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Originally Posted by Krullmeister View Post

The mesh in the top compartment is not wide enough to fit a 200mm fan on top. The top clearance isn't the problem it's just that it's only made for 120mm fans.


As you can see in this picture it would hit the edge of the lowered section.




Just tried the same before I saw Krullmeister's pic. The 120mm fans fit up top because the mesh is recessed down. You have ~20mm of depth between the steel & top surround without dropping into the mesh section, but the shape of the Spectre Pro mounts would cause the fan to just barely sit on the edge of the inner ridge of plastic top shell (as you can see in Krull's photo) and lift it up further.

I also tried the factory 200mm fan; since it's only 20mm, it also would just barely hit the plastic in the center (easy dremel fix). However, using it would require spacers between the top plate & the mesh so the fan housing doesn't warp when you screw it down; but then you'll run into interference with the plastic frame for the mesh grille.

Gave a thought to a 180mm fan, but you're looking at approx 165mm max width for a fan to sit down into the mesh section...
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Originally Posted by Darylrese View Post

It would be a different blue to my setup though, not sure what it will look like? I do like my blue / black cables, I just wish I could get some that were more flexible without heatshrink as soon as they are bent, the sleeve comes out of the shrink and is freyed at the ends making it really hard to put back in!
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I have finished my side panel fan mod too. After experimenting with a lot of expensive fans, filters and adaptors, I ended up using a metal grill sprayed matt black, the surround from a round filter, a rubber shroud, and an AP-15 (Sprayed blue) with Akasa Rubber Mounts. Its much quieter now the fan isn't hard up against the grill...max temp on my GPU is now 67c thumb.gif I also replaced the TIM on both of my cards with IC Diamond.



Also anyone know if this fan will fit when an Internal USB 3.0 connector is fitted? Its going to be very close as the connector is right next to the memory bank clips.




I know exactly what you mean, that is the primary reason I am moving away from the heat shrink method.. plus from my experience doing the heat shrink method is more timely and even more frustrating, especially when trying to get the ends of the head shrink spot on.

If you or others have not seen or watched Video Sleeving Guide Series by Lutro0 (which is a legend at sleeving) then find a couple hours spare and watch them.. especially the Part 9 - Heatshrinkless Method - Part 1 Plastic Type Sleeve video.

I personally found that the heat shrink less method is much quicker and gives better results, and all that time wasted trying to line up the heat shrink is gone.

If you have not pulled your sleeve really tight and have enough slack to go over the metal crimps as shown in Part 9, you might be able to pull your current connectors apart and use your current sleeve but convert over to the shrink less method, it would well be worth a try and would only cost you a couple dollars in heat shrink.

The tools to do the heat shrink less method is really small, you only need some heat shrink, something to cut your sleeve, lighter and a molex pin remover. If you dont have a molex pin tool, you can make one very simply by using a small paper clip and then using the inside U shape so they are like a small set of tweezers.. now get a pair of pliers and squeeze the ends down so they are flatter and slip into the connector.. its as simple as that.
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Guys

I have a question. The 600T's top removable fan grille allows for fans to be installed between the removable fan grille and the actual chassis. Usually this is used for 240 rads as I am sure all of you would know, which means it has enough space to fit 120mm fans which are usually 25mm thick (height). With 25mm of clearance (at least) in mind, can one fit a BitFenix Spectre PRO 200mm fan in this "fan compartment" as these fans have a profile of 25mm as well? Do you perhaps know if anyone has attempted this at all?

Thanks

No, you cannot fit a 200mm fan in the top fan compartment.
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How do you install the bitfinex pro 200mm on the inside top?? Doesn't look like mine is going to fit
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post #9785 of 18217
You would have to enlarge the slot above the motherboard to fit. It's only made to fit the original 20mm thick fan.

I'm not sure I've seen any cases upgrade the top fan, most either go rads or switch to 2x120mm for the top.
post #9786 of 18217
I ended up removing the smoke colored plastic and using zip ties. Will upload pictures when I am done

update:
Step 1 remove the smoke colored plastic

step 2 align the fan to where it is supposed to be aligned
step 3 get smallest zipties, so you can get a tight fit.
step 4 use the little tabs on the clear plastic to attach the ziptie to the top of the case.





I hope this is helpful to someone.

If this has already been posted. I was unable to find it.

Thanks!
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My Corsair 600T Rig, i went with the color blue as my team in the build. Going to do more thing to it like Custom watercooling and stuff like that. biggrin.gif

very nice build..
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I only tried one cable it was ok, I guess it will go easier after a few cables. I found the hardest part was stretching the cable and then hold it to but the shrink on.

