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Safe to just tape Case Fans onto a case?

post #1 of 14
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Is it okay just to use regular scotch tape to tape a 140mm inside my case? There are no screw holes and it will be right under my DVD drive, intaking air on the front panel.

If tape isn't safe to use, what other things would you guys recommend? Here is how I want it to be used, right under the DVD drive on the front panel:

post #2 of 14
Just secure it well and it won't be an issue.
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post #3 of 14
I don't think average scotch tape used for paper will hold very long. Why not try some velcro? It will be much easier to remove and reinstall the fan.

Or do this:


http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ml#post3934032

Or get this and use a 120mm:
http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/ac...00_detail.html
Edited by Epitope - 6/7/11 at 2:35pm
    
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post #4 of 14
Get some 3M Heavy Duty mounting tape. I used it to hold a fan in place and it works great.
post #5 of 14
I personally would just forget about putting a fan there... Doesn't the CM 690 II have an opening for a bottom mounted fan next to the power supply? Also, What about adding more fans (mod one in?) to your side panel?

Otherwise get some heavy duty mounting tape or electrical tape. That should do.
Edited by AbstractHero - 6/7/11 at 2:35pm
post #6 of 14
If the tape is strong enough man, no issues at all! Try some sticky tack or velcro if you wanted something easier to put on and off, but if tape is all you have no worries. Make it look pretty nobody likes ugly cases . GL HF!
post #7 of 14
Twisty ties, zip ties anything like that. As the tape may hold for a while but it will fall down. Just find something to secure it well.
post #8 of 14
Like others have said, Zip Ties. Scotch tape will not hold it for very long.
post #9 of 14
Scotch tape, no. 3m two sided tape, heck yeah.
   
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post #10 of 14
Scotch = 3m. And the heavy duty stuff will hold forever.
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