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post #631 of 1794
You can get longer bolts(not sure how long, but it's somewhere on the forum...lol) Zipties worked for me though
post #632 of 1794
My thanks to Papa Smurf and the rest of you for your support. Having the HD behind the front intake fan is an improvement.

It's unfortunate that the HD cage in the Beta, Beta Evo, Gamma and M59 blocks so much air. I once saw a pic of mini-bungee cords holding a HD - two from the top and two from the bottom. They held the HD so vibrations would not pass to the case. And it left the HD naked to the wind for superior cooling. My current setup is a quick kludge job. I'll probably go for a bungee cord solution next.
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post #633 of 1794
ehume:
Your results have been nothing short of amazing so far . I look forward to seeing your bungie cord ideas in action.
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post #634 of 1794
Thanks.

Forgot to add: on the Beta Evo, the smallest distance from the back of the mb tray to the right panel is 17.5mm. The groove for the ATX-24 cable is deeper still.
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post #635 of 1794
Rig up something like this from Mountain Mods. Shouldn't be that difficult to cut a couple of pieces of tin or aluminum, bend it to shape, then drill a few holes. I rigged up a couple of these a few years ago that held 4 drives each for a media center with 8 total hard drives.


Edited by PapaSmurf - 9/27/10 at 6:50pm
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post #636 of 1794
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Well, there's a stock fan spot in front of the 5.25" bays. Mine just had 4 bolts holding it in.

If you are talking about behind the 5.25" bays, I used zip ties to hold mine in.
Hey, The only thing in my 5.25" bays is a spot where I could definitely put a fan in with the use of zipties, I don't know what you mean about the 4 bolts though. I know there's a fitted place to install one in front of the 3.25" though.
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Linked from here.
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I thought we were discussing 3.5" bays! I even stated 5.25" bays in my post too .

Yeah, where the 5.25" bays are, you can EASILY zip tie a fan in back there. I've done so on the back side of mine. Just make sure you have 3 bays tall to work with for a 120.
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Ok, after taking what you guys said into consideration for my airflow this is how I set it up.

Please tell me what you think. Please note I can not mount the heatsinkfan to blow out the exhaust, I do have a blowhole though. Thanks guys



I have 1 rear exhaust, one top front intake in the 5.25" bays, 1 front intake in the hd bays, and a 120mm heatsink fan blowing up towards an empty 120mm slot (blowhole)
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You can rig up something like I did, to instead push CPU the air out the rear of the case:
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...tie-screw.html - links to my thread are also there.
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