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Originally Posted by Killeg View Post

Did you get rid of the mesh first or did you just leave it in one piece and then cut out the plastic?

You have to remove the mesh if you are gonna use the saw. It's basically impossible to fit the saw in there with that thing in the way wink.gif




It's a snug fit with the Noctuas but damn it's worth it!
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post #8042 of 18217
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Originally Posted by cruelntention View Post

looks good, i'm starting to love the white inside, I should have done that before and now that I see how the system looks with a white bitfenix spectre 200m inside, I'm sold on it! Very nice rig you have there! Anyone have an extra NZXT white braided led that would want to trade for my blue led's? biggrin.gif

Thank you cruelintention, not only do the fans look awesome, but with the 4 (1x200mm & 3x 120mm) I have now, its actually a lot quieter than the 3 (2x200mm original corsair & 1x120mm intel stock radiator cooler) fans I took out! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Banananman View Post

hey smile.gif
Your system looks really awesome!
And for your 1st ever attempt at building a PC the cable management is great too! wink.gif
But I would not cut out the lower right of the side panel... I mean, do you really want to see that blank white spot between the 200mm fan and the HDDs? wink.gif
BTW my first System didn't look that clean and I will put up some Pics of my 600t when it's finished . smile.gif
Sorry for my bad english wink.gif

Hi Bananaman,

Thanks for the input, but about the white space between the 200mm front intake and the HDD cage.... After reading your post I decided I'd better be quick about my idea so that I could show you why I planned on making the window the shape I showed you in my last post, check this out my friend -



I got myself a 3.5 HDD to 5.25 vibration reducing bay adapter and moved my HDD, let me now correct my previous spec list, the WD Caviar Black I have is 2TB not 1.5TB as I thought, bonus smile.gif

And then -



I dug out my SSD bracket and mounted it with some hardcore sticky back velcro, re-wired a few things (the blue sata is the blu-ray, check me out colour coding things redface.gif) to keep it as clean as possible and finally mounted my Vertex 4 SSD in it's bracket (again using sticky back velcro)

And that my friend is why my window is going to look something like this -



I tried a few different ideas as I went, using different sized curves but in the end decided that long curves didn't reveal enough of the tech. So decided to go with this shape for the window. This window design gives what I believe to be the best internal view, and keeps the drive bays hidden. Now that I have mounted my SSD on the white area behind the front intake fan, and the HDD up in one of the drive bays I was able to remove the remaining HDD cage. Allowing for better airflow, at least until I put a model Storm Trooper or a cuddly penguin inside smile.gif

Thanks for the idea though Bananaman, any other ideas are more than welcome biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Mergatroid View Post

Your system looks really nice, great job for first time. Hell, great job for any time. Personally, I'm all ready to make a new window on my system as well. I have everything I need but cannot make up my mind about what design to use. (I'm thinking about the "Forever Normandy" badge from Mass Effect). I would like to find something a little wider though. I was also thinking about the Enterprise symbol from the uniforms in the original series. I can only cut once, and I just can't decide what to do.
Did you know that the NZXT LED strips come with a two stage brightness control, and an on/off switch? The controls mount in a rear expansion slot cover. If you decide on one, make sure you get the 2 meter version and not the 1m.
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX31679
That way you can shut them off, or turn them down, when you don't need them lit. I modded mine so the controls mount in the front, but now I have another 5 1/4" device to install, so I need to find another place to mount the controls.

Megatroid,

thank you very much for this information, I din't know I could get these LED strips with on/off function, I'd really love to see a picture of the pci bracket mounted in your tower, and any cable management that goes with it (to the power source or leds etc). Again, thanks for the info thumb.gif
post #8043 of 18217
You cant fit the spectre pro 200mm in the top!!!

I tried this about a week ago. If you have a look up there with the stock fan in it now you will see the motherboard tray has a cut out where the fan sits. This cut out is not wide enough for the spectre pro 200mm as its much thicker than the stock fans. I had to send mine back to the shop.

