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I just wanted to say this thread is awesome and full of great ideas. I just have a few questions before I bust out the Dremel..

Is removing the front interior grill really worth it? The holes are pretty big and any noise reduction would be marginal. Has anyone seen substantially reduced temperatures after removal?

Is it better to hook your non-stock fans directly to the power supply? I'm replacing mine and I want them to run at max. Does the fan controller max the fans when set to high? If not I want to remove it and put a CMOS switch in its place.

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To address the front grill: I have not yet done it. I am not fully sold on noticeable temp differences, but I could see how it may reduce some fan noise. I personally don't notice any annoying sounds in the front from my. CM megaflow 200mm.

As far as the fan controller, it seems to get my gentle typhoons up to within 50 rpm of their specified rpm. I am also one of the few in this thread (so it seems) that actually use the stock fan controller without issue. 99% of the time I an generally set to low anyways.
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i did not notice a temp drop after removing the front grill. i did it to remove the annoying sound. when using the stock fan or the bitfenix spectre 200mm, there's an annoying sound coming from it with the grill on. i think the interaction of the fan + grill + air moving is the one causing the noise. not noticeable if you have all your fans maxed or if you are playing music/games or whatever. i dont think the noise occurs when you use a 200mm x 30mm fan like the megaflow.

for the fan controller, i think it does max the fans. i never put fans straight to the psu because i dont want them running at max anyway.

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i tried to undervolt the bitfenix fan, there's an annoying motor whine mad.gif
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Both my front and back grills are gone. The only noise I can hear is the sound of air moving through it. thumb.gif
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Usually, but when has that ever stopped one of us? devil-smiley-019.gif Just make sure the power and data connections aren't mini-SATA and you're good to go. thumb.gif Something like this.

Very true, only problem I have is parents constantly quizzing me about every package I get in the mail and whining about how I spend to much money on my PC, etc.
Thanks for the link btw thumb.gif
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I haven't been using this case lately because I "downgraded" to a mini build, but that promochill res really makes me want to do another 650D wc build again...
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Very true, only problem I have is parents constantly quizzing me about every package I get in the mail and whining about how I spend to much money on my PC, etc.
Thanks for the link btw thumb.gif

Lol, you can't run from it. My wife does that all the time. biggrin.gif
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Lol, you can't run from it. My wife does that all the time. biggrin.gif

can't run, but can hide, always delivered to work address
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Lucky you biggrin.gif
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can't run, but can hide, always delivered to work address

I do the same thing. It's easier receiving packages at work since no one is home during the day anyway.
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