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I built an extremely inexpensive anti-vibration fan stand for my random akasa case fan, heres how it goes...

Standard fan that i got, £3.51 from OCUK with me 8800GT




The equipment needed for this guide
--> Fan
--> 2 Squishy Grommets
--> 2 lollypop sticks




Squish the first grommet into the corner of the fan leaving a bit at the top, remember to do it on the side that is going to be sittin on the bottom




Once you've got both in, make sure they both stick out the same amount




Bit of 007 action going on here...




Thread the first lollypop stick through the two grommets, mine stayed in without the need of superglue - but it might help if yours are loose/you dont have the deep grooves as most 80/120mm fans have




Pop the other lollypop stick under the one we just put it, it should be nice and snug - if its not you can either superglue it, or push down on both grommets to snug it up




Tada, completed - takes about 2 minutes and is quite fun, the tail of the lollypop stick may vibrate, but it doesnt for me - however, if it does all you need is an extra grommet




Cut a small semicircle from the extra grommet, well - more of a shaving




Stick the little semicircle/shavin with the flat side being glued against then lollypop stick




Tada! You may need to weigh down the tail of the stick, as the fan may rock forward - Or you can push the tail forward and stick a grommet to the front also, so you have a cross [+] with grommets on each end




A lil' picture of the finished product




Hope this is helpful to anyone who has annoying vibrations =)

The squishy grommets can also be applied to the bottom of your powersupply, hard drive and the bottom of pumps [One in each corner]

^.^

Thanks for readin
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
@RMA @RMA EVGA 8800GT @700/1755/2040 2GB OCZ Plat.Rev2 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Maxtor Diamondmax 200GB Vista XP Aspire 550W Thermaltake Shark 
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That is a cool little idea.

Will it work upside down? Hanging from the stick, if you will..?
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yo thats cool! seems not too too sturdy , like if you want to pick up your PC or something , and throw it.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 ~Lapped @ 3.6 XFX 780i eVGA GTX260 [216c|55nm] G.Skill π (2x2GB) PC8800 
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2 x WD 640GB AALS RAID 0 Windows 7 x64 7048 Acer AL2216W PC and Power Cooling 750W 
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2 x WD 640GB AALS RAID 0 Windows 7 x64 7048 Acer AL2216W PC and Power Cooling 750W 
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Rocketfish 
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yo thats cool! seems not too too sturdy , like if you want to pick up your PC or something , and throw it.
Yeah it came a little loose after i booted my system down a flight of stairs, but it held in place =P

Mines pretty sturdy, since the tail is wedged under the HDD Cage
    
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