PC Case Fix

I picked up a Deepcool MATREXX 55 V3 case and I have been pleased minus one inescapable fact. HEAT!

When I picked out the case, I did so thinking heat wouldn’t be an issue. There are 3 nice 120mm fans in front and a slot in back and even an open top, so how in the world could there be any heat. I believe I have run into an issue where “fashion over function” created a design flaw. There are some vents on the side of the front panel which offer some suction but not nearly enough. I wanted to replace the glass with something far friendlier to airflow. I thought of some ideas, but I went with a simple design that is all about airflow and keeping the air cleaner.

First, step was removing the tempered glass from the front panel (enter heavy metal music and a hammer). I took it to the garage and gave the front a hardy thwack with a hammer, and I could swear I heard it laugh at me. Once again with greater resolve and a chisel, and I got the satisfying sound of broken glass.

Lots more airflow

The clean-up wasn’t horrible. For the filter cloth, I went to Joanns Fabric. I went with a simple white sheer-like material that I can easily clean and replace on the panel.

Once I got my Halot Mage 3D printer up and running, I want to complete the PC filter mod for the front. I created a mesh using TinkerCad, and imported into Lychee. From there I printed enough to make a front panel and used generic super glue to bond the pieces together. I was pleased with the outcome; the mesh kept its flexibility. I painted the mesh white using spray paint and used Velcro to adhere the filter to the front mesh.

Lots more airflow
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