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post #11 of 36
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Originally Posted by Adrienspawn View Post
I think I see a squirrel hiding in there...

Remedy: Cably management x 5, front plastic thing removed, 120mm intake installed at the front.
Sorry, what front plastic thing? And how do I put a 120mm fan in front when there's only space for 2 80mm?

EDIT: Never mind, about the 120mm fan. I wasn't looking correctly, but the mount for the 2 80mm fans can also accomodate one 120mm fan.
Edited by A_N_T_H_O_N_Y - 6/26/08 at 1:11pm
post #12 of 36
My eyes actually hurt looking at the inside of that.
M..u....s...t.... c...le..a...n.... cables.....
5-10 degree drop most likely......

Zip ties, double sided tape, electric tape, wiring sleeves....
Must purchase.... NAO...

Good luck with your airflow.
post #13 of 36
I think he's reffering to the what looks like a plug in the front of the case that looks like it could be removed. Because if you look at it... where is your front fan going to pull air from as it is right now?
post #14 of 36
well putting fans in the front of your case will do absolutely nothing. If you look at the front of your case (the outside), there is no place for air to get in! The fans won't be doing any good.
You could try cutting a holy in the front, check the case mod work log section of the forums to see some examples, there are plenty if you look

For starters, put the rear fan in the top slot, that way it will be drawing air a little farther across your CPU from the intake fan at the bottom.

You could also try cutting your own fan hole in the window, as close to the front of the case as you can. this will get some cool air from the front of your case to the back exhaust.

your psu is most likely blowing air out btw.
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post #15 of 36
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Here I just wanted to show some pictures of how I think the air is supposed to get in from the front panel.


So here is the front of the case. as you can see there is about 1/2" gap between the front panel and the floor.


with the small door opened, you can see there is nothing really in between the front panel and the hollow part of the case


Inside, you can see there is a sort of vent leading to the outside of the case


Where the fans are mounted. Also, the floppy drive bays above


Front panel, I popped out the 3.5" bay cover to allow some more air to get in.

Apparently, whoever designed the case thought that those small spaces where enough to let air flow in. It obviously isn't sufficient for good air flow, but I think it's alright for now.
post #16 of 36
Where I'd go with that case...
1. Cut out the front twin 80mm and install a 120mm fan (intake.
2. Up the side case fan to a 120mm (intake)
3. Cut out the restrictive fan grills in the rear and add two fans (exhaust)
4. Get a fan controller to adjust the new higher volume fans.

Those little holes many case makers punch for air flow are very restrictive, cut them all out.
    
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post #17 of 36
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Where I'd go with that case...
1. Cut out the front twin 80mm and install a 120mm fan (intake.
2. Up the side case fan to a 120mm (intake)
3. Cut out the restrictive fan grills in the rear and add two fans (exhaust)
4. Get a fan controller to adjust the new higher volume fans.

Those little holes many case makers punch for air flow are very restrictive, cut them all out.
That all sounds good, and relatively easy. One thing, should I or should I not cut a blowhole in the top panel for a 120mm fan.
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Originally Posted by A_N_T_H_O_N_Y View Post
Sorry, what front plastic thing? And how do I put a 120mm fan in front when there's only space for 2 80mm?

EDIT: Never mind, about the 120mm fan. I wasn't looking correctly, but the mount for the 2 80mm fans can also accomodate one 120mm fan.
The big plastic thing I was referring to is the plastic cover on the front. I assume it is removable due to no other access to drive bays.

I just finished modding my old Tsunami Dream case with a front fan and some nice cable management. Everything is SO much cleaner, I could probably sell it for 100$ just because of the look lol. Also completely destroyed my past high ambient temps in the case.

Just read about you being able to cut metal! Very good young one! (edit:chances are you're double my age) Send me/post the best pic you have of of your case, I'll show you where to cut/add things.

I need one pic of each:

Side, panel closed

Side, panel Open

Back

Front, closed

Front, open

Top
Edited by Adrienspawn - 6/26/08 at 9:38pm
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post #19 of 36
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What I have done since I posted my pictures:
- Cut off all of the fan grills in my PC case
- Moved rear exhaust fan to the higher spot (right under PSU)

To do list:
- Get a new HSF installed (I am leaning towards the Xigmatek HDT-S1283)
- Install a 120mm intake fan on the front of my case
- Install another 80mm exhaust fan (rear)
- Cut a blow hole in the top panel of my case
- Install a 120mm exhaust fan
- Cover the fan with a wire grill
- Lots and lots of cable management
post #20 of 36
the sumbeam tech core contact is one of the top rated HSF, so is the xigmatek. so either will be fine.

look here:
http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

my only question is where did you even find the core contact, i looked around for a while and didn't find any.
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