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post #3951 of 4826
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Originally Posted by LaserX View Post

I don't have the tools for cutting out any mesh, I don't think. I have heard a lot about fan noise so I got a Bitfenix Spectre Pro to replace the front intake, hopefully that'll be enough.

It's enough but it doesn't completely solve the issue. I have the BitFenix Pro in the front and what I ended up doing was tearing apart the stock 200mm fan and using it as a shroud that pulled the fan away from the mesh. It sounds a ton better and it wasn't that difficult to do. It took me maybe 15 min total for dis-assembly of the fan and mounting it to the BitFenix with a couple zipties.

It's worth a shot even for a temp solution.

cheers mate and good luck
post #3952 of 4826
I did the stock fan to shroud thing with BitFenix Spectre Pro and the high pitched noise is completely eliminated. Instead of zip ties, I just went to local hardware store and got longer 6-32 screws and nylock washers (they have nylon insert that holds the nut in place. Without nylock, the friction to hold the washer is generated by pressure due to compression of the fan housing. With nylock, the nylon compresses, providing the force to hold the washer in place).
post #3953 of 4826
is possible to install an E-ATX motherboard into this obsidian 650D ?
post #3954 of 4826
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Originally Posted by senna89 View Post

is possible to install an E-ATX motherboard into this obsidian 650D ?

Yes it is. Even though Corsair does not list it in the specs.
post #3955 of 4826
whitout problems ? rolleyes.gif
post #3956 of 4826
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Originally Posted by senna89 View Post

whitout problems ? rolleyes.gif

Yes. eATX is slightly bigger than ATX, so it should fit in there just fine.

Also, there were some 650D owners here who installed an eATX board. I'll try to find those for you. Hold on.

EDIT: have a look here and here.
Edited by Sevada88 - 9/23/12 at 3:44am
post #3957 of 4826
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Originally Posted by finfud View Post

I did the stock fan to shroud thing with BitFenix Spectre Pro and the high pitched noise is completely eliminated. Instead of zip ties, I just went to local hardware store and got longer 6-32 screws and nylock washers (they have nylon insert that holds the nut in place. Without nylock, the friction to hold the washer is generated by pressure due to compression of the fan housing. With nylock, the nylon compresses, providing the force to hold the washer in place).

I like the nylock idea. I havent been to the hardware store in a while so I'll need to look into that next time i go for my little honey-do project around the house wink.gif

It really makes a difference with the shroud. biggrin.gif
post #3958 of 4826
Got my system built last night but I think I have a problem. The side panel with the windows doesn't fit flush with the case, there's a bit of a gap near the front. Is this common? Is this something Corsair will take care of?
post #3959 of 4826
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Originally Posted by LaserX View Post

Got my system built last night but I think I have a problem. The side panel with the windows doesn't fit flush with the case, there's a bit of a gap near the front. Is this common? Is this something Corsair will take care of?

It's not common and yes Corsair will provide you with a new one free of charge.

Can you post some pics, I am curious to see it.
post #3960 of 4826
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Originally Posted by Sevada88 View Post

It's not common and yes Corsair will provide you with a new one free of charge.
Can you post some pics, I am curious to see it.

I'll take one when I get home. How would I reach Corsair about this?
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