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post #31 of 51
Nice guide, I also did something very similair, except I used an 80mm fan and I used a 76mm hole saw to cut the hole...



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post #32 of 51
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Nice guide, I also did something very similair, except I used an 80mm fan and I used a 76mm hole saw to cut the hole...



Here's the finished product
http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/3882583d8e.jpg
Nice work.

I wanted to use a 120mm hole saw really, but they are about £35.00 ($71 USD) in the UK and I wanted to do this mod on the cheap . The hole saw definitely makes a better hole though .

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post #33 of 51
Thanks

Yeah, I could of used a jigsaw, or even a saw, but the hole say was a lot easier. I just did this mod on a friends drive bays, he didn't want a big hole in the front though, so we just drilled loads of little holes, it works a treat!
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post #34 of 51
AWESOME! I gotta go try that on My case now
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post #35 of 51
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So I spent the money and got a Thermaltake 120mm red LED fan, some super glue, some white out and some door edge protector (basically the same as the rubber edge guard.
Note: You don't have to get high dollar tools to make your cuts, just use a $7 soldering iron and burn through it. Only thing with doing it that way is it makes really ragged edges that are a pain to sand down. But a lot faster than a hacksaw and a lot cheaper than a hole saw. Finishing it up today. Will post pics tomorrow
Feel free to post pics here as well as where ever else you do .

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post #36 of 51
Nice mod! Didnt read the other 3 pages, but you could also use a jigsaw as well as a hole-saw or soldering iron. +
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post #37 of 51
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Done with a soldering gun to melt a hole (No dremel and hacksaw blade was dull)
a tube of krazy glue
Thermaltake Thunderblade 120mm fan (red)
Door edge guard for a car
<$20
Hah, soldering gun, good idea! I didn't think of that one!

Nice job, looks good . Lights look pretty cool.

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post #38 of 51
I just kinda stuck mine in there.....

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post #39 of 51
I love the mod idea. brilliant.
I think an awesome addition to this mod (which would also take care of the finger guard idea) is to do a filter mod similar to the ones in an Antec P182. The filter is actually on the outside, all the air is filtered right through it, and its just in little brackets which makes it easy to remove and clean without having to open up your case. if you did as suggested using modders mesh, and then put a very thin filter over the top, it would look nice as well as functional.

LED's to light the fan up?

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post #40 of 51
Why not just get a fan that already has LEDs?
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