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A 4.5" bi-metal hole saw will make it a clean cut.
    
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Cut every bit out with a Reinforced cutoff dremel wheel. It isn't the cleanest looking thing as it was somewhat of a wierd pattern for the holes, but it works, and no one really will see it since the case won't really ever be moved.
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according to one of the members, this little mod dropped their temps by like 3C..
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post #14 of 21
Yes cut them, not only restrictive but they make noise too.
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post #15 of 21
Definitely cut out the fan guard. As far as the expansion covers.... take them off if you're trying to use ur computer as a vacuum cleaner. My suggestion would be to leave the unused ones covered. A friend of mine put LED exhaust fans back there. If you plan to uncover those you will def need some kind of filter. Especially if your computer sits on the floor like mine ^_^
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I'm still trying to build up the nerve to cut mine out, but I wouldn't cut that one out. Looks to me like it allows fine airflow...check this out..

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post #17 of 21
are we missing an expansion slot cover Kopi? lol
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post #18 of 21
Its back in there now, along with a 970nnt and an Aerocool Silver Lightning fan

I took it off when i thought thats the one the GPU would use...LOL @ me
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LMAO
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post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by Kopi View Post
I'm still trying to build up the nerve to cut mine out, but I wouldn't cut that one out. Looks to me like it allows fine airflow...check this out..

That looks even more restrictive than mine and I could feel the air bouncing back into the case off the fan guard. You definately should cut yours out.
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