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wasn't belittling. You said it was loud i suggested rubber mounts boxing3.gif
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wasn't belittling. You said it was loud i suggested rubber mounts boxing3.gif

I didn't say YOU were belittling.. What is it with people today?!?

Either way you've not answered my question about that thread and whether they are all wrong?
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Ive always been to scared of messing up to cut the rear mesh. However, I am thinking about removing the plastic supports on the top dust filter. That way my fans will actually fit up there. Did you just use a dremel to cut them?
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Ive always been to scared of messing up to cut the rear mesh. However, I am thinking about removing the plastic supports on the top dust filter. That way my fans will actually fit up there. Did you just use a dremel to cut them?

Yeah just a Dremel. It only took 60 seconds and left nice clean cuts.
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Ok, I may just use that method. I believe some people were saying you can heat up a putty knife and cut through it with that but that seems like too much of a hassle.
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I also would like to know how people are doing the "heat and cut" method. I tried heating a box cutter knife and it didnt work at all, now i just have a box cutter knife with a black blade... doh.gif
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What I was thinking of originally doing was using one of these Its one of those 5 in 1 putty knifes and they are pretty thick and sturdy but they have a nice edge on them.
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I also would like to know how people are doing the "heat and cut" method. I tried heating a box cutter knife and it didnt work at all, now i just have a box cutter knife with a black blade... doh.gif

Box cutter likely wouldn't hold the heat very long. A putty knife or even a butter knife would be better. If anyone has a soldering gun (used for electrical and automotive), you can get plastic cutting tips for it. Of course, not many people have a soldering gun. I actually prefer a good rotary tool like a Dremel. Of all the tools I have, that one has paid for itself over and over both at home and at work.

For people with not many tools, a butter knife can be heated on a stove using gas, or placed between the elements on a standard electric stove, and left there until it's nice and red hot. You should get a few cuts before having to reheat it again. Just make sure you use an oven mitt when handling it.
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Really? That's not what a lot of people in this thread seem to say.
Besides I'm not intending on doing it for airflow. I'm doing it to reduce noise.

Before cutting, make sure you try the rubber washer or rubber mount idea first. It does do a pretty good job with some of the noise, and it's cheap and easy to do without cutting. If you really want to cut down on the noise, you could cut out the front mesh and the top mesh. A few people have done that and they seem to really like it. If you decide to remove the rear mesh, have you decided what to replace it with yet? Something like the classic wire fan grille or something?
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Before cutting, make sure you try the rubber washer or rubber mount idea first. It does do a pretty good job with some of the noise, and it's cheap and easy to do without cutting. If you really want to cut down on the noise, you could cut out the front mesh and the top mesh. A few people have done that and they seem to really like it. If you decide to remove the rear mesh, have you decided what to replace it with yet? Something like the classic wire fan grille or something?

I third this.
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So 20mm fans have np in front with the hdd bays in but has anyone tried 25mm fans in this thread already? Specifically thinking of the Bitfenix 200mm fans.
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