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Old 08-11-2005, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it possible to add fans to a case that has a front cover? Most fans have the front panel covered, so I don't know how so many people can add front fans. Do you break it off or something
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Old 08-12-2005, 02:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You have to take that front panel off. Its seems to me that its usually more work than its worth, unless your haveing major heat issues. But the front panel should be attached by little tabs that you have to pinch in to pull off. Something like this picture.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Showim...upply+-+Retail

See those black tabs on the side of the case near the top and middle. Those are usually what holds the face on. Be careful though, those tabs do break easily.
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There is usually three or four of those tabs on the inside of the chassis that you can simply bend out slightly. It is not difficult at all, you just have to have your CD rom drive(s) out (the faceplate prohibits the front panel cover from comming over the CD rom) and it comes right off. It really is no biggie, I take mine off all the time. As a matter of fact, it is off right now.
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do what i did.

massive hole in the front

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I have 2 80mm fans sucking air in from the front in my case. Taking the front off is easy just becareful.
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my cases front panel is just on hinges....you open the door wide open then lift up on it and it slides right out....I took my front panel off because it looked stupid for one, and two it would annoy me to open a stupid door just to turn a fan controller knob or put in a CD
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Yea thats one thing i hate about my case is the door....... Anyways mine just pops right off with a screw driver........
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and two it would annoy me to open a stupid door just to turn a fan controller knob or put in a CD
Thank god my X-Blade has an open space for stuff like that
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So, if you want fans at the front of the case, they're not going to be asthetically pleasing? (AKA: They won't exactly look good?)
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If they have a place inside for them you won't see them anyway's,What would you rather have good cooling or a pretty case to look at :freak:
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