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Best way to mount a 120mm fan in my front drive bays?

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I'm looking for the best and most cost effective way to mount a 120mm fan in the front drive bays in my ft-02. I want to install an Antec Kuhler rad on it as well. biggrin.gif
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I'm looking for the best and most cost effective way to mount a 120mm fan in the front drive bays in my ft-02. I want to install an Antec Kuhler rad on it as well. biggrin.gif

My question is;

Why?
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This is why. I need to fit three 120mm rads in my case. I figure one in the front and stack two in the back.
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If you wish to mount a 120mm fan, the most cost effective way is to use zip ties to mount the fan onto the case frame of the drive bays.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1037539/intake-fan-in-a-5-25-bay-warning-graphics

 

To cover up the front, either use a SilverStone 120mm fan filter (cheaper) or use three drive bay covers (more expensive)

Silverstone fan filter:- http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=251&area=en

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999217

 

Drive bay cover example:- http://www.silverpcs.com/lian-li-bz-501-5-25-aluminum-drive-bay-cover/

 

As I see your main aim is to mount a 120 rad (instead of just mounting a fan), the better way is to mount the fan onto the rad.  Then, the rad is mounted onto the case frame of the drive bays.

You will need 4 mounting brackets for the rad.  See the 2 pic below for the idea even though they refer to a 240 rad.

 

This pic shows the four brackets fixed onto the case frame

UN-Rad Brackets B.jpg

 

 

This pic shows the 240 rad mounted

UN-Rad Brackets A.jpg

 

Get them here:- http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9611/ex-pmp-166/UNDesigns_525_Bay_Rad_Bracket_Set_-_Black_Powder_Coat_UNRBR1-BLK.html

 

Of course, you will need either the fan filter or three drive bay covers to cover up the front of the now exposed three 5.25'' drive bays.

 

 

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