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Denydog, I mounted a 120mm fan (Antec Tri-Cool) into my 5.25 drive bays like you had talked about. But I only have 1 optical drive. My 120mm fan fits tight up against the front mesh covers/filters, and I still can use the clips to remove them. Although it is tight, but is a perfect fit. I was thinking of changing out my normal sized optical, for a slim version, and using a 140mm fan, but I would have to make my own front cover/filter. I mounted my bay fan onto an old optical drive I had (very old IDE drive with no markings), I took the drive apart and used the bottom metal cover. It is made to fit in there, so it is a perfect fit. I left the front "lip" on the tray and mounted it to that with some anti-vibration grommets that came with the case. It fits so perfect I didnt even screw the tray down, and with the Tri-Cool fan on high, it is pretty quiet. (I also have my HDD and SSD mounted sideways on the same tray, another perfect fit)

Right now I am kinda torn. I am not sure if I should add a different 200mm fan to the front, or mod it so I can use 2 120mm fans up front. I already have the 2 fans(I just replaced my RAD fans with Akasa Viper PWM fans) that I want to put up front, but a 200mm fan has more surface area than 2 120mm, which means more air can be drawn.

My MOBO gets a little warmer than what it did in my old Antec 300 case, but my house is also a lot warmer than it was then.


IAMLOCO, I believe this case is more than efficient for stock components(check my sig rig for specs, and it says <72c on prime). The only thing I would do if you are not satisfied is to replace the top 200mm fan (the included fans with this case are low airflow IMO) with 2 120mm fans. Very easy to do, and can be done for less than 10 bucks with some cheap fans picked up front a local store.
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How would this case fare cooling-wise with a setup involving an overclocked Q9550?
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Originally Posted by For Victory;11771293 
How would this case fare cooling-wise with a setup involving an overclocked Q9550?

I am not sure, but I would guess that your rig runs as hot as a i7 at stock( I hear i7s run hot). If so, I would say your fine. But I am not the best one to ask, since I dont know how much heat your rig makes.

GJF47, wow nice look setup. I cant even see your ram, not even the sockets for it.
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goodtobeking, thanks! Just the kind of info I was hoping to see.

With my stock CPU, I'm just looking at easy way to add just a little more air, more for fun than need. I might start thinking more radical when I start over clocking.
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edit: I tried test fitting a 120mm fan into the 5.25 bay like you mentioned, and the width is fine. I didn't think it would fit for some reason. Now I just need to remove the memory card reader to gain the necessary vertical clearance. I don't think I need as much additional airflow as you. I'd probably be happy for a while with just adding the one 120mm fan, and I have an extra Scythe SFF21E that might work out.

btw- The memory card reader needs to go anyway, I just figured out that the PCI-USB card I was using to connect it via the additional USB header is the source of the sleep/hibernate problems I've been having. But that's another whole story.

GJF47, nice looking rig. The blue and black reminds me of mine.
Edited by denydog - 12/26/10 at 3:34pm
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Just got mine, will post pictures once I get all the bugs worked out. Please help if you can (see sig)
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How does everyone have their fan controls and such hooked up? Manual isn't so helpful, never had some many options on a case before smile.gif
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How does everyone have their fan controls and such hooked up? Manual isn't so helpful, never had some many options on a case before smile.gif

I have all my case fans hooked up to the controller. CPU pump/fans and my ram fan are powered by the MoBo. Just plug the 4 pin molex into your PSU and connect your case fans to the 4 fan leads. The fan leads have dummy plugs on them so you'll have to pull them off before you can hook up any fans.
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I would totally get a 600T!! But the only problem is that im broke and im saving up for new mobo,cpu, and ram. The other problem is that my psu isnt modular and most of you have modular ones, do you guys think i could get away with a fully non modular? Would it look as good as your guys?
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I would totally get a 600T!! But the only problem is that im broke and im saving up for new mobo,cpu, and ram. The other problem is that my psu isnt modular and most of you have modular ones, do you guys think i could get away with a fully non modular? Would it look as good as your guys?


There are lots of cable management holes with grommets and there is a fair amount of space behind the MoBo tray.
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