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post #1 of 13
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Okay, so on most cases there is a vent on the side panel that is pretty much centered over the CPU. Sometimes it's just holes, sometimes it's vents. Mine was vents. They were angled down so that air could only come up through them into the case.

I took a pair of pliers and bent the vents so that air could enter horizontally. The space between the vents was then sufficient enough the fit screws into. So I added a fan there and I now have a fan that sucks cold air into the case and blows it directly onto the CPU/heatsink.

I guess this is a solution to not having an air duct in your case, or if you don't have room for one.
Edited by theCanadian - 7/10/08 at 5:10pm
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Nice mod. It's a bug once you start you will start doing more and more haha.
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Nice mod. It's a bug once you start you will start doing more and more haha.
Yup it's definitely a bug. I started the same way, tweaking this and that then just said hell with it and did this:
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Nice mod. It's a bug once you start you will start doing more and more haha.
Yea. I know what you mean. My case weighs 35 lbs. and it's a micro-ATX mini-tower.

here's a pic. i had to take it in "night vision" mode so you could see it.


dirty but it works
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post #5 of 13
suggestion not to be rude it look un pro. cut it out and if you need to get a 140mm fan and guard,imo
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Yea I would consider just cutting the vents except for the ones needed for the screws and then getting a square style fan guard to mount over it.
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what size is that fan? 92mm?
if so I would recommend putting a 4.5" holesaw straight thru that son of a b**** and mounting a low to mid rpm 120, then cap it with a sweet 120 grille on the outside. maybe one of those machined aluminum ones from mnpctech

just a thought
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what size is that fan? 92mm?
if so I would recommend putting a 4.5" holesaw straight thru that son of a b**** and mounting a low to mid rpm 120, then cap it with a sweet 120 grille on the outside. maybe one of those machined aluminum ones from mnpctech

just a thought
Sounds like a plan,lol
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what size is that fan? 92mm?
if so I would recommend putting a 4.5" holesaw straight thru that son of a b**** and mounting a low to mid rpm 120, then cap it with a sweet 120 grille on the outside. maybe one of those machined aluminum ones from mnpctech

just a thought
Problem with steel is that if you try and drill it, and it's thin, then you warp it and door doesn't go back on. Any thoughts on that?
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post #10 of 13
clamp some wood on both sides and drill thru that - should help with warping
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