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post #111 of 454
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looks sweet dude but how are you going to mount those 2 fans that liik like there just floating there xD
Haven't totally figured it out yet but there will be some type of bracket.
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Perhaps a thin strip of metal attached to the bottom of the ODD cage. Just get a thin strip from Home Depot or something, and just drill holes as needed.
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Perhaps a thin strip of metal attached to the bottom of the ODD cage. Just get a thin strip from Home Depot or something, and just drill holes as needed.
Actually that's what I was thinking Except I have a whole bunch of nice scrap metal lying around (from tape decks and old cases and stuff). So I could actually use some thicker metal that doesn't vibrate as much. But what would work really great is some aluminum L channel I have lying around.
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You could get a sheet of clear acrylic and make a bracket for them, you can bend it and bolt it to the bottom of the case too.
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hope you dont mind me using your picture but heres my idea...i like the acrylic idea but for me i like metal because its stronger and easier to work with (at least for me xD )
    
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I think the acrylic would look really good. Thanks
And the bracket idea is really good too.
Choices choices.
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The aerodynamicist in me is dying to point out that unless the front 120mm intake is significantly higher airflow than the two internals, or in the absence of some ducting system that top 120mm fan will have a very minimal impact on cooling because it will just be recirculating hot air inside the case and forcing the cool air drawn in from outside the case of follow the bottom of the case for longer.

The better idea would be to angle the bottom 120mm fan upward to aim at the intake of your GPU and your HSF. Or to use a larger front intake that is higher airflow. Or, use some sheets of metal/acrylic to divert part of the airflow from the intake fan to the top 120mm fan to more evenly distribute airflow... remember, up-and-back is the goal with air in computers.
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The aerodynamicist in me is dying to point out that unless the front 120mm intake is significantly higher airflow than the two internals, or in the absence of some ducting system that top 120mm fan will have a very minimal impact on cooling because it will just be recirculating hot air inside the case and forcing the cool air drawn in from outside the case of follow the bottom of the case for longer.

The better idea would be to angle the bottom 120mm fan upward to aim at the intake of your GPU and your HSF. Or to use a larger front intake that is higher airflow. Or, use some sheets of metal/acrylic to divert part of the airflow from the intake fan to the top 120mm fan to more evenly distribute airflow... remember, up-and-back is the goal with air in computers.
Hmm i think i get what your saying...plese excuse the paint fail xD


plus if your watercooling you can mount your pump in that small space left by the duct xD im getting tons of ideas in my head just like im doing with my case
    
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ok i think im gonna get sketchup and try to figure it out to show my idead a bit better xD i keep looking at my paint stuff and im not liking it
    
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The aerodynamicist in me is dying to point out that unless the front 120mm intake is significantly higher airflow than the two internals, or in the absence of some ducting system that top 120mm fan will have a very minimal impact on cooling because it will just be recirculating hot air inside the case and forcing the cool air drawn in from outside the case of follow the bottom of the case for longer.

The better idea would be to angle the bottom 120mm fan upward to aim at the intake of your GPU and your HSF. Or to use a larger front intake that is higher airflow. Or, use some sheets of metal/acrylic to divert part of the airflow from the intake fan to the top 120mm fan to more evenly distribute airflow... remember, up-and-back is the goal with air in computers.
I guess I didn't mention that the side panel is vented at the front so there will be enough ventilation for both fans to be happy
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