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Is there a way to add a riser to the front panel?

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I was wondering if there might be a way to add a small gap, say 1/4 of an inch, to the front panel and it's bay covers, switches etc.

My idea is to have the front of the case use solid bay covers, adding insulation to the back of the panel and bay covers and allow air to come in from the sides. Think of the Fractal R5 air vent system.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 5
Don't think it would be easy. The bay covers mount to the inside of the front chassis; to move them forwards would need to be done individually by securing them through the front (thumbscrews on the inside with a spacer), and you would lose the locating pins on the inside of the chassis. For the front panel, you would need to add spacers & longer screws to each of the retaining clips. Then you also have to deal similarly with the switch panel. Once you are done with that, then you would need to start cutting vent holes into the front chassis - it's a mostly solid piece of aluminum behind there without much breathing room.

Which case do you have in mind? I'm guessing you've not got it yet?
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Looking at either the S8S or S8. I appreciate your response!
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post #4 of 5
S8 Chassis can be seen here. You've got 2 options for the front - vented with 2x 120mm fan holes (with front cover mesh area), or the windowed version. Either one will cause difficulties with your idea. I thought there was a solid front cover originally available, but if it was it's long gone as a rarely-ordered option.
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S8S ordered. The S8 was just a bit too big. I'm gonna mess around with some ideas and I'll post my findings here.
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