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Can you estimate how much had to be trimmed?

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I would just trim everything in between the red lines.
 
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post #62 of 10491
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Can you estimate how much had to be trimmed?

Thanks smile.gif



I would just trim everything in between the red lines.

 

Thanks so much.

 

I can't believe it's that much and wondering (without having the panel in front of me) how taking that out might compromise the rigidity of the rest of the front panel.

 

Also where on the fan does that area hit?

post #63 of 10491
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Who knows, they may offer free shipping again on this case.

Otherwise free shipping but you would have to wait: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-HAF-XB-RC-902XB-KKN1/dp/B00A76E46I

Added edit: Though I never dealt with NCIX (USA) they have this case in stock with free shipping: http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=77936&vpn=RC-902XB-KKN1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER

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post #64 of 10491
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Who knows, they may offer free shipping again on this case.

Otherwise free shipping but you would have to wait: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-HAF-XB-RC-902XB-KKN1/dp/B00A76E46I

Added edit: Though I never dealt with NCIX (USA) they have this case in stock with free shipping: http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=77936&vpn=RC-902XB-KKN1&manufacture=COOLERMASTER

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post #65 of 10491
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Can you estimate how much had to be trimmed?

Thanks smile.gif

I trimmed the plastic flush with the casting just below the front bottom mesh. I think I nearly have it but I can see the front panel is bulging a bit around the front USB ports.

Edit, Ramsey put up a good pic. I don't want to move my fans on the inside. I have tried to loosen them and see if I can get them to raise up a bit. Its so tight in there, its hard to see where the interference is... I am going to do the peanut butter trick and post pics later. thumb.gif
Edited by BVM - 11/29/12 at 9:13am
 
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post #66 of 10491
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Can you estimate how much had to be trimmed?

Thanks smile.gif

I trimmed the plastic flush with the casting just below the front bottom mesh. I think I nearly have it but I can see the front panel is bulging a bit around the front USB ports.

I figured sadly as much that those tabs are there for better strength and rigidity.

 

So when you did try to install the panel before the trimming where did those tabs make contact with what area of the fans?  In other words how close to the end of the fan frame?

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You should build a separate custom desk then.. wink.gif

 

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post #68 of 10491
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I trimmed the plastic flush with the casting just below the front bottom mesh. I think I nearly have it but I can see the front panel is bulging a bit around the front USB ports.
Edit, Ramsey put up a good pic. I don't want to move my fans on the inside. I have tried to loosen them and see if I can get them to raise up a bit. Its so tight in there, its hard to see where the interference is... I am going to do the peanut butter trick and post pics later. thumb.gif

Those tabs are hitting the very bottom edge of the fan's frame.
 
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post #69 of 10491
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I trimmed the plastic flush with the casting just below the front bottom mesh. I think I nearly have it but I can see the front panel is bulging a bit around the front USB ports.
Edit, Ramsey put up a good pic. I don't want to move my fans on the inside. I have tried to loosen them and see if I can get them to raise up a bit. Its so tight in there, its hard to see where the interference is... I am going to do the peanut butter trick and post pics later. thumb.gif

Those tabs are hitting the very bottom edge of the fan's frame.

You may have tried but I wonder if there's a method of slipping that part of the front panel under the fans then upwards? 

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Yeah, i tried, but had no luck.
 
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