Originally Posted by ZippyPinhead
I gotta ask, whats up with the poor face plate mounting?
Can't you flush mount the bays?
In that image, the fan controller wasn't screwed in. I just slipped it into place to take a pic of what it will look like once installed. But yes, you're right, it's not going to be flush. Just the way the case is made.
Small update. Painted the screws and washers today to match the black theme of the build.
The last image is a comparison of an M3x12mm screw vs an M3x8mm screw, for those of you that were curious to see what the difference in length is when fully screwed down into the rad.
Also, I'm sending back my 140mm Cougar fans that are mounted to the front of the case. Not too happy with the performance, as well as the clicking/buzzing noises they make. The SP120's and AF140 Corsair fans are almost perfectly silent and don't make any type of noise... I really wish Corsair would just hurry up and release the SP140's. They have the best opportunity to become the best 140mm rad fans.
I'm thinking about buying another AF140, popping out the actual fan, and replacing it with a fan from my spare SP120. It would technically be a 140mm fan housing with 120mm fan blades, found on the SP120 series... hmmm...