Originally Posted by Adrienspawn
Agreed. Some stupid custom ones have more metal than holes. Why not replace the fan with a picture of a gun, while you're at it?
Plus the generic ones are like 1-2$
Help you decide a bit, eh?
Q1: Read top
Q2: Yes, although it will restrict airflow a bit. If you don't have a fan in the front 5 1/4'' bays, then It won't make a big difference, but I suggest you get a low-r[m fan up there, and also put up some sound-dampening material on the rest of the case. That will make it more quiet AND more silent.
Well, I ordered the FrozenCPU sound dampening material to kill the noise.
I also got this fan grill
which should be the kind you guys mentioned. Circular metal ones. I hope they work with rubber screws.
Well, with the grill bought and having some sound dampening material on the way. It's going to be a long weekend for me. I have a new fan for my TRUE (2k Ultra Kaze), TRUE washer mod, new PSU, cut out the current grill to make room for the new grill, sound dampen the comp, possibly Vdroop mod my board, and who knows what else.
I also picked up some CoolLaboratory Liquid Thermal. Hope that stuff works. I'll be spreading a light coat of it over the IHS of the Q6600 with a paint brush from Micheal's or something to use with my TRUE. It beats having a small blob in the middle and having it splash all over the place when I put the HS on it since it's thinner/more watery than thermal paste.
Both are lapped and have the copper showing. This means that it should be compatible with both Q6600 IHS and TRUE as long as I'm careful to avoid the TRUE's fins right (Due to it dissolving aluminum on contact)?
Quick couple of questions.
1) Should the new fan grill be attached from the outside of my case or inside the case?
2) Will the rubber screws fit with the grill?
I'm doing mod work similar to Adrianspawn's, but without the mofsets.
By the way Adrianspawn, I was asking if sound dampening material would work well in a case with bezel mesh because the tiny holes let sound out. I already have a fan in the lower 3 5.25" drive bays. It's too bad I can't replace the filters with the dampening material. If I did, it would kill a lot of the air flow since I'm guessing one side is completely solid due to the adhesive backing.Edited by Rpg2 - 5/22/08 at 5:08pm