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Originally Posted by solsamurai;14931434 
Ah ok. It looks like the fan is mounted on the m/b side with just two screws? Sorry for all the questions...appreciate the answers! biggrin.gifthumb.gif

I do not mind at all, Always happy to share. The fan is mounted (with all 4 screws, and rubber grommets) to a slightly rectangular piece of tinted lexan. The lexan is attached to the MB side of the case, (there is a small lip, about 6mm wide bent 90 deg.) and is also attached to the vertical aluminum piece. Every thing is held in place with HD double stick foam tape. The grey stuff, that has the red plastic film that you remove before sticking it on. It is also commonly used to install chrome emblems on cars.

I first used that tape as a temporary adhesive, before I realized that it is very strong, and will stay on for as long as you want. That saves from disassembling the computer to drill holes. Something about metal filings getting lost among electronics that bugs me....
    
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I have left you guys for the 600T frown.gif Still in the Corsair family though!
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Originally Posted by Eric Barney;14940347 
I do not mind at all, Always happy to share. The fan is mounted (with all 4 screws, and rubber grommets) to a slightly rectangular piece of tinted lexan. The lexan is attached to the MB side of the case, (there is a small lip, about 6mm wide bent 90 deg.) and is also attached to the vertical aluminum piece. Every thing is held in place with HD double stick foam tape. The grey stuff, that has the red plastic film that you remove before sticking it on. It is also commonly used to install chrome emblems on cars.

I first used that tape as a temporary adhesive, before I realized that it is very strong, and will stay on for as long as you want. That saves from disassembling the computer to drill holes. Something about metal filings getting lost among electronics that bugs me....

Thanks for the info! I currently live in an apartment and don't have the ability to use drills/dremels so mods like this are all I can do. redface.gif
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Originally Posted by solsamurai;14940915 
Thanks for the info! I currently live in an apartment and don't have the ability to use drills/dremels so mods like this are all I can do. redface.gif

In that case... There is a problem! The lexan piece was made in my shop. A 140mm hole for the fan, and 4 countersunk holes to mount the fan. Plus, I used my tablesaw (with a fine tooth blade to cut the lexan to the size needed to fit in the case.) Not that it can't be done with hand tools, like a coping saw.... I just like to make some things easy by using my wood shop...

http://s1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee364/Barney375/Erics%20woodworking%202011/
    
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Originally Posted by Eric Barney;14941451 
In that case... There is a problem! The lexan piece was made in my shop. A 140mm hole for the fan, and 4 countersunk holes to mount the fan. Plus, I used my tablesaw (with a fine tooth blade to cut the lexan to the size needed to fit in the case.) Not that it can't be done with hand tools, like a coping saw.... I just like to make some things easy by using my wood shop...

http://s1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee364/Barney375/Erics%20woodworking%202011/

Wow, nice work! biggrin.gif My wife and I are looking to move into a house within the next couple years. At that time I'll be able to start trying some more involved mods. In the meantime I can plan away to perfection! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by FlamingMidget;14938138 
Where are you hiding your HDD's on this rig, in the 5.25" drive bays?

Yep. all 2,5" are there.

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Very nice, I love how the green stands out! Only thing I could see that would be a negative is your anti kink coils need a little fixing, but otherwise TWO THUMBS UP!
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Originally Posted by FlamingMidget;14944422 
Very nice, I love how the green stands out! Only thing I could see that would be a negative is your anti kink coils need a little fixing, but otherwise TWO THUMBS UP!

Thx! This is my first 'pro' water cooling setup and as with most projects; there's always room for improvement.
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Wow, nice work! biggrin.gif My wife and I are looking to move into a house within the next couple years. At that time I'll be able to start trying some more involved mods. In the meantime I can plan away to perfection! biggrin.gif

Cool! Good luck to you there. Better watch though, You may be 'modding' the house instead of a computer...
    
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Cool! Good luck to you there. Better watch though, You may be 'modding' the house instead of a computer...

Lol, mod everything or what's the point? wheee.gif
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