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anyone ever attempt to replace the side window with mesh... similar to whats on the front of the case?
I did!!!(sorry for the poor quality)

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It needs replaced because of the SATA issue. Was gonna wait and get the P67X-UD4-B3 because the P68X-UD4 B3 looks lesser spec'd compared to my current board and even the P67X.
Doh! I should have realized that, with the Intel recall on the P67 boards. They are slowly trickling in now though.
The 690II should remain a good case for just about any system upgrades for a long time, I won't hesitate to stuff a Sandy Bridge build in it when I decide to upgrade. Just waiting for all the B3 boards to become available, so I can figure out which one to get.
    
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It needs replaced because of the SATA issue. Was gonna wait and get the P67X-UD4-B3 because the P68X-UD4 B3 looks lesser spec'd compared to my current board and even the P67X.
There's a guy with one already, over at Tweaktown Gigabyte forum, looking for a bios update.

http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte...tml#post387367

Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3
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hey guys, I'm thinking about cutting out the honeycomb on the back fan to quiet it down some more. If I decide I don't like it is there any way to put it back in? I'm guessing the answer is probably no, but can't hurt to ask.

The only purpose I really see it serving is preventing you from jamming your fingers, cables or other external objects in the fan. They don't spin fast enough to actually do damage anyway. OH, and I am a bit concerned about static discharge though, since the case is on carpet. The honeycomb at least served as a ground as well as a fan grill. Thoughts?
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hey guys, I'm thinking about cutting out the honeycomb on the back fan to quiet it down some more. If I decide I don't like it is there any way to put it back in? I'm guessing the answer is probably no, but can't hurt to ask.

The only purpose I really see it serving is preventing you from jamming your fingers, cables or other external objects in the fan. They don't spin fast enough to actually do damage anyway. OH, and I am a bit concerned about static discharge though, since the case is on carpet. The honeycomb at least served as a ground as well as a fan grill. Thoughts?


actually planning on doing this myself once weather gets better for better airflow.

youd be surprised on what a 120mm fan can do to a finger... just got to be careful not to stick your finger or other things into the fan.

my case sits on the carpet... just curious on why you would be worried about static discharge on the fan grill. im no expert, but i highly doubt that removing the grill will increase the risk of discharge.
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actually planning on doing this myself once weather gets better for better airflow.

youd be surprised on what a 120mm fan can do to a finger... just got to be careful not to stick your finger or other things into the fan.

my case sits on the carpet... just curious on why you would be worried about static discharge on the fan grill. im no expert, but i highly doubt that removing the grill will increase the risk of discharge.
Yeah, you're right, I doubt it would make any difference. I am careful to always ground myself on a side panel before I touch any of the connectors in the back anyway. I guess I could also just buy something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999217

to put over the fan in case I decide I want it back again after I cut it out.
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Yeah, you're right, I doubt it would make any difference. I am careful to always ground myself on a side panel before I touch any of the connectors in the back anyway. I guess I could also just buy something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999217

to put over the fan in case I decide I want it back again after I cut it out.
you could always get something less restrictive but still protects stuff from going into the fan... something like this:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-017-_-Product


also... im sure you know this, but it doesnt hurt to mention. i hope you plan on removing all vital parts from the case before cutting out the grill.
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Cutting it out will have no impact or effect on static discharge. There is enough metal in the rest of the case to more than deal with that. What you might consider doing for that is put a vinyl mat on the carpet and place the case on that.

If you decide you want the grill back just get one of these grills. You can normally find them in Chrome, Gold, or Black. They still protect fingers from being inserted into the fan blades but don't obstruct the airflow nearly as much which allows them to be quieter as well.

http://www.svc.com/fg002bk-22.html

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also... im sure you know this, but it doesnt hurt to mention. i hope you plan on removing all vital parts from the case before cutting out the grill.
I was just planning to turn off the power, unplug everything and remove the fan. Why would I need to take everything out?
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Because there is a good chance that some metal chips would fall into the motherboard or other circuit boards and short the system out when you turn the system back on. This is especially true if you use a Dremel or Saw to remove the built in grill (what you call honeycomb). You MIGHT be able to get away with it by using wire cutters (side cuts) to cut them out, but there is still a chance.
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