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post #11821 of 16136
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Originally Posted by taem View Post

Ahh your CPU is h100i cooled so you don't need the front intakes to feed a CPU cooler. That's a good setup, probably the best possible scenario to run hot Gpus in the R4. You get the air from the h100i cooling your vrm heat sink too. If you were using an air cooler on the CPU I think the side exhaust would probably hurt CPU temps.

Well the way I have the H100i was really a big factor into what made my case temps so high. When I first installed it case temps were not bad at all say around 34-35c, because all the hot air from the gpu was being exhausted through the H100i. Since then I switched the fans on the set up for intake (fans set as push) to help lower cpu temps. While my cpu runs a lot cooler now the warmer air now goes into the case. Before I went SLI case temps would get to around 40-43c, but after going SLI temps shot up to as high as 50c. At that point I thought about adding the exhaust fan on the side of the case to help get rid of the hot exhaust air from the gpus. However my fans on top of the H100i do not push enough air through the rad to really cool down the vrm much or even at all.
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Originally Posted by JackCY View Post

If I were you I would cut out the side panel for a fan, not only drill a few holes. It makes a big difference in airflow. It must have ridiculous airflow restriction with the few drilled holes.
Even the stock meshes like you have on the rear fan, restrict air a lot.

A good hole saw should do the trick, clamp it between wood from both sides, use a guide hole. That's what I would do.

I totally agree that would be the best bet and I cannot imagine how much cooler my case could be, but at the time didnt have a hole saw. Possibly pick on up in the future so that I can lower temps even more. But really for what it is, it has helped lower my temps 10-15c inside the case.
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post #11822 of 16136
Guys Fan templates can be found below for most fan sizes. 120mm=4.5 inch hole saw

http://mnpctech.com/pc-cooling-fan-templates.html
post #11823 of 16136
Has anyone modded R4 for 280 rad for top mount?

Or has anyone mounted CM Nepton 280 on front? (Easy mod to mount 280)
post #11824 of 16136
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Originally Posted by Jflisk View Post

Guys Fan templates can be found below for most fan sizes. 120mm=4.5 inch hole saw

http://mnpctech.com/pc-cooling-fan-templates.html
Templates are one thing, that's the easy part but getting a good hole saw for metal or plastic is another.
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Originally Posted by contay View Post

Has anyone modded R4 for 280 rad for top mount?

Or has anyone mounted CM Nepton 280 on front? (Easy mod to mount 280)
R4 should fit IMHO, depends how much you want to cut and drill.
Just make sure that it's ok with the 5.25 bay if you intend to keep it.

Most cases are pretty badly optimized for fans and radiators, I say cut and drill. Place it where you like with minimum airflow restriction.
post #11825 of 16136
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Originally Posted by JackCY View Post

Templates are one thing, that's the easy part but getting a good hole saw for metal or plastic is another.
R4 should fit IMHO, depends how much you want to cut and drill.
Just make sure that it's ok with the 5.25 bay if you intend to keep it.

Most cases are pretty badly optimized for fans and radiators, I say cut and drill. Place it where you like with minimum airflow restriction.

I wont need 5.25" bays so I am completely willing to remove them. I know some 280mm rads fit with ease, just drill few extra holes for front fan grill. But I am interested for this precice model as it is as cheap as h100i but CM Nepton is bigger and has Excellent fans. I only mount ssds and they can be mounted behind mobo plate, so no drive bays either to block air flowing.

Btw, holesaw with smallest teeth goes well and should be available in major hardware stores.
Edited by contay - 11/12/14 at 4:25am
post #11826 of 16136
One additional question: I happen to have TWO R4 fan controllers: Any thought how to nicely attach the second one to the case?
post #11827 of 16136
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Originally Posted by contay View Post

One additional question: I happen to have TWO R4 fan controllers: Any thought how to nicely attach the second one to the case?

If you have a couple of bucks to spend look up a fan controller or thermal controller. They make them for use in the drive bays or not some are actually circuit boards you can fit anywhere in the case.

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g47/c17/list/p1/Fan_Accessories-Fan_Controllers.html
post #11828 of 16136
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Originally Posted by Jflisk View Post

If you have a couple of bucks to spend look up a fan controller or thermal controller. They make them for use in the drive bays or not some are actually circuit boards you can fit anywhere in the case.

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g47/c17/list/p1/Fan_Accessories-Fan_Controllers.html

Well it is not actually about that. I could spend few euros for real 6 channel fan controller. But it is just because I like minimalism and small size of the build in fan controller.
post #11829 of 16136
It's a fan switch, nothing more. It just connects the fans between these connections on the PSU: 5V, 12V, GND. So you can switch fans with it between 5, 7, 12V. Pointless to use if you have other connections, if not, make a selection of the output, heatshrink the switch PCB and hide it behind the mobo or somewhere inside the case.
Unless you are looking to mount it to be switchable, then it's just about your preference of position and tools/skill available.
post #11830 of 16136
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Originally Posted by JackCY View Post

It's a fan switch, nothing more. It just connects the fans between these connections on the PSU: 5V, 12V, GND. So you can switch fans with it between 5, 7, 12V. Pointless to use if you have other connections, if not, make a selection of the output, heatshrink the switch PCB and hide it behind the mobo or somewhere inside the case.
Unless you are looking to mount it to be switchable, then it's just about your preference of position and tools/skill available.

Yes, I am completely aware how switch works. It just would be easy, quick tune to have one switch for intakes and second for exhaust, for example, as my jetflos don't go low enough on pwm to be completely silent. They do with the switch, however. But it doesn't matter, maybe I find a way. There are after all plenty of room in front panel, it might actually fit just next to the original. I'll post pics if I insert it here : )
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