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Old 08-15-2008, 02:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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in my next mod, im having my motherboard tray in a seperate box. I need it as slim as possible. How important is the fan on the back panel? my cpu is under water btw but my gpu still on air. If possible i want to cut it down so the very top of the box is right above the io panel.
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if you dont have any other fans exhausting hot air, its pretty important. also, if you dont have fans on your sb/nb/chipset it helps remove the warm air from them (and your gpu).
you could maybe mod it to hold a smaller fan or put an exhaust in the side. that would pretty much solve the problem.
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With a water cooled cpu you NEED airflow around the socket area. The airflow that normally comes form a heatsink is no longer there.
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agreed with them... might see what ultra-slim fans you can run on it, or find a nifty way to hide them. my fave place for fans=http://www.frozencpu.com
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