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Originally Posted by Balthazor;14461117 
The rear 120mm fan option is really dependent on the type of GPU cooling you use. If you have a reference design that pulls air from the 'bottom' of the card and pushes up, then a rear mounted 120mm fan won't do much for you. If you have almost any other after-market or redesigned GPU cooling, though, it should help.

Otherwise your options are limited; you can put one fan on the right side panel where the HDDs are located, but you'll need to be careful with cable management and HDD locations to ensure the fan is able to circulate air back here. I would suggest you only mount a fan here if, after using the computer for a bit, you find any HDDs mounted here running too hot for your comfort level. Personally I think if you are careful with cable management and can maintain an air flow behind the panel for the 180mm fan to push air through here the HDDs should be fine (maybe a little warm, but fine nonetheless.)

Fans in the front as intake can bring in more cool air, but I found that using the front intake vs. not using a front intake made little difference. YMMV depending on just how hot your motherboard runs.

Will test it out when I get the case, thanks!
    
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I have this case and corsair psu. It work fine. Just had to do a little cord stretching.

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Balthzaor's advice rings true to my ears. I don't personally think the HHD side fan is a necessity, my 2 HHDs run at a max of 42C and idle around 35C which isn't great but certainly far from dangerous. The rear fan will be dependent on GPU HSF design, and reference blowers shouldn't see much improvement at all. My data point on the front fans though are that they will really help with mobo VRM temps if you have a heatsink for them on the "top" of the board for them to blow on. I don't think I noticed more than a degree or two difference in CPU from the front fans but probably around 8C off my VRMs temps that were already quite cool, so now they're crazy cool.
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Finally added my rear fan and my GPU temps fell by around 6C. Hopefully I'll be able to find my camera and take a few pictures soon biggrin.gif
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I was deciding from this and the 600T and the reason why I'm choosing this case is that the 600T is more expensive (where I live) plus it has no direct fan cooling the gpu which in my case is a 480 lightning wish runs verrryyy hot , plus I like the look smile.gif

But I was wondering what does the case look like with the champagne strips removed? And could you spray paint them?, the grey strip version isn't available where I am frown.gif
    
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From what I've seen you can remove the stripes and paint them but I haven't personally taken apart and seen how to remove the front ones yet. I'd imagine they're held on similarly to the top ones which I have seen how to remove and they're pretty easy to remove.
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Do you guys think it looks just like Alienware?
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Nothing fancy but it performs great and the 4 fans with green LEDs really make the case look gorgeous at night.
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For anyone wanting to remove the strips or paint them go here for a guide.
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Lookin' good nezzarix. thumb.gif

If you feel like doing a quick and fun aesthetic mod why don't you stealth the front drive bay, that's what the double sided adhesive foam and rubber in the accessory bag is for.

amvnz, very nice thanks for that.

I think this picture will help out Balthazor as well because it shows the USB3 + front I/O is removable.

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Edited by juano - 8/4/11 at 12:11pm
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