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So, I got bored, and cut the little metal plate that goes over my fan's exhaust.... you know, the part of the case with all the holes in it.... i cut that out... so its just open fan other than the armor's plastic mounting thing....
just by opening that one up alone, GPU temps dropped 2-3C, and CPU temps dropped 3C.

You can really feel the difference in air being moved with it gone, too. Its nutty. I reccomend this mod to everyone who uses air cooling!

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i did the 90mm hard drive fan as well.... but this time i have pics!!!!!!!!!!
step 1: the ultra scientific way of measuring CFM's........ before i started cutting around this fan, i first measured its air flow...


then I cut the grill off using my handy dandy dremel (not the prettiest but its the back of my case. so oh well)


So now, when I did a test for air flow, my readings were a lot better
notice the little fold in the paper i was using is going the other way, not providing (if the previous way did) lift.... so I would say its about twice as much air flow



even more of a temp drop. 2 degrees for 8800's idle, and 3 for cpu's idle
 

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Originally Posted by dualhYbrid View Post
So, I got bored, and cut the little metal plate that goes over my fan's exhaust.... you know, the part of the case with all the holes in it....


COuld you make that more clear
 

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COuld you make that more clear

The punched out grill that usually is at the back of your case... normally with a honeycomb pattern.
 

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The punched out grill that usually is at the back of your case... normally with a honeycomb pattern.
alright thought so but I was like the metal coverr???

I was like theres LOTS of metal covers on your case


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Yeah, I did just cut the honey-comb lookin' grill out.
And dust typically doesnt go against air-flow..... its just my exhuast fan that I did this to. But since the results were so good, I may do it to the 90mm exhaust by the PSU, and maybe even the fan on top (already cut the plastic part covering the grill, which helped temps too)
 

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Yeah, I did just cut the honey-comb lookin' grill out.
And dust typically doesnt go against air-flow..... its just my exhuast fan that I did this to. But since the results were so good, I may do it to the 90mm exhaust by the PSU, and maybe even the fan on top (already cut the plastic part covering the grill, which helped temps too)
How many cfm is that fan?

I thought you ment that grill but I find the differcne so big its.... AMAZING
 

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The punched out grill that usually is at the back of your case... normally with a honeycomb pattern.
HoneyComb's big, yeah yeah yeah, it's not small, no no no...

Good idea though, too bad my grill is made of hard metal and is crazy to cut. Not that it would affect my rig anyways, mine has maximum airflow just about...

I would recommend this to anyone with sub par airflow though, as this would be a free way to get more air.

Just watch your toes.
 

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HoneyComb's big, yeah yeah yeah, it's not small, no no no...

Good idea though, too bad my grill is made of hard metal and is crazy to cut. Not that it would affect my rig anyways, mine has maximum airflow just about...

I would recommend this to anyone with sub par airflow though, as this would be a free way to get more air.

Just watch your toes.
Only sissies have their computers on the floor
Dust FTL!
 

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i kind of like the fact that any geek walking by can't stick his fingers in my computer. but maybe that's just me.
Thats why when you do that, you add a fan guard.
 

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HoneyComb's big, yeah yeah yeah, it's not small, no no no...

Good idea though, too bad my grill is made of hard metal and is crazy to cut. Not that it would affect my rig anyways, mine has maximum airflow just about...

I would recommend this to anyone with sub par airflow though, as this would be a free way to get more air.

Just watch your toes.
Who says his computer is on the floor
 

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I'm planning on cutting out all my grills as well ...

Few questions:

What sort of tool did you use to cut it out?

Did you remove the MB and everything else that might get metal shavings on it?

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Good job, though ... I hate those case grills as well.

 

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I'm planning on cutting out all my grills as well ...

Few questions:

What sort of tool did you use to cut it out?

Did you remove the MB and everything else that might get metal shavings on it?

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Good job, though ... I hate those case grills as well.



Well, you could just take out your graphics card and all the other PCI components, and use something like an old mousepad to cover with from the inside.
 

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sounds good, but what are you doing about dust?

hw shouldn't have any problems unless he is using that as an intake.
 
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