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post #11 of 19
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WHOA. Awesome idea to add the black padding around the fan as an aesthetically pleasing and easy way to keep it in there. That never even crossed my mind.

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Thanks!

Yup, I was happy with that too. Just took some padding from my HDTV, cut to size and then squeezed it in around the fan. This serves a couple of purposes...1) improves the airflow so it only comes in from the front, 2) since the fan is hanging, helps secure it and dampens vibrations, 3) helps with dust around the sides, and 4) looks nice too.
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post #12 of 19
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I agree with Adrienspawn on this one. It's easy to do and you will feel more accomplished. You will probably not be satisfied with the fan that comes with the Kama bay.

Here is a pic for proof of what I did, took me all of 10 minutes....



I do have the mesh that came with my case (not in pic), it just attaches over the fan into the clips on the sides as before (mounting the S-Flex F fan & foam did not affect this so case front still looks the same).

Edit: As if that weren't enough, you even have the fan right under the exact same Samsung drive as me!

Oh, and use any packaging foam as I did to tidy up around the fan for airflow. Modding is funner than retail I say.

Enjoy!

You might agree with me, but I hate you for posting that pic before me

I did the exact same thing but no pics of it lol. I put silver duct tape around the foam to make it look, well, silvery?
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post #13 of 19
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You might agree with me, but I hate you for posting that pic before me

I did the exact same thing but no pics of it lol. I put silver duct tape around the foam to make it look, well, silvery?
Sorry to steal your thunder Mr. A, I am usually not that fast, just happened to have that pic from before. You should still post your shot so we can get a feel for the 'silvery'! I bet it makes your fan go faster! Cheers!
Edited by Qbert - 5/27/08 at 10:52am
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Sorry to steal your thunder Mr. A, I am usually not that fast, just happened to have that pic from before. You should still post your shot so we can get a fell for the 'slivery'! I bet it makes your fan go faster! Cheers!
It does, and uhh, it's also better for overclocking because of the uhh, magnetic field of the uhh, plastic silicates trapped in the adhesive molecules. Uhh, it also protects from electric bolts, and as armour in case someone shoots my 'little' Cosmos.
Edited by Adrienspawn - 5/27/08 at 10:26am
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post #15 of 19
I went with one of these:

Lian Li PC-343B w/fan mount $30


or get 3 of the the single 5.25" LLMESH-525-BK for $6 each and mount the fan yourself.
Edited by ericeod - 5/27/08 at 10:21am
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Looks like that thing blocks air like a son-of-a-gun. More metal than holes FTW!
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post #17 of 19
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Looks like that thing blocks air like a son-of-a-gun. More metal than holes FTW!
I cut out the front of the metal frame leaving only the front mesh. If you mount the fan an inch back, it will stay relatively quiet (a lot of fan noise is created from airflow resistance).

I just like my case to look as clean as possible. So going with the Lian Li adapter really keeps it clean looking.
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I have dumb fingers and having an open fan with no grill to protect them will no doubt lead to me having less dumb fingers than I originally start with.
    
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I have dumb fingers and having an open fan with no grill to protect them will no doubt lead to me having less dumb fingers than I originally start with.
I can't help myself from saying that you control the fingers

You could always put a 120mm grill just for the fan, though.
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