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I'm not going to cut anything on the panel and mount the 140mm fans like Ramsey77 did as in retrospect it's the best way as it'll be even quieter not being snugly against the panel/dust filter. 

 

I'm also going to install a 3.5" Sunbeam Rheosmart fan controller somewhere inside the chassis and with that turn them all down as I don't need a "hurricane" inside.

 

I look forward to what our CM rep here says in response to the 140mm fan mounting question I asked earlier.

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Just a few pics to add.
 
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I'm not going to cut anything on the panel and mount the 140mm fans like Ramsey77 did as in retrospect it's the best way as it'll be even quieter not being snugly against the panel/dust filter. 

I'm also going to install a 3.5" Sunbeam Rheosmart fan controller somewhere inside the chassis and with that turn them all down as I don't need a "hurricane" inside.

I look forward to what our CM rep here says in response to the 140mm fan mounting question I asked earlier.

Swapped the Crossahir IV for the 990FXA-UD3 and missing all the fan headers. I've got the fans plugged into the molex connectors and the room sounds like a server room.
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I'm not going to cut anything on the panel and mount the 140mm fans like Ramsey77 did as in retrospect it's the best way as it'll be even quieter not being snugly against the panel/dust filter. 

I'm also going to install a 3.5" Sunbeam Rheosmart fan controller somewhere inside the chassis and with that turn them all down as I don't need a "hurricane" inside.

I look forward to what our CM rep here says in response to the 140mm fan mounting question I asked earlier.

Swapped the Crossahir IV for the 990FXA-UD3 and missing all the fan headers. I've got the fans plugged into the molex connectors and the room sounds like a server room.

 

Yep and is why I'm going to have that fan controller. First my brothers build then I'll probably purchase my case and do the same. I ordered from Petra's Yate Loon medium speed 140mm fans for the front and a medium speed 120mm for the rear on that fan controller. My brother and I have the same decent mobo GA-Z77X-UD5H running his i5 and my i7 at stock speed but still won't use the fan headers or software.
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Yup, we beat ya to it. :-)
Would still like to see a pic of what you did. Might help someone else out.

Here is my front panel. As you can see, with surgeon-like precision, I trimmed down those plastic tabs, and bent the small steel(?) tabs in the opposite direction. 140s fit just fine.

I wouldn't recommend doing this, though. Best to mount them on the inside, space permitting, or stick to 120s.


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I read through some Newegg review comments and someone had an issue and what fixed it for them sounds like it could work for me or anyone else having power button issues.

Backing out the two screws on the power button switch some, I'm going to try when I get home tonight. If that doesn't work I'll be exchanging it. Love the case and not willing to give it up.
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Warm hair dryer blowing and gently prying it loose unless you take the mesh apart from the front panel and blow it from the backside to try to get it off without bending the tin decal.

Good to know if I ever wanted to try it. thumb.gif I think for now I'm goin to wait. I'd rather put the money towards a new monitor. biggrin.gif
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Got my LED's around the top for some lighting effects. thumb.gif

 
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I was going to do the same thing like you ramsey but here is what i have so far








Dont mind the crappy phone pics
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^^^^^^^^^^That is awesome looking.
 
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