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post #2461 of 15931
was really liking the way my UV lighting was looking in my Raystorm, but I wanted it to be a little brighter, so I pulled out the 2000mcd LEDs and replaced them with some 3000mcd ones:

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post #2462 of 15931
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Originally Posted by ChesterCat View Post

Just in case you didn't know
You can always simply remove the mem stiks coolers. A hairdryer makes this a simple task.
3-5C's is all the diff you'll see, either way.
Also, you can purchase low profile replacements
....just in case you find selling them difficult. wink.gif

Ah nice, I may just take them off. If I choose not to, can you send me a link to where I can find low pro replacements? I couldn't find any with a Google search.

edit: Oh, I thought you meant I could buy Corsair low pro replacements. I found some heatsinks from other brands. Thanks thumb.gif
Edited by Half Blood Pimp - 5/13/12 at 8:08pm
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http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g40/c18/s236/list/p1/Air_Cooling-HDD_RAM_System_HeatsinksCoolers-Passive_RAM_Heatsinks-Page1.html




frozencpu's gots lotsa choices for heatsinks

of course, theve got allot of stuff for jes bout everything
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post #2464 of 15931
Is anyone else's arc midi side panel really, really tight? I simply cannot get the right side panel off any more and I'm using so much force that I'm worried about damaging the case or hurting myself.
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Poor little Midi..... preparing for the summer, i had to go TRIPLE (air) Penetration in her.....tongue.gif:p:p:p

AP 181 is very, very impressive..

BUT, atention all, if you want to put a Antec Kühler 620 in push pull config in the rear, and the AP-181, case will NOT close. Very very dissapointed about this, i had to put the Kühler on the top blowing air inside, and mount a Aerocool Shark on the rear as exhaust. If i want all correct, i have to put the AP-181 on the top, and the Nzxt 200mm on the side, im thinking about it, but my idea was the AP-181 in the side panel rolleyes.gif

I have NO photos of the final step, i was extremly dissapointed to make photos...

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Edited by Paul_M - 5/15/12 at 11:10am
post #2466 of 15931
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Originally Posted by lurker2501 View Post

it's easier to clean the case every once in a while then cut it. rolleyes.gif

Removing the stock filter has two interests : allowing for more airflow (the stock "foam" filter reduces airflow by 50-60% if not more...) and looks. biggrin.gif

I think (partially) cutting the frame + cutting holes in front of fan blades would look really good while staying clean.
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post #2467 of 15931
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Poor little Midi..... preparing for the summer, i had to go TRIPLE (air) Penetration in her.....tongue.gif:p:p:p
AP 181 is very, very impressive..
BUT, atention all, if you want to put a Antec Kühler 620 in push pull config in the rear, and the AP-181, case will NOT close. Very very dissapointed about this, i had to put the Kühler on the top blowing air inside, and mount a Aerocool Shark on the rear as exhaust. If i want all correct, i have to put the AP-181 on the top, and the Nzxt 200mm on the side, im thinking about it, but my idea was the AP-181 in the side panel rolleyes.gif
I have NO photos of the final step, i was extremly dissapointed to make photos... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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post #2468 of 15931
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Removing the stock filter has two interests : allowing for more airflow (the stock "foam" filter reduces airflow by 50-60% if not more...
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I've been looking around, trying to find any "real" data, which provides numbers
for filter -vs- no filter = finding nothing

Where exactly, did you extract that 50-60% number ?

Using my Fractal Minis dual front 120 setup as an example. The filters are
located at the backside of the direction of the 2 fans. Incoming air is filtered
before it touches the fans path. Are in fact, my Noctua fans are being supplied
sufficient volumes of air based on the fans specification ? Is indeed the fans
losing any cooling abilities due to the filter ? Being that my idle temps are
pretty much static at 29-30 C , i'd tend to believe the filter is causing a neglible
amount of loss. So in fact, for incoming air......it's possible there is no loss at all
based on the fans position & the spec of the fan itself ???.


What worries me about no filter, is the fact that dust kills sensitive electronics.
Plus, it's a fact.....dusty componets run hotter = def NOT good.
So wouldn't the benifit of moving more air, be negated by the fact
you're allowing dangerous (electronic killing) dust and dirt inside ?
Edited by ChesterCat - 5/15/12 at 8:39pm
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post #2469 of 15931
Air slows down when it moves/is pulled through dense materials like foam or other dust filters. For example when I have the front filter on my 650D in place I can feel a decent amount of air from the front 200mm fan. When I remove the front filter though a HUGE amount of air begins to flow. Foam and filters do make a big difference but are needed to keep the case clean. That or blow it out with one of these every couple weeks. thumb.gif
Edited by solsamurai - 5/15/12 at 8:34pm
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post #2470 of 15931
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That or blow it out with one of these every couple weeks. thumb.gif



thumb.gif Everyone should try and invest in the Duster. I've used this and its predessor
since the beginning of time.

BUT....... Others and including myself, have our cases loaded into mounting positions
that dont allow easy access. It's a HUGE job just to get my case out of its resting place,
easily taking a 1/2 hour to remove. When you consider the number of folks that have
rack mounts and AV cabinets..........it's just not feasable to remove except for major
repairs and upgrades. The Military has for a long time , taken long term permanent
mounting filter designs in all its sensitive positions. Being that, lots easier to clean a
simple filter versus replacing equipment.
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