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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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AM4 motherboards:

Best: Crosshair 7 Hero, Gigabyte Gaming 7

Best midrange: Strix X470-F/X370-F, Asus Prime X470 Pro, MSI X470 Pro Carbon

Best lowend: Asus Prime X370 Pro, MSI X470 Gaming Plus

 

Strix RGBuild:

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

GPU: Asus ROG Strix GTX1060 6GB OC

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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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


Want to custom loop?  Ask me more if you are curious

 

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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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AM4 motherboards:

Best: Crosshair 7 Hero, Gigabyte Gaming 7

Best midrange: Strix X470-F/X370-F, Asus Prime X470 Pro, MSI X470 Pro Carbon

Best lowend: Asus Prime X370 Pro, MSI X470 Gaming Plus

 

Strix RGBuild:

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

GPU: Asus ROG Strix GTX1060 6GB OC

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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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


AM4 motherboards:

Best: Crosshair 7 Hero, Gigabyte Gaming 7

Best midrange: Strix X470-F/X370-F, Asus Prime X470 Pro, MSI X470 Pro Carbon

Best lowend: Asus Prime X370 Pro, MSI X470 Gaming Plus

 

Strix RGBuild:

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

GPU: Asus ROG Strix GTX1060 6GB OC

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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Posted · Original PosterOP
25 minutes ago, Cazan said:

if you need any advise take a look at this : 

 

 

thanks this guide is really good


AM4 motherboards:

Best: Crosshair 7 Hero, Gigabyte Gaming 7

Best midrange: Strix X470-F/X370-F, Asus Prime X470 Pro, MSI X470 Pro Carbon

Best lowend: Asus Prime X370 Pro, MSI X470 Gaming Plus

 

Strix RGBuild:

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

GPU: Asus ROG Strix GTX1060 6GB OC

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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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


AM4 motherboards:

Best: Crosshair 7 Hero, Gigabyte Gaming 7

Best midrange: Strix X470-F/X370-F, Asus Prime X470 Pro, MSI X470 Pro Carbon

Best lowend: Asus Prime X370 Pro, MSI X470 Gaming Plus

 

Strix RGBuild:

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

GPU: Asus ROG Strix GTX1060 6GB OC

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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