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What fan replacements do you recommend?

Coolermaster Megaflow or Bitfenix Spectre Pro for front 200mm. The CM fan will require the HDD cage to be moved and the Spectre Pro will not. Top and rear is anything but the stock fans, lol. Definitely remove at least the front mesh (see Nibbler club item in my sig). Much better airflow and lower noise. thumb.gif
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post #2632 of 4826
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What fan replacements do you recommend?

As stated above for the 200mms, I can vouch for the CoolerMaster 200mm being much more efficient than the stock for moving air. Also, depending on your case layout, look into a HDD bay adapter like this one. Worked wonders for getting a little more airflow over my mobo and to my CPU cooler. See my pics for the minor mod I did to the top bays as well.

Good luck with your case!
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What fan replacements do you recommend?


Personal taste

example:

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(with Mesh Side Panel& 4x120 intake fans)
Edited by Kaah - 4/5/12 at 2:21am
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What if I have an H80 and a Kuhler 620 (GPU mod)? Where would you recommend putting them?
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What if I have an H80 and a Kuhler 620 (GPU mod)? Where would you recommend putting them?

Only place you could mount them would be on the top or rear exhaust space.. Unless you want to mod the case and fit the kuhler to the front of bottom somehow.
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What fan replacements do you recommend?

I swapped all the fans for BitFenix Spectre Pro's. I'm still waiting for everything to come in the mail, but others have noticed a huge improvement. The reason for BitFenix is because they make one of the few 200 mm fans which can actually replace the front fan in the 650D.
Edited by Sourtop - 4/5/12 at 9:15am
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Do it. It makes a world of difference for noise and cooling. See my post a couple pages back about the tools I used. thumb.gif

So you used the nibbler to clean up the front after you cut the mesh out? What did you use to do that? Everything came out really clean so I think I might just do it!biggrin.gif
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So you used the nibbler to clean up the front after you cut the mesh out? What did you use to do that? Everything came out really clean so I think I might just do it!biggrin.gif

I used the Nibbler to cut out the mesh and channel molding to smooth out everything. thumb.gif
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What did you use to get the initial few cuts in?
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What did you use to get the initial few cuts in?

I used the tool on the right:

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It's a cheap wire cutter of some sort I had in my tool box. You could get one at a hardware store for under $5. thumb.gif
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