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post #1 of 13
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Got it for free so cutting a hole or two is no problem. I am looking for maximum cooling for this setup:

MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130574



GIGABYTE Super Overclock Series GV-N560SO-1GI-950 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready ...
Item #: N82E16814125369


SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817151087


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Item #: N82E16819115072


CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8
Item #: N82E16820233147


COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
Item #: N82E16835103065




Rosewill RFX-120BL 120mm 2 Ball Bearing Blue LED Case Fan with Fan Controller Set


And heres High Res as I could make of the case:









    
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post #2 of 13
I'd take out the back and front fan grills, and cut holes for a couple 120mm fans on the top and bottom.

You could probably fit a fan or two in the 5.25 drive bays, as well... And maybe a fan on the side panel, along with a window?
Edited by thisischuck01 - 3/9/11 at 7:19pm
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post #3 of 13
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im thinkin about doing bottom to top airflow, with an intake where that rear fan grill is.
And also blocking off the entire front with some wood maybe and sealing it for the best airflow so it is like a small wind tunnel
    
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Originally Posted by samus1677 View Post
im thinkin about doing bottom to top airflow, with an intake where that rear fan grill is.
And also blocking off the entire front with some wood maybe and sealing it for the best airflow so it is like a small wind tunnel
You may want to keep an intake fan in front of those HDDs, though.
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post #5 of 13
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I will definitely be taking out the rear fan grill. Im not gona do anything to the front because Im gonna keep the original front power switches/brushed aluminum face
Edited by samus1677 - 3/9/11 at 8:09pm
    
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post #6 of 13
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I have changed my mind again. I am goin to take out the floppy drive cage and the 5.25" bay cages by drilling the rivets out. Then, I will cut some .5 x .5 x however tall the case is sticks of hard wood.
These I will mount in 3 outer corners of the case for sturdieness.
That will give me more room to play with for fan placement/unobstructed airflow
Edited by samus1677 - 3/9/11 at 9:07pm
    
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post #8 of 13
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That is p cool but I wanna do air cooling and keep everything inside the case
    
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post #9 of 13
I say mod it for however you want the fans/airflow and then paint it. Cut out a window and cut some cable management holes, wire it up pretty. Profit???
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post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by samus1677 View Post
That is p cool but I wanna do air cooling and keep everything inside the case
i see.
    
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