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post #3061 of 15859
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You have to understand though that heat rises, essentially your taking the hot air from your GPU and blowing it across your heatsink if your venting up at the top. I suppose if you have it set to intake from the top blowing down it wouldn't be such a problem. I believe fractal design made the dust filters on the top and at the front because they want their customers to use positive pressure by utilizing the top and front as intakes and the rear as exhaust. This is how I have mine setup. Can't complain about the temps.
And the heatsink wouldn't take any hot air if it were to exhaust through the back, yes? rolleyes.gif
The difference is so minimal that it isn't worth mentioning smile.gif
post #3062 of 15859
Personally I have succeded to fit all my cables in the back...

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Wasn't too easy through.
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And the heatsink wouldn't take any hot air if it were to exhaust through the back, yes? rolleyes.gif
The difference is so minimal that it isn't worth mentioning smile.gif

It will always be minimal as airflow is just that air. By redoing your air configuration you will see at MOST 3 degrees drop in a case. Positive pressure has other benefits as it forces dust out. But back on subject, with his setup he is taking in a concentrated amount of hot air. Through the front is cool, gpu runs hot and mixes with the air from the front, by the time it hits the heat sink its already warm. Turn it to exhaust out the back the air coming from the front only hits HDD as the air is directed across and up. I don't think it was right to say "Its not worth mentioning" because maybe he doesn't know. But sure its so low that I shouldn't have even bothered rolleyes.gif
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Personally I have succeded to fit all my cables in the back...
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Wasn't too easy through.

Pretty nice wink.gif. I don't have the patience to tidy up the back. If it fits without bowing or bowing too much its good for me =p. Kudos to you.
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Pretty nice wink.gif. I don't have the patience to tidy up the back. If it fits without bowing or bowing too much its good for me =p. Kudos to you.

Thanks, before the Core 3000 I had a crappy generic case with no cable management at all so the 3000 is a breeze to work with in comparison.thumb.gif
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new cable management, let me know what you think about that thumb.gif
and a new cpu cooler, its pine for me i dont oc that machine anyway redface.gif
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I got questions regarding the dust rings.

MAIN QUESTION: How do I minimize the dust rings in the filters if not totally get rid of dust rings, while at the same time keep my components clean?

1. I have an arc midi and I here's what I've done so far. I have removed the front fan and connected it at the top. So I have two fans at the top blowing air downwards and a fan at the back blowing air out.

2. I have a cloth on top of the case at all times. I am thinking (in theory) the air that comes into the case via the top will be filtered by the cloth first before it gets to the filters of the case itself therefore the dust wont be able to get to the case filters and I'll have an easy time just taking the cloth out and washing it.

3. I believe though that the cloth is restricting the air that comes into the case via top. Would it make the fans heat up?

What I'm planning to do:

1. I've seen a build here where he took out the filters entirely and just had the mesh in front of the fans. I think that will get rid of the dust rings since there will be nothing to get the dust rings on. But doesn't the dust get into the mesh in that case and therefore make it even harder to clean? Doesn't that make the overall dust build up in the case higher?

I don't always open my case. I just open my case probably once every year at max. Primarily because it's located in a hard to reach area and it is quite heavy. I'd like to have the fewest reasons to open the case as necessary for cleaning.
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Is that a AC Alpine 11 cooler?
post #3070 of 15859
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Here it is! My first build, completed! biggrin.gif

In the second pic there's the predecessor in the background, a scaleo p.... lol
Please forgive me for the floating molex connection, the fan controller cables are too short to route them behind the board! mad.gif
Let me know what you think and suggest improvements please!
yeah, routing all the cables behind the motherboard is quite difficult in the 3000, there's so little space.... but if you arrange the cables well it's sufficient to fit everything! thumb.gif

I fit my fan controller on the bottom most slot, as there is a hole nearby where you can fit the cables in. Either that, or you can sandwich the cables behind the motherboard and pass them through the CPU cutout. Same with the CPU 8pin, but you would need to give it a little slack just so that you would be able to put the 140mm fan on top(you'd have to remove it to fit the 8pin through the back)

You can also pass the blue cable(is that USB3?) through the small cutout on top where the I/O passes. biggrin.gif

The core 3000 is was such a fun case to work with, especially when you come from building inside a generic case.
Edited by jvkua - 7/1/12 at 1:45am
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