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Old 22nd October, 2004, 09:10 PM
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Modding a Coolermaster Side panel

I have very high temps in my case, and I'd like to add a fan to the side panel to get some extra cooling to my MB. Without the side on my case, CPU temp is about 34, but with the panel on, its 45!

My question: Is there anywhere that I can buy a precut side panel? I am at college and dont have a dremel and other tools I would need to add the hole.

IF not, anyone have any other ideas?

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Old 23rd October, 2004, 04:05 AM
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What case is it?
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Old 23rd October, 2004, 10:32 PM
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Hehe sorry, shouldve pointed to my sig. Its a coolermaster wavemaster

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Old 23rd October, 2004, 10:35 PM
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I haven't spotted any precut panels for that case.

They're nice cases. Do you have the black version?
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Old 24th October, 2004, 09:24 AM
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Need more air flow? check this out

http://www.coolercases.co.uk/ventmaster.htm
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Old 24th October, 2004, 09:59 AM
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Nice find Razorfish, that car intake vent looks the business.
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Old 24th October, 2004, 10:04 AM
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I was just gob smacked by the spec of that machine. but the vents seem to be a good idea, i heard that the wavemaster has issues with airflow and seems every one who is serious about cooling has had to mod in one way or another. (one of the reasons i went for the Thermaltake tsunami aka. rebranded wavemaster) Even though it has issues i still love that case...something about it just says "1st class"
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Old 27th October, 2004, 07:42 PM
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Nope, I opted for the straight aluminum, although the black case is definitely awesome looking =)
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Old 27th October, 2004, 07:48 PM
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So i am around 47 C while running at 2200 (10x220). I'd really like to have a slightly lower cpu temp. Any ideas on mods etc?!

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Old 27th October, 2004, 08:06 PM
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Is there a hole in the top for airflow? Or is that for the USB ports? I can't tell from the picture.
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Old 27th October, 2004, 08:21 PM
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I think it is for ports as standard, but there is some kind of fan specifically made to go in there as an option.
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Old 27th October, 2004, 09:19 PM
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Looks to me like he needs that fan, then. The current setup would tend to pull air IN through that top vent and vent out through the PSU and rear fan, thus leaving air inside the case fairly stagnant, I would think. He needs to either block that hole, or put an exhaust fan there. Just my 2 cents.
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