I plan on doing same mod for my case - just having hard time making that first cut to my brand spankin new P180.
So I guess the only reason for the grill really is for protection? And removal of P180 grill, or maybe even grills on many case fans would result in better air flow and acoustics?? (Anyone done an article on this? Probably.)
I like the idea -and I'm going to cut my grills really - but the cut steel around the edges looks funky. Wonder if something better could be done? Or some kind of better grill that doesn't cause turbulence or more noise?
I wonder if Antec is aware of the safety/performance trade-off of the grills? (probably) Maybe something for them to look at in the future, you know, that one extra inch of quality.