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If you moved your bottom fan even lower you did cut away the metal mesh and then some more right? Putting two fans in front means you want optimal air cooling correct? DD and I didn't do anything more then what should be expected smile.gif I had to cut my mesh away and the sides of the 5.25 bay so my fan would not hit it. I did not move a fan down though. Good idea though that way the top of the fan will not be hitting anything and you wont really notice the fan controller. My Fan controller had burnt out so I just sheared off what was needed to install the RAD. Looks nice though and the USB ports still work so that all I needed it for. I control my fan speed via MOBO AI SUITE.

For now the two 200s in the front contributes to a greater case airflow, but I did the mod so that i could install a phobya 400mm rad later smile.gif Regarding the front mesh however i did not feel the need to cut it away, nor make a cut for the fan i moved further down. It really was not far down i moved it, probably about 1cm, but it was just enough. I certenly did not mean to criticize you work, nor DDs work, your builds look absolutely amazing biggrin.gif
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I would definitely appreciate pictures. I dunno if I have the skill or necessary tools for DD's mod : /

Edit: Oh, by the way, do you have any ideas on how to paint that silver part where the 5.25" cage attached?

Unfortunately no. I concidered just painting it black with some metal paint and a brush i have from my earlier "warhammer 40k"-days, but i dont think i will be able to achieve the same finish frown.gif

And here is what i did with the front fans biggrin.gifDual 200mm front mounting (Click to show)

For the top one here i had to make four new holes for the fan to mount. I did however not need to make any cuts so it was all done rather simply with a power drill!





For the fan below I was able to fit screws through the front mesh, leaving only two holes to the power drill:





And here is how the fans fit inside of the case. You can also see how the top fan does not interfere with the fan controller and cables, and for the bottom fan you can see how the case itself does not obstruct much airflow even though i chose not to cut away the front mesh.










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For now the two 200s in the front contributes to a greater case airflow, but I did the mod so that i could install a phobya 400mm rad later smile.gif Regarding the front mesh however i did not feel the need to cut it away, nor make a cut for the fan i moved further down. It really was not far down i moved it, probably about 1cm, but it was just enough. I certenly did not mean to criticize you work, nor DDs work, your builds look absolutely amazing biggrin.gif
Unfortunately no. I concidered just painting it black with some metal paint and a brush i have from my earlier "warhammer 40k"-days, but i dont think i will be able to achieve the same finish frown.gif

No your fine!! smile.gif I was just wondering cause when I cut the mesh away I did notice that the fan was quieter at higher speeds! I would suggest doing that before you put the RAD on, That's just my opinion though smile.gif

Edited by Car17 - 3/6/13 at 12:00pm
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For now the two 200s in the front contributes to a greater case airflow, but I did the mod so that i could install a phobya 400mm rad later smile.gif Regarding the front mesh however i did not feel the need to cut it away, nor make a cut for the fan i moved further down. It really was not far down i moved it, probably about 1cm, but it was just enough. I certenly did not mean to criticize you work, nor DDs work, your builds look absolutely amazing biggrin.gif
Unfortunately no. I concidered just painting it black with some metal paint and a brush i have from my earlier "warhammer 40k"-days, but i dont think i will be able to achieve the same finish frown.gif

No your fine!! smile.gif I was just wondering cause when I cut the mesh away I did notice that the fan was quieter at higher speeds! I would suggest doing that before you put the RAD on, That's just my opinion though smile.gif
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For now the two 200s in the front contributes to a greater case airflow, but I did the mod so that i could install a phobya 400mm rad later smile.gif Regarding the front mesh however i did not feel the need to cut it away, nor make a cut for the fan i moved further down. It really was not far down i moved it, probably about 1cm, but it was just enough. I certenly did not mean to criticize you work, nor DDs work, your builds look absolutely amazing biggrin.gif
Unfortunately no. I concidered just painting it black with some metal paint and a brush i have from my earlier "warhammer 40k"-days, but i dont think i will be able to achieve the same finish frown.gif

And here is what i did with the front fans biggrin.gifDual 200mm front mounting (Click to show)

For the top one here i had to make four new holes for the fan to mount. I did however not need to make any cuts so it was all done rather simply with a power drill!





For the fan below I was able to fit screws through the front mesh, leaving only two holes to the power drill:





And here is how the fans fit inside of the case. You can also see how the top fan does not interfere with the fan controller and cables, and for the bottom fan you can see how the case itself does not obstruct much airflow even though i chose not to cut away the front mesh.











Wow, thank you! I think I'll be doing this. It's easy enough and functional. What did you do with the front bay cover brackets, by the way? Those look like they're gonna get in the way of the fan blades.

I know what you're saying about the paint, that stuff is tricky. It sucks that Corsair didn't paint it themselves.
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You are quite right, I had to shorten the clamps on all of the bay covers smile.gif they ar still functional though, easy to remove and insert.

Yeah, to bad they didn't paint before assembly
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I'm going to try my SP120 fan as a spot cooler tomorrow. It simply sits ontop of my hard drive cage and wedges into the slight lip on the motherboard tray keeping it upright without needing to mount it. I may also look at upgrading my front intake as the cm is good but it doesn't feel like it moves much air! What do you guys recommend as a good alternative?

