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Silent Base 801 Airflow mod!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So. I bought the Silent Base 801 because it was invertible. I wanted my PC on the left side. This case also looks nice.

But it got pretty hot. Especially with a 360 front rad.

Just by feeling the top of case by hand, you can tell whats wrong. Lack of airflow in top of case.

This case wasnt really made for having fans placed in top plate, so I had to carefully measure fan placement or the side panel releasing mechanics would not work anymore.

It turned out to be a very tight fit! Everything touches slightly but side panels can be clicked in.

Overall this mod gave me an 10-11C drop on GPU. I came from 71C sometimes even more in GPU heavy games, to a 60C MAX now. (2070 Strix)

I could have kept the fans in the original tray and just left the fan grill in top as is, but I decided the extra clearance would make less tug of war with the GPU fans.


I hope this can inspire or help people who like this case, but battle with temperatures.


The build:



The Cutting:



The tray I removed:




Fans are a pretty tight fit:




3 x 140mm Be Quiet Silent Wings 3 PWM:


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