However, as a work around, the easiest option was just to get 2x 120mm fans.

You need to bear in mind that the mounting holes aren't the right size for screws, corsair have put some rubber gromets in the screw holes and bitfenix provied silicone fan mounts, it is an absolute ***** to get them on, you need some strong fingers to pull the mounts far enough through to hold the fan in place, but they will both go!

You'll need to re-position the gromets from the 200mm position into the 120mm position under the top grill and find your original bits and pieces that came with the case because you'll need to dig out 4 extra little gromets to mount the 2nd 120mm fan.

The farthest left back corner was the hardest one to get on, just push the fan up and pull down on the silicone mount as hard as hell, it wont break, it will fit. I took a couple of pics for you to show what I mean.



Above shows the out-side ends of Bit Fenix's silicone fan mounts going through corsairs fan mount gromets.



And here you see I managed to get all the mounts through successfully, it was difficult, I had to remove the rad and rear fan to have enough play room, but I'm sure you'll manage if I could.

If your planning on putting them in the top as intakes then I just wasted my time lol, but you will have to mod the top grill, pretty sure the post before this one shows a guy doing that.

Hope all works out for you, peace wink.gif
post #8044 of 18217
Wow, thanks, now I'm more and more confused lol. If the Bitfenix 200MM doesn't fit at the top will it at least fit in the bottom front? Have you tried?

And no, I don't plan to mount the top fans as intake lol, of course it will be exhaust. Now I know I need 2 x 120mm fans. The 2 fans you mounted at the top were 25mm thick? I need to know if I can properly screw them before I get... Screwed. Sorry for the lame joke.
post #8045 of 18217
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Originally Posted by DaGoat View Post

Wow, thanks, now I'm more and more confused lol. If the Bitfenix 200MM doesn't fit at the top will it at least fit in the bottom front? Have you tried?
And no, I don't plan to mount the top fans as intake lol, of course it will be exhaust. Now I know I need 2 x 120mm fans. The 2 fans you mounted at the top were 25mm thick? I need to know if I can properly screw them before I get... Screwed. Sorry for the lame joke.

Yes the 200mm fan fits in the front perfectly, you can see it here



And i wouldn't bother with screws, use the rubber gromets that came with the case and the the silicone mounts that come with the spectre fans, it's harder to fit but massively reduces vibration noise.
post #8046 of 18217
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Originally Posted by Killeg View Post

That's what i meant, the top closes fine, but it just gets this "wooshing" noise, at high RPM it's really loud with the cover and without you hear them just a bit.
Not really sure what's causing the problem :/

I think it's just the nature of the beast. Some people cut out the mesh inside the case to at least reduce the noise caused by the lower mesh. It would also allow you to put the rad in the top compartment and the fans inside the case.


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Originally Posted by OkanG View Post

Well, that's what happened to me too. The fan fit in there, but slightly touched the mesh when closed. So I figured that his fans were slightly touching the mesh, I wanted to share with him what I did. Even if they don't touch, it's still a good idea to cut that piece out to increase airflow, and possibly still remove some of the noise because the fan is having a hard time pulling or pushing air through the grill.

I agree. Cut the cross pieces out. Definitely an improvement.
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Originally Posted by Killeg View Post

I appreciate your help and I also want to try out to cut the plastic out, to increase the airflow smile.gif
But i got another question, I'm a noob in things like case modding, so with which kind of tool did you cut the plastic out? just curious wink.gif

If you plan to do a lot of modding, you might want to pick up a cheap rotary tool and some cutting disks.
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Originally Posted by 3volu7ion View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Thank you cruelintention, not only do the fans look awesome, but with the 4 (1x200mm & 3x 120mm) I have now, its actually a lot quieter than the 3 (2x200mm original corsair & 1x120mm intel stock radiator cooler) fans I took out! thumb.gif
Hi Bananaman,

Thanks for the input, but about the white space between the 200mm front intake and the HDD cage.... After reading your post I decided I'd better be quick about my idea so that I could show you why I planned on making the window the shape I showed you in my last post, check this out my friend -



