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I did cut out my mesh, this is my rig;
http://www.overclock.net/t/907643/corsair-obsidian-650d-mid-tower/3020#post_17053771
It made a tiny difference, as I said, I run my fan at very low (silent) speed. So cutting the mesh didn't make a huge difference as it would if I ran it at 700-800RPM.
Nethermir, sorry to hear about that whining ...and too bad if that fan isn't somewhat better then the original one.
Sevada88, Thanks, let me know if that fan does seem any better to you.

Actually cutting the front grill makes a big difference, either with stock or any other fan. There is no more buzzing noise. I am sure all of us had this problem. Now I am able to mount a fan in the front, get good air flow and not worry about the noise, which is a win.

My idle temps seem to be lower. I haven't been able to test on 100% load since I installed Win 8 and I don't have all my programs installed yet.

With my previous setup, I had the 200mm fan mounted kind of in the middle of my case and it was blowing air directly at my GPU. Now, I have a 200mm fan mounted in the front and I am getting better results. My CPU is the same btw.

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BTW, Windows 8 is sh**! Maybe good for touch devices, but this is not a desktop OS and definitely not good for businesses! This is even worse than Vista, to be honest.

Whoever came up with the idea to put metro in and get rid of the start button is a dumbass! The performance on the other hand is great!
post #3132 of 4826
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I did cut out my mesh, this is my rig;
http://www.overclock.net/t/907643/corsair-obsidian-650d-mid-tower/3020#post_17053771
It made a tiny difference, as I said, I run my fan at very low (silent) speed. So cutting the mesh didn't make a huge difference as it would if I ran it at 700-800RPM.
Nethermir, sorry to hear about that whining ...and too bad if that fan isn't somewhat better then the original one.
Sevada88, Thanks, let me know if that fan does seem any better to you.

I missed your original post. Looks good! thumb.gif
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I managed to get an old Antec 900 version 1 case. My hopes were to be able to fit the drive cage into the 3 bottom 5.25" bays on the 650D.
I fit a 120mm Spectre Pro inside the cage and slid it into the 650D chassis. It fits like a glove. No grinding, cutting or anything else involved. It's a solid mount and is held in place by the 650's tool-less locks. It can also hold 3 x 3.5" hdd
The holes in the mesh are almost the same size and it looks pretty decent to me. It looks better in person, I think. My camera really sucks and I'm no photographer, so excuse the bad photos.
Also, I need to come up with some kind of filter material so I can turn the fan around and use it as an intake. Any ideas would be appreciated. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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looks good mate, and kinda familiar. mesh is spot on, fairplay for fitting it with no cutting.
you said about turning it round, does that mean you have it exhausting?
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looks good mate, and kinda familiar. mesh is spot on, fairplay for fitting it with no cutting.
you said about turning it round, does that mean you have it exhausting?

Thanks man. I'm not so sure about the mesh right now. I'm liking the way yours looks, so I might put in an order for one from Corsair.

I have the fan as an exhaust right now. There is a filter that I think would work with the fan mount, unfortunately it is in the US and shipping charges are ridiculous. $6 filter and only $25 shipping... So I might go low tech and use a pair of nylon stockings.

I'm going to pull the cage tomorrow and give it a much needed shot of flat black spray paint. That grey primer look has got to go. So once its dry, I'll try the nylons, and hopefully they aren't too restrictive.

Any ideas about a filter setup would be welcomed thumb.gif
 
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Thanks man. I'm not so sure about the mesh right now. I'm liking the way yours looks, so I might put in an order for one from Corsair.
I have the fan as an exhaust right now. There is a filter that I think would work with the fan mount, unfortunately it is in the US and shipping charges are ridiculous. $6 filter and only $25 shipping... So I might go low tech and use a pair of nylon stockings.
I'm going to pull the cage tomorrow and give it a much needed shot of flat black spray paint. That grey primer look has got to go. So once its dry, I'll try the nylons, and hopefully they aren't too restrictive.
Any ideas about a filter setup would be welcomed thumb.gif

no way you can pay $25 shipping for a filter, but sayin that I had to pay $18 shipping for the $8 600t mesh.
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Just cut the front mesh out. What kind of molding did you guys use to clean the window up? Also, I noticed that my side panels are kind of difficult to remove and put back on. Did anyone else have this problem?
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Just cut the front mesh out. What kind of molding did you guys use to clean the window up? Also, I noticed that my side panels are kind of difficult to remove and put back on. Did anyone else have this problem? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Looks good man. I'm curious to see how those white LED fans look, when everything is back together.
 
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Looks good man. I'm curious to see how those white LED fans look, when everything is back together.

Thanks! On second thought I might not bother with the molding. I have a filter for the front and top intakes coming so you won't be able to see it. I just don't want to cut my hand off the edge again:thumb:.

Just waiting on my SLI GTX 680 signature cards and then everything will be tossed together.
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Just cut the front mesh out. What kind of molding did you guys use to clean the window up? Also, I noticed that my side panels are kind of difficult to remove and put back on. Did anyone else have this problem? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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The the rear side panel can be difficult to open/close if any wires are run along the bottom near the tabs that stick up slightly or close to the areas where the top hinges reside.
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