Originally Posted by t77snapshot
Oh wow! So many mods from the look of it.
I have never seen anyone cut out the pci expansion slots on a case before, what was your purpose for that if I my ask? Air flow was definitely a high priority for your beta I see,
Are you running any overclocks?
Awesome rig dude! Thank you for sharing
I cut out the slot pillars (my name for the sheet metal between the slots) because in airplanes, ground effect holds sway until you get a whole wingspan above the ground. While the slot pillars occlude only about 20-25% of the area, they probably interfere with the airflow more than we know. Same with grills, so I cut those out too. All in the name of airflow.
OC's? Only up to 4GHz on my i7 875K, and up to 4GHz on the i7 860 that preceded it.
The main reason for making easy exit for air is that it reduces the work needed by intake fans, so they can run slowly -- hence quietly. The whole rig is very quiet . . . until the dust starts building up on the filters. When I can hear the case, it's time to clean the filters.