So, here's the problem....I bought a DFI LP Ultra-D and slapped it into a CM Centurion 5 case. Case is great, except one thing. It's got a 120mm fan in the back, and it interferes with the onboard sound module on the mobo. I cut a wedge out of the fan support, and found that the module actually hit the fan blades
The next step was to shave down the fan blades. Well, this was a mistake. I cut about 1/4" off each blade, and now it barely moves any air. Looking back, I can see this was a dumb move because a lot of the curvature of the fan blades is in the end.
So, I believe that a fan adapter would allow me to avoid the audio module. Smaller fan=less air, but what I have now is terrible. Generally, fan adapters are used to fit a bigger fan into a smaller vent, but I see no reason not to use one backwards (am I wrong?). So, I've seen 80-120mm adapters, but I'd like to keep the fan as big as possible. Has anyone seen 92-120mm fan adapters? If so, where (in Canada would be best, but not a necessity).
Alternatively, does anyone know of a better idea of how to solve this problem. I could get a PCI-based soundcard, but would like to avoid doing this, just for $$$ reasons.