Originally Posted by ckoons1;14869704
does anyone know where you can get a 230mm fan replacement for the front of case that has more airflow?
The problem is that there isn't a huge market for 200-230mm fans so finding stronger ones to replace the current ones might not be possible. You're better off modding in some smaller/stronger fans like what I did below as well as others...
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Originally Posted by seven7thirty30;14903886
Aww yeah...not sure if I posted this or not.
Looks great. Water cooled computers continue to make me jealous with the amount of effort people put in them.
Originally Posted by Old Guy;14908246
I think I asked this some months ago & don't recall an answer. Can airflow from the stock front 230mm (actually 200mm) fan be improved by providing more clearance behind the cover plate?
I guess the real question is if any of these "airflow" improvements imrove temps.
I don't think the plate really does anything to improve/obstruct airflow. What actually improves airflow/temperatures is removing the dust filters. From my point of view...CM cleverly put the plate there instead of a regular metal mesh to block off the view of collected dust whereas other cases that have a front mesh shows the dust buildup is clearly viewable. Basically...the only possible (easy) way to get better airflow through the case are stronger fans and/or dust filter removal.
As for me...nothing much has changed with my ATCS 840 except my planning on upgrading to GTX580 Classified cards and getting a USB 3.0 PCI-E card...keeping the lifespan of my build intact.