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Originally Posted by ahzrukhal View Post

Was wondering if anyone can answer my question on how you cut the circles around the fans in the front? Did you just trace around the outer rim of the fan? What did you cut it with?

i guess it depends on what material u r trying to cut, i have used This hole saw
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post #3502 of 16134
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i guess it depends on what material u r trying to cut, i have used This hole saw
First of all, I tried removing the foam on the front but I couldn't. I was afraid I was going to bend the front if I tried anymore. Is it possible to remove or do I have to cut the hole myself?
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post #3503 of 16134
dude, you sure are making it hard on this easy case...
are you sure you can't get that foam out?
it's like 8-tabs to straighten on the metal grill and it'll fall off.

  1. turn power off
  2. remove right side panel (behind motherboard panel)
  3. disconnect power leads to fan(s) (note connetion position)
  4. remove front panel assembly (sharp tug on lower panel)
  5. remove fan(s) use care on fan clips. use enough pressure to lift fan(s) out of carrier
  6. around the periemeter of fan area, there are metal tabs bent inward. stand the tabs upward 90°
  7. once all tabs are straightened, apply slightforce to back of grill through the panel supports
  8. grill and foam filter should release
  9. to assembly, use reverse order

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post #3504 of 16134
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Originally Posted by airdeano View Post

dude, you sure are making it hard on this easy case...
are you sure you can't get that foam out?
it's like 8-tabs to straighten on the metal grill and it'll fall off.
  1. turn power off
  2. remove right side panel (behind motherboard panel)
  3. disconnect power leads to fan(s) (note connetion position)
  4. remove front panel assembly (sharp tug on lower panel)
  5. remove fan(s) use care on fan clips. use enough pressure to lift fan(s) out of carrier
  6. around the periemeter of fan area, there are metal tabs bent inward. stand the tabs upward 90°
  7. once all tabs are straightened, apply slightforce to back of grill through the panel supports
  8. grill and foam filter should release
  9. to assembly, use reverse order
airdeano
It seems like everything is hard to take out in my case. I need to apply so much pressure. I tried taking the thumbscrews on the back and a normal screwdriver wouldn't cut it. I needed a power drill. But thanks for the guide, I will definitely try it again later!
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post #3505 of 16134
Finally decided to take some picture of my case. No GPU as of yet. Cable management may look crappy.



Hoping to get some vinyl and put it over the 5.25 bays and the PSU.
Edited by ahzrukhal - 7/28/12 at 10:24am
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post #3506 of 16134
If you aren't using the top 3.5" bays you might as well unscrew the plastic guides, will help clean up the look a bit thumb.gif
post #3507 of 16134
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Finally decided to take some picture of my case. No GPU as of yet. Cable management may look crappy. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Hoping to get some vinyl and put it over the 5.25 bays and the PSU.

Very nice so far biggrin.gif - I see that the Arc now has a totally black USB3 cable, it used to be all blue, mine has a black cable with blue plug and I see your one is all black - I really like how FD listen to its customers thumb.gif

P.S. Don't forget to get that window panel for the Arc Midi & Mini out, will you now FD people biggrin.gif
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post #3508 of 16134
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Very nice so far biggrin.gif - I see that the Arc now has a totally black USB3 cable, it used to be all blue, mine has a black cable with blue plug and I see your one is all black - I really like how FD listen to its customers thumb.gif
P.S. Don't forget to get that window panel for the Arc Midi & Mini out, will you now FD people biggrin.gif
Thanks a lot! Looks really plain now, but I'll get around to doing some adjustments. Right after I uplaoded that pic my ASUS 7850 came, but I won't bother posting any more pics. Too lazy right now. thumb.gif

I will definitely buy the Midi window, if it ever comes out. I get one email saying they are working on it and another saying they have plans, but haven't started. I will wait a couple of more months and if they still won't release one, I'll just do it myself.
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post #3509 of 16134
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Very nice so far biggrin.gif - I see that the Arc now has a totally black USB3 cable, it used to be all blue, mine has a black cable with blue plug and I see your one is all black - I really like how FD listen to its customers thumb.gif
Black sleeving and heatshrink - problem solved.
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Or just a quick spray with black paint if it's just the plug.
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