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Old 05-08-2006, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default make space for fan w/ 2 5.35" bays **TUT inside!**

K guys, I just whipped together a tutorial for using 2 empty 5.25" bays for an intake/exhaust 80mm fan.

On with the show...

necessary tools:
-dremel
-hot glue gun
-2 5.25" bay covers
-80mm fan
-80mm fan grill
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74...9/DSCF0287.jpg


Then, hot glue the 2 bay covers together:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74...9/DSCF0288