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post #991 of 2409
Here are my final pics. I'm officially done upgrading this case (for now....)

Specs: i5 760 (running at 3.8ghz at 1.22 vcore),Asus P7H55-M Pro motherboard, 2x2 GB G.Skill ripjaws, XFX 5770, Enermax Liberty 500w, A pair of 1 TB Western Digital hard drives.

Cooling: 2x 120mm top exhaust fans, rear 92mm exhaust fan, door, 200mm intake fan, front has my Corsair H50 with push-pull fans.

Temps top out at 59C under prime.Testing video card with Furmark (stock is 850/1200 on the 5770).


GPU tops out at 66C with fan set to a modest 55%.
Edited by Robilar - 3/12/11 at 9:41pm
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post #992 of 2409
is there an easy way to remove the hard drive cage?
i have an ssd and i mounted it up with the dvd burner at the top
even if i get another ssd there is still room up top.

the reason i ask is:
my 2 5870`s go under that bottom plate of the hard drive cage and i cant get the coolant lines in between the card and the cage if i was to get an h70 and put at the bottom of case.

i seen a picture of someone removing it in this thread but they never said how they did it.

i think its held on by alot of rivets.
one more thing.
i am thinking about flipping my bottom front case fan around so it pushes air from inside the case to outside the case.
would it make sense to make bigger holes in front of that case fan so it can vent better or is it good enough?
i just have the nzxt led 120mm fan there.
    
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post #993 of 2409
Quote:
Originally Posted by tdbone1;12714956 
is there an easy way to remove the hard drive cage?
i have an ssd and i mounted it up with the dvd burner at the top
even if i get another ssd there is still room up top.

the reason i ask is:
my 2 5870`s go under that bottom plate of the hard drive cage and i cant get the coolant lines in between the card and the cage if i was to get an h70 and put at the bottom of case.

i seen a picture of someone removing it in this thread but they never said how they did it.

i think its held on by alot of rivets.
one more thing.
i am thinking about flipping my bottom front case fan around so it pushes air from inside the case to outside the case.
would it make sense to make bigger holes in front of that case fan so it can vent better or is it good enough?
i just have the nzxt led 120mm fan there.

If you have an intake fan on the side panel go for it... if not... then no.
    
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post #994 of 2409
Quote:
Originally Posted by tdbone1;12714956 
is there an easy way to remove the hard drive cage?
i have an ssd and i mounted it up with the dvd burner at the top
even if i get another ssd there is still room up top.

the reason i ask is:
my 2 5870`s go under that bottom plate of the hard drive cage and i cant get the coolant lines in between the card and the cage if i was to get an h70 and put at the bottom of case.

i seen a picture of someone removing it in this thread but they never said how they did it.

i think its held on by alot of rivets.
one more thing.
i am thinking about flipping my bottom front case fan around so it pushes air from inside the case to outside the case.
would it make sense to make bigger holes in front of that case fan so it can vent better or is it good enough?
i just have the nzxt led 120mm fan there.

The hard drive cage is very easy to remove. It is held by 4 screws.
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Can you guys tell me how loud your systems get?
I've been eying this case, thinking of maybe going mATX, but I'm not sure how the noise factor is.
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post #996 of 2409
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lettuceman;12717462 
Can you guys tell me how loud your systems get?
I've been eying this case, thinking of maybe going mATX, but I'm not sure how the noise factor is.

very quiet... I will post a video tomorrow...
    
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post #997 of 2409
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Originally Posted by Robilar;12715286 
The hard drive cage is very easy to remove. It is held by 4 screws.

are you sure?
it looks like i see 4 rivets on each side going from bottom to top (hooking it to the dvd burner cage.
and then more rivets connecting it to front of case (i thought)

could you tell me where the screws are that you are talking about?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tdbone1;12717932 
are you sure?
it looks like i see 4 rivets on each side going from bottom to top (hooking it to the dvd burner cage.
and then more rivets connecting it to front of case (i thought)

could you tell me where the screws are that you are talking about?

oh you mean the 3.5 inch bays...
that is different than the hard drive cage at the bottom of the case.

those are, in fact, riveted in.break out the Dremmel.
    
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post #999 of 2409
yea the 3.5" bay

crap do i really want to do this?
got to take everything out if i do.
    
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post #1000 of 2409
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lettuceman;12717462 
Can you guys tell me how loud your systems get?
I've been eying this case, thinking of maybe going mATX, but I'm not sure how the noise factor is.

It mainly depends on your fans. If you put a delta in there... HOLY HELL. eek.giftongue.gif
Otherwise. if your fan is below about 35db rating, it should be no louder than a vornado fan(one of those house fans) on medium. All depends on your parts. Watercooling can make your case really silent.
    
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