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That's what she said....wait, wut? rolleyes.gif Yeah, I got the little brother. I spent a lot of time with a Cosmos, and grew tired of its size. I think I am going to stick with a SFF from now on. Are you planning on sticking with the Fractal fans?
+Rep....Nice job. I would really like to do this for the CFM increase, but I share the basement with our dogs, so I really need the filter...The mod makes the case look better though imo. thumb.gif

I have done this mod and put silverstone 140mm filters on the back side of the fans. You cant see them and they work a treat. you just need to cut/file out of the frame of the filters, some indented bits for the clips that actually hold the fans in to go, so that they dont hit the filters.
post #2312 of 16134
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I have done this mod and put silverstone 140mm filters on the back side of the fans. You cant see them and they work a treat. you just need to cut/file out of the frame of the filters, some indented bits for the clips that actually hold the fans in to go, so that they dont hit the filters.

I actually like how easy it is to clean since it keeps dirt off of the fans too. I just vacuum off the front with a shop vac. Does doing it that way make it a pain to clean? I clean the front pretty often. And also, does cutting the frame make the front (detachable) part weaker? I'd hate to break it while taking it off. (I really like this case wubsmiley.gif). Can I be a pain and ask you to post a pic of the fan clips?
 
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I actually like how easy it is to clean since it keeps dirt off of the fans too. I just vacuum off the front with a shop vac. Does doing it that way make it a pain to clean? I clean the front pretty often. And also, does cutting the frame make the front (detachable) part weaker? I'd hate to break it while taking it off. (I really like this case wubsmiley.gif). Can I be a pain and ask you to post a pic of the fan clips?

To clean it i open the side pannel and blow tem out with compressed air but i imagine a shop vac would work(never tried) just the same. As for cutting the frame, i noticed no differance in overall strength. One thing i would advise is if your working on the back of the front bezel, that you put something soft under it. I just had it on my workbench and when i spun it i put a scratch into it:(

Your wish is of my command:thumb:
Sorry for the awful pic
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Hope you can see what i mean. For the clip to hold the fan i had to file away part of the filter frame
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Still seems a tad warm...and I would blame that stock CPU cooler. You could do a lot better without spending very much. thumb.gif

Yeah, probably should get something better. Been focusing on the main components first. Does look at little sparse in the cpu area with that puny stock cooler tongue.gif
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post #2315 of 16134
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Originally Posted by Ramsey77 View Post

That's what she said....wait, wut? rolleyes.gif Yeah, I got the little brother. I spent a lot of time with a Cosmos, and grew tired of its size. I think I am going to stick with a SFF from now on. Are you planning on sticking with the Fractal fans?
+Rep....Nice job. I would really like to do this for the CFM increase, but I share the basement with our dogs, so I really need the filter...The mod makes the case look better though imo. thumb.gif

Thanks Ramsey77! Yeah I'll see how well it does as far as dust getting inside the case. I might put filters in the back of the front fans but maybe later on. biggrin.gif
post #2316 of 16134
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Originally Posted by Lukegrimbley View Post

To clean it i open the side pannel and blow tem out with compressed air but i imagine a shop vac would work(never tried) just the same. As for cutting the frame, i noticed no differance in overall strength. One thing i would advise is if your working on the back of the front bezel, that you put something soft under it. I just had it on my workbench and when i spun it i put a scratch into it:(
Your wish is of my command:thumb:
Sorry for the awful pic
359
Hope you can see what i mean. For the clip to hold the fan i had to file away part of the filter frame

Do the magnets get in the way of the area that you trimmed out? I'm thinking of doing the same to my front intake fans.
post #2317 of 16134
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Originally Posted by Ramsey77 View Post

My front 2 fans and the bottom are my intakes, and the top 2 and rear are my exhaust. This seems to have the best cooling effect for me.
Top Fans: 140mm Scythe Maru2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185158
Front fans: 120mm Scythe Slipstreams: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185060
Bottom intake and rear exhaust: 120mm CoolerMaster Blademasters (same as my cooler, and also controlled by PWM): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103069
Edit: The top 2 140's and the front 2 120's are hooked up to this: http://lamptron.com/products/view/Fan_Controller_FC5V2
359

Looks very familiar smile.gif


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post #2318 of 16134
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Originally Posted by MP-Canuck View Post

Yeah, probably should get something better. Been focusing on the main components first. Does look at little sparse in the cpu area with that puny stock cooler tongue.gif

Something else would most likely be quieter and drop your temps SIGNIFICANTLY smile.gif
post #2319 of 16134
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Originally Posted by Lukegrimbley View Post

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To clean it i open the side pannel and blow tem out with compressed air but i imagine a shop vac would work(never tried) just the same. As for cutting the frame, i noticed no differance in overall strength. One thing i would advise is if your working on the back of the front bezel, that you put something soft under it. I just had it on my workbench and when i spun it i put a scratch into it:(
Your wish is of my command:thumb:
Sorry for the awful pic
359
Hope you can see what i mean. For the clip to hold the fan i had to file away part of the filter frame

don't like the idea but if it works for you i guess it's ok.
post #2320 of 16134
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Originally Posted by Scuba Steve in VA View Post

Looks very familiar smile.gif
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HAHA, my Z68 counterpart! cheers.gif Got to love that AX750. Why you no fill with fans?
 
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