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Hi Guys! I've done some simple mods before but I was planning on doing another mod to my cosmos S like maybe getting rid of the fan grills and try to improve noise output and airflow now the thing is: The grills have a honeycomb shape and so far I've read they're pretty good at not restricting airflow that much, so will it be better at least by maybe 20-30% and the other question is: Is it worth it?

EDIT:The second question is much like the 1st one LOL
Any suggestions or comments will be appreciated
Edited by CloudCR - 12/31/10 at 5:20pm
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Anyone that has tried it before??
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i removed the honeycombs on my old 690 and yea it changes the amount of air moved quite a bit

even on my new 692 with a mesh on the top i can barely feel anything, removing these things brings in or out a lot of air
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i removed the honeycombs on my old 690 and yea it changes the amount of air moved quite a bit

even on my new 692 with a mesh on the top i can barely feel anything, removing these things brings in or out a lot of air
+1

I could hardly feel any air getting past my own rear grill, and this was with two San Ace -H101's on a Megahalems. So I cut out my rear grill and noticed a huge change. Now I never bother with exhaust fans.
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post #5 of 10
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Thanks guys I'll give it a go then I was just not sure if it was actually worth it on all the grills but it looks like it is xD I'm gonna look for my Dremel ASAP
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post #6 of 10
if anything is blowing up/out then i would take out the mesh there too

the only mesh i keep is the ones on the front and bottom to stop some dust from going in
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got an update!! i had some spare time yesterday and took out my dremel and file here are some pics the back side was a pain to cut and lime but i kinda did a different design than the straight line


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Nice work.A great first time mod for anyone.Especially if you have a h50 rad on the back of your pc.
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Looks excellent. What kind of results are you getting?
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post #10 of 10
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Well temps went down a lot My cpu was idling at 40-41C now it's on 35-37C the video card is idling at 35C as well and never goes past 72C on full load I'm really happy with the results plus you can feel air comming out of the case now LOL..

BTW thanks guys
Edited by CloudCR - 1/4/11 at 7:15am
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