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140mm rear fan is a nice feature. I'd recommend removing the rear grill, however. Then your case will do fine with no rear fan. Most importantly, you can keep all of your case fans down under 1000 rpm, so that the entire beast will be quiet.


"I'd recommend removing the rear grill"
Is this just done for the reduction in noise?


The subsequent responses fully answered your question, I think. Once intelligent people think about the issue, the answer and its consequences unfold. It seems so obvious that some of us ask, Why haven't case manufacturers all done this?

 

I think we continue to have rear grills because inexpensive as they are, finger guards are more expensive than punching holes; and then they need to be installed, which is also an expense. We are beginning to see no-grill fan spaces on the tops and sometimes the bottoms of cases where there is a cap or a base with filter(s).

 

That is real progress. My recent review of the NZXT Phantom 820 shows a manufacturer that has made progress. And in the comments section we can see that a rep for the company read the review. I've seen similar comments elsewhere, so we know they are reading reviews.

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The subsequent responses fully answered your question, I think. Once intelligent people think about the issue, the answer and its consequences unfold. It seems so obvious that some of us ask, Why haven't case manufacturers all done this?

I think we continue to have rear grills because inexpensive as they are, finger guards are more expensive than punching holes; and then they need to be installed, which is also an expense. We are beginning to see no-grill fan spaces on the tops and sometimes the bottoms of cases where there is a cap or a base with filter(s).

That is real progress. My recent review of the NZXT Phantom 820 shows a manufacturer that has made progress. And in the comments section we can see that a rep for the company read the review. I've seen similar comments elsewhere, so we know they are reading reviews.

exactly thumb.gif Ill be removing the rear and bottom fan grills from my NZXT Phantom 410 before I transfer my parts over to it. I suspect this is why I get a loud whining noise coming from my current side fan (facing GPU) as it was very quite when tested out of the case but loud once behind the grill.
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I just looked at my review of the Phantom 410. Any side filter would run the risk of looking kludgy. Here is what I did to my own case (Beta Evo):

 

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You can get these after-market filters that are contained in snap-off covers like the one above.

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post #1684 of 2110
I've been using the Silverstone magnetic filters
Want to change to DEMCiflex .
Hopefully they will come down in price. They make a full line of custom sized and have sets for many cases.
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yeah for filters im not to keen on things sticking out the side of the case I want them to not be seen so I was thinking of using pantyhose and nicely sticking it to the fan its self.
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post #1686 of 2110
How do you plan to attach it? Stretch it over fan housing and tie it off. Then super glue it to face of fan housing and trim off excess?
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yep that's what I was going to try. since the pantyhose material is cheap if they get clogged ripped or anything you can just replace them.

I Have made one filter that works very well its a similar material but I have added a strong elastic band around the fabric so it is a easy to remove and clean and put back on.
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I wonder what a person could use as a material to make a frame same size as fan housing.. Like a gasket made out of a stiff material. And attach the filter material to that.

Are you thinking of filter on intake or exhaust of fan?
Edited by doyll - 12/8/12 at 12:22pm
post #1689 of 2110
just intake. I used Thick cardboard to shape it than attach the elastic.

If one wanted to it wouldn't be to hard to make some fiberglass frames just a little time consuming.
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post #1690 of 2110
Model makers shops have sheet goods .04-.08" thick... and small angle too.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&P=SM&I=LXF894


Maybe a 1/2" x 1/2" x .08" angle cut and glue corners and glue filter material to that. An extra piece on corner for strength and screw to fan exhaust.
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