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post #1 of 14
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I have 11 cooling fans (120mms and 140mms) and thinking about adding one more.

I'd like to add a fan onto the front bay (the bay where the CD-DRIVE is located), so the fan would be throwing air at my Noctua D14's intake fan.

But the problem is... that I don't know how to mount a fan on that bay. Any idea how?
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post #2 of 14
lol, overkill much??

Never the less, if you feel up for it (since there arent any standard holes) you can just drill some in the mounting bracket of the Cd drive
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Zip Ties!!!!!!

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post #4 of 14
Cable ties, paper clips, a little ingenuity can go a long way. I think someone had a quick n dirty guide for using foam padding to create a kind of bracket that fits well. Makes it look much cleaner for sure.
post #5 of 14
Yeah, just use zip ties through the slots where a DVD-drive would usually cover. Get some small ones then cut off the excess. That's what I'd do.
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Post a pic, PLEASE! tongue.gif
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post #7 of 14
Ahhh, I am too interested in this. I have like 3 or 4, 5.25 in bays on my HAF 922 unused, why not stick a fan in there?
post #8 of 14
Here are 2 pics. Note the red circle.

Link:http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-general-discussion/608762-drive-bay-mounted-120mm-fan.html
Edited by windfire - 4/28/11 at 1:52am
post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by postman_666;13300981 
lol, overkill much??

no this is overkill
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6RQGQOaMFE[/ame]

and I will be adding more delta fans
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo;13303216 
no this is overkill
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6RQGQOaMFE

and I will be adding more delta fans

Countrary to popular belief, overkill is bad for your health.
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