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Originally Posted by Eric Barney;15466113 
Yes! I have tried a few different things. Stock, removed, a 140mm Noctua, and what is there now... A 120mm Noctua. It flows best, I believe due to it fitting the opening better than the 140.

My temps are really good. I should probably just leave it alone, but that front fan is kinda cheezy.... Maybe I have become spoiled by the Noctua fans. They are so well made. And quiet!

I was going to put the 140mm Noctua as an exhaust. How much difference did putting in the 120mm make?

EDIT: And which one are you using?
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Originally Posted by Tnt6200;15466273 
I was going to put the 140mm Noctua as an exhaust. How much difference did putting in the 120mm make?

EDIT: And which one are you using?

I am using 4 Noctua fans. 2 140's on the top, 1 140 under the 5.25" bays, and the 120 for the exhaust at the rear of the case. Noctua 140mm fans have a 120mm bolt pattern, so the 140 was able to mount at the rear, but the case would have to be cut to take advantage of the larger fan, and I did not like that option due to the way it would be cut. Too close to the wall near the MB port box. Besides, the 120mm fan is really good!
    
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Originally Posted by Eric Barney;15466378 
I am using 4 Noctua fans. 2 140's on the top, 1 140 under the 5.25" bays, and the 120 for the exhaust at the rear of the case. Noctua 140mm fans have a 120mm bolt pattern, so the 140 was able to mount at the rear, but the case would have to be cut to take advantage of the larger fan, and I did not like that option due to the way it would be cut. Too close to the wall near the MB port box. Besides, the 120mm fan is really good!

Which model are you using for the rear exhaust?
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Originally Posted by Tnt6200;15466398 
Which model are you using for the rear exhaust?

The 120mm NF-512B FLX 120 x 25mm (Noctua part#)
    
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Thanks. The part number is actually NF-S12B FLX though tongue.gif

I think I am going to ditch all of the hard drive cages entirely, put my HDD in a 5.25 bay using these and mount the SSD behind the mobo tray with some double sided tape wheee.gif
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Thanks. The part number is actually NF-S12B FLX though tongue.gif

I think I am going to ditch all of the hard drive cages entirely, put my HDD in a 5.25 bay using these and mount the SSD behind the mobo tray with some double sided tape wheee.gif

I just read the number off my reciept from Frozen cpu. Sorry.

I like your idea... Should make for a very neat case interior.
    
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Good plan I think smile.gif My SSD will be in the 5.25 bay as well, and no other HDD installed.
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All my 5.25" bays are filled! I still use DVD drives on occasion, and I have an I/O panel taking up another. The bottom one has a light switch mounted on it's face plate.
    
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Originally Posted by nerdybeat;15455368 
Just ordered the CoolerMaster Mega Flow 200mm fan to replace the front fan.

It is lower dBA (19 vs 29), higher CFM (110 vs 92) at lower RPM (700 vs 1000).

I cannot find one drawback to this fan besides the fact it is 30mm thick, meaning I will have to move my HDD rack next to the PSU.

I am also considering a fan controller. Does anyone have any advice? I have been eying this Lian Li fan contreoller on frozenCPU. Seems a bit pricey, but high quality. I will be powering 2xgt ap-15, 2x gt ap-14, the CM 200mm up front, and potentially another 120mm somewhere else in the case.

The most important spec is missing for that controller. How much power (watts) per channel can it handle. It may not matter if you're only going to connect one fan per channel, but if you ever use any higher power fans you're going to want that spec. Even on Lian Li's website the spec is missing. If you really like the controller, email them and find out before you order it.

My Roommate has the 650D, and he installed this controller:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811998063

It looks awesome, has a nice digital readout with temps and RPMs for each fan, 12W per channel (enough for 2 medium power fans per channel) and it also has an auto mode you can set to automatically control the fan speed. Sweet controller.

I just picked up this for my 600T:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11616/bus-232/Zalman_ZM-MFC1_Combo_5-Channel_PWM_3-Pin_Fan_Controller_-_Black_.html

It has the same brushed aluminum as the 650D uses. Unfortunately the four 3 pin channels are only 7W (meaning at best 2 x low power fans per channel). However, it has a PWM controller on it. If you use a PWM splitter that takes the fan power from a molex PSU connector, you could control as many PWM fans as you like from that one channel. I also have an AeroCool Strike-X. (one for case fans one for 4 x H100 fans). They are both as functional as they need to be for my uses:

20111023015249.jpg

Too many to choose from.
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http://ncix.com/products/?sku=33524&vpn=SEN%2D001LX&manufacture=NZXT

thoughts on this one? I was thinking about getting it, along with maybe a mesh side panel and a couple fans

My other roommate has that in his half X. His clock doesn't keep time (never did). I see a lot of people complain about that same problem, even after replacing the battery. It works well though, and looks sweet too.
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20111023015249.jpg

Which LED kit are you using in this pic?
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