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post #1 of 7
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So i decided that I should replace the stock plexiglass window with something that would allow for some airflow. I decided to do this because i noticed that I got a degree cooler cpu temps w/ out the side on. Went to home depot and got some hardware wire (kinda like chicken wire) and this is what i came up with. Dropped cpu temps one degree at max load. Right now i have some wire hanging that has been primed and painted mettalic blue, I will put that in when I get home from class.

post #2 of 7
Cool idea, not seen this done before.
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post #3 of 7
thats a good idea, do you feel much heat off it???
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post #4 of 7
The only down side I see in doing that is more dust in your rig, but if you don't mind cleaning it from time to time it will work just fine
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post #5 of 7
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Yeah, i realized that i would need to clean it more, it is also a little louder like this, guess that filter on the side window fan is kinda pointless now. Oh yeah, put in the metallic blue wire.

post #6 of 7
Nice - great look
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post #7 of 7
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All right, here it is, the final product. Replaced filter w/ fan guard.

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