I got myself a 3.5 HDD to 5.25 vibration reducing bay adapter and moved my HDD, let me now correct my previous spec list, the WD Caviar Black I have is 2TB not 1.5TB as I thought, bonus smile.gif

And then -



I dug out my SSD bracket and mounted it with some hardcore sticky back velcro, re-wired a few things (the blue sata is the blu-ray, check me out colour coding things redface.gif) to keep it as clean as possible and finally mounted my Vertex 4 SSD in it's bracket (again using sticky back velcro)

And that my friend is why my window is going to look something like this -



I tried a few different ideas as I went, using different sized curves but in the end decided that long curves didn't reveal enough of the tech. So decided to go with this shape for the window. This window design gives what I believe to be the best internal view, and keeps the drive bays hidden. Now that I have mounted my SSD on the white area behind the front intake fan, and the HDD up in one of the drive bays I was able to remove the remaining HDD cage. Allowing for better airflow, at least until I put a model Storm Trooper or a cuddly penguin inside smile.gif

Thanks for the idea though Bananaman, any other ideas are more than welcome biggrin.gif
Megatroid,

thank you very much for this information, I din't know I could get these LED strips with on/off function,
I'd really love to see a picture of the pci bracket mounted in your tower, and any cable management that goes with it (to the power source or leds etc). Again, thanks for the info thumb.gif

As I mentioned, I didn't use the pci bracket. I moded it so I could mount it in the front. In the picture I posted you can see the controls under the optical drive.
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Originally Posted by 3volu7ion View Post

Yes the 200mm fan fits in the front perfectly, you can see it here
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

And i wouldn't bother with screws, use the rubber gromets that came with the case and the the silicone mounts that come with the spectre fans, it's harder to fit but massively reduces vibration noise.

you can also fit the 200mm Spectre Pro in the front with the hard drive cage installed (at least the bottom one, haven't tried the top hard drive cage).
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post #8047 of 18217
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you can also fit the 200mm Spectre Pro in the front with the hard drive cage installed (at least the bottom one, haven't tried the top hard drive cage).

Just like this

Full view of case prior to creating a stencil for my planned window mod. Never done this before, just seen pics of other attempts. Some look awesome, some not, I figured there's nothing to it, but to do it. Here we go.
Edited by 3volu7ion - 1/10/13 at 1:24am
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Soo I guess my build is done until now. It's the first time I built a system all by myself. so here's a picture.



The only thing i would still like to replace is the PSU, but as long as it does the job i won't spend money on it ^^
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Originally Posted by Killeg View Post

Soo I guess my build is done until now. It's the first time I built a system all by myself. so here's a picture.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

The only thing i would still like to replace is the PSU, but as long as it does the job i won't spend money on it ^^

Since you're only using one HDD caddy, you should take off that little riser by the front 200mm fan. All you have to do is take off both the side panels, and remove the front. After that on the underside of the case you'll see 4 screws that hold it together and you just have to unscrew that and you'll be good. Otherwise nice build! thumb.gif
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post #8050 of 18217
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Originally Posted by Killeg View Post

Soo I guess my build is done until now. It's the first time I built a system all by myself. so here's a picture.



The only thing i would still like to replace is the PSU, but as long as it does the job i won't spend money on it ^^
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Originally Posted by cruelntention View Post

Since you're only using one HDD caddy, you should take off that little riser by the front 200mm fan. All you have to do is take off both the side panels, and remove the front. After that on the underside of the case you'll see 4 screws that hold it together and you just have to unscrew that and you'll be good. Otherwise nice build! thumb.gif

I agree with cruelintention, it really is quite easy to do, just pull the 3 white tabs behind the panels at the front of the case outwards starting from the top, they wont break. It's the 1st thing I did myself, I was worried the tabs might snap but they were fine.

p.s - Cruelintention, check out my "I kill you" controls. Just finished modding my xbox controller wink.gif ( it is relevant, you can see my 600t in the top corner ) tongue.gif

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