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The scythe mounts 3 ways, 2 of which will fit in just one bay. But I think an 80mm fan would fit if you go with the high grade velcro with some strategically placed strips of duct tape
    
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You can buy single drive covers if ya look around. I don't know if you could find one for your case if they're not like standard drive covers though but they're really cheap if ya can. The styrofoam(spelling?) idea would probably look fine though if you painted it black to match. Might look kinda odd if you looked at it from 2 inches away but I think unless you looked really closely it would probably look ok. Styrofoam is kinda porous though so I don't know how the paint would look. That's probab;y the cheapest easiest solution though. I would just try it out and see how it looks. That way the only thing you wasted if it looks bad is a little bit of time.
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So pretty much what I'm hearing is to go ahead and try the styrofoam (its black already anyway)...and if that doesn't look too good, maybe I should consider cutting the covers? Anybody have experience cutting them suckers? My dad works at a local steel shop (they have every steel tool imaginable), will anything there do the job easily and more accurately?
 
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A fan can be mounted with a bent piece of sheet metal (or aluminum foil) behind it to redirect air flow.
Lets get a little imaginative here fellas.
Light gauge metal bends easily to whatever curvature you'd like.
My next case will have a custom side cover with 3-4x 120's and an air foil direcing air to the critical parts.
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A fan can be mounted with a bent piece of sheet metal (or aluminum foil) behind it to redirect air flow.
Lets get a little imaginative here fellas.
Light gauge metal bends easily to whatever curvature you'd like.
My next case will have a custom side cover with 3-4x 120's and an air foil direcing air to the critical parts.
That's actually a VERY good point...however I'm hoping I've got that taken care of. The hottest part in that rig is the CPU and GPU (duh?). The GPU has an 80mm fan directly next to it (below it in a standard case) as an exhuast in my open PCI brackets. The CPU has the PSU fans directly next to it and an air duct on top of it. However the PSU fans are temperature monitored...so they slow down on their own when its not that hot. I believe I just need some sort of cool air intake as this case has none at the moment. Its got a spot for an 80mm fan in the front...which is occupied of course. However the front of the case has nowhere for the air to get through at! That's why I'm wanting to move the fan to the 5.25" bays. So the general consensus then would be to mount the fan onto the bay covers and just hope like hell I don't screw them up?
 
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So pretty much what I'm hearing is to go ahead and try the styrofoam (its black already anyway)...and if that doesn't look too good, maybe I should consider cutting the covers? Anybody have experience cutting them suckers? My dad works at a local steel shop (they have every steel tool imaginable), will anything there do the job easily and more accurately?
I don't know what tool you should use to cut em. Just put the fan you have on top to mark off where to make the cuts. All you'd have to make is 4 cuts total, 2 for each cover. The cuts are just straight line cuts, no corners or turns or anything fancy. You could probably get a decent enough cut from using a hacksaw though so just ask your dad what he thinks you should use. I'm sure he'll have something at his shop to suggest to you.

EDIT: I'm not positive but an 80mm should fit without much, if any, room at the top and/or bottom of the covers so you shouldn't have to worry about that. Just cut the middle of both of em so you have 4 pieces and glue it altogether.
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post #17 of 43
Not familiar with your case, but if it has a front door, the fan in the bays won't work well. The fan will need ventilation from the front bay to be effective.
Maybe you can remove the face plates, set the fan back into the bays several inches and make a new front face filter cover for asthetics.
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post #18 of 43
You could get 2 of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150077

They make nicer ones and some with 3 fans each but you said "Cheap" $2.99 is pretty hard to beat (especially to try them out)
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I just looked again at the larger pics of your case from the egg site. Where does it have a fan mount on the front it looks like there aren't even any vents or anything that seems like kind of a pointless fan mount.
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I just looked again at the larger pics of your case from the egg site. Where does it have a fan mount on the front it looks like there aren't even any vents or anything that seems like kind of a pointless fan mount.
There AREN'T any vents...that's the problem. The intake fan is an 80mm and it mounts directly behind the button and LED's...which mount on a sold freakin metal plate. Its really pointless, lol. That's why I'm wanting to do this little mod. Its sad when the rig is in my entertainment center...and I can feel the heat through the solid oak at the top of the entertainment center, lol. It desperately needs some cooling fixes, lol.
 
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