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I'm not totally positive of this, but I think CD trimmed back the knob shafts on the Rheo on the Abyss build. This allowed for the knobs to not protrude out nearly as far as in this picture:
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Come on, does no one have any better advice than this? This is OCN, people have GOT to have some sort of way to think outside the box and make this work for me.

EDIT: Don't make me PM Cyberdruid or Syrillian. I know there are other people on here with creative ideas besides just those two. Step up and show yourselves!!!
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...and mount it with the knobs facing the inside. Would it work?
Yes you could, and it would work.


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If not this, does anyone have any other suggestions? I'm going for kind of a "stealth" look. Thanks for the help, Rep+ for all good ideas!
You wrote 'if not', so looks like you don't need any more suggestions, lol.

Even so you could

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Come on, does no one have any better advice than this? This is OCN, people have GOT to have some sort of way to think outside the box and make this work for me.
Buy some 3-pin extension, and mount the controller on your desk.


1) Mount it anywhere else in the case (hidden on top,side, at the back so its easy to reach,etc)

2) Mount it more professionally by modding the case and having the knobs pop out somewhere else.

3) Use Fan Mates
Edited by Adrienspawn - 5/27/08 at 8:07am
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Why not just reverse mount the unit inside the case? some cable management and it will look goood!
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post #18 of 19
Should be really easy.

Here's my controller


See that the mounting side brackets are only about 2" long..so you could really easily just mount it on the rear screw ports of the 5.25" bays, and leave the front panel 5.25" cover on.

Get what I'm sayin?
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Push it in about an inch once you set the fans and put the bay cover back on... Ultimate stealth..

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