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Should I cut the rear fan grill out of this case?

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tT Soprano. Anyone know how restrictive it is? The case arrives here Tuesday, and I was thinking of cutting the fan grill out and replacing it with a round metal fan guard.

Also, do any of you run without the Expansion Slot Covers/Tabs on the case? I know the Antec 900 has slats in them, but would there be any gain to just removing them alltogether?

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Go for it!
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That one looks like it'd be particularly restrictive. Looks like the grill takes up about half the surface area of the opening.
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Guess I'll run to Lowes or Home Depot and pick up some more reinforced cutoff wheels then
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You should definitely cut that out.
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I would definitely cut it out, it seems quite restrictive of the air flow.
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Yea, it would look way better with that cut out. Go For It!
    
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post #8 of 21
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Didn't see any answers to this yet, so Ill just quote it.
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Also, do any of you run without the Expansion Slot Covers/Tabs on the case? I know the Antec 900 has slats in them, but would there be any gain to just removing them alltogether?
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Didn't see any answers to this yet, so Ill just quote it.
It would end up just sucking air in there if you did that. i would only want it open directly behind an exhaust fan, and put some filters on the intakes to keep dust out. Otherwise, there's not much point in having a case.
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post #10 of 21
I would say cut the fan grill as others have said being as it looks really restrictive...I cut mine from my no name case and didn't notice any gain what so ever...

Can't hurt, and when I cut mine I cut mine with a heavy duty pair of wire cutters with no problems at all...All I did was turn everything off first...
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