So when you reversed them to blow IN instead of out, your TEMPS dropped significantly but the sound increased considerably as well.. correct?The db's were great with the fans directed this way; however, my temps dropped 10 deg by reversing them. The db's incresed above what I want to tolerate after reversing. This was probably due to the lack of cut outs yet. I will begin cutting tomorrow. I tried a lot of temp testing before I started firing up the power tools.
You are correct. I think it was due to the leading edge of the fan blade trying to pull air in too close to the case side. I think once I follow your led in cutting out the side, it should decrease the noise level. (HOPEFULLY)So when you reversed them to blow IN instead of out, your TEMPS dropped significantly but the sound increased considerably as well.. correct?
Thank you so much for the compliment. Well, in the past, that's pretty much been the "norm" for my modding. Start out with a free or low priced case and just go a little crazy with it. I could settle for a decent case from the get go but I don't like being exactly like everyone else. Plus, most cases suffer from one thing or another (until you mod it to your specs). This case is a really neat case for me.. Not many people will buy it. For those who do, it's a minimal investment and no where near the cost of those $200+ dollar HTPC cases. With a minimal investment, I enjoy turning an "OK" case into something fantastic. For the few here on [H]ard|Forum that actually know me (or have been to my house), they would pretty much ALL tell you I can mod almost anything.. haha. I've watched all of those MNPCTECH videos on their modding projects and I have TONS of respect for those guys. But, I do find myself saying, "I could do that.. or.. that's not too hard to do" ..hehe.Damn Officer, finally got caught up and your case came out amazing. I wish I had the time right now to do something like this but I have my hands full with projects already.
I would not think drilling out all those holes would be very difficult with a cross sliding vise and press but I could be wrong.
I really want to get some more use out of my new drillpress, but once I look at the cost of modding this case It seems that it would be cheaper to just buy something else?
Exactly my logic. Dial them in and then I'll never touch them again. It's not too often that I use fan controllers but on the few systems that I've owned and had one installed, after about 5 minutes of playing with the controller, I simply got it set and never touched those knobs again.Interesting, but... not accessible from the outside? Too bad. I had them sticking through the front panel (or maybe the back) in my head. Granted, in my experience you dial those things in and leave them the hell alone 99% of the time.
On my gaming rig, that would be REALLY cool.. but I figured this is just my HTPCHa, cool! I like the mounting position. Make sense. As infrequently is you need to change them, I'd say that's a good spot. Though, there are times when I crank up the CPU for gaming, then back down afterward. What would REALLY be nice is have a fan controller that uses a PCI card and has software. Then you could change it fan setting, log temps and have preset fan speed configs depending on the application (i.e. faster for gaming, slower/quieter for movies and normal use).
Are there a lot of cheaper PSUs it can be replaced with that do not require modding? I'm kinda disappointed cause including the PSU was one of the biggest reasons for going with this case, otherwise I feel like I may as well get something else that does not require modding for only a little more?I don't think I'd trust the included PSU to do much of anything...
Mine has been running pretty much constantly since I got it using the included PSU. It actually yields nice stable voltages. Clean power. I've been pleased. I'll replace it if it fails, otherwise I'm going to stick it out with the included Huntkey.I don't think I'd trust the included PSU to do much of anything...
Thanks, I won't be running much on this system so I'm hoping to be able to use the PSU it comes with. I'm NOT a fan of cheap PSUs in any computer, however I'm on a tight budget for this one.Mine has been running pretty much constantly since I got it using the included PSU. It actually yields nice stable voltages. Clean power. I've been pleased. I'll replace it if it fails, otherwise I'm going to stick it out with the included Huntkey.
I've been running my stock PSU for a while as well. It's been doing fine. Here is link on almost the same model in case your interested.Are there a lot of cheaper PSUs it can be replaced with that do not require modding? I'm kinda disappointed cause including the PSU was one of the biggest reasons for going with this case, otherwise I feel like I may as well get something else that does not require modding for only a little more?
I didn't forget about ya.. I got everything in and went to put my last piece in there and guess what???? ..no workie workie : (Officer, let us know when you've got your system all primed and ready to roll. I've really enjoyed watching your mod develop. Inspired me to start my current mod worklog; that chopped gateway one. Looking forward to the pictures of your complete and assembled system!
Thanks! ..unfortunately no. I had to mod the 6 pin connector. I removed the Corsair PCI-E power connector and installed my modded 6 pin connector (also had to shrink wrap the the exposed ends of the 6 pin leads). Just a little extra step but now everyone who has a PCI-E connector that faces upward, knows what they need to do in order to make it fit properly. It's a tight fit but it fits none-the-less.Nice! Looks really really great! Were you able to fit the 6pin PCIx power plugs in without modification?
Yeah.. I agree, that sucks bro! ..For what it's worth, I feel your pain. It can be fixed, so thats a good thing. If the PSU mount is too twisted up to repair, I'll gladly ship you mine. I didn't use my PSU mount or my Huntkey PSU.That sucks man. Sorry to see that. But with a little elbow grease you can fix it.