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Just spend the better half of today cutting 2 holes into the motherboard plate, after some proper cable management, my idle temps dropped ~3 degrees. I know this mod is pretty standard now, but just a heads up, I went to the hardware store to get some rubber gromets to covers the edges of the holes, but they didnt have any, so what I did was to cut an old power cable (we all have tons of them anyways) and splice it down the middle and as you can see from the pics, it seems to work very well.


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Just spend the better half of today cutting 2 holes into the motherboard plate, after some proper cable management, my idle temps dropped ~3 degrees. I know this mod is pretty standard now, but just a heads up, I went to the hardware store to get some rubber gromets to covers the edges of the holes, but they didnt have any, so what I did was to cut an old power cable (we all have tons of them anyways) and splice it down the middle and as you can see from the pics, it seems to work very well.
Good job, el cheapo to the rescue FTW.
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Guys I am almost done getting parts for the sig build. Question regarding the case and psu. I am debating how I want to situate the psu. I don't really like the idea of it blowing hot air on my cards. Then I thought about cutting a hole to have it blow out the bottom. What do you guys think about the psu blowing out of the case? How much clearance would I want? Lastly, due to the nature of hot air would it just cause more problems in the long run by having the psu fan working harder keeping the air out?
post #924 of 4558
Why would a power supply fan blow hot air towards your video cards? PS fans are intake so it would pull air away...

On a side note, I was able to get a second fan bracket from Antec for my case. It should be in monday. As I am planning to go back to dual 4870X2's the extra fan should be helpful.

It just barely fits though.
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Yes that makes much more sense. For some reason I thought with a single fan it would act as exhaust. I think I will go ahead and drill some holes to mount it upright then. Thanks for clarifying.
post #926 of 4558
Did anyone else have problems with the side panels? The first one i got had cracked plexiglass, and the free replacement they sent me was so banged up from shipping that it wouldn't even fit on the side. Dude from antec asked for my shipping info again, and now i have another box on the way. Guess i'll have plenty of moddable side panels lol.
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PSU fans dont blow into your cards it blows out the PSU out of the back of the case and I was told that having it upside down it could suck cold air off the bottom of the case instead of sucking air off of the cards
    
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PSU fans dont blow into your cards it blows out the PSU out of the back of the case and I was told that having it upside down it could suck cold air off the bottom of the case instead of sucking air off of the cards
Thats only a good idea with the antec 1200 if you add higher feet and make sure it doesn't sit on carpet. The current feet are so low that very little air could be pulled in.


Casters work well though.
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Did anyone else have problems with the side panels? The first one i got had cracked plexiglass, and the free replacement they sent me was so banged up from shipping that it wouldn't even fit on the side. Dude from antec asked for my shipping info again, and now i have another box on the way. Guess i'll have plenty of moddable side panels lol.

No problems here. Good srtaight outta the boxorzs.
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Here's an update. This may be just a temporary placement of the rad. I might still move it to the back of the case. Just testing it for awhile.






Edited by Slightly skewed - 1/18/09 at 1:22am
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