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Extra 120mm front fan.

Postby sbrehm72255 » Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:23 pm

Here's another cooling idea I did for my Cooler Master rig to help with the airflow inside the case. With the fron of the case being 100% mesh, this really helped out alot with air flow around the ram/CPU area as I'm water cooling and without the CPU fan, a little extra air flow helps keep the ram cool.

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Postby ~Rob » Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:59 pm

I did the same with my old case and it really does help with temps, but the dust builds up really quick! New case means I can't because there's a 5" LCD in the way, so I'm thinking of a 120mm blow-hole in the top
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Postby sbrehm72255 » Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:57 pm

A top blowhole is about the best cooling mod anyone can make to their case. That's where all the war/hot air builds up............. :wink:
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Postby rogue_tomato » Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:08 am

Another fine mod! And great attention to the details IE: the cuts to make room for the screws/tabs for your front case panel. 8) :D
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Postby werty316 » Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:28 pm

Now where have I seen this; again thats a sweet mod.
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Re: Extra 120mm front fan.

Postby werty316 » Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:29 pm

sbrehm72255 wrote:Here's another cooling idea I did for my Cooler Master rig to help with the airflow inside the case. With the fron of the case being 100% mesh, this really helped out alot with air flow around the ram/CPU area as I'm water cooling and without the CPU fan, a little extra air flow helps keep the ram cool.

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What kind of screws did you use to hold the bracket on the case? They look like motherboard screws to me. I took all the metal brackets off from the inside of the front panel and wanted to screw one or two back on to hold some fans but none of the screws that came with my Centurion 532 fits. They are either too big or too small.

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Postby sbrehm72255 » Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:08 pm

I just used standard coarse thread case panel screws like the ones you use for your PCI slot covers.
You might have to use a bit of pressure to get them to start, but mine went ok.
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Postby werty316 » Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:12 pm

Sweet thx. Do they stay nice and secure? I must say I like all your mods from your custom ram cooler to your water box. Again great work sbrehm72255
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Postby sbrehm72255 » Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:26 pm

The ones in my case tightened up very nicely. I've never had a problem with them coming loose.
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Postby Tulatin » Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:30 am

Hmm, those holes look like fan screw holes. Try using some 10-24 threaded bolts on them - i use metric hex ones to tie my roof fan in

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Don't mind the shoddy hole, the case came with it. I'll soon be re-doing that area with an 1/2" Acrylic Top plate.
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