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post #1 of 21
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Hello!

I'm trying to figure out a way to turn my empty drive bays (not HDD) into an extra air intake. I have a In Win Dragon Rider case which has a mesh front to cover the empty bays - so it can suck in air (the front intake fan does it this way out of the box)

I am just looking for suggestions how to do this. I was searching the web for some kind of drive bay delete / accessory / bracket that allows the mounting of a fan but I can't seem to come up with anything

I'm currently wedging a 120mm fan in sideways, just looking for a better way to secure a fan in there so when I move my case it doesnt just fall apart

Here are pics.







you can see what i've done. Is there a company that makes a double/triple drive bay fan holder? or anything?

Suggestions welcome.

Cheers.
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post #2 of 21
What the .....

Sharkoon rebel frame, it holds a 120mm fan in three bays, I use one to hold me 360 rad in my 5.25 bays


http://www.sharkoon.com/?q=en/content/rebel9-fan-frame


Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/18/11 at 6:10pm
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post #3 of 21
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well that was quick!

Thank you!


edit:

altho, i cant find a damn place that sells that bracket.
Edited by Keyan - 8/18/11 at 6:16pm
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post #4 of 21
There's also the Scythe Kama Bay, but they're kind of hard to find. Takes 3 bays and throws in a 120mm fan... or 140mm? I don't remember. Something like that.
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post #5 of 21
I used cable ties to keep mine in, works perfect. My HD bay has a 120mm mount. My 2nd 120mm sits right on top of the one secured and is cable tied to the case and the lower fan.
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post #6 of 21
I have the same problem, but mine only have 2 slots. Is there any bracket that can fit 2 slots and fit 90 mm or 80 mm?
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post #7 of 21
lol i would find my post if i could, gimme a sec and il link it, but i just used foam.. dampens vibrations and cheap

kinda like this

Edited by chinesethunda - 8/18/11 at 7:48pm
   
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post #8 of 21
80mm fits into 2 drive bays. I used Modders Mesh and used the fan screws to mount the fan directly to the modders mesh. I folded the Modders mesh to fit into the drive bays.
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post #9 of 21
i just zip tie the fan to the side.
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Originally Posted by chinesethunda View Post
lol i would find my post if i could, gimme a sec and il link it, but i just used foam.. dampens vibrations and cheap
I second this method.
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