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Hey guys, I just ordered this case and I was wondering if someone could tell me how to get the best airflow out of the case. Thanks!
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So they're white LEDs with caps? Where can I get red caps?

Mine are blue LEDs with clear caps. I'd have to switch out the whole LED to change mine.
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Hey guys, I just ordered this case and I was wondering if someone could tell me how to get the best airflow out of the case. Thanks!

Max out the fans. Front (120 or 140) and side (2x 120 and option 200) are intake, back(120) and top(2x 200) are outtake.
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Do you think I should take out one of the side fans (the one further away from my motherboard) and put it in the front? or just buy another blue LED fan?
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I'm having troubles installing a 3.5" HDD on to the plastic tool less HDD trays this case features. Instead of making the process of an HDD install easier it has made it painful frown.gif. Basically I'm attaching 1 side first to the 2 rubber screws and then "bending" the plastic on the other side so that hte other 2 rubber screws can attach but it's awfully hard, and sometimes one or two of the rubber screws will have the rubber removed from the top of the screw so it doesn't slide back in the case as smoothly. Been 3 hours on this. >_>. Can I maybe just use 2 rubber screws instead of all 4? And which 2 do I use, the ones facing the front of the case or the ones facing the motherboard side of the case? Can someone help?

Thanks.
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I'm having troubles installing a 3.5" HDD on to the plastic tool less HDD trays this case features. Instead of making the process of an HDD install easier it has made it painful frown.gif. Basically I'm attaching 1 side first to the 2 rubber screws and then "bending" the plastic on the other side so that hte other 2 rubber screws can attach but it's awfully hard, and sometimes one or two of the rubber screws will have the rubber removed from the top of the screw so it doesn't slide back in the case as smoothly. Been 3 hours on this. >_>. Can I maybe just use 2 rubber screws instead of all 4? And which 2 do I use, the ones facing the front of the case or the ones facing the motherboard side of the case? Can someone help?
Thanks.

If you're having that much trouble just take the plastic tabs out and screw it into the tray...
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If you're having that much trouble just take the plastic tabs out and screw it into the tray...

Yeah got it solved was doing something dumb lol.

Guys, I was unscrewing one of the side fans and noticed there's a filter behind it, I'm planning to move the whole fan to the front as intake. Do I still position the filter behind it? And what direction do I face the fan so it's intake?
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Yeah got it solved was doing something dumb lol.
Guys, I was unscrewing one of the side fans and noticed there's a filter behind it, I'm planning to move the whole fan to the front as intake. Do I still position the filter behind it? And what direction do I face the fan so it's intake?

Generally, the open side of the fan faces the intake direction, while the side attached to the shroud faces outtake. Generally, you position the filter in front so that your fans don't become covered in dust.
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By "in front" you're saying looking at the case from the front end to the back end correct? Way I have it now is like this: (Diagram)

hdd trays > filter > front fan > front panel

So you're saying it should be like this?:

hdd trays > front fan > filter > front panel?
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Originally Posted by Iceycold View Post

By "in front" you're saying looking at the case from the front end to the back end correct? Way I have it now is like this: (Diagram)
hdd trays > filter > front fan > front panel
So you're saying it should be like this?:
hdd trays > front fan > filter > front panel?

yes thats the way it should be.
post #12300 of 15187
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Originally Posted by Iceycold View Post

By "in front" you're saying looking at the case from the front end to the back end correct? Way I have it now is like this: (Diagram)
hdd trays > filter > front fan > front panel
So you're saying it should be like this?:
hdd trays > front fan > filter > front panel?

Yeah, that's right.

It isn't a huge deal if you don't want to tear down your computer again right now to fix it, but you generally want to have your filter between your fan and wherever your air is coming from (and not going to). The idea is that the filter collects dust. If it's in front of the fan, your fan stays clean and the filter is easy to wipe down every so often. If it's trapped behind the fan, the fan also accumulates dust, which slows it down/makes it less effective, and your filter needs to be removed every time you want to clean it. Maybe switch it next time you need to clean it.
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