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i know i know, i usually have a strict taking it apart and cleaning it every month regiment but 2 months ago i broke my leg pretty bad, so ive been putting it off until i can lift safely.
   
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i know i know, i usually have a strict taking it apart and cleaning it every month regiment but 2 months ago i broke my leg pretty bad, so ive been putting it off until i can lift safely.

Oh, sorry to hear that :s.

By the way, I like how the EVGA 570s match your case. I was going to get one of those but as my rig will be all about blue and white I just gave up on looking for a cheap one :s.
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i know i know, i usually have a strict taking it apart and cleaning it every month regiment but 2 months ago i broke my leg pretty bad, so ive been putting it off until i can lift safely.

Oh, sorry to hear that :s.

By the way, I like how the EVGA 570s match your case. I was going to get one of those but as my rig will be all about blue and white I just gave up on looking for a cheap one :s.

thanks, although that was somewhat unintentional, i did love how they were gunna look with it, i got Dwood to make me some sweet star wars case badges, (pics have been sent, now im just waiting on getting them in the mail) which will go good with what im tinkering with for an exterior mod.

not being mobile put alot of my plans to a halt
   
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I just did a couple of unpluggings on various fans to check what kind of DBA difference it'd make if any and I realized that **** in there's vibrating like crazy !

Anybody know if anti vibration "kits", paste, screws or whatever is any good and whether or not it makes a (real) difference ? Anything you'd want to recommend ?
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I have a couple possible stupid questions, I'm really going to get to the case mod starting today, I want to completely take out the hard drive bays, is it safe to mount my HDD anywhere, I know the SSD should be fine, but what about that gigantic HDD? Also, how safe is it to paint the letters on my GTX 570 HD which has a red casing? I'd like to make that blue. I have some ideas, I've never done mods before, I don't have access to many tools, and I don't have money to spend on tools and materials, if I did I would buy more computer parts! I am going to do my best though, so hopefully it comes out decent.
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Originally Posted by Bonkers View Post

Are your cables sleeved like his are? Another thing you can do is individually route each cable to the component, sometimes that provides extra length. Also be sure to straighten out the cables, they may have kinks. If you just want longer cables nzxt makes a nice cable starter kit that comes with connections for your main cables that are already sleeved and in effect extends the cable with a clean look. Hope this helps!wink.gifthumb.gif

I figured the individual sleeving was the key, I'm a big time amateur, I am going to buy some extensions at microcenter later today.
Edited by dougcbj - 4/20/12 at 6:00am
post #11357 of 15204
For any one that has changed the top mesh grill to one with bigger holes, have you noticed a reduction in temperatures. Some of the warm air from the top fans seems to come through the rectangular hole in the front of the top panel and recycle through the front of the case. Has any one noticed this happening, I think the stock grill is restricting air flow?
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For any one that has changed the top mesh grill to one with bigger holes, have you noticed a reduction in temperatures. Some of the warm air from the top fans seems to come through the rectangular hole in the front of the top panel and recycle through the front of the case. Has any one noticed this happening, I think the stock grill is restricting air flow?

I have not changed the upper grill but yesterday I also noticed that most of the air flow from the top fan was coming to the front part of the case. So you're not the only one I think with this problem...

I agree with your theory.Maybe a bigger hole mesh would evacuate better the upper air flow.

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Hi guys, new around here. Stumbled accorss the site looking for case ideas for my phantom, I will get some pics up soon.
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For any one that has changed the top mesh grill to one with bigger holes, have you noticed a reduction in temperatures. Some of the warm air from the top fans seems to come through the rectangular hole in the front of the top panel and recycle through the front of the case. Has any one noticed this happening, I think the stock grill is restricting air flow?

Take the grill out and check your temps. It's only held in with screws. My guess because I have not measured them is the stock grill is good for maybe 30% airflow. Just give you an idea my grill that I made is good for 58% airflow, 1/4" holes straggered at 5/16" you can check my build out to see pictures of the vent.
Edited by kgtuning - 4/20/12 at 10:06am
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