You need sleeving, mdpc or paracord and heatshrinks. Also I bought the molex extractor, but you can use something else. A lighter and a cutter. You should watch the lutro0 clips on youtube. Mdpc isn't cheap though.

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I'm still trying to get through all the posts in this thread but I thought I would share my 600T SE and what I've done with it. But first I have to congratulate everyone on all the awesome builds and for giving me great ideas for my own. Recently I've had the upgrade itch (which I'm hoping to satisfy with a new GTX 780:D) but in the mean time I thought I would upgrade my cooling situation since I knew I could get better flow and case pressure ( I went for positive pressure to keep dust out).

So I grabbed a 200mm Bitfenix Spectre Pro for the front and moved all my drives to a 5.25' to 3.5" Silverstone bay converter and replaced it's stock fan with a FM121 to go along with the other 2 I have. Up top there are two 120mm Noctua NF-P12's as intake to add to CPU cooling and positive case pressure. The FM121 in the middle is secured through two slots in the MB tray designed for cable management with some heavy wire bent to shape around the fans and twisted tight on the back on the mobo tray. It seems to be secure enough thumb.gif I was wondering if the switching the top to intake could have disturbed the exhaust fan airflow as it was blowing intake air directly at it so I created that custom duct out of an old DVD-R spindle lid I had lying around and it seems to help CPU temps quite a bit as it acts as a push/pull for the CPU heatsink w/o having to mount another fan. To control all of this fan goodness I'm using a Fractal Adjust 108 6 channel fan controller.

When I decided to switch the top to intake I had to find some filter material so I went to a local fabric shop and got some a huge piece of black sheer fabric for $10. This stuff has come in handy as I also used it on the front of the 5.25" bay converter. I've also cut out most of the plastic spacers on the front and top grills as a lot of other users have done. When adding the mesh to the top I had to add some wire to hold the fabric back from being sucked into the NF-P12's and rubbing against the blades.

Please excuse the sloppy cable management and the dust on the HSF (it is almost two years old tongue.gif ) Oh and the crappy cell phone shots.





The new fan solution combined with moving the HDD trays has really increased the air flow in the case and temps have dropped by ~ 5-10C

After an hour of BF3 the highest the CPU got was 49C and the GPU was 70C yessir.gif All set to overclock a new 780!wheee.gif
Edited by NRD - 5/11/13 at 4:39am
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I'm still trying to get through all the posts in this thread but I thought I would share my 600T SE and what I've done with it. But first I have to congratulate everyone on all the awesome builds and for giving me great ideas for my own. Recently I've had the upgrade itch (which I'm hoping to satisfy with a new GTX 780:D) but in the mean time I thought I would upgrade my cooling situation since I knew I could get better flow and case pressure ( I went for positive pressure to keep dust out).

So I grabbed a 200mm Bitfenix Spectre Pro for the front and moved all my drives to a 5.25' to 3.5" Silverstone bay converter and replaced it's stock fan with a FM121 to go along with the other 2 I have. Up top there are two 120mm Noctua NF-P12's as intake to add to CPU cooling and positive case pressure. The FM121 in the middle is secured through two slots in the MB tray designed for cable management with some heavy wire bent to shape around the fans and twisted tight on the back on the mobo tray. It seems to be secure enough thumb.gif I was wondering if the switching the top to intake could have disturbed the exhaust fan airflow as it was blowing intake air directly at it so I created that custom duct out of an old DVD-R spindle lid I had lying around and it seems to help CPU temps quite a bit as it acts as a push/pull for the CPU heatsink w/o having to mount another fan. To control all of this fan goodness I'm using a Fractal Adjust 108 6 channel fan controller.

When I decided to switch the top to intake I had to find some filter material so I went to a local fabric shop and got some a huge piece of black sheer fabric for $10. This stuff has come in handy as I also used it on the front of the 5.25" bay converter. I've also cut out most of the plastic spacers on the front and top grills as a lot of other users have done. When adding the mesh to the top I had to add some wire to hold the fabric back from being sucked into the NF-P12's and rubbing against the blades.

Please excuse the sloppy cable management and the dust on the HSF (it is almost two years old tongue.gif ) Oh and the crappy cell phone shots.
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The new fan solution combined with moving the HDD trays has really increased the air flow in the case and temps have dropped by ~ 5-10C

After an hour of BF3 the highest the CPU got was 49C and the GPU was 70C yessir.gif All set to overclock a new 780!wheee.gif


I absolutely love that fan mounting of the one closest to the graphics card! How well does it sit there? Does it wobble at high speeds or something like that?

Also like the tube that you got for that rear exhaust. biggrin.gif
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