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Originally Posted by Sheira View Post
I think it will fit on the top perfectly. I will be probably getting the H80 instead though.

Thanks

The airflow configuration I have think is

With H100 - See Picture 1


Only fan airflow See Picture 2

What do you think?

Thanks


Edited by APC - 8/2/11 at 11:31am
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Not a bad idea. on another note my work log has started....

Project Evo 3 - CM ATCS 840 Water Cooling Log

Also can someone tell me how to take the top front IO ports off the case...I need to get it powder coated and cant find a way to get to that.
Edited by mav2000 - 8/2/11 at 11:43pm
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.On another note, the [side] panels are extremely thin and easy to dent. I think I should be using some noise absorption foam to thicken it up a bit. Anyone else feel the same?
I feel like I made a good choice getting my 840 back in March even though I won't get to my build till.... oops Summer's gone looks like Fall.

I'm less concerned about dents in the side panels (it will likely be under the desk) than I am with transmitted vibration and noise. I will be trying to minimize vibration from fans and drive but there is still the risk. I don't like the idea of sound deadening foam because I think it lessens the ability of the case sides to act as heat sinks and traps more heat in the case for the fans (I'll be air cooling) the deal with. I've thought instead in riveting some aluminum stiffeners (angles, bars, box channels?) to the insides to damp the vibration and add thermal mass. Has anyone experimented with this?

I actually found some massive (many pounds, 3/4 " think, could have covered the whole case side) black anodized aluminum heat sinks in a scarp yard and thought for about 5 minutes about riveting them to the outside of the case. But realized it was overkill and more for "coolness factor" than really practical. And for what I'd spend on the stuff I could probably buy another hard drive!
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Well, but riviting them will make it a mess right. That would kill all the clean lines..
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Do any of you have a particular SSD mounting bracket that you've found to work best in this case?
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The mainboard tray itself is the best SSD mountingbracket.
All you need to to is drill four holes.
     
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The mainboard tray itself is the best SSD mountingbracket.
All you need to to is drill four holes.
Wasn't really what I had in mind
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Well, but riviting them will make it a mess right. That would kill all the clean lines..
Well I replied to your question, I thought. But it did not post. So I'll try again.

"A mess" I'd consider a technique or workmanship problem. I would want all rivets to be the same color as the side panels (black or silver), all holes to be drilled the right size with no skipping or scratching of the side panels or oops misplaced holes, and all rivets square and level. Of course the "squeezed" side of the rivet would be inside.

Whether it "kills" the clean lines or any other part of a look is entirely subjective. I have no problem with an industrial or "techie" look and I'm much more concerned with function.

You could use silicone caulk as an adhesive to attach stiffening ribs inside the side panels so there would be no change to the outside appearance. But that would kill the ability of the added mass to act as a heatsink to the outside.

The monsta heatsinks on the outside would be another question. An entirely different look. If you like it you like it. If you don't you don't. If I were to do that, BTW, they would not be riveted. I'd drill clearance holes in the side panels and tap blind holes (not through to the outside) in the heatsink(s) for machine screws that would be screwed into the heatsink(s) from the inside.
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I found someone selling an ATCS 840 unmodded but used for $100...is it worth the cost as I'm feeling a little bit cramped on my CM 690 II despite having a mATX mobo. Thanks for the replies!
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Do any of you have a particular SSD mounting bracket that you've found to work best in this case?
Not a bracket specifically, but when my Falcon still worked I liked using it in an Icy Dock; it fits in the 3.5" trays quite well, the only problem being that SATA cables will not lock into the ports; I was using the first revision Dock though, they may have added locking mechanisms to the second one (which has vents in the top of it).

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I found someone selling an ATCS 840 unmodded but used for $100...is it worth the cost as I'm feeling a little bit cramped on my CM 690 II despite having a mATX mobo. Thanks for the replies!
That's a really good price for an unmodded 840; if nothing else looks suitable for that price for relieving that cramped feeling, then I say it's worth a shot.
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