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Hi Guys.

I dunno if its just me, but I find it extremely difficult to attach fans to a Thermalright TRUE using the normal clips. (even if the mobo is taken out)
Because of this I thought of a very simple way to use rubber bands to mount the fans. Id like to share it with you guys:


Pic 1. Cut 8 pieces of wire, and bend the tip, like the pic shows:

Pic 2: all 8 done!

pic 3: and there the wire goez:

pic 4: see the wire sticking out on the other side

pic 5: repeat with other fan & attach rubber bands

pic 6: the product:

pic 7: attached the fans, top view

Pic 8: bottom view

pic 9: installed


Not only does this method mount the fans more secure, but it also makes it possible to remove, and install your TRUE, and attach the fans without taking your mobo out.
I do realize that it might not look that appealing, but luckily my case doesnt have a window, so im not bothered !
Constructive criticism is welcome!
    
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I dig it
    
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I dig it
Thanks!
    
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still up modding eh. . . good job =]
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Rubber bands degrade over time especially when in a constant stretch + with heat lol

Careful they don't go, and drop your fan.
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post #6 of 32
Sleezey beat me to the punch in saying that rubber bands degrade over time . If you plan on keeping your current configuration, make sure to check the rubber bands every once in a while, as they dry out and can snap. If you're looking for a different way to mount your push-pull on your TRUE, I'd suggest using zip-ties as it looks MUCH cleaner and holds my fans on great!

Edit: Also, clean those darn fans! I see a lot of dust/dirt on there.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sleezey View Post
rubber bands degrade over time especially when in a constant stretch + with heat lol

careful they don't go, and drop your fan.
listen to this man!!!
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Quote:
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Rubber bands degrade over time especially when in a constant stretch + with heat lol

Careful they don't go, and drop your fan.
Exact reason why I don't use them, especially when I have a 24/7 rig.

Also to the OP, it's best to use the same fans for push/pull.
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post #9 of 32
Just use zip ties.
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post #10 of 32
I do my push/pull like this (the 25mm shroud is optional...)

I think it keeps everything looking clean. Mine is a Xig, but you get the idea.



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