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post #1791 of 10491
Has anyone found a good way to mount a 5.25 fan controller? I am looking at the Recon but the idea of only one screw to hold it in seems ridiculous. Is there a frame or mounting bracket it could fit in?

TIA
post #1792 of 10491
Your best bet is to make a little L bracket out of something (scrap steel, bent washer, whatever you can find) and then use some double sided tape and use that to offer some support to the back of the bracket.

Personally my NZXT Mesh fan controller is a full 4 screw design so I just bent the tabs on the right hand side of the bay out further and so that it really wedged it in there and while there's a little flex to it, it's overall a pretty miniscule amount.
post #1793 of 10491
I'm looking to add fans to the side panel of this case but I'm having trouble finding cheap honeycomb/hexagon/carbon metal mesh to cover the cut out. I can get it from mnpctech, but shipping it to Ohio costs just as much as the sheet itself and I don't want to pay $24 for it. Do you have any suggestions for where or how to get it? I've heard that the metal mesh from a trashcan is a viable option.
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post #1795 of 10491
Hey all, I just got in the window trim I ordered from Frozencpu last night. I took some pics of the window I made in my xb case biggrin.gif I'm planning on doing the same to the top panel too!

(Sry in advance for the crummy phone pics)







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post #1796 of 10491
Hmm those lower windows do look pretty slick but why did you get one with the L shaped corner?
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Hmm those lower windows do look pretty slick but why did you get one with the L shaped corner?

I made it that shape because my pump is located in that corner and i didn't know if i would have enough clearance between the pump and the panel for the plexi window. Plus it makes it look a bit more unique smile.gif
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Hmm those lower windows do look pretty slick but why did you get one with the L shaped corner?

I made it that shape because my pump is located in that corner and i didn't know if i would have enough clearance between the pump and the panel for the plexi window. Plus it makes it look a bit more unique smile.gif

Yes! I like it over the traditional square window look. Great job on the window mod!thumb.gif By the way, how much do those window kits got for?
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post #1799 of 10491
Hey guys new member here. I just bought this case and I am using the hot swap feature. I have my hdd hooked up to the pcb that has molex connector on it. I was wondering if it is safe to use the hot swap? I made sure my molex was in the pcb correctly by matching it to the shape of the connector. Am I still in danger of having my hdd fryed? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
post #1800 of 10491
Yes, they're still perfectly fine to use. There are some people that do get a bit overprotective after a couple of the frying incidents, but those were mainly led by user fault due to plugging the molex in upside down. If you have the PCB with the yellow/orangish box on it, that's even a safer one as that has a protector in the event someone does plug the molex in upside down. The older ones are still perfectly fine to use. I'm using it myself at the moment without any issues. Was a bit hesitant myself when I heard people had HDDs frying on them, but after finding out it was user's fault, I just shrugged it off.
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