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Originally Posted by 00firebird View Post

Picture added to my signature. I can't search all million pages, but was there ever a guide on replacing the topside fans? One of mine rattles for like the first 5 minutes I turn on my computer, then it goes away. They are still loud and some making a weird pulsing noise as well.

Been a while since I did the last tear down
From memory it is not so simple as just taking the fans out as you might hope.
This may or may not be correct

First, you will need to remove the front bezel - that shouldn't pose much of a challenge, just be careful of the wiring for the leds when you pull out (you might have to unplug both of them)
With the front bezel off you will see two screws at the top of the chasis, you must remove these to allow the roof to slide forward, but you can't do that until you remove screw from the inside.
On the inside of the case looking up you will see 6 screws (3 each side) that secure top bezel (roof) to the chasis.
Those 6 screws must be removed - you might not be able to get them all with hardware installed ??
These have to be taken out for the top cover to be able to slide forward an inch or so and then lifted off.
Then you will have access to the fans.
Yellow circles in these pics are the screw locations you need to be looking for.


Again - that is from memory, someone else may be able to confirm this is correct or not.

Good luck
post #2192 of 2487
The above steps mentioned are 100% correct, However I will recommend that you not re-insert the screws on the right side as the plastic tabs will hold the back end down and the two front screws will hold the whole bezel in place. thumb.gif
post #2193 of 2487
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Very quick work on the "top fan removal guide" fast_fate.thumb.gif

Yes, replace the top 140mm fans on the Tempest was not very well thought out when Nzxt designed this case. I always had to remove my mother board to gain access to the screws on the right side. (but I never took the board all the way out, I would just put some card board behind it and slide it down a couple inches) My top fans are starting to rattle too and I will have to perform this most unworthy task soon.
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The above steps mentioned are 100% correct, However I will recommend that you not re-insert the screws on the right side as the plastic tabs will hold the back end down and the two front screws will hold the whole bezel in place. thumb.gif

Your statement sounds like a good tip, but for what reason would you not re-insert the top bezel right side screws? Is this for the purpose of not having to remove your hardware when replacing the fans?
Edited by t77snapshot - 12/15/12 at 4:07pm
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post #2194 of 2487
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Very quick work on the "top fan removal guide" fast_fate.thumb.gif
Yes, replace the top 140mm fans on the Tempest was not very well thought out when Nzxt designed this case. I always had to remove my mother board to gain access to the screws on the right side. (but I never took the board all the way out, I would just put some card board behind it and slide it down a couple inches) My top fans are starting to rattle too and I will have to perform this most unworthy task soon.
Your statement sounds like a good tip, but for what reason would you not re-insert the top bezel right side screws? Is this for the purpose of not having to remove your hardware when replacing the fans?

By not re-installing those screws it makes it unbelievably easy to remove the top bezel at a later date. Not to mention you don't have to remove hardware. However in my case all I do is install one of the screws on the rear left because I broke one of my tabs right after I got my case two years ago.

Edit:
The top bezel without the screws is still very sturdy, just remember to install the front two screws. smile.gif
Edited by Fateful_Ikkou - 12/15/12 at 7:36pm
post #2195 of 2487
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Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou View Post

By not re-installing those screws it makes it unbelievably easy to remove the top bezel at a later date. Not to mention you don't have to remove hardware.

If this discussion hadn't started -I fully believe that would not have put the 3 screws back in on the motherboard side on final assembly.
Obviously I have no screws in atm so have easy access to roof area.
Some of that room (between rad and side of roof) will be great for excess cable that I can't be assed cutting and putting new connectors on (the two D5 pump power wires spring to mind immediately)

Rear tabs, Front screws and the 3 screws on window side I think will do the job just fine.
Thanks for sharing the tip with us all.
post #2196 of 2487
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Originally Posted by fast_fate View Post

Been a while since I did the last tear down
From memory it is not so simple as just taking the fans out as you might hope.
This may or may not be correct
First, you will need to remove the front bezel - that shouldn't pose much of a challenge, just be careful of the wiring for the leds when you pull out (you might have to unplug both of them)
With the front bezel off you will see two screws at the top of the chasis, you must remove these to allow the roof to slide forward, but you can't do that until you remove screw from the inside.
On the inside of the case looking up you will see 6 screws (3 each side) that secure top bezel (roof) to the chasis.
Those 6 screws must be removed - you might not be able to get them all with hardware installed ??
These have to be taken out for the top cover to be able to slide forward an inch or so and then lifted off.
Then you will have access to the fans.

Again - that is from memory, someone else may be able to confirm this is correct or not.
Good luck

Great tutorial .. will follow thumb.gif
post #2197 of 2487
Guys I got bad news and good news:

The Good:
Just got moved into my new house
Nothing was damaged in the move

The Bad:
No more monies means no computer case or mods
My 670 is having to be RMAd over the holidays so no gaming until mid January when I get the replacement. mad.gif
post #2198 of 2487
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Guys I got bad news
No more monies means no computer case or mods
My 670 is having to be RMAd over the holidays so no gaming until mid January when I get the replacement. mad.gif

Double Whammy !!!!
The 670 RMA sux balls for short term BUT you not working on your Evo will just rot your insides man.
I'm sure you'll find an option to keep doing what you love.
Hope that you'll still stay lurking around in this forum either way - always great input.

I'll post up a few pics an a little while, got a bit done today.
Better go get some photos taken for you guys....
post #2199 of 2487
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Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou View Post

Guys I got bad news and good news:
The Good:
Just got moved into my new house
Nothing was damaged in the move
The Bad:
No more monies means no computer case or mods
My 670 is having to be RMAd over the holidays so no gaming until mid January when I get the replacement. mad.gif

Ouch, bad times frown.gif

Hopefully there's some inexpensive mods or jobs you can keep yourself occupied with! I only just realised how cheap paracord is, so I might decide to buy some and sleeve all my internal cabling while I wait for enough money to get the sheets of aluminium.

The only thing holding me back is the fact that I'm unsure if I should go for paracord, or wait a while and plump for sleeving from MDPC-x.

Either way, all this won't be until I get back home in mid-January tongue.gif
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Today's update on the build.
Doesn't appear much but improvements made and decisions finalized.
PCI-e cable , PSU fan cable, SSD mount, Re-route the tubing.

First off I tackled the only modular PCI-e cable that I need.
Was hoping that the 1 to 3 split for the +2 section plug (of 6 +2) was going to be further away from the psu (notice extra shrink tube on two of the cables.
Moved black & yellow "large" sleeve back into place over the newly slevved shrink tube
Individual black sleeving done on first section on wires out of the PSU plug.
No photo now but you will see on next update that is is perfect length to match up with the sleeved loom coming from the motherboard.




And then I decided that I could route the tubing better......before and after..



Also Sleeved a Scythe Kaze-Jyuni Slim for rear of case and fiited that.
Fitting went so well that didn't need to sleeve after all - totally hidden.


Got the SSD mount that I was after, fits two 2.5" drives.
This is the SSD that's on the way for the build - and will keep an eye out for cheapish laptop HDD over 1.5Tb
http://www.shoppingexpress.com.au/buy/sandisk-240gb-extreme-2.5-inch-sataiii-ssd-solid-state-drive-550mb-s-sdssdx-240g-q25/SDSSDX-240G-Q25
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