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I wonder if Meshing the Side window would have the same cooling properties than putting in a big fan?
without a filter on it, it's going to be a HUGE dust magnet... speaking of, need to take mine into work to get it all blown out tomorrow. wanna get of those under-handed compliments from Rockr about "how good the dust looks" in my case....
    
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I have a question for all you scout owners

would it be worth while to flip the top fan over so it is blowing instead of sucking?
The reason I ask this is my Noctua D14 sits a mer millimeter or 2 from that fan and because of this monster cooler i no longer get any air at all over my NB and vrms and they get very hot when benching or rendering. so hot in fact some of my skin is left on the NB heat sink!

I was hoping that flipping the fan over would get some additional airflow over these but will it screw up the airflow on the case?

Normally i would just go ahead and try it myself but it is such a ball ache removing the Noctua as there is no room to remove the clip from the center fan to access the Screws.

Anyone tried doing this before? or is the fan too far away to have any real benefit?

Besides the recommendation of putting a 120 or 140mm fan in the 5.25" drive bays, mounting a 60 or 80mm fan above the NB and VRMs as spot coolers might be in order. It can take a bit of ingenuity to figure out how to mount them there and it can often times be more difficult to find fans that will actually fit, but it can be worth the effort. Sometimes a slim 10 or 15mm thick fan works better in these spots. And zip ties and clear rtv sealant are your friends. I've attached more than my share of small fans on NBs with the clear rtv over the years. It works nice in that it holds the fan securely, dampen vibrations to help control noise, and is fairly easy to remove the fan when needed without leaving any residue or damaging the heatsink. It just takes a bit of planning to figure it out.
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Originally Posted by rikaldrey View Post
This is what it looks like with the side panel
Please tell me you took lots of pics and are going to do a build log

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Originally Posted by unimatrixzero View Post
I wonder if Meshing the Side window would have the same cooling properties than putting in a big fan?
On my Sniper it made the temps worse. I dropped almost 5C off both GPU's and the CPU by covering the mesh. The only reason I can think of for this is the it messes with the air tunnel effect cases have.
Edited by GoodInk - 6/14/11 at 6:04pm
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*wave*
Edited by The Red Dojo - 6/15/11 at 4:11pm
post #21955 of 28613
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I finally got around to doing a few photos, but unfortunately for you guys, I'm a horrible photographer...

Still 2 things left to do on it. Waiting for a 64-1 card reader to occupy the space under the NZXT Sentry then I'll be moving the ASUS dvd drive down into the empty space and stealthing it. Still trying to get around to making a false floor as well, got a nice piece of metal waiting in the shop off a Microwave shroud.

Oh, and sorry but I doubt I'm going to be able to take time to do a work log, didn't really do anything I'd consider crazy and extremely difficult to replicate though. Even the radiator up top just took a lot of cutting, nothing too brain intensive.

I think after I did the cutting for the roof I finally just got pissed off at modding and modding and modding and I just wanted to finish the darn thing. Not bad for my very first ground up build though I guess
Looks great to me. Great use of available unused space.
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Cheers for that, I just honestly think I'd have done it a lot cleaner if I'd have taken my time. Who knows, maybe I'll get around to tidying it up a bit more.

Oh, and wire management sucks with all the stuff I have in this thing, lol
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Cheers for that, I just honestly think I'd have done it a lot cleaner if I'd have taken my time. Who knows, maybe I'll get around to tidying it up a bit more.

Oh, and wire management sucks with all the stuff I have in this thing, lol
I know the feeling, once the HDD cage comes out, you loose a lot of area to hide stuff. For a first time mod, 100% great work! The only thing I would do is flip the SSD and the HDD, the SSD is upside down and the silver I feel would look better than the PBC on the HDD. I thought about setting mine up much like yours, but I went the route of putting my rad up front. A few questions, how well does the top panel seal? Second, how good is the flow of air through the rad? Third, the mesh on the res, drive covers or did you find something that looks a lot like the stock stuff?
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I know the feeling, once the HDD cage comes out, you loose a lot of area to hide stuff. For a first time mod, 100% great work! The only thing I would do is flip the SSD and the HDD, the SSD is upside down and the silver I feel would look better than the PBC on the HDD. I thought about setting mine up much like yours, but I went the route of putting my rad up front. A few questions, how well does the top panel seal? Second, how good is the flow of air through the rad? Third, the mesh on the res, drive covers or did you find something that looks a lot like the stock stuff?
I originally had the HDD flipped the other way to begin with but I think the reason I did that was because the SSD power was opposite sided so it was kinda pick and choose which one is showing bottom.

1] The Radiator is actually all the way down to the metal, it's recessed into the plastic with nothing underneath. I'm guessing you mean how well does it go back together? It's all clipped in like it was before in stock positions

2] The air flow is GREAT. Then again I am running a couple of AP-15's up there but still, only running them at 70% to cut noise and it's perfect. I'm definitely going to be adding my 5850 to the loop in about a month. Check out my temps at the following link whilst doing Small FFT on Prime95. http://i54.tinypic.com/1534shw.png

3] The mesh I actually bought a sheet from some guy on Ebay at the following link http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=260772945594 . I will say it's stainless and I wish I could've found aluminum or a softer metal to make it easier to work with.

That sheet is twice as wide as what you need for the front, but will only cover about half of the drive bay above where my resevoir is. I just hammered out the stock piece till flat, matched it up to the new one, then cut it with a very thin band saw, painted it flat black, put it in the front panel with the filtration material then flipped over the black XSPC resevoir cover and used the screws to fasten the mesh down to it with the cover as well. The holes are rectangles as opposed to rounded shapes though, and it's all woven, not stamped and one piece so the edges will fray if you're not extra careful. Also, the holes are about #14.

As far as the drive cage is concerned, I actually cut it down to 3 capacity and rotated it 90 degrees and was going to put the drives back in it but I missdrilled something and haven't been back to the shop to remedy it. Anyway, when it's rotated 90 degrees the cage actually butts up perfectly to the front 120mm fan so air pushes through there GREAT. If you're going to try this, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CAGE ORIENTATED CORRECTLY!! Otherwise the tabs for the drives won't be out the back so installation of drives will be a ***** and you'll have to redrill the holes... Not that that's the reason I haven't finished mine or anything... *whistles* I'm still planning on doing this, but wasn't going to say anything ;P Just have to make 2 more holes and it's in.
Edited by The Red Dojo - 6/14/11 at 11:32pm
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Wish this case was just 2 inches taller and deeper...
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