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Okay, so I removed the front grills for the 120MM fan on my Core 1000. I'm thinking about cutting out the shape of the fan from the dust filter so the fan is completely exposed. Do you think it's a good idea in terms of aesthetics?
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post #2652 of 16139
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Okay, so I removed the front grills for the 120MM fan on my Core 1000. I'm thinking about cutting out the shape of the fan from the dust filter so the fan is completely exposed. Do you think it's a good idea in terms of aesthetics?

nope, it's terrible idea... (/end_sarcasm)

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That's gorgeous. What did you use for the sheeting around the fan?
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That's gorgeous. What did you use for the sheeting around the fan?

thick piece of cardboard, painted flat black. used a CD as a template to cut out the fans wholes.
    
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nope, it's terrible idea... (/end_sarcasm) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Seen that photo of the front fan mod a few times on this thread and every time I see it's WOW (I have that mod on a long to-do list) - Really like your build too, very nice (not so keen on the feet tho' sorry) seems like a lot of thought & work has gone into it. thumb.gif



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didnt know fans have bad batch too frown.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/859483/round-6-fan-testing-working-thread
not sure if this thread gonna help ur fan search some kind soul tested a whole range of fans for a more consistence test setup
enjoy building your arc midi smile.gif

Most things tend to be made in batches. Thanks for the link, having a good read now.
Edited by Charlie-- - 5/27/12 at 3:42pm
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Seen that photo of the front fan mod a few times on this thread and every time I see it's WOW (I have that mod on a long to-do list) - Really like your build too, very nice (not so keen on the feet tho' sorry) seems like a lot of thought & work has gone into it. thumb.gif

The feet came out of necessity. they are actually the crankshaft timing gears out of a mini cooper s. I needed something that would lift the case up a bit for better flow, and i had about 12 of them in the bottom of my tool box, so a little super-glue and some felt pads later.... TAH-DAH!
    
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Did my best with the dust filter. I'll eventually replace it with a more solid material.
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Did my best with the dust filter. I'll eventually replace it with a more solid material.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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looks good!
    
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The feet came out of necessity. they are actually the crankshaft timing gears out of a mini cooper s. I needed something that would lift the case up a bit for better flow, and i had about 12 of them in the bottom of my tool box, so a little super-glue and some felt pads later.... TAH-DAH!

Now I have the background on the feet. I really like them more now (just thought they were just shop bought), that is a very neat idea and good mod - I reckon if you either painted them silver & black or maybe could you polish them up? - That would really complement your build more.



@AbdullahG - You mod is coming along and looks great so far.
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Actually they don't seem to be the same fans. These are the specs for 140 mm fans that you can buy separately :
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Specifications
Dimensions: 140 x 140 x 25mm
RPM: 800 +/- 10% RPM
And this is listed in Arc Midi specs :
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Cooling system
Fan controller for 3 fans included
1 front mounted Fractal Design 140mm fan @ 1000rpm included
1 rear mounted Fractal Design 140mm fan @ 1000rpm included
1 top mounted Fractal Design 140mm fan @ 1000rpm included
Additional 5 fan slots available for optional fans; one 140mmin front, one 120/140mm in bottom, two 120/140mm in top and one 140/180mm in side panel
Top panel can mount either 3x 120mm fans, 3x 140mm fans or 1x 180mm + 1x 120/140mm fans
I didn't like mine, I replaced them with Thermalright X-Silent fans.

How are the X-Silent fans? Better flow, temps, focus? I noticed the stock fans tend to blow out toward the edges of the fan.
I bought ty-140 fans for the rear exhaust , the bottom (near psu), and they seem to have a stronger
more focused flow. Now I am looking for the two stock fans I have in the front.
    
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