Originally Posted by pepejovi;15015523
The black board that has the dvd drive and other thingy in it kind of ruined the look for me...
Still cool though
Thanks for the feedback pepejovi - I'm still on the fence about the front face plate myself. I haven't secured it yet, so there is still the option to have it changed without any further damage or inconvenience
Originally Posted by rdrdrdrd;15017203
this, if it was brown it would match up better
Also: where will the fan go
Hmm, brown eh? I may try that. You'll see the fans in just a moment
Originally Posted by Mugen87;15071625
Hehe, darthjoe229 has got it below - I was pushing it with the black, and I think that carbon fiber might be going over the line
Originally Posted by darthjoe229;15071684
Makes ALMOST everything better. I feel like this is gonna look too upper class and CF would spoil it. Might pull it off for light accents, but I doubt it. PSU wrap mebe?
You got it - it's almost like I need to go with a brass face plate or something
Originally Posted by TheGrayDon10;15071888
Thanks - welcome to the party!
So, now that the hardware has been installed, I can proceed to managing those cables a little. I first cut a quick piece out of 1/4" hardboard with a few strategic holes
Already much more to my liking. Time to place the new fans with their new mounting system
Ok - with both "plates" in place, I can cut the appropriate holes in the door and go ahead and install!
Woohoo, that blue furnace filter sure looks out of place eh? Everything fits, it's nice, snug, and square, so I went ahead and added a bunch of closed cell foam
Another view of the almost finished right-hand cabinet old i5 system
I've been using this cabinet setup for a little while now, and I'm happy to report that the temperatures are really quite nice. Because I've "sealed" the air intake portion, all of the intake air is coming through the blue furnace filter. You can literally feel suction if you place your hand in front of the filter. There is a massive amount of air coming out of the CPU hole, as well as the open PCI slots, power supply exhaust, and the half inch of space between the door and the "non-intake-area". (You can see in the previous photos, I did not put foam around the entire door perimeter).
So far it has been idling at ambient (23-25) and at maximum, just under 50 degrees Celcius.
I can hear the fans running - they are louder than all of the hard drives spinning up. I am going to get a small fan controller and get them down to the minimum speed while maintaining these current temperatures (There is a very large amount of air running through the case).
I have clearly got to find something to either replace the blue furnace filter, or cover it up with something a little more visually appealing.
Also, I need something to cover the CPU exhaust area. It will need to match whatever I do for the furnace filter area.
'Til next time!