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Add me to the list.
I just have the bog-standard Storm Sniper with black interior and 3 x 200mm fans.

I'm actually looking to do some easy modifications to make it look a bit more beefy.

I have one of these in my sights, I think would look pretty nice in the front.
Scythe Kaze-Master

I was also wondering if it's possible for me to remove two front bezel slots and place a fan there instead for extra air flow, I'm not sure if anyone has done this...

And is their a clear side panel that has a mountable 200mm fan?

Sorry for all the questions.
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Anyone have a fan rattling problem? The top one rattles and it's really starting to piss me off. I want to remove it but it's factory wired into the I/O panel.

Very easily removed, not hard wired at all. Are you interested in replacing it with another 200mm coolermaster fan? I have extras without leds, I may be able to send your way if shipping isn't too much.
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post #3003 of 3141
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Add me to the list.
I just have the bog-standard Storm Sniper with black interior and 3 x 200mm fans.
I'm actually looking to do some easy modifications to make it look a bit more beefy.
I have one of these in my sights, I think would look pretty nice in the front.
Scythe Kaze-Master
I was also wondering if it's possible for me to remove two front bezel slots and place a fan there instead for extra air flow, I'm not sure if anyone has done this...
And is their a clear side panel that has a mountable 200mm fan?
Sorry for all the questions.

Added, Welcome!

Nice controller, should fit nicely, scythe makes really nice accessories IMO

I'll assume you mean in the 5.25" bays, and yes you can easily place a fan there, getting it to stay is possibly going to be a challenge. A 140mm fan fits perfectly as long as you only have one device occupying either the top or bottom slot. I can post some photos if you need an idea.

The factory clear side panel does not have mounts or vents for a fan, and again IMO it is not required if you occupy your 5.25" bay with a fan and the optional bottom mount fan as well. With those two fans you will achieve better air flow dynamics then with a side fan.

Don't worry about asking questions, were here to help, feel free to ask away. thumb.gif
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post #3004 of 3141
My only concern with the bottom fan would be all the dust it could pick up from the ground, surely it gets clogged and needs regular cleaning?

I currently have 4 bays at the front available, obviously the Scythe controller will take up one of those.

Will that be okay to place a fan there, has anyone on here done it before?
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If dust is a concern keep the dust filter that came with the case in place, it can be removed and cleaned as necessary. Also I wouldn't recommend putting it directly on the floor, elevating it even by as little as 6" is enough to keep it from "sucking" up stuff on the floor, keep in mind the power supply draws air from under the case as well and the case does not have a filter for it.

I have an enermax 120mm pressed up against the back of my bay covers, I had to modify them slightly for the fan to fit nicely. I simply cut off the plastic tabs so the fan would fit nicely, the tabs are there to make it easy to remove the bay covers. Then using sticky foam I wedged the fan between my optical drive and my switch panel.





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Anyone have a fan rattling problem? The top one rattles and it's really starting to piss me off. I want to remove it but it's factory wired into the I/O panel.


It's probably the mesh and not the fan, many have had problems with that. Push a small piece of folded up black tape under it to stop it.

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post #3007 of 3141
I was thinking about putting something between the fan and the mesh, but wasn't sure if placing something there was the problem. If you tap the center of the fan, it's semi loose. It can go up and down. It's not securely fastened.
post #3008 of 3141
glad to be back I set this aside for too long I'll be documenting more as I goadding xspc ex240 with GPU block and extra radiator soon! I'd more than happy to answer any questions or give any advice on this case
post #3009 of 3141
Guys, whats the max radiator thickness we can use without problems? I was thinking getting the ek xtx 240mm for the top and a phobya 200mm for the front, but my doubt lies on the top rad thickness. Thanks
post #3010 of 3141
I was also wondering that about the radiator clearance, which is why I went with the xspc ex240 setup. Which is ordered and shipped. I'll be posting pics on the fit.
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