i was not talking about adding another fan for air flow, i did read your punch list. i was talking about just cutting a hole in the case right above the existing fan that is part of the psu in the back right corner. or if you could, just rotate the cover 180 degrees to get the hole above the card readers aligned above the psu where it would actually help.
I gotcha...I could probably buy a grill off newegg, but to be honest...with the psu only powering a few molex connectors, it doesn't put out any heat. The casing doesn't even get warm.
Got the fans mounted today. My project is 100% complete:
Yup...that was #5 on my list at the top of my last post. I got a 230mm fan lying around that is super silent and moves a lot of air. I won't get to it until the weekend.
Only thing that sux is that there's not enough clearance from the inside, so I'll have to have the fan bolted on top...I'll still make it look good though (I think, haha).
Cool job man...I would have loved to put mine in a mid-tower, but my wife insisted that it fit in our home theater cabinets.
I added 5x40mm fans to compensate for the rise in ambient temperature for the summer months on mine. Two are blowing on the psu and the other three are in a Startech 5.25" HDD fan shroud below the bd drive (as exhaust). This temp was after 1 hour of gaming.
Question for anyone who may know. I'm looking into a viable way to trigger the atx power supply to turn on/off with the ps3's power switch. Right now, I'm just using the jumper method (paperclip bridging the green and black wire) on the atx to turn it on/off with it's toggle switch. But this only allows me to turn on the atx (which powers the liquid cooling pump and all the fans), then I turn on the ps3. My dilema is that it's not 100% safe....if the ps3 was to turn on (for whatever the reason), and me not know about it, the atx has to be manually turned on, and if that doesn't happen...well, you get the picture.