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to cut the honey comb i used metal wire snippers...and some strength on my part

and then used metal sander to smoothen the edges..
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post #4162 of 19729
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Originally Posted by Heldelance View Post
I'm currently modding my CM690, trying to make it Art Deco or Steampunkish (both have similar colors). Right now I'm trying to cut the steel honeycomb for the fans but my dremel ain't doing the job. Any idea as to what I can use to cut it?
How else did everyone do it?

With the metal mesh on the central strip, I'm painting it copper. I was painting my model one time and I thought, "I'll paint my case". Biggest problem? Using a brush, not spray paint. The problem now is that my case only looks well painted from a few angles, view it at another few angles and it looks unevenly painted.
I use a dremel to cut anything on the case, you probably just aren't using the right disc (you need to use 1.5" reinforced). I know this works because I've cut things far thicker than the fan mesh with it , things like screws nuts, and bolts.

As for the painting, I'd wait till its completely cured and give it 2 or 3 coats of spray paint.
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Ok well, I'm buying fans for my case (case being shipped as we speak). I was thinking about 2 140mm on top sycthe, 120mm aprevia green on bottom and an 80mm on the side. However I would like green fans up top but can't find 140mm ones, should I just use 120's? Tell me what you think about my system so far as well, first time and on a budget, its coming down to around $500 all together. Thanks!
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Ok well, I'm buying fans for my case (case being shipped as we speak). I was thinking about 2 140mm on top sycthe, 120mm aprevia green on bottom and an 80mm on the side. However I would like green fans up top but can't find 140mm ones, should I just use 120's? Tell me what you think about my system so far as well, first time and on a budget, its coming down to around $500 all together. Thanks!
120mm fans for the top would be ideal. Here is a CM 120mm green led fans from svc.com. Svc.com is a good online retailer.

http://www.svc.com/r4-l2r-20cg-gp.html
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Thanks! But why whould 120 be better?
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Thanks! But why whould 120 be better?
If you've read through this huge thread you'll see that some members have mentioned that using a 140mm fan for the top exhaust didn't do much for cooling just because it's bigger. The 120mm fan supposedly is better at cooling when used for the top exhaust.

Although I do have 2 Yate Loon med. spd. 140mm fans for the top exhaust in my CM 690 case. I bought and installed them before I read the comments from other members about using 120mm fans for the top exhaust instead of 140mm.

Here's a site that has 140mm LED fans but no green ones:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ndex&cPath=316

As I already mentioned SVC.com has Cooler Master green 120mm led fans.

Just my
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post #4167 of 19729
Well, I got some new stuff for my PC and I took it as an opportunity to reorganize my case - and I was able to borrow a camera to get pics. I must say I'm pleased with my results, regardless of the duct tape.

Add me to the club! I've done very minor mods, just cut out the plastic grills and rigged up a 5.25" bay fan. More mods will come when I have more money! And, I'll eventually replace those Noctua's with more Scythe S-Flex fans, and I may be getting some free Yates from someone I know so I should be finishing up my cooling arrangement over the next couple weeks.



Edited by WannabeArchimedes - 5/2/09 at 4:39pm
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@Wannabe - how are those red LED fans? is it just the camera or are they a bit dim? what brand/model are they?
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They're alright, they're just Rosewills. They're dim in the first pic because of the camera flashy, and only dim in that pic because I had them turned down on my fan controller so that the controller's LEDs would be red instead of blue. At full power they're pretty bright and push a fair amount of air, but they're kinda loud at full speed.

Also, I forgot to take out the black foam/mesh from the bay covers in front of the drive bay fan, so a lot of the light from top one got blocked.
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i got the same fan controller i also have a fan in the drive bays but i think the covers do a job as filters. I have my fan controller at the bottom and my cd/dvd rom drive at the top.
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