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Originally Posted by SupahSpankeh View Post
You're absolutely right, I just did this and it's awesome. I am blessed with a silent 60mm fan on the side of the PSU so thankfully even if the main intake isn't too good, the secondary fan should function as an intake pretty well.

Am I alone in taping up the "extra vents" int he PCI slots? I want cool air to come in from the front of the case, and as far as I can tell there is a slight downward component coming from the GPU vent (ATI 4870 double slot cooling, stock). If there's an inward breeze around there then it'll be taking in cool air, granted, but also some of that freshly vented GPU air.

Seems to have taken 2 deg C off GPU temps...

Also used electrical tape to tape down the cabling. 8 pin now reaches top slot without crossing board, which is also nice. Oh, and the PSU now doesn't feed any cables in through the compartment wall (they all go around the back) so I've been able to tape up those holes too, making the PSU wind tunnel pretty airtight.

Oh, and a final question - will moving my GPU to the bottom PCI slot decrease game performance etc? It's quite a hot little beastie and the further I can move it from my TRUE the better
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post #122 of 887
Running some OCCT CPU stress tests to see what the temps hit while these things are taped/untaped.

In the meantime, piccies. Again, CBA to resize - but you can see I've got a kind of tidy back, and most of the cables which can't be put anywhere else are taped down/to walls. I even attached a little plastic thingy to the side door so that I could keep the front panel connectors a little more tidily.
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The other night I was board so I went and made a hidden drive bay cover.



     
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post #124 of 887
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Originally Posted by SupahSpankeh View Post
You'll pry it from my cold, dead hands tbh
My friends asked the same question about my P180B when I switched to my Lian-Li, and I gave the same response lol. It's currently in a few pieces but when I'm done modding it I might move back into it
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Ignore the double post BTW

I got annoyed that my Lian-Li A05N was so small & cramped that it caused my 2nd HD4870 to overheat unless the fan was at 100%, so I moved back to my P180B...but not without a little modding first

Before


I threw in a drive cage from my old Antec 900 (This is all I ever used the 900 for, parts. It really was that bad of a case. I didn't even put my hardware in it it was that bad). And because of that drive cage and the fan controller, my DVD-RW drive is in an external case. Also, note the Apple sticker


Since I didn't have a drill handy to get rid of the rivits holding in the bottom fan cage, I used a big screw and my own muscile (or lack there of) to get them out. Worked like a charm!


Bottom fan removed (P183 style )


Finished! Other than the power cable for my Xonar DX and my 4 PCI-E power cables looking a bit "blech", this is one of my best cable jobs
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post #126 of 887
I am now a proud to owner of a P182
though I have it taken apart for mods XP
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post #127 of 887
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Ignore the double post BTW

I got annoyed that my Lian-Li A05N was so small & cramped that it caused my 2nd HD4870 to overheat unless the fan was at 100%, so I moved back to my P180B...but not without a little modding first

Before


I threw in a drive cage from my old Antec 900 (This is all I ever used the 900 for, parts. It really was that bad of a case. I didn't even put my hardware in it it was that bad). And because of that drive cage and the fan controller, my DVD-RW drive is in an external case. Also, note the Apple sticker


Since I didn't have a drill handy to get rid of the rivits holding in the bottom fan cage, I used a big screw and my own muscile (or lack there of) to get them out. Worked like a charm!


Bottom fan removed (P183 style )


Finished! Other than the power cable for my Xonar DX and my 4 PCI-E power cables looking a bit "blech", this is one of my best cable jobs
WoW, that looks nice and pro! I am gonna mod my P180B that way too.
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WoW, that looks nice and pro! I am gonna mod my P180B that way too.
Be warned though, when you remove the bottom fan bracket the case loses a LOT of strength.
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hmm I might have to pass on it then. I got lots of stuff for my setup and I would probably need the extra support from the bracket.
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It really only affects you if you move your computer around a ton. Plus I have a lot more stuff crammed into my case then you do and I'm not worried about it
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