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post #1911 of 3785
Not sure if anyone has tried this yet or not but while I had my rig broken down to install my new board (Sabertooth P67) I figured I give a new idea I've been thinking about a try. Reverse the the HHDs in the cage. Only problem is the a 120mmx25mm fan will not fit. I have a slim 120mm fan I will try it with when I get the chance tomorrow. But this could be a great way to clean up the inside of the case. Most likely going to need a custom cable to be down but it's not impossible.


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Originally Posted by animal0307 View Post
Not sure if anyone has tried this yet or not but while I had my rig broken down to install my new board (Sabertooth P67) I figured I give a new idea I've been thinking about a try. Reverse the the HHDs in the cage. Only problem is the a 120mmx25mm fan will not fit. I have a slim 120mm fan I will try it with when I get the chance tomorrow. But this could be a great way to clean up the inside of the case. Most likely going to need a custom cable to be down but it's not impossible.


Hmm that is something I'd really like to try but don't have any slim fan though.
And I don't think my drives would like that airflow wise.

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so it looks like im not going to paint my case after all i got bored so i installed my fans on my top grill then that i kept going and put in my H100 and my AX850 and the MNPCTech case feet i got and installed a 120mm fan at the back also and i dont want to take it apart lol. i still need to make a new hole for the power plug hahaha. I think ill tape off my H100 and pull out the PSU and just make a hole under the Mobo IO area cause im lazy then clean up with some caned air and still havent taken a single pic Once i order my Cpu/ram/mobo ill take some build pics.
    
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So, I pulled my PSU out of my current rig to line up where the support bracket must go, as I cut a hole for the PSU's fan to intake fresh air. And much to my dismay, my PSU is too big for the bracket. It's basically flush with the outside's of the bracket. My dad had the thought of flipping the bracket around, which would work except that it pushes the PSU back another 1/2inch or so. My thought was to get 4 small pieces of metal and just make the PSU sit flush with the front of the case. Basically one side of the metal would connect to one of the 4 screw holes for the original bracket on the frame and the other side would connect to one of the 4 screw holes on the PSU. Neither solution is as secure as the stock, but with the support bracket at the end of the PSU I don't think either solution will be bad. Has anyone else encountered this?
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So following my messed up front panel mod attempt, here is what it looks like:



And yes i know its trashed, and yes i know there is no ventilation for the PSU, but that would be moved in the final thing.

Trying to decide if i want to try this again with another side panel, thoughts?
post #1916 of 3785
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Replacement top cover finally arrived along with X-Silent 140mm.
Installation was a pain in the ass, the space between the roof rail and the fan is ZERO, it was an extremely tight fit and had a hard time screwing it in place.
Also the screws that came along with it (4x silver lian li fan mount screws 4x black regular fan mount screws) are really low quality, soft metal and they were idiotic to try and screw the fan in. Used some screws of mine and they were million times better.
Hmm and to add to this, the placement of the fan slot is poor.
My bluray drive blocks ~1/5 of the total fan size..
Sorry for the image quality, inside + had to use the flash..
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post #1917 of 3785
Hello fellow PC-A05 friends.

I’m anxiously waiting for upgrade parts for an upgrade build – meant to be a smaller but by no means weaker setup. Going from a CM Storm Scout to the PC-A05NB. I also want to go as quiet as possible on this build hence keeping the H50 and opting for a single 120mm vs. a 2x120 blow hole. I contemplated a single 140mm but didn’t want to invite fitment issues. I’ve also got a small army of Noiseblocker fans I’m bringing over from the Storm Scout build.

Will be retrofitting with the USB 3.0 I/O adapter and keeping mostly everything (see sig) except for a new EVGA X58 SLI3 mobo (with Sata III / USB 3.0). At some point, will definitely upgrade to Sata 3 SSDs but will hold off for now … I was barely able to sneak the case and mobo purchase past She Who Must Be Obeyed to begin with lol …

My big concerns are as follows:

1) Modding the blow hole – I plan on a single 120mm to let my GTX 570 breath a little better. I’ve ordered a 120 grill from Performance PC and have the 120mm template. I plan to just use a Dremel and stock cutting discs. Any tips on how to go about this would be greatly appreciated!!

2) PSU / Mobo fitment – I had come across a PC-A05 build where the guy’s PSU was literally bumping against some transistors on his EVGA Classified. I forget his PSU but I’m hoping my Corsair HX750 won’t overlap with the EVGA 3 mobo.

3) Airflow with H50 – I get that the case is optimized for a reverse airflow but I’m worried about the hot air the H50 will be blowing into the case. No doubt the extra 120mm up top will help but that itself is getting sucked into the GPU leaving much of the H50 air to “cool” the rest of the build.

I’m sure I’ll have more questions, comments, and photos to come lol …
Edited by the.ronin - 9/20/11 at 12:56pm
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post #1918 of 3785
Holy wow. Lots of activity today.

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Originally Posted by CarFreak302 View Post
So, I pulled my PSU out of my current rig to line up where the support bracket must go, as I cut a hole for the PSU's fan to intake fresh air. And much to my dismay, my PSU is too big for the bracket. It's basically flush with the outside's of the bracket. My dad had the thought of flipping the bracket around, which would work except that it pushes the PSU back another 1/2inch or so. My thought was to get 4 small pieces of metal and just make the PSU sit flush with the front of the case. Basically one side of the metal would connect to one of the 4 screw holes for the original bracket on the frame and the other side would connect to one of the 4 screw holes on the PSU. Neither solution is as secure as the stock, but with the support bracket at the end of the PSU I don't think either solution will be bad. Has anyone else encountered this?
Make a flat piece? Trace out the pattern on a raw sheet of AL or whatever material you want? Basically it will be the same thing as the stock one with out the 1/2" step in it.
Edited by animal0307 - 9/20/11 at 4:08pm
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And yes i know its trashed, and yes i know there is no ventilation for the PSU, but that would be moved in the final thing.

Trying to decide if i want to try this again with another side panel, thoughts?
I think it looks pretty cool. It would be awesome if you could laser cut some sort of design on the front then light it with cathodes or something.

What are you using for that led lighting? looks pretty legit. Post a better picture of what exactly you screwed up because I'm failing to see the fault.
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