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[ame]http://vimeo.com/18249357[/ame]

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post #412 of 604
looking good!

I have the same cooler,

Moved mine 90 degrees and fitted a couple of 120mm fans to aid airflow wink.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vicrol123;13561478 
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I always hope I get an Elite 430 instead drool.gif
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Updated, apparently the Elite 335 is not made for cable management...

The best I can do with Elite 335
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My rear twist-tied PCIE slot 80mm fan
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I have the same case like bjbendit wink.gif (no side intake, but with window instead)
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Add me In! thumb.gif

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Cable management takes creativity in this one for sure.
Edited by CircuitFreak - 6/11/11 at 6:09pm
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post #416 of 604
I have the Elite 330 Black - does that count?
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It most certainly does!

Pics please!
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i am a owner of the cm elite 335 tongue.gif

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post #419 of 604
Hi Guys,

I'm new to the forum and also new to PCs/modding and custom building. I have a background in custom car modification (big power, not silly body parts) so am confident with my hands and intelligent enough to do research and plenty of reading before gettings my hands dirty.

I recently purchased a built PC in an Elite 330 case with the following spec;

- Intel Sandybridge i5 2500k (3.3GHz)
- ASUS P8P67PRO Motherboard
- 8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
- VTX3D HD6950 2GB GPU
- 2TB SATA II 7200 HDD

When it arrived the first thing I did was to take off the side panel and give it a quick look. I was a little shocked to see that whoever built it was very lazy (probably a guy staring at the clock waiting for 5pm so he can get the hell out and go home). The cable management was awful (although after doing a little research I knew the 330 Elite is renowned for having poor management).

This is what I found (apologies for the poor pic);

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The PC arrived with 1x 80mm Coolermaster Silent Fan as an intake on the lower-front and 1x 120mm Coolermaster Silent Fan on the back as an exhaust.

As you can see I had already purchased and fit 2x 120mm Akasa Silent Blue LED case fans (stupidly the intake fan on the front I fit the wrong way round and was actually exhausting). After all, I've never opened a PC before in my life, so that was a lesson learned straight away! This was quickly rectified.

I did some reading up on longevity mods (namely how important it is to keep your PC cool) and decided that I needed to make a few changes. At this moment in time I'm not planning on overclocking the CPU so have decided against an air CPU cooler, instead deciding that the best thing I can do is keep a nice flow of cool air through the machine for now.

I refused to believe that you couldn't cable manage the Elite 330 case, and so my first port of call was to tidy the cables. It was quite clear that they were ruining the air flow inside the case. Remember the before picture above; this is how she looked after;

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I was amazed to find that after booting the machine and running realtemp (with the case complete) it had dropped the idle temp by 6 degrees celcius!

I decided that I could make use of the cases un-used 5.25" drive bays and the single unused 3.5" bay so made a couple of purchases which were;

- Lian-Li BZ-502B Cooling Tray (Black)
- 2x Coolermaster Sickleflow 120mm Silent Fans (Black, Blue LED)
- Scythe Kaze Q Fan Controller (Black)

I wanted whatever modifications I made to the machine look as close to stock as possible. Despite the blue fans I'm not particularly into 'showy' machines, like my cars, I'm into 'sleepers'. They look nice, but punch far harder than you expect.

I removed the stock Lian-Li fan in the 5.25" bay cooler and replaced it with one of the Sickleflows. I also changed my lower-front intake fan for the other Sickleflow. The Akasa 120mm was moved to the rear of the case as an exhaust. The standard Coolermaster 120mm and 80mm fans that came with the Computer were relocated to the side panel as intakes to cool the GPU (120mm) and feed the CPU cooler (80mm). As you can see below (apologies for the fingerprints, most likely still had oil on them);

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As you can see the lower 120mm fan I have fit to cool the GPU was never intended to be there, so I am considering swapping it out for a smaller 80mm which may fit onto the mesh better, providing a cleaner look.

I then set about fitting the Lian-Li bay cooler and Scythe fan controller. I knew that if I simply plugged in all my extra fans they would run at 100% speed, which aside from being unnecessary is extremely noisy. I'm not fussy about noise, but I would rather not tolerate sitting next to an aeroplane. I was drawn to the Lian-Li cooler because of it's simplicity, genius and the fact that it was available in black, the mesh isn't too far detached from the standard mesh on the front of the case and lastly, it has a built-in removable dust filter.

This was installed with one of the Sickleflow fans;

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Now that the Lian-Li was fitted I noticed that having the Sickleflow mounted in it was conflicting (visually) with the Akasa fan below, so this was swapped out for the other Sickleflow fan.

Afterwards I set about fitting my Scythe Fan Speed controller in the unused 3.5" bay above the headphone/microphone jack and USB ports;

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I was pleasantly suprised at the simple installation of this product and it's effectiveness. It also only uses one 4-pin (forgive my ignorance, I don't know the proper names) power plug from the PSU and divvies out the power between the fans connected to it. I also purchased this product because of the similarity in the (albeit brushed) black dull-metallic finish with the standard look of the case. I feel that it fits right in, and looks like it's been there all along.

The Scythe controller is now connected to the top intake Sickleflow (in the Lian-Li Cooler), the bottom-front intake Sickleflow and the 120mm side intake GPU cooling fan.

So from the inside this is how my case looks as of 30 minutes ago;

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And outside (sorry for the blur);

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It's definitely an improvement over what I received in the mail, but I'm still not done with it yet.

This is my rig currently with a Dell 2407WFP. I have ordered another and am currently waiting for it to arrive. My ancillaries are a Razer DeathAdder mouse and Razer Lycosa Keyboard.

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My future plans include;

- GeForce (preferably EVGA) GTX 590 to replace my current HD6950 [eventually Quad-SLI]
- Coolermaster Hyper 212 CPU Cooler [If as below]
- Overclock (~4.0GHz) [If necessary]
- Drilling out the top of the case for another 120mm exhaust fan

I'm half-way saved up for my GTX 590 so if anybody would be interested in buying my HD6950 (stock, stock speeds, never overclocked or BIOS modded) which is only two weeks old, please let me know smile.gif

I'm looking forward to chatting with some of you as I expect there is an absolute WEALTH of knowledge and experience on this forum I could benefit from, and hopefully be a part of.
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post #420 of 604
Nice job on the cables, it does take some time to get it neat and right.

If you ever wonder which way fans move the air they always blow out on the side with the bracing. The 4 pin connectors are called Molex connectors.

Honestly you I would leave that bottom GPU cooling slot on the door with no fan on it. With 2 120mm and 80mm intake fans vs. 2 120mm as exhaust your approaching the point of too much intake vs not enough exhaust IMO. I would just snag a few filters for the door so your not getting excess dust in your case.

And welcome to the forums. thumb.gif
Edited by CircuitFreak - 6/12/11 at 12:10pm
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