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post #1591 of 1794
Ok, I covered the back grill with some electrical tape(lol it was the only thing i had that was black) and im doing some heating test to see if it will affect temps at all. Here is some new pics of my custom side panel. The cuts are a little rough and it looks kind of funny. I didnt have a jigsaw so I did it all with a dremel, so there are to curved cuts, just diagnal ones, but i kind of like it that way, and Im sure once I get some uchannel to put on, it will look better. But I like it a lot better than the regular gamma side panel.



post #1592 of 1794

Covering up that back spot shouldn't hurt temps with your setup. Just filter out the side and most of your dust issues should be fixed.

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post #1593 of 1794
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Covering up that back spot shouldn't hurt temps with your setup. Just filter out the side and most of your dust issues should be fixed.
Yeah I just got done testing it with the tape covering it, and the temps stayed the same.
post #1594 of 1794
Is there anything I can do about sound dampening without changing my fans or spending much money?
Edited by ConfederateJoe - 12/16/12 at 10:41pm
post #1595 of 1794
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Is there anything I can do about sound dampening without changing my fans or spending much money?


lower fan speed with resistors and place the case on an elevated soft surface (like foam blocks.)

 

Like wise, using rubber bands or hair ties to suspend HDD's from the drive cage instead of trays or rails will help as well.

 

Most case noise comes from resonance build up. Which amplifies existing noise in an exponential manner.

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post #1596 of 1794
I kind of thought of something cool. I know a lot of people don't use optical drives anymore, but i still do from time to time, but I hate the way it looks. So this is what I did.







I Pushed the drive back some, and broke of the end tab on one side of the grill, so it will hold in place fairly well but i can still pop it out with my fingernail when I need to use the drive... I think it's a win.
post #1597 of 1794
Hello people, I got a Spectre Pro 230mm by Bitfenix for my M59 case. Used a jig saw to hack a bigger hole in the side and a drill press for the screw holes. had water being sprayed on it for all the cutting and drilling. still need some long screws and nuts to hold it all together on the window so I will add the final pics soon. Here are some from the process though. enjoy!

http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/accessories/spectre-pro/




post #1598 of 1794
^That's awesome
post #1599 of 1794
I'm considering buying like a $50-60 case, something a little nicer than my nzxt gamma, a step up.

But i dont think anything exists that's a serious step up from the nzxt gamma in the $50-60 price range. Haf 912 is the only case that might be a bit better but it's got that tacky side panel label and isn't much better (i think it's just got more space behind mobo?).

There's also the classic 210 for $18 at microcenter. I prefer the gammer's looks but that price is just so low... I think the cheapest gamma goes for is $40 after shipping (manu refurb from amazon i think, walmart sells the gamma for $35+shipping, cheaper than egg).

I wish you could buy the gamma with a clear side panel. Or the m59 with the gamma front panel (dont like m59's front panel, from what ive seen online, but love gamma's look).
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Corsair's 200R. May look like a basic black box, but it's actually quite the case.

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