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Hey guys, I have been looking for tall legs to replace those quarter inch legs on my case.

The reason why I would like to find them is that I have 3 fan intake on the bottom of my PC.
So that will create more airflow.

I looked and so far I have not see anything that is even REMOTELY tall to create a difference.

Looked on NewEgg and Ebay, but no luck so far. I haven't even found anything that is 1 inch tall, which is odd.

Did anyone ever find any mod that you can use to extend the height neatly or has a link to something you can buy already made for cases that you simply plug into those holes?

I'm all for using anything such a table legs if needed. Obviously the more simple the better, since I'm not really a pro at cutting metal and wood.

Plug in legs would be ideal. Maybe I'm just looking at wrong places.

Thank you
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No one?

Very surprised, I can't be the only person that though of this
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I've been looking for almost the same thing. I've resorted to have my dad machine custom ones for me.
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Depending on the holes already in your case, you might just have to drill them out little bit for something like:

http://www.estcoenterprises.com/thermoplastic-rubber-feet/thermoplastic-rubber-feet/round-polyethylene-pe-feet.html

connect via round top bolt through the case to the let. you wouln't want to top of the bolt to touch anyting such as the bottom of you motherboard.

although I just picked this website (which has a $100 minimum), other sites like grainger


otherwise something like:
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/BATTALION-Convex-Door-Stop-1XNN6

would work. This perticular one has 2sided tape, should hold pretty well. 1" height.

case labs also has a caster kit:
http://www.caselabs-store.com/caster-kit/
should work for any case. you might also find something similar at lowes/ home depot.
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i use 1" square extruded aluminum pieces
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Just found exactly what I'd use:

two of these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SET-OF-2-RUBBER-FEET-BUMPERS-SNUBBERS-5-16-18-FEMALE-/260863221504

and the round top bolts. most you'll need is a drill and a screwdriver to install.
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Originally Posted by Servos View Post

Depending on the holes already in your case, you might just have to drill them out little bit for something like:

http://www.estcoenterprises.com/thermoplastic-rubber-feet/thermoplastic-rubber-feet/round-polyethylene-pe-feet.html

connect via round top bolt through the case to the let. you wouln't want to top of the bolt to touch anyting such as the bottom of you motherboard.

although I just picked this website (which has a $100 minimum), other sites like grainger


otherwise something like:
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/BATTALION-Convex-Door-Stop-1XNN6

would work. This perticular one has 2sided tape, should hold pretty well. 1" height.

case labs also has a caster kit:
http://www.caselabs-store.com/caster-kit/
should work for any case. you might also find something similar at lowes/ home depot.

Yeah wanted to stay away from glued on pieces, hmmmmm....if I go that route I might find something taller for like furniture or something..hmmmm....maybe search by furniture legs that are glued on....that could be it
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i use 1" square extruded aluminum pieces

Did you make them yourself, or did you buy an existing/made kit?
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Originally Posted by AMDZombie View Post

I've been looking for almost the same thing. I've resorted to have my dad machine custom ones for me.

I would be making the legs if I had the means by now. I know people would be buying them (TONS OF PEOPLE) from these forums especially biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 8
I used these for the first build I made many years ago. You just need to take out your existing case legs, and replace them. Their is adhesive involved, but from my own experience it should really not be an issue. I was able to get a lot of airflow going through the bottom of my case with these.

http://www.xoxide.com/ledacfomod.html

EDIT:vJust realized these were discontinued, but I found a site that has them available:

http://www.circotech.com/led-glow-light-acrylic-computer-case-feet.html?gclid=CISs-t71iLoCFQt1QgodTiIA6w

There is a also a DIY post about making your own acrylic case legs on OCN as well:
http://www.overclock.net/t/816442/diy-led-acrylic-case-feet-no-cnc-required
Edited by teh_kurby - 10/8/13 at 9:33pm
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