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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    could you not put another fan on one of the open bits? Even if its only an 80/92mm one its better than nothing
    The case is 26CM long,18CM wide and 6CM high,so there is not much space for any other fan!!







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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    Stick a couple of 60mm fans at the front blowing backwards? That'll make sure that the hot air vents out the back instead of hanging around in the case. You could stick them on limiters so they don't spin too fast and increase the noise. Let's be honest, *any* front to back airflow is going to help in that case Alternatively you could try turning the fan round so it uses the top of the case as a blow-hole and see if that helps, but then you'll definitely want lots of mesh or you'll just fill the case with dust in no time...

    As far as the back panel goes, personally I'd get some decorative mesh in either metal or plastic and cut my own vented rear cover just to finish it off

    That's an epic build though CAT - nice to see an mitx build that really takes advantage of the small form factor

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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    The problem is a lot easier to see now

    Personally i think i probably would use the top as an extractor and stick some smaller fans limited on the side intaking, should keep the flow of air more natural and prevent air pockets.

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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    When I get the E3300,I will see what the temperatures are like and move from there.


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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    I should make a build thread TBH,but I thought I would stick some pictures of the progress I have made so far!! I decided to coat the chassis in 3M CF effect wrap - it did not go as well as I planned as the front and back edges look a bit crap!! The edges of the hole also were not great although I can hide this with the fan filter! Hence I will use the original end of the box to hide this which also helps to lock the two halves in place. I will probably paint the front - not sure what paint or coating would be suitable?? I need something easy to apply in an even coat on plastic.









    I am not sure what do about the back!!
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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    Got the E3300 on there now and used some Noctua NT-H1 thermal compound. The CPU runs very cool indeed!! Under 35C at idle and the heatsink feels very cool to the touch - in fact the chipset heatsink feels much warmer!!

    The system also seemed to boot quicker with the E3300 and is more responsive too although this is a subjective assessment.
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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Got the E3300 on there now and used some Noctua NT-H1 thermal compound. The CPU runs very cool indeed!! Under 35C at idle and the heatsink feels very cool to the touch - in fact the chipset heatsink feels much warmer!!

    The system also seemed to boot quicker with the E3300 and is more responsive too although this is a subjective assessment.
    Internal Scythe it is then!

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    Internal Scythe it is then!
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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I am not sure what do about the back!!
    Buy some 1mm round perforated steel sheet from B&Q and cut a custom back plate You could use an existing IO shield as a template!

    I'm not sure how big the holes are in that stuff, btw, I've not used it myself, but it looks cool and it would ensure you kept some airflow

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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

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    Buy some 1mm round perforated steel sheet from B&Q and cut a custom back plate You could use an existing IO shield as a template!

    I'm not sure how big the holes are in that stuff, btw, I've not used it myself, but it looks cool and it would ensure you kept some airflow
    That looks pretty darn good!

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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    I don't have the backplate for the Zotac motherboard!!


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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    What are motherboard companies like for supplying lost backplates?

    Have to say i hang on to mine like gold dust if i take a motherboard out so i have never had too.

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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    Got mine secondhand off a mate who destroyed it while doing a build. Looking at the mesh - I only need a small amount.

    Edit!!

    Found some cheap mesh. OTH,I don't have a Dremel,so would metal shears be enough?? Not sure whether a jigsaw would be useful though.


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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    think you might struggle to get a clean cut without decent tools, especially metal files. Might be a good idea to fashion together some kind of tool to give you a nice clean bend on the mesh.

    If you live anywhere near me im happy to lend you my dremel and files

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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    I can gain access to a lot of tools but not a Dremel or a band saw,put due to the shape of the case(curved edges) and the material,I am not sure of a jigsaw would do it! Would love to get a multi-tool,but the one I am looking at is like £60!!

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    Here is the mesh I am looking at:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aluminium-...item3a79a867a8

    The steel mesh looks good,but I suspect will be harder to cut.
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    Re: Need advice on what 120MM or 140MM fan to use!! Need to order today if possible!!

    well you can only learn from trying things out and like i said, youre welcome to borrow my stuff if its feasible. PM me if your not comfortable announcing it to the world, hell il take you for a beer mate, least i can do for your service to this community

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