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UPDATE: My cat finally bit through my screen filter in the Tupperware container on the side of the case (If you look close, you can see it)... I had to upgrade to MARK II: cost $1, to reinforce. I used an aluminum wire basket from my local dollar store.



Btw: I also did the EL Cheapo treatment to my vrm & north-bridge...

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I have a great cat, but she love the HAF 912 more than I do, and that's a problem. The intake on the side and bottom, are fun to paw at. And top exhaust is fun to lay on.

So, I had to get creative on a budget.


1. A paper tray that is slightly twisted to keep it off balance, so if she jumps up on it, it rattles and scares her. In addition it is useful as both a fur-filter and paper tray.

2. Tupperware Container with an alumiunum mesh screen filter. The lid is bolted directly to the side of the case, and sealed with electrical tape. The container is easily removed and cleaned by popping the top. In Addition, finding a 140 mm filter w/ guard proves difficult. Finding old tupperware, in my house, is easy.

3. 2"x4" Riser block. Good for airflow. And hard for the cat to reach the PSU vent. The two blocks are connected by 2 adjoining pieces of 2"x4" that negate the cat ability to reach the vent, plus and addition mesh filter spands the gap.




Total cost: $8

Hope someone gets a kick out of my cheapness,


Jyk
Edited by jyk - 5/28/11 at 10:47am
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post #2 of 19
plus rep for ingenuity lmao
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To be honest, if I hadn't seen something similar to this in action, I would suspect a troll. But its very believable. My cat used to love my top fan because it cooled him off in the summer. So I used a small kitchen strainer strapped to that fan hole with zipties. This was way back when.. He's been dead for about 2 years now.
    
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post #5 of 19
Lol.

Good thing I don't have a cat....
post #6 of 19
why not just get some air filters
post #7 of 19
Ingenious idea! I might have to do something similar to keep my Pomeranian out of the uninterpretable power supply.
     
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+rep. The tupperware is awesome!
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I'm moving in with my fiancee (soon to be wife) in a couple of weeks, and her cat is TOTALLY the kind of cat that would find my Antec the COOLEST thing to play with.. That and she has been known to gnaw at cords (the cat not my fiancee ).
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post #10 of 19
Motm! Lol!

I'd paint the Tupperware lid. Would be a little less obvious what it was then.
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