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Modding my case a little ?

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by GothicGhost, 15 Apr 2010.

  1. GothicGhost


    Joined: 23 Aug 2007

    Posts: 2,532

    Hay all.

    I was thinking of removing the side fans as i am not sure if that makes cooling worst as it disrupts air flow coming from the front of the case ?

    If i do remove them then i would replace the fan grill with Plexiglas.

    Then use the 3 fans and place them in the front for more air coming in or cut a hole in the top and place them there.

    I do have 4 120mm fans at the front already but was thinking of putting one at the top instead of the the 3 little ones as there a lot longer.


    Thanks for any advice :D
    Last edited: 15 Apr 2010
  2. James Manns


    Joined: 20 Nov 2009

    Posts: 489

    4 120's in the front ??? how are they positioned ? + you could have one big window by cutting down and just get a peace of acrylic cut to that size and bobs your uncle... :)
  3. EsaT


    Joined: 6 Jun 2008

    Posts: 9,749

    Location: Finland

    Rear exhaust mesh is way too restrictive, you should make 12cm hole and use normal finger guard.
    And you should add good exhaust to above expansion cards because that's where heat tends to collect otherwise.
  4. 3t3P


    Joined: 20 Dec 2006

    Posts: 3,735

    IMO the whole 'side panel fans disrupt airflow' is a mute point, most of the time it just seems to lower temps well:)
  5. GothicGhost


    Joined: 23 Aug 2007

    Posts: 2,532

    The case come with 120mm fan holder for slotting into drive bays

    The other 3 i used cable ties and mounted 2 blowing air for cpu and 2 for gpu mite be a bit ott but my temps seem ok :)

    I did try and use my good paint skills to show what i mean.


  6. GothicGhost


    Joined: 23 Aug 2007

    Posts: 2,532

    Ok i taken the side fan off but left the grill bit there for now but i will use that when putting the fan on top of the case.

    This is the fan and sort of where i want to put it.


    I got hold of a dremel so i can start cutting in the morning :)

    Any advice would be great thanks.
  7. UnworthyBean

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Jun 2009

    Posts: 2,465

    Are they 80mm fans?

    Get rid of them and use 2x120mm or 2x140mm depending on room. Will be alot quieter and shift alot more air.
  8. GothicGhost


    Joined: 23 Aug 2007

    Posts: 2,532

    I did not use the 80mm fans in the end anyways.

    I put 120mm fan at the top and got rid of the back grill.

    I going to have to hold off any more modding until i move as there not enough space in the flat to do stuff as i want spray the case black as well :)

    I did take pics of what i have done so far buy my gf lent out our camera :(