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Originally Posted by MexGT;14185498
Where can I get a 1200mm fan duct that can actually atach to the fan?

I can only find this: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36_172&products_id=1461 and I dont see a possible way to atach that thing into the fan !

This looks promising but I'm affraid its way to short.
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/th12fandubl.html

Or the only option is 80mm large ducts and adapters 80>120mm ?
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How long do you actually need?
The Thermalright HR-01 looks like a suitable product. Its fully extended length is about 140 - 165 mm.
According to my estimate, the distance from pull fan of V6GT to front edge of CM 912 is about 240mm (pic 1).

This means, you need just need to connect a pair of the air duct and it will be long enough. Note that you need to aim at as fully extended as possible because the diameter is smaller when the duct is in a retracted form. And, I have found that when the cross section is reduced, the air flow will be impeded to a certain degree. One can spin the fan to a higher rpm to compensate but this will just increase the noise as well. So, do not use 80mm duct. Just remember: you can use larger but not smaller diameter duct.
(If interested, read post #9 in my thread here: http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling/1028622-thermal-management-outside-case.html

And, it comes in two colours (blue and orange) if it matters to the colour scheme of your rig: http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_page/fan/product_tr_fan_duct.html#

Finally, you can grab one of those dryer duct (pic 2) as an alternative if you so desire.
 

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just use a fan shroud to attach it
 

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What about this?

http://www.hiprospeed.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=HTST-450

Outside Diameter is 120mm so it should fit like a glove into a fan shroud I guess?

I cant use a shroud in the intake fan of the V6GT but I guess I can cut the hose to almost an exact fitting.

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I suppose this works too. As it is silicone based, it should have some elasticity to allow you to do some shape stretching.

The only downside is probably is its high cost. US$74 is bloody expensive!
 

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I suppose this works too. As it is silicone based, it should have some elasticity to allow you to do some shape stretching.

The only downside is probably is its high cost. US$74 is bloody expensive!
Yeah, well this site has it for $60
http://stores.glazious.com/Items/htst-450-blk?sck=27783727&caSKU=htst-450-blk&caTitle=HPS%204.5%22%20114mm%204-Ply%201%20ft%20Long%20Silicone%20Hose%20Tube%20for%20Intercooler%20Turbo%20Intake%20Pipe

but I wanted to type the first adress because its the url of the manufacturer and therefore have the right dimensions, where the reseller has just 4.5" silicone tube and nothing more.

I went to Home Depot and looked for the dryier duct and they only had 4" by 10ft and 6" by 20 ft. 4" was way small IMO lots of space to cover and 6" was just too big, the 6" was also around $38 and I still needed extra work like fan ends or ducts to atach and such, didnt felt very confortable to be honest because the work wouldnt look as good as I liked it to be.
PLUS the duct had to be very stretched so I dont have the problem you mentioned in your other thread.

so in the end this silicone tube seems to be very straight forward, easy and clean install... so far.
 

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I got some 4.5 inch acrylic tube from E Street Plastic at a good price.
Thanks for the input, I guess the drawback is that it is 4.5 wide in the OD and the fan shroud is 4.75" ID, thats where the silicone tube shines because it is 4.73" OD and its a perfect fit with a shroud.

But could you post some pics of the work you did the the plexi tube please?

Thanks!
 
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