I haven't run any benchmarks or anything yet but I do notice an improvement in idle temps. Before my GPU was around 55° and would creep up to 60° where the fans would then kick on and drop back down to 55°, that cycle would continue every 3 to 5 minutes or so. Now it will idle for over an hour and the GPU is at a happy 40°. My GPU fans don't spin below 60°
The CPU idle temp is a good 10° cooler as well. I will work on adapting the F12 to the CPU this weekend and start doing some tests.
The HDD has about 3/8" (9mm) air gap from the PSU fan and there is more ventilation on both sides of the PSU so there is plenty of area to draw air from. I can feel a nice draft still coming from the bottom of the PSU so it seems to be flowing good still.
The new cover is approximately .625" (16mm) thicker overall than the old cover.
On my printer at home it took 14 hours with conservative speeds, there is a lot of areas I could have thinned out to make it print faster with less material, but I wanted a sturdy part as well.
It's just as sturdy if not sturdier than the old one that came off, it has significantly more material everywhere. The current weak point is where the screws attach the cover to the case, the layer orientation is not optimal for the stress direction. I think the next one I print I will make those parts separate so I can print them with a more optimal layer direction.
CPU: R7 1700 Memory: Patriot Viper 4 @3200mhz Video Card: Red Devil RX 580 8GB Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty B350 ITX
SSD: Crucial MX300 275GB SSD: Samsung 860 Evo 500GB Case: Silverstone SG13
Monitor: 24" AOC 1080p 144hz VA (AOC C24G1)
Last edited by Max78; 02-13-2018 at 09:48 AM.