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post #3701 of 18197
Please Kind Sirs, would you be so kind as to admit my humble noobness to your most exclusive of clubs? biggrin.gif

Heres the deal. I've got an MSI GTX580 Twin Frozr which will be getting an.....eh, Twin for SLI in a few weeks. Putting aside the fact that I need to redo the thermal paste because this thing is running nearly 100ºC with the BF3 beta with the side panel off and a 120mm fan aimed at it, well, I know this thing vents internally in the case and could really do with some mesh panel side mounted fans, but I really really don't want to hide it nor the Mobo, H100 pump, Ram etc. ie. I really want to use the windowed sidepanel.

So here is what I came up with to try and achieve that while at the same time not have the H100/CPU affect GPU temps nor the GPU affect H100/CPU temps.

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I also wanted to do the minimum of destructive non reversable mods to the case.

The plan is to leave the front 200mm in place although perhaps I should snip the fan power cables and just let the intake from the 2 push fans on the H100 spin the 200mm blades??

I reckon the H100 can fit here with just a small slot cut out in the base of the case to let it drop down the 3/4 inch it needs. I think the Pump hoses can reach this area. The H100 will be ducted with dividers that isolate the airflow from the rest of the case and direct it up into the back of the 5.25" bays. Do I let the positive pressure push it out the front of the 5.25" bays or do I fit a single 120mm fan to help it out of the case or would a 120mm fan actually hinder the exhaust instead of helping it?

In the bottom behind the PSU I would drill out holes and duct and mount another 120mm fan to feed air to the graphics cards. I could also remove some PCI blanking plates and fit a 120mmoutside on the rear of the case to feed air to the graphics cards from that direction too. I'd have a divider to prevent most of the PSU exhaust from being sucked right back in this fan.

Top rear 120mm and Top 200mm would be exhaust.

If you can 3D visualise the ducted/enclosed H100 Push/Pull rad being mounted towards the cable management side of the case you might see that about 20% of the front 200mm airflow bypasses the H100 ducting between it and the Windowed side panel feeding a little air to the Mobo/Graphics card area but more importantly the 2x green 40mm fans could pull from this area feeding a HDD enclosure mounted in the bottom 5.25" bay and a further 2x 40mm fans on the other side of the enclosure exhausting into the main 5.25" exhaust airstream.

I'd either get an external bluray drive and undermount it to the desk or perhaps seeing as I wouldn't need to use it except to install some programmes I might be able to fit an internal version under the top case vent, .ie out of sight but easily accessable.

What say you?? biggrin.gif

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post #3702 of 18197
^ clean!!
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Originally Posted by iLLGT3;15213294 
^ clean!!


Maybe I am not up to date with the venacular of youth but, when you say 'Clean', do you mean, "Thats sick Man!!"??

or do you mean...

"Clean your case dude!!"

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Maybe the pics make it look dirty but its not. Haven't done much cable management to speak of till I finalise what I am doing mod wise
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post #3704 of 18197
Personally this is the way I would do it:

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1. Move your hdd's up into the 5.25 bays with something similar to a xigmatek bay converter. This will allow you to put a fan in the 5.25 bays while still being able to put your drives in. You won't have to give up your optical drive.

Xigmatek 4 in 3 bay converter

2. Keep your H100 right where it is. There is really no noticeable difference in performance doing push/pull on the H100 because pump and fan speed is controlled by the H100 via profiles. The biggest thing you can do to affect temps is to provide it with cooler ambient air. By having the front fan in the drive bays and a rear fan exhausting, you are creating a decent airflow that will pull the warmer H100 air straight out of the case before it gets to the gpu's.

3. The fan behind the GPU's should be set to exhaust. Even though the cards do vent out the sides, they don't pull air in from the rear. Exhaust it quicker by keeping that fan as an exhaust.

4. Switch the front 200mm to 2 120mm fans as intake. This will pull even more cooler air into the case than a single 200mm. Very easy mod.

5. Eliminate the drive cages sitting in the bottom of the case and put 120mm intakes in their place. This will push the cooler intake air to the GPU's giving them cooler ambient air.
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I hooked up my new H100 outside my chassis just to see if the pump works and fan controller.

The pump appears to work as I can hear ir a little. The fans plugged into the unit do not spin up at all - irrespective if I press the fan controller button or not (even if I hold it in for a couple of seconds).

What worries me the most is that NO lights light up on the waterblock/pump at all - no matter how I press or hold the controller button?!?!

Is this normal?
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Do you have the 3 pin and the molex plugged in for the pump?
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Do you have the 3 pin and the molex plugged in for the pump?

Yes, the molex as well as the 3pin (1 wire) motherboard fan rpm header. I also ensures that my unit is not from the batch/lot code that has the faulty fan controllers. What do you think?
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post #3708 of 18197
Do you have the mobo fan headers disabled? If not, I would take it back as defective.
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Here is my 600t Se smile.gif
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Sleeving looks great! Get rid of the extra drive cage though...aside from that, a really nice, clean build!
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