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post #1961 of 18217
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Originally Posted by BLAUcopter;13948720 
Just about to place an order for the new side panel and a new 200mm fan and 3 or so 120mm fans.


So far I'm tossing up, for the front intake, between the..........

- NZXT 200mm Rifle bearing fan

- and the Antec Big boy 200


And the from the following 120mm fans for exhaust...

- Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1150rpm

- Fractal design silent series

- Nexus real silent


Advice would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Without some modding, the Antec Big Boy 200mm will not fit up front if you actually intend to screw the fan into the mounting points. See my post a few pages back. You also can't use the front hard drive cage. However, you can mount it pretty securely by attempting to place it in a mounting-ish position and twisting it until it twists no further. The fan will lock behind the metal lip in the front of the case. That's what I did...it's sitting against the rubber mounts and making next to zero noise. Really great fan, moves a ton of air.
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post #1962 of 18217
just a heads up to all.. my top 200mm fan just wen nutz. i smelt a faint aroma of grinding metal, and the fan was "wobbling" in the top of the case moving very slow... so without thinking i took it out and threw in 2 120mm i had laying around... ye there loud but they are moving a TON of air. alot more than the 200mm... and its not biggy, because im ordering new fans Friday, getting some nice yates, or something else not sure yet., just wanted to give all of us a fair warning on this.
post #1963 of 18217
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Originally Posted by bmckenna;13948938 
Without some modding, the Antec Big Boy 200mm will not fit up front if you actually intend to screw the fan into the mounting points. See my post a few pages back. You also can't use the front hard drive cage. However, you can mount it pretty securely by attempting to place it in a mounting-ish position and twisting it until it twists no further. The fan will lock behind the metal lip in the front of the case. That's what I did...it's sitting against the rubber mounts and making next to zero noise. Really great fan, moves a ton of air.


Thanks. I decided to forgo the 200mm fan in front and use two 120mm fans as intake.

I ordered 5 Nexus real silent fans (the white finned ones) 2 for the front, 2 up top and one rear.

Grabbed the NZXT White LED 2m cables also.

Cant wait for my delivery, will post updated rig pics with my new side panel!!
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post #1964 of 18217
Is it possible to install 120mm on front? Or will you mod it?
post #1965 of 18217
Front and top removable grilles "de-slatted". Front 200mm fixed grille removed. Removing the plastic slats probably does nothing to the airflow but does make the mesh nicer to look through.

Cutting out the front grille has made a massive ammount of difference, mainly to the ammount of noise the fan makes. Before it was quite a loud whiney noise but now it only creates a quiet whoosh of air.

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Edited by Frontsidebus - 6/21/11 at 9:18am
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post #1966 of 18217
I haven't looked too closely. Are there tabs for the metal in the front intake area to remove the grill (similar to the top removable piece) or did you need to cut it out?
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I had to remove the whole front of the case to get good access to the fixed grille, which was cut out with a dremmel. On the front removable section, I just used side cutters on the plastic cross pieces. I left the plastic frame in so as not to weaken it too badly but also to keep the filter material clamped in place.

*Edit* Random bit of trivia. With the two Akasa Apache and single Amber exhaust fans running at 1200rpm the front 200mm will never run down when it's power is cut. It windmills at about 300rpm. With no other fans running it coasts down to a dead stop in 21 seconds.
Edited by Frontsidebus - 6/21/11 at 10:32am
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Any way to get better temps in this case? I really like it but wow this is horrible. Coming from an RV02 my GPU temps have gone up 13-15 degress and my CPU temps have gone up about 4-5. This is with 4 case fans blowing on the side, and an AP181 replacing the terrible front fan.
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post #1969 of 18217
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Originally Posted by Frontsidebus;13951984 
I had to remove the whole front of the case to get good access to the fixed grille, which was cut out with a dremmel. On the front removable section, I just used side cutters on the plastic cross pieces. I left the plastic frame in so as not to weaken it too badly but also to keep the filter material clamped in place.

*Edit* Random bit of trivia. With the two Akasa Apache and single Amber exhaust fans running at 1200rpm the front 200mm will never run down when it's power is cut. It windmills at about 300rpm. With no other fans running it coasts down to a dead stop in 21 seconds.

Yeah, the fixed grill was what I was interested in potentially removing. We will see, I suppose. smile.gif

edit: Don't know if this is an ongoing thing, but Newegg has the 600T in black for $125 after a rebate, and the 600T SE in white for $160 after a rebate.
Edited by bmckenna - 6/21/11 at 2:02pm
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Is it possible to install 120mm on front? Or will you mod it?

Velcro tape is my secret weapon wink.gif
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