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Modding noob - Making P400S' front panel more airflowish

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello, i have noticed how big cancer is the P400S' front panel with only very smol intakes, so i want to mod it. I am really bad at drawing (and basically everything involving arts & crafts), so i made some basic designs using paint.

I would put some kind of metal or plastic mesh in the holes (hotglue it from the inside). I dont need the fans to be seen through, just to give them more air.

If you have any design suggestion please tell me, also i am curious what tools to use to do such modding mumbo jumbo.

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I'd sat the first one.


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I would do bumber one but slightly indented, don't want to cut so close to the edge.  Good tool for this eould be a dremol (any rotary tool really) and a small angle grinder


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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, Damascus said:

I would do bumber one but slightly indented, don't want to cut so close to the edge.  Good tool for this eould be a dremol (any rotary tool really) and a small angle grinder

Could you mark it on a blank panel please? I hope i wont kill myself with the dremel, i am clumsy as kek.

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CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 @3.9GHz 1.3625V (LLC5 flatline)

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Cooling: Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4

Storage: HyperX Fury 120GB + WD Caviar Blue 1TB

Case: Phanteks P400S Tempered Glass

PSU: Corsair RM650x (80+ Gold, Fully modular)

Case fans: 2 BeQuiet Pure Wings 2 120mm PWM & 2 Pure Wings 2 140mm PWM

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, Damascus said:

Will do, though I probably can't for another 7-8 hours

Thank you very very very much


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Cooling: Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4

Storage: HyperX Fury 120GB + WD Caviar Blue 1TB

Case: Phanteks P400S Tempered Glass

PSU: Corsair RM650x (80+ Gold, Fully modular)

Case fans: 2 BeQuiet Pure Wings 2 120mm PWM & 2 Pure Wings 2 140mm PWM

There's never enough RGB

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
25 minutes ago, Cazan said:

if you need any advise take a look at this : 

 

 

thanks this guide is really good


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Cooling: Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4

Storage: HyperX Fury 120GB + WD Caviar Blue 1TB

Case: Phanteks P400S Tempered Glass

PSU: Corsair RM650x (80+ Gold, Fully modular)

Case fans: 2 BeQuiet Pure Wings 2 120mm PWM & 2 Pure Wings 2 140mm PWM

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Hey all, I just did mine as my temps were consistently 72-74c on my 1070ti and 8600k cpu would get to about 62c. These are very normal temps but I personally don’t like it as it’s the point the fans start to spin up and get really loud. I have two 140m high airflow on top and the 120m back fan pumping out. Then 3 front static pressure on the front due to the restriction of airflow. During a long round of PUBG I will remove the front cover and temps would drop 5-8c consistent... well now with the front panel done I no longer have to pull the front off.  

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Dahrkcloud

I really like the design idea. I have the same case and my I7-7700k seems like it's getting choked. Temps hit 75c when gaming. I think I will attempt the same cuts on the corners as yours.

 

Any idea if the Power Supply shroud can be removed and customized? Mines colored red and It really kills any RGB colors that are in the case. I'd like to paint it.

Thanks.

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3 hours ago, TheBourbonBeast said:

Dahrkcloud

I really like the design idea. I have the same case and my I7-7700k seems like it's getting choked. Temps hit 75c when gaming. I think I will attempt the same cuts on the corners as yours.

 

Any idea if the Power Supply shroud can be removed and customized? Mines colored red and It really kills any RGB colors that are in the case. I'd like to paint it.

Thanks.

Oh the P400S case its riveted into place so it wouldn't be directly removable unless you wanted to drill out the rivets and say replace them using some nuts and bolts instead. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 28. 6. 2018 at 1:53 AM, Dahrkcloud said:

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How did you cut it? Dremel? It looks great. I was thinking about the same, but i couldn't fine such mesh. Any ideas where to look for it?

Thanks a lot mate


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Strix RGBuild:

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Mobo: Asus ROG Strix X370-F

RAM: Corsair LPX Vengeance 16gb kit 3266MHz, 16-16-16-35 1.375V

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4

Storage: HyperX Fury 120GB + WD Caviar Blue 1TB

Case: Phanteks P400S Tempered Glass

PSU: Corsair RM650x (80+ Gold, Fully modular)

Case fans: 2 BeQuiet Pure Wings 2 120mm PWM & 2 Pure Wings 2 140mm PWM

There's never enough RGB

 

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On 28/06/2018 at 1:53 AM, Dahrkcloud said:

Hey all, I just did mine as my temps were consistently 72-74c on my 1070ti and 8600k cpu would get to about 62c. These are very normal temps but I personally don’t like it as it’s the point the fans start to spin up and get really loud. I have two 140m high airflow on top and the 120m back fan pumping out. Then 3 front static pressure on the front due to the restriction of airflow. During a long round of PUBG I will remove the front cover and temps would drop 5-8c consistent... well now with the front panel done I no longer have to pull the front off.  

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Hi man!

 

 Absolutely love the look, I think you should send an application to Phanteks. ;)

I'm thinking of building a system in the same case but am somewhat concerned with thermals after having read the review of this case on Gamers Nexus. Could you walk us through what you did with which tools and perhaps give a recommendation on who might be able to do this? I doubt I'll have the tools.

How is dust btw? does the mesh help or did you install extra filters?

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On 28.06.2018 at 2:53 AM, Dahrkcloud said:

Hey all, I just did mine as my temps were consistently 72-74c on my 1070ti and 8600k cpu would get to about 62c. These are very normal temps but I personally don’t like it as it’s the point the fans start to spin up and get really loud. I have two 140m high airflow on top and the 120m back fan pumping out. Then 3 front static pressure on the front due to the restriction of airflow. During a long round of PUBG I will remove the front cover and temps would drop 5-8c consistent... well now with the front panel done I no longer have to pull the front off.  

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Lookin sharp. Also I can't help but notice we have the same keyboard and very similar LG UW screens. I'm just missing the second one atm :P


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On 6/27/2018 at 5:53 PM, Dahrkcloud said:

Hey all, I just did mine as my temps were consistently 72-74c on my 1070ti and 8600k cpu would get to about 62c. These are very normal temps but I personally don’t like it as it’s the point the fans start to spin up and get really loud. I have two 140m high airflow on top and the 120m back fan pumping out. Then 3 front static pressure on the front due to the restriction of airflow. During a long round of PUBG I will remove the front cover and temps would drop 5-8c consistent... well now with the front panel done I no longer have to pull the front off.  

EEB01A54-3877-44C7-9997-66689D3FF751.jpeg

0EE13799-71E4-469F-83DB-C44928E9591C.jpeg

I've been searching for mod ideas for this exact case and was going to cut a design on the front panel, but had not considered the sloped sides.
When you say that your temps are now the same as they were with the entire front removed, is that literal?
I wonder if front section cut outs would still be better than side vents like this?

I have my 1080ti never above 58C, but that's with a voltage curve and a lot of time finding the lowest voltage I could be stable at my desired clock speed (2063Mhz) - this is of course with the front panel removed completely.
I want to make sure that I do not go over 61C max (Pascal throttles more seriously at 63-64C and gets worse the higher you go so keeping below 61C is optimal).

Appreciate your feedback and thanks for sharing your design.

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