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I plan to add a shroud or two, but it will fortunately require a great deal of case modification.
Fix't!
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post #3892 of 28251
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I like modifying the computer and the case but i dont have the time at the moment. Does anyone have any ideas as to how to attach a shroud to that?
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Shroud's dont have to be 100% solid. What you could do is install the second fan beyond the heatsink using extra long screws and some locking bolts.

Then use tape to fill in the gap, which would flex around the heatsink.

The foreseeable problem with this is that the VRs will overheat because there is a block of tape on top of them. So what I would do is cut the tape to match the size of the heatsink, so that it poked through into the shroud. This would require some careful tape-cutting but I think it would work.

If you feel confident enough to make this shroud out of something solid such as aluminium or acrylic - then even better
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post #3894 of 28251
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Originally Posted by Killhouse View Post
Shroud's dont have to be 100% solid. What you could do is install the second fan beyond the heatsink using extra long screws and some locking bolts.

Then use tape to fill in the gap, which would flex around the heatsink.

The foreseeable problem with this is that the VRs will overheat because there is a block of tape on top of them. So what I would do is cut the tape to match the size of the heatsink, so that it poked through into the shroud. This would require some careful tape-cutting but I think it would work.

If you feel confident enough to make this shroud out of something solid such as aluminium or acrylic - then even better

So on the outside, the case side curls in and makes it difficult to put a shroud there (heck it was extremely difficult to put the fan there where it is)

and on the inside, the heatsink on the motherboard is preventing my ability to put a shroud there.
(Heres a pic to explain what i was saying

Ambient temps are 17-19C and they are intake at the moment.
Heres a pic of the inside of the case:

I know your all jealous of my awesome cable management(best i can do till i take a dremel to the case)
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Edited by dude120 - 2/18/10 at 5:09pm
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post #3895 of 28251
Thats an interesting problem

It almost looks like a fan would fit on top of the heatsink - maybe if you modded the fan (ie. cut some holes in the side of it) the fan would fit?
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post #3896 of 28251
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Thats an interesting problem

It almost looks like a fan would fit on top of the heatsink - maybe if you modded the fan (ie. cut some holes in the side of it) the fan would fit?
Maybe, I didnt think of that. How do you think that would affect the airflow of the fan though?
If it really comes down to it, i can mount it above(in order to attain the space for the shrouds), but I'd rather not.
Edited by dude120 - 2/18/10 at 5:26pm
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post #3897 of 28251
It shouldnt affect the fan too much (I mean cutting the corners off and sanding away at the plastic). I would avoid making a hole right through if you can help it.
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post #3898 of 28251
I just checked, it wouldnt work, it would end up interfering with the blades, most likely. I guess I could make an extra long shroud, but it would most likely be right up against the H50 pump, lol
I dunno if cutting off the corners would help much because of the fact the the fan would really be sitting right on the heatsink.
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post #3899 of 28251
I think it would be alright up against the pump with a really long shroud - but it might not be worth it. Did you say the fan grill on the outside of the case bends outwards? I know that many people dremel it off completely.
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post #3900 of 28251
Just bought this baby. I sure hope I know how to configure this and maximize its potential when it comes lol
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