77
Begging for rep is not allowed here; you're lucky a mod hasn't seen this.
Legion v1.4.2
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Intel i7 6700k ASUS Sabertooth Z170 EVGA GTX 970 ACX 2.0 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 
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8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 WD Caviar Black 640GB WD Caviar Black 640GB OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 
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LG Super Multi 22x DVD Burner [SATA version] Noctua NH-D15 Win10 Acer K272HULbmiidp [27" 1440p] 
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ASUS VH242H [23.6" 1080p] CMStorm QuickFire Stealth (Brown Switches) with... Corsair TX650w Cooler Master CM 690 
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G9X, no grips, no weights, no weight tray F@H mouse pad from last March... Oh wait... Schiit Modi II Schiit Vali 
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8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 WD Caviar Black 640GB WD Caviar Black 640GB OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 
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LG Super Multi 22x DVD Burner [SATA version] Noctua NH-D15 Win10 Acer K272HULbmiidp [27" 1440p] 
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ASUS VH242H [23.6" 1080p] CMStorm QuickFire Stealth (Brown Switches) with... Corsair TX650w Cooler Master CM 690 
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G9X, no grips, no weights, no weight tray F@H mouse pad from last March... Oh wait... Schiit Modi II Schiit Vali 
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post #74 of 77
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If you have an old pentium II-III cooler lying around...
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Gaming Rig 2012
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Intel core i7 3770k ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe Radeon HD 7970 G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB 2400 Mhz 
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Crucial M4 256 GB Arctic Accelero 7970 (gpu aftermarket cooler) Windows 7 home premium 64 bit Apple LED Cinema Display 
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Crucial M4 256 GB Arctic Accelero 7970 (gpu aftermarket cooler) Windows 7 home premium 64 bit Apple LED Cinema Display 
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post #75 of 77
I'm back with another one, this time it's called 'how to reduce that awful whining effect with case grills'.

Ever bought a CM case and put intake fans on the grills, only to fire it up and hear that awful siren-like whine?
Look no further.

Here's what you'll need.
- Modright Filterright Case Filter in the size that you require. E.g. a 120mm fan on a 120mm grill would require a 120mm filter, you don't say.
- (OPTIONAL) Your fan filter of choice. I chose the Silverstone FF-121 because I got a ton of them on the cheap, and they're pretty to look at whilst being able to filter quite well.

Do be advised, that this mod doesn't entirely shut your rig up, just turns down the level of whining and deepens the pitch so it isn't half as annoying. If anything, airflow is more directed as well, after the mod.

Step 1: Prep the area you're going to work on. Clean off any dust and grime, or paint over any rusted spots and allow to dry.
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Step 2: Grab your Modright Filterright filter. You'll see that the actual filter is mounted on an outer ring via four small screws.
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Step 3: Unscrew those screws and remove the filter panel from the outer ring. You may choose at this point in time, to keep or to trash the filter. We don't need that now.
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Note how the ring forms a shroud around the fan:
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Step 4: Mount it this way on your casing: (Outside) SST-FF121 Filter > Case Door > Modright Ring > Fan
Modright provides a set of four threaded screws with nuts on them already, all you have to do is to push the screw through all those layers above, and then mount the nut right at the end (if you have closed flange fans like mine) or tighten the nut on the inner flange of the fan, for open flange ones.
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Step 5: Admire your results. If done right, it should look like this from the outside.
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Once again be warned that your results may vary based on filter used (or none at all) and type of fan used. This mod shut my AVC DS12025B12H up a considerable bit, but weren't so effective on the San Ace.
Additionally if your case is in need of some extra pressure, this helps to pressurize the airflow from your fan. The Filterright ring acts as a mini shroud, whilst the FF121 is known to have a small bit of directional properties.

If you're going to be doing this on the convex grills (rear exhaust and front intakes of a CM chassis), then you may want to consider purchasing a Silverstone FF-122 instead for its entirely flat surface. The FF121 has a ring on its filter surface which won't play too well with the extruded grills.

For convex grills such as the ones you'll find on the intake end of a CM341, you'll want to mount them in this order:
(Outside) Case > SST-FF122 > Modright Ring > Fan
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2x KVR1333D3N9/2G Plextor M5S 128GB Western Digital Caviar GreenPower WD5000AACS Western Digital Caviar WD2500JS 
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LiteON iHAS324 DVD-RW DL Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro w/ AVC DS12025B12U Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Dell Ultrasharp U2211H 
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Rapoo V500 (Kailh Yellow) FSP Aurum AU-400 400W 80PLUS Gold CoolerMaster Silencio 352 CoolerMaster Storm SPAWN 
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Fenda F&D H200 2.0 USB Powered 
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Intel Core i3 2100 @ 3.0 ASROCK Z68 Pro 3 M AMD Radeon HD 5770 1GD5 (Reference) 2x KVR1333D3N9/4G 
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2x KVR1333D3N9/2G Transcend SSD370 128GB WD Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT Samsung SH-223C 
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Thermaltake Water 3.0 Performer-C AKASA Ball Bearing Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Dell Ultrasharp U2311H 
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Armaggeddon Strike Eagle MKI-3 (Kailh Red) Dell (Foxconn) F320EM-00 320W 80PLUS Gold CoolerMaster Elite 341 CM Storm SPAWN 
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2x KVR1333D3N9/2G Plextor M5S 128GB Western Digital Caviar GreenPower WD5000AACS Western Digital Caviar WD2500JS 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LiteON iHAS324 DVD-RW DL Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro w/ AVC DS12025B12U Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Dell Ultrasharp U2211H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rapoo V500 (Kailh Yellow) FSP Aurum AU-400 400W 80PLUS Gold CoolerMaster Silencio 352 CoolerMaster Storm SPAWN 
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Fenda F&D H200 2.0 USB Powered 
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Intel Core i3 2100 @ 3.0 ASROCK Z68 Pro 3 M AMD Radeon HD 5770 1GD5 (Reference) 2x KVR1333D3N9/4G 
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2x KVR1333D3N9/2G Transcend SSD370 128GB WD Scorpio Blue WD7500BPVT Samsung SH-223C 
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Thermaltake Water 3.0 Performer-C AKASA Ball Bearing Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Dell Ultrasharp U2311H 
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Armaggeddon Strike Eagle MKI-3 (Kailh Red) Dell (Foxconn) F320EM-00 320W 80PLUS Gold CoolerMaster Elite 341 CM Storm SPAWN 
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Dell USB Powered 2.0 
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post #76 of 77
When I had $300 in the 7th grade I built a computer and just kept the case open and just had a huge room fan blowing into it.. It would still keep crashing but much less often redface.gif
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Crucial M4 128gb Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb Asus DVD/CD Corsair H110 
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Windows Home Premium 7 2x Asus VE248H 24" LED LCD Ducky Zero Corsair AX850 
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NZXT Switch 810 Matte Black Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical USB and PS/2 Comp... Creative Inspire T3130 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128gb Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb Asus DVD/CD Corsair H110 
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Windows Home Premium 7 2x Asus VE248H 24" LED LCD Ducky Zero Corsair AX850 
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NZXT Switch 810 Matte Black Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical USB and PS/2 Comp... Creative Inspire T3130 
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post #77 of 77
the radiator for my water cooled cpu is designed to be mounted onto a 120mm fan port, but with the small case, it simply wouldn't fit anywhere on the inside. I took some really long bolts and mounted it on the outside of the only 120mm port on the case. I kept the internal 120mm fan in place. I used a piece of aluminum flashing to separate the warm exhaust and the intake for the radiator.


Significantly lowered my CPU temps.

case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811295001
cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209049



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