I already have a very aggressive fan curve on my cards which runs at 100% anything over 65c for both cards.
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Wow, thank you! I think I'll be doing this. It's easy enough and functional. What did you do with the front bay cover brackets, by the way? Those look like they're gonna get in the way of the fan blades.

I know what you're saying about the paint, that stuff is tricky. It sucks that Corsair didn't paint it themselves.

Gyrael what DeadlyPaperBag did is very close to what I did. However I did not want to move the bottom fan and after looking at what needed to be removed to fit the stock corsair 200mm fan into the top it was all systems go. If I did not want the bottom fan to line up exactly with the front circle then I would have just simply moved the fan down and then install the next one, this would also allow you to put what ever fan you wanted at the front. I was just working with what I had, after spending all that cash on the initial setup.

And yes, you will need to spray a couple sections to hide the bare steel after removing the 5.25" drive bay.. I just went down to the $2 dollar shop and got a cheap can of spray paint (matt black), two very quick sprays and that's it.. and very lucky that the paint matched spot on..

All I used was a cheap $4 dollar metal saw, the same as what I used to cut my door handle latches down with.


And then center punched the drill marks and drilled four holes..
Edited by Devious Dog - 3/6/13 at 4:03pm
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Just wanted to thank everyone for the advice with the NZXT led rope! I'm just waiting for my windowed side panel to arrive and then I'll be set biggrin.gif




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Just wanted to thank everyone for the advice with the NZXT led rope! I'm just waiting for my windowed side panel to arrive and then I'll be set biggrin.gif
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If ever you get tired of the white LEDs, you should check out the NZXT Hue. Its the same idea, 2m LED rope, but it has a 5.25 bay controller that allows you to adjust the R/G/B of the LEDs to get pretty much any colour you can think of. as well as having a whole bunch of settings. My buddy picked one up a while back, and im thinking of getting one soon.

I see a lot of people mounting a 120mm fan between the HDD cage and the drive bays, would it be possible to mount a 2nd 200mm fan there? I know the drive HDD bay would cover half. or possibly somehow tie it down the bottom of the case?
    
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Phew. Okay, here it is. Of course all credit goes to Devious Dog for the original idea, and to DeadlyPaperBag as I used his method. Again, I can't thank them both enough for their amazingly helpful guides, as well as everyone for all their advice. This place is awesome.

I gotta say, this looks really damn good. The whole dual 200mm intake was meant to be for this case.

I switched out my Bitfenix SP for the stock fans since the LEDs don't match. It doesn't bother me since I also really like the Corsair LEDs, but next time I'm in the US I'll get another Spectre Pro and put those in. I also used rubber pads for all the screws. I re-purposed the ones that come in the front of the case for the lower 4 holes I drilled because these were in places where I could widen them enough for the pads to fit. The top two holes are really close to the edge (in fact one of them isn't fully closed), so for those I had to make smaller holes and use the littler pads that also came with my Spectre Pro, one of each side of the case. Worked well and makes it look a little nicer. Now, that makes 6 screws, but there's 8 holes. You can look below for what I used for the other 2 holes (it's not screws). I gotta say, I had a little trouble drilling the holes; I'm totally new to handiwork like this, so there's a few scratches on the metal chassis from when I wasn't pushing the drill in hard enough and it spun away a bit... But whatever, I don't care since it's not visible. And I learned from it.























In case anyone's curious, those little black things sticking out are the rubber, er, thingies that came with my Bitfenix SP. They're real nice and effective. You stretch them to make them thin as to pass them trough the required holes and then of course they clamp the whole thing up. I used them because the holes in the grill didn't line up well enough for screws, and plus these seem cleaner and neater.



And here's all my crap.




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Gyrael what DeadlyPaperBag did is very close to what I did. However I did not want to move the bottom fan and after looking at what needed to be removed to fit the stock corsair 200mm fan into the top it was all systems go. If I did not want the bottom fan to line up exactly with the front circle then I would have just simply moved the fan down and then install the next one, this would also allow you to put what ever fan you wanted at the front. I was just working with what I had, after spending all that cash on the initial setup.

And yes, you will need to spray a couple sections to hide the bare steel after removing the 5.25" drive bay.. I just went down to the $2 dollar shop and got a cheap can of spray paint (matt black), two very quick sprays and that's it.. and very lucky that the paint matched spot on..

All I used was a cheap $4 dollar metal saw, the same as what I used to cut my door handle latches down with.

And then center punched the drill marks and drilled four holes..

Yeah, I would have liked the fan to line up with the grill too, so I know where you're coming from. In the end I did have to go with Deadly's method because as I said I need my Spectre Pros to fit, but I also I really don't think I have the finesse to do all that cutting. I wish I did! As you know your setup is my favorite. Maybe one day I'll be able to stick a big radiator at the front too. Thankfully the whole grill thing isn't noticeable with the fascia on.

I also think I might get two red LED Sickleflows for my V6 GT to try red lighting instead of blue. I like it as it is but after seeing your and other people's red lights, I'm curious.

Thanks again for the help!
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Just wanted to thank everyone for the advice with the NZXT led rope! I'm just waiting for my windowed side panel to arrive and then I'll be set biggrin.gif
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Wow, looks really nice! I really like how you used white lighting.

Edit: By the way, anyone have any suggestions for LED fans for my V6 GT aside from Sickleflows?
Edited by Gyrael - 3/6/13 at 9:00pm
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