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The Kings v. Grizzlies game started bad, so I took out the dremel and threw this together.
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Just removed the front fascia of the DVDRW, cut the face of the bay cover out with the dremel, and attached it to the DVDRW with stong double sided adhesive. The cover is a tight fit into the case and needed to be filed down slightly on the right and left sides. Used a button from a broken calculator on the fascia right above the open close button so that all you need to do to open the drive is press lightly on the bottom right corner.
If the adhesive loses its hold I will reattach the cover with JB Kwik Epoxy.

That's awesome. I'm definitely doing this!
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That's awesome. I'm definitely doing this!

+1 Thanks for posting the info! thumb.gif
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I have tried the supposed, top fan switch and that it reduces temps. Load of crap it increased my temps by 7c. Changed it back very quick.
btw it was both cpu and gpu fans that increased by 7c

That's b/c your using the stock cooler which is not properly directing the hot air out the back of the case. I would try the top as intake one more time after you get a decent cooler on your CPU. I too have no rear exhaust. No change in temps and less noise so it was a win for me. thumb.gif
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post #1593 of 4826
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The Kings v. Grizzlies game started bad, so I took out the dremel and threw this together.
DSC00704618.jpg
Just removed the front fascia of the DVDRW, cut the face of the bay cover out with the dremel, and attached it to the DVDRW with stong double sided adhesive. The cover is a tight fit into the case and needed to be filed down slightly on the right and left sides. Used a button from a broken calculator on the fascia right above the open close button so that all you need to do to open the drive is press lightly on the bottom right corner.
If the adhesive loses its hold I will reattach the cover with JB Kwik Epoxy.

Sick!!! I didn't buy a dvd drive because I love the front of my case and don't want to ruin the look biggrin.gif this is going to help me so much!!!
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Hey there- question for anyone currently using a H60/70 cooler in their 650D.

I am kinda unsatisfied with my CPU temps. Check my build pics for the setup, but the H70 is exhausting in p/p through the rear. Has anyone experience better temps running it as intake up top? I have also considered the 3x5.25" bay adapter with another 120mm fan up front for more airflow over the mobo/ram and more airflow to the H70.

Idle temps are anywhere from 30-40C across the cores (sometimes a difference in up to 8C between cores... not sure if it is just uneven TIM coverage or the nature of 6 cores) and when gaming can steadily hit 65C. (BF3 mainly, usually Skyrim/Diablo 3 are a bit lower around 50-55C). Ambient temps are typically ~20C.

I do understand my twin frozr is hucking warm air back into the case, so maybe just some more airflow (120mm in the 5.25"s, dremeling the front 200mm case grill) would help. But does anyone have any suggestions on how to optimize airflow in my case?

Thanks all!
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Im looking into a way to 'stealth' the DVD drive with the unused cover.
As for you dust problem, the screen in removable so you can wash it. Or, as other ppl have pointed out, you can simply blow it out. Compressed air is one way, but its expensive, weak, and leaves a funny taste in the air. An air compressor is good, if you have the room or another use for it (I have a 30gal for my automotive work, that I previously used to clean my case). The real efficient way to clean a case is with the ~$40 DataVac Duster biggrin.gif, got one for Xmas and its the easiest, most efficient way to clean a computer- bar none.

My dad owns a giant air compressor, so cleaning is not the problem. Have done it btw, many times ... perfectly clean.

What I mean is the way the fan filter leans up against the mess and creates grey areas.

Looking forward to hear about how your research turns out ... please let me know thumb.gif
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Latest pics of my 650D. I think ill move on to the Cosmos II once its released I need a full tower. :)

 

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Cosmos 2 around $350
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Cosmos 2 around $350

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Cosmos 2 around $350

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No but soon, the price is set at $349.99 US though.

I'm thinking about it too. lol
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No but soon, the price is set at $349.99 US though.
I'm thinking about it too. lol

thanks sean:) great build btw thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif
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