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CM Storm Enforcer Fan Mod... Should I?

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December 10, 2012 3:54:58 AM

Hey,
Iv been bored lately and had some ideas on a fan mod for my CM Storm Enforcer. My idea is to basically cut a 110mm hole in the front panel of the case so i can install a 120mm fan behind the panel. This will push air threw my empty 5" bays at the top which is directly inline with my CPU cooler fan. Here are some images of what i mean.



I know that it wont increase my coolers performance by a huge amount (probs only 3-5 degrees c) but it would be a unique project.
What do you think?

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a b ) Power supply
December 10, 2012 8:20:52 AM

What temps do you have ?
December 10, 2012 8:38:48 AM

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December 10, 2012 8:52:31 AM

prototype18 said:
What temps do you have ?

Around 70c at 100% with my OC.
a b ) Power supply
December 10, 2012 9:29:45 AM

Adding a top exhuast fan would make a big difference to your temps.

More so than another front fan.

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a c 104 ) Power supply
December 10, 2012 9:33:06 AM
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I vote you do it, also consider a 120mm on the rearside panel blowing onto the back of the Cpu socket,
Mod like you got to :) 
Depending on how your plate covers are, you may want to mount it the way I did,
cut out sections of the drivebay cover for the fan to sit in,



you may want to drill/cut/mesh the front as well in your case to allow airflow, I'm not sure how that frontpanel is, if its solid or not
Moto
December 10, 2012 9:33:40 AM

darth pravus said:
Adding a top exhuast fan would make a big difference to your temps.

More so than another front fan.

I have two 120mm fans on the top :) 
December 10, 2012 9:52:37 AM

Motopsychojdn said:
I vote you do it, also consider a 120mm on the rearside panel blowing onto the back of the Cpu socket,
Mod like you got to :) 
Depending on how your plate covers are, you may want to mount it the way I did,
cut out sections of the drivebay cover for the fan to sit in,
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q172/Motopsychojdn/Psycho%20Rider/IMAG0171.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q172/Motopsychojdn/Psycho%20Rider/IMAG0174.jpg

you may want to drill/cut/mesh the front as well in your case to allow airflow, I'm not sure how that frontpanel is, if its solid or not
Moto

oooooo, that looks sexy man!
thanks for the information and a great idea :) 
do you also have the rearside panel fan mod as well?
a c 104 ) Power supply
December 10, 2012 10:00:51 AM

My case has it as a feature, In Win's dragon Rider,
Good pic here of the internals,
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/in_win_dragon_r...
but I modded things a lot, including the front fan,
the Rearside fan does affect temps by around 1-3'c on my testing, I can link my build logs if you wish,
Moto
December 10, 2012 10:05:48 AM

Motopsychojdn said:
My case has it as a feature, In Win's dragon Rider,
Good pic here of the internals,
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/in_win_dragon_r...
but I modded things a lot, including the front fan,
the Rearside fan does affect temps by around 1-3'c on my testing, I can link my build logs if you wish,
Moto

Looks great! Yeh id love to see them thanks!
December 10, 2012 10:10:19 AM

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