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One of the biggest obstructions to airflow are ribbon cables. Don't be afraid to bend em up and press them flat against the back of the case like I did in my post on page 388 (#3877) of this thread. You can also take a razorblade and split all the wires individually from each other and bundle the group as a standard cable with electrician's tape... though I've never been brave enough to try this. Then again, ribbon cables are really cheap and if you've been building comps for a while no doubt you've got a ton of spare cable to experiment on.

The thing about ribbon cables is that they usually hang down directly in front of your front air intake and cause the air to split in two directions around it, or just take one direction and completely miss cooling some vital parts of your board and from what I can see in your pic Canadian, your ribbon cable could be blocking airflow from getting to your GPU heatsink from the front of the case. I'd pull it back under your HD and somehow secure it against the case backplate instead of letting it bunch up at the motherboard plug.

You also want to seal up those slot holes in the back of your case as well so the exhaust fan is forced to pull air across the board from the front intake and not just straight up from those slot holes. Plus the air it IS pulling in from the back slots is already heated from being exhausted and looping in and out in a small circle, and won't do much good in the way of cooling. Air takes the path of least resistance and right now it looks like you're not getting good airflow from front to back like you should, and the air that is flowing is probably not as cool as it would be coming from the front of the case. If you left the slot holes open for the GPU heatsink, remember heat rises and wouldnt' be exiting there anyway.
Edited by scorpion70707 - 11/8/08 at 8:10pm
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One of the biggest obstructions to airflow are ribbon cables. Don't be afraid to bend em up and press them flat against the back of the case like I did in my post on page 388 (#3877) of this thread. You can also take a razorblade and split all the wires individually from each other and bundle the group as a standard cable with electrician's tape... though I've never been brave enough to try this. Then again, ribbon cables are really cheap and if you've been building comps for a while no doubt you've got a ton of spare cable to experiment on.

The thing about ribbon cables is that they usually hang down directly in front of your front air intake and cause the air to split in two directions around it, or just take one direction and completely miss cooling some vital parts of your board and from what I can see in your pic Canadian, your ribbon cable could be blocking airflow from getting to your GPU heatsink from the front of the case. I'd pull it back under your HD and somehow secure it against the case backplate instead of letting it bunch up at the motherboard plug.

You also want to seal up those slot holes in the back of your case as well so the exhaust fan is forced to pull air across the board from the front intake and not just straight up from those slot holes. Plus the air it IS pulling in from the back slots is already heated from being exhausted and looping in and out in a small circle, and won't do much good in the way of cooling. Air takes the path of least resistance and right now it looks like you're not getting good airflow from front to back like you should, and the air that is flowing is probably not as cool as it would be coming from the front of the case. If you left the slot holes open for the GPU heatsink, remember heat rises and wouldnt' be exiting there anyway.

I'm thinking of taking some of your ideas and putting my own spin on it. What do you think?

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i use BI 360GTX w/ 115CFM Panaflos pulling air. from the bottom compartment.
ok, thanks for sharing
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Round ide cable then this thing is done me thinks




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where is your vga? 8/10
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where is your vga? 8/10
Eh its lacking pci e and i don't wanna waste the money for a crappy pci or agp card.

That and its my grandmothers computer
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@ The Canadian on, "80mm fan mod here on the speaker hole." What do you mean? That is designed for a fan anyway, not a speaker!
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Lol no ofence Ben but it looks worse..lol...
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ben, it used to be a 3/10... its still a 3/10...
Damn, or either I'm bad at this or the PSU sucks. However , it does...

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ben, where did you run your cpu 4 pin?
Well it wasn't there on this pic , now it going along the PSU , up along WC holes and then between the exhaust fan and the Tuniq Tower.
    
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thunder12 7.5/10

I would cut some holes so you can run your cables on the back of the motherboard, just search here on OCN, seen many people done it with their 900`s
Also I would turn the harddrive around, that would look much better
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