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Thanks for the detailed reply.
I checked the optical drives and they are in the highest position possible,
anything higher is not possible because there are no more slots in the front above.
Alright, my mustake redface.gif I thought I remembered there being 5 bays not 4 (or maybe you have more optical drives than I had assumed). At any rate not a big deal at all.
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Umm I can try to twist the ribbon into a smaller sized cable.
Its a really old optical drive that I haven't got around to replacing ( Who use's CD's these days ).
Yeah twisting it will help. Those flat wide ribbon cables block a lot of flow.
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If you mean removing the protectors on the case (5 of them) under the GPU I could try that aswell,
I don't mind dust as I have the special vacuum that I use to clean my computer.
Yep those. Atleast remove the first one or two.

Theres also a 6th one that is sitting to the left (in the picture) in a verticle position. You might not have noticed this as its an odd thing for a case to have. Its actually designed for the very purpase of being an optional vent for hot GPUs.
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And yeah, I was planning on filling up the case with more fans because I got space for 4 more fans.
Could you suggest me which ones to fill where from the following site (This is where I get my computer parts):
http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?cPath=8_130

Again, thanks a lot

What kind of noise/price/performance are you looking for?
How many more fans do you want?
Willing to replace the current fans?
How about the big blue one in the front (you will lose the ability to use the little fan LED switch on the top of the case unless you splice that into something else)?

I'll take a look and pick out some diffrent things on that site that look good while waiting for your reply.

EDIT: Oh, and do you care about how they look much? For instance, noctura fans use a very odd color scheme.. kind of a creme and burnt redish color. The larger ones are also round (as opposed to square). You can see that coloration pretty well through the mesh (after some slight modding) so if you like it or dont care, great. If it bothers you it would be a problem and we best look for black fans.

Oh speaking of which. Since you dont care about dust, You can remove the fine wire mesh which is behind the thicker metal mesh things on the front and top of the case (and also bottom fan hole if i recall) It will help flow and reduce noise at the expense of more dust and will make the inside more visible.

EDIT 2: Btw did you catch what i said about removing the extra HD bays?
Edited by Zero4549 - 1/2/11 at 8:55am
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Setting up your case for negative pressure airflow could also help lower temps, although you'll accumulate more dust in your case.
    
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Setting up your case for negative pressure airflow could also help lower temps, although you'll accumulate more dust in your case.
This is especially true here since this case has a lot of extra ventalation and much of the heat is coming off that GPU. Negitive pressure will pull cool air in through the "gpu vent" to cool it before it has a chance to heat up quite as much and it will also pull in cool air through the back side of the motherboard, cooling the PCB directly.

Good call.
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Thanks Zero, I normally have my cases set up like this because it helps prevents dead zones in a tower.
    
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What kind of noise/price/performance are you looking for?
How many more fans do you want?
Willing to replace the current fans?
How about the big blue one in the front (you will lose the ability to use the little fan LED switch on the top of the case unless you splice that into something else)?

I'll take a look and pick out some diffrent things on that site that look good while waiting for your reply.

EDIT: Oh, and do you care about how they look much? For instance, noctura fans use a very odd color scheme.. kind of a creme and burnt redish color. The larger ones are also round (as opposed to square). You can see that coloration pretty well through the mesh (after some slight modding) so if you like it or dont care, great. If it bothers you it would be a problem and we best look for black fans.

Oh speaking of which. Since you dont care about dust, You can remove the fine wire mesh which is behind the thicker metal mesh things on the front and top of the case (and also bottom fan hole if i recall) It will help flow and reduce noise at the expense of more dust and will make the inside more visible.
What kind of noise/price/performance are you looking for? The noise level has to be decent, I mean I sleep with my computer in the same room and sometimes I have to leave it on, so the fans cannot be as loud as an airplane taking off or something. Price- I wouldn't pay more than 12-15$ per fan. Well essentially I would like to fill the entire case with fans because that's one of the reasons I bought this case. Also the current fans can be replaced.

The big fan in the top seems like its pretty good, atleast I think it is, and I enjoy that blue led because it matches my setup right now
But if we can get a blue led fan and replace it that would be fine aswell.
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What kind of noise/price/performance are you looking for? The noise level has to be decent, I mean I sleep with my computer in the same room and sometimes I have to leave it on, so the fans cannot be as loud as an airplane taking off or something. Price- I wouldn't pay more than 12-15$ per fan. Well essentially I would like to fill the entire case with fans because that's one of the reasons I bought this case. Also the current fans can be replaced.

The big fan in the top seems like its pretty good, atleast I think it is, and I enjoy that blue led because it matches my setup right now
But if we can get a blue led fan and replace it that would be fine aswell.
Alright, $15 per fan we can prolly do. Nocturas are a bit more expensive, and I DO suggest them for the big fans cince quite frankly there arnt many other companys that make good quality large fans (the ones that come stock hardly push any air at all just btw) but I'm sure we can find alternatives if they are out of the budget.

Now im rocking 13 fans and a pump. and 9 of those fans are 114 CFM jet turbines. Ive got another 2 computers in the same room so i know what yer talking about with noise xD Shouldnt be a problem in thise case



Do you care about the color btw? And did you see my comments about removing the meshes and the extra HDD racks?

Anyway lemmi get you a list of good fans Might be a bit cause im on the phone atm actually xD



OH! and umm. how about blue LED/CCFLs instead of a blue led fan?
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Alright, $15 per fan we can prolly do. Nocturas are a bit more expensive, and I DO suggest them for the big fans cince quite frankly there arnt many other companys that make good quality large fans (the ones that come stock hardly push any air at all just btw) but I'm sure we can find alternatives if they are out of the budget.

Now im rocking 13 fans and a pump. and 9 of those fans are 114 CFM jet turbines. Ive got another 2 computers in the same room so i know what yer talking about with noise xD Shouldnt be a problem in thise case



Do you care about the color btw? And did you see my comments about removing the meshes and the extra HDD racks?

Anyway lemmi get you a list of good fans Might be a bit cause im on the phone atm actually xD



OH! and umm. how about blue LED/CCFLs instead of a blue led fan?
I'm confused about the meshes
Do you mean the protectors for the optical drives and stuff?

Yeah anything blue will be just fine
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This is what i ment by the meshes. Sorry for bad photos. Notice the fine "screen door" mesh is missing between the fans and the top/front of the case.

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post #39 of 40
Fans on that website are a lot of junk TBH. If you have to pick there within your budget id say get two of these to stick up top:

http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=033368

This on front:

http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=022591

And slap these guys on the back and side:

http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=020289
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Heres what i ment by removing the lower HD bays BTW. Really helps with flow.

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