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I have an Elite 341 It's a nice mATX case and holds everything I have and since it's so small my airflow is awesome
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post #392 of 604
Reporting in!

1st virgin post in this forum.

attached pix of my current setup (w/ messy cable management...hehe)

Just upgraded from Hyper 101 to CM 212+ and it's really good stuff!

Case : CM elite 335
Total I've got 5 x 120mm fans in my system

however...my graphics card still seem to be hovering around 56deg idle...hmm..

My case comes with a clear acylic panel instead of what i see here from you guys that come with a ventilated panel..should i DIY a hole to add another fan?



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Before you cut a hole in the side panel you should remove the window from the panel, cut a piece of cardboard to fit it, cut a hole in that over the graphics card, then place a fan in that hole and see if it helps the temps or not. No sense messing up the side panel until you know if it will help or not.
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Before you cut a hole in the side panel you should remove the window from the panel, cut a piece of cardboard to fit it, cut a hole in that over the graphics card, then place a fan in that hole and see if it helps the temps or not. No sense messing up the side panel until you know if it will help or not.
oh. means to "test" if it works using the cardboard 1st prior to cutting it on the acrylic.

ok i get what you mean. But is that position a nominal position for graphic cooling? I noticed that spot commonly has a fan vent there.
    
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Yes, that's a normal position for a fan.
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@bjbendit, Drop the ODD in the lowest possible slot, Than the intake airflow will be much better
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@bjbendit, Drop the ODD in the lowest possible slot, Than the intake airflow will be much better
Completely incorrect. It's much better the way it is as it's closer to a direct line to the cpu heatsink with the ODD on top.

Moving the hard drive to the bottom spot might improve airflow slightly, but with only the one hard drive it won't make enough of a difference to even be noticed.
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Hi i'm a new user
this is my CM Elite 330


So, what can i change it ?
With the elite series, you will have to mod the case if you want to hide the wires completely. Get creative. It is not a quick process, but just look at every single connector as a single unit and you will do fine.

Example: My old 310 elite
Before:


After:



Here you can see where I made some cuts in the mobo tray to allow access to the heatsink backing plate and to allow for better cable routing behind the tray.



Good luck and have fun.
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With the elite series, you will have to mod the case if you want to hide the wires completely. Get creative. It is not a quick process, but just look at every single connector as a single unit and you will do fine.

Example: My old 310 elite
Before:


After:



Here you can see where I made some cuts in the mobo tray to allow access to the heatsink backing plate and to allow for better cable routing behind the tray.



Good luck and have fun.
tat's a damn nice paint job!
    
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Originally Posted by k.3nny View Post
@bjbendit, Drop the ODD in the lowest possible slot, Than the intake airflow will be much better

if i drop the HDD to the lowest slot, airflow intake gets better?
but will the HDD get more heat?

now it's running cool , cooler than me.. LOL.

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