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I'm wondering if there's anyway I could get this or this, and mount it with the knobs facing the inside. Would it work? I don't need big knobs protruding from the front of my case. If I need to change the speed of my fans, I have no problem popping open the side of my case and changing things up a bit.

If not this, does anyone have any other suggestions? I'm going for kind of a "stealth" look. Thanks for the help!
Edited by hiiyah777 - 6/16/08 at 9:04pm
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Push it farther into the drive bay, then fab a stealth cover.
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Push it farther into the drive bay, then fab a stealth cover.
Well, that's kind of actually what I'm doing. I'm having Charles @ murderbox build me a murderMod Silverstone TJ07, and I'm only going to have one 5.25" bay showing, and it'll have a dvd drive. So I would like a fan controller, but the front is already going to be covered. I'm worried if I mount it deep in there, I won't be able to take off the front cover easily. That's why I'm thinking mounting it backwards might be the best thing. I just don't know exactly how these things are made and if I can even mount it that way. If it'll mount that way, then I'm good.
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you might be able to mount it backwards since the fan contoller boxes are usually not as deep in their dimensions as a dvd drive.
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I'm wondering if there's anyway I could get this... and mount it with the knobs facing the inside. Would it work?
Well, yes, you could mod it so that the knobs face inwards, bit then the workings of the rheostats (that's what the knobs are connected to, would face outwards.
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They are all about 1-2 inches deep. I have mine (Rheobus Extreme) installed an inch deeper into the drive bay, so that I can close the case without anything pooping out. As for mounting backwards, NO. There are a million other ways, and that isnt one of them. Either attach it somewhere in your case with easier access, or find somewhere else on the outside that you don't mind (like the back). There are also the Zalman Fan Mates, which are pretty much a miniaturefan controller for 1 fan. You could buy one for each fan and have them all on the back of the case, or even on the top or covertly on the inside.

Edit: Argh! I wrote 'pooping' instead of 'popping' again!
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Well I got sick of having knobs sticking off the front of my case so rather than hide them I moved them..





It was pretty easy with that kit and I think it looks alot better and stock then having them in a 5.25 bay

Now if I could jsut control the dust..

Hope this helps

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@ Option B:

A dust controller is called a filter. Get some on the intakes as well as the front mesh!

Nice job btw, looks nice and sleek.
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