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Hi all!

I'm hoping for a little help in doing this 5.25" fan mod on this case. I had a couple of questions though, as I'm not all that handy. I like the idea of doing this, and making use of the wasted space in my comp, but I'd like to try to keep the outside looking pretty so the missus doesn't kill me!

Is there a good way to do this but to use screws to hold the fan in rather than glue? Is there something I could possibly use to mount the fan to the chassis inside the case or something? (I ask this only because I worry that it will be noisier if it's just bolted to the thin plastic or metal covers)

Will supergluing those covers together hold them together really well, or does that only work in connection with added strength / stability of glueing the fan on?

And then for the aesthetics, what do I do for the outside?

Thanks!
~justadude
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post #2 of 4
You have a couple options.....you can add this and be done with it.....
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...10&srkey=icage

Or you could follow the guide....I did it about a month or 2 ago and have messed around in my case several times since and have had no trouble with the super glue holding.




Don't mind the gaps in the plastic covers...my own fault. I used a soldering iron to melt the plastic instead of a saw to cut it...worked very well, just removed too much material off the plastic.
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Tks Smasher, ordered the Icage! I didn't know such a thing existed. +rep
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Dunno though....I DO like the look of my 120 there. Plus with the Icage, unless you mod it anyway, you wont be able to see it.

Temps inside my case are below room temp....it actually blows cold air out from the blowhole and the exhaust on the back of the case. The thermostat in the house is set at 74*F and the air coming out of the case feels cold compared to that.
Edited by SmasherBasher - 5/17/08 at 5:34pm
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