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My girlfriends step dad has just given me a black and decker wizard tool (same as a dremel) is it worth taking my whole rig apart to cut out the top, front and back mesh or are the noise and airflow gains not worth it? Also do I use a heavy duty cutting disk? How hard is it to cut??

I think it's worth it for the gains in sound and airflow, but I'm always a fan of having to redo something on my rig as an excuse to work on it. I just used the standard metal-cutting disk, and it was very easy to cut. If you can have someone hold a vacuum on the underside of where you're cutting with your wizard tool, you may not need to take everything out of your tower. The vibrations aren't enough to ruin anything; it just gets very messy.
post #6302 of 18197
Just put mine together last weekend. I took a few pictures, its largely the same still aside from 2 noctua nf-f12s in the roof for the radiator. ATM i have them pulling air over the radiator out of the case. I will be experimenting with overclocking soon, but didnt want to OC until i had the noctua fans in because the corsair ones were too loud for my taste. I will try the fans in a push config when I OC as well.

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Stats are as follows:

Motherboard: Asus Z77 Sabertooth w/ 2x Thermal Armor Fans
CPU: Ivy Bridge 3770k
Video Card: Zotac GTX 680 2gb
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DX 7.1
Memory: 16gb Corsair LP Vengeance (4x4gb)
PSU: Corsair AX750 w/ white cable kit
Cooler: Corsair H100 w/ 2xpull Noctua NF-F12 PWM
Fans: Stock 600t intake & exhaust (minus 200mm roof fan)
HD: 1TB WD Caviar Black (Raided with SSD)
SSD: Force GT 3 5.25" bay mounted (SSD cache w/ intel srt)
Monitor: 26" S-IPS Display (DS-263N)
Monitor 2: 17" NEC
Keyboard: Noppoo Choc Mini
Mouse: Razer Deathadder & Naga
Speakers: 5.1 Altec Lansing 251


Notes: All fans are plugged directly into motherboard headers to allow fully automatic/manual fan speed control depending on temperature using ASUS's new Fan Xpert/Thermal Radar tech. Aperture Science decal may end up on the side of the case next to the window. Side mesh panel may replace window depending on temperature results with OCing. Shooting for 4.5ghz as Ivy Bridge does not run cool at 4.8ish.

Let me know what you think!
Edited by Nadger - 5/12/12 at 4:00pm
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Just put mine together last weekend. I took a few pictures, its largely the same still aside from 2 noctua nf-f12s in the roof for the radiator. ATM i have them pulling air over the radiator out of the case. I will be experimenting with overclocking soon, but didnt want to OC until i had the noctua fans in because the corsair ones were too loud for my taste. I will try the fans in a push config when I OC as well.
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Looks awesome man! What sleeved cables are those? You did very nicely with the cable management.

And yeah why does Corsair have to sell their CLCs with hair dryers for fans doh.gif
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Looks awesome man! What sleeved cables are those? You did very nicely with the cable management.
And yeah why does Corsair have to sell their CLCs with hair dryers for fans doh.gif

The cables can be found here: http://www.corsair.com/us/power-supply-units/psu-accessories/professional-series-ax850-ax750-ax650-individually-sleeved-modular-cables-white.html

Thanks, I could have done it cleaner but i didn't want to rig it in such a way that would make it hard to remove/fix anything, so i kept that in mind as i was zip tying and deciding where/how i wanted to run cables. It made me really wish the fan controller cables were detachable on the inside.

I just messed around a bit with OCing I was able to hit 4.75ish stable but it ran very hot due to ivy bridge not liking that much voltage. I can seem to get it to run decent at 4.5, im still messing with what provides stability. with energy efficiency, decent temps and fan noise. Having 2 noctuas on there makes a huge difference, you can only just hear them on full speed. When im idling they are so quiet i cant hear them over the ambient room noise.

Corsair just barely released a new set of fans that are not so loud, though ive not seen any reviews on them just yet.

http://www.corsair.com/cpu-cooling-kits/air-series-fans.html

I just realized i left out the ram in the specs above....
post #6305 of 18197
So i spent the night ripping my rig to bits and cutting out the mesh with a black and decker wizard tool. I cut the front mesh, top mesh and rear mesh out, then painted the cut metal with black paint once finnished.

All back together now and everything running a few degrees lower than before smile.gif Also it is slightly quieter than before! thumb.gif

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73c is well within the safe zone IMO. And with normal usage it won't get anywhere near what Prime95 does to it. Also tjMax is 98c so there is a ton of room to work with there. But of course everyone has to decide what temp they are comfortable with for their chip.
At 4.7 my temps touch 80c so that's why I want a better cooler. My 24/7 OC is 4.5 GHz and it peaks at ~71c.
And yeah a large part of why I want the H100 is that it's smexy biggrin.gif

True enough. I had done a google on the max safe operating temp for the 2500K and I couldn't find anything official. So I ended up visiting a lot of forums, and 73c seems to be the temp most often cited. Yeah, when actually using the system it doesn't come close to 73. It only gets that high after running Intel Burn Test and Furmark for a half hour.

I agree about the H100, it's awesome. I just wouldn't want you to be disappointed if your temps don't vastly improve.
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I was beginning to arrive at the same conclusion before I decided to test it out first. Running at full load on prime95, my temps only increased around 2C, which was acceptable for me. I'm running my top fans as intake as well which I imagine will help. If temps become an issue, I could take a hack at modding a 120mm intake on the bottom. I've also got the 3-to-4, 5.25-to-3.5" adapter from zigmatek, which I could put in backwards (with the toolless clips removed) and throw a high CFM fan on to at the very least circulate the air more. Ultimately, I'm willing to sacrifice a few degrees for the aesthetic so long as they're still reasonable. My CPU is running at ~60C full load, and my GPU is currently at ~78C load.

Wow, that's not much of a change. I would have expected more. Are you using the stock fan? I would still love to put a slot load DVD drive above the top slot, but I'm too much of a coward to try cutting into the case up there. I agree that running the top fans as intake likely alleviates much concern regarding airflow.

It might be easier to trim one of the front bay covers at the top or bottom just enough for a DVD and then mount the drive between bays. It shouldn't be too hard to get a straight cut that way.

Do those drives have an eject button or must you use the o/s to eject?

@Darylrese

You guys have convinced me to remove the fan grille mesh next time I have to strip my PC down. Nice job.
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Only problem is since rebuilding i now have the stupid H100 Pump noise frown.gif Just had to order a cable for it so i can slow the pump down a little to make it quiet again.
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Nice work on the cases Nice and Clean thumb.gif
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I just stealth my drive today with a piece of glossy plastic I cut and sanded down and used velcro...pics soon biggrin.gif
post #6310 of 18197
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What LEDs did you put in your case?

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I agree about the H100, it's awesome. I just wouldn't want you to be disappointed if your temps don't vastly improve.

Duly noted, thanks.
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