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There's good advice here!!!
These cases are so full of holes they're leaking air everywhere, both front and back.
 
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Logged in to support the "people are buying more fans than they need to" viewpoint. Basically I got a stock CPU cooler, the GPU cooler, and a 60mm fan for the hard drive bay (60mm because I selected it on accident, but it works, even better now that I swapped out a couple of 3.5" hard drives for SSDs). I'll probably wind up swapping out the stock CPU cooler for something quieter.

But as for moving air through the case, I rely on air pressure alone; and it does a really good job. The only heat to worry about, for me, is the GPU heat that flows along the metal separation plate between the lower compartment and the drive bays. My GPU never gets too hot, but I'm still eagle-eyeing those temps.
 
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But as for moving air through the case, I rely on air pressure alone; and it does a really good job. The only heat to worry about, for me, is the GPU heat that flows along the metal separation plate between the lower compartment and the drive bays. My GPU never gets too hot, but I'm still eagle-eyeing those temps.

I am planning on keeping the separation plate between the PCI area and the CPU area -- of you had done that how do you feel your temps would be?


And thanks for the advice every one! I will definitely keep all this info in mind when I start ordering parts!
 
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On many other sites, there is great attention to sleeving all the visible cables which adds bulk and has an impact on air flow (probably small). After about 50 hacks I have come to the decision that I would rather dress the cables and cut them to length which has caused me to invest in pin crimpers, pins and connector housings. The point is I am not trying to hide un-used extra cabling.

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Hey neil, I did have a question since you mention this -- what my plan now is to rewire the front two lower fans so that I can reuse the port that is on the middle tray - the one that lets you pull out the dual fan shroud without having to unplug anything. And I know this is a personal preference type of question, but do you think I can do a good enough job by just cutting up the original wires in the middle and splicing them that way? Is it possible to redo the ends without the custom crimping tools? (I've seen them online and I'm not sure I'd want to invest in them for the one build) My goal is to have those fans in such a way that I can leave them out for normal use, and plop them in for extremely heavy loads/showing off.

Also, you mentioned a while back that you have a PSU tester. Since I'm going to be voiding the PSU's warranty by modding it into the original PSU case, I'd like to test it beforehand. Is there a tool you recommend?

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stiligFox in response to reusing the connectors with the existing pins and wires; I do this by solder splicing new wires and use heat shrink tubing to cover each splice.

Edit: mooner has included a piece on solder splicing wires in his thread, see post # 14; http://www.tonymacx86.com/mac-pro-m...ro-gigabyte-z68mx-ud2h-b3-mac-pro-case-2.html


And the PSU tester that I use is the CoolMax 228. Google for a reseller. Mine is several years old and I use it on every build even if I have not modified the cables. I did find one bad PSU and one or two pin out errors.

http://www.coolmaxusa.com/productDe...&subcategory=powertester&category=powertester

Good modding,
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Humm... I have a Fry's about a mile from my home. When I am involved in a hack project, I find myself going there almost daily.

Good modding,
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Yeah Fry's is pretty sweet! Sadly mine is a forty minute drive away and it's a (relatively) tiny one. They had some of what I needed, but not much :p I wish I could go to one of the California ones, those have everything!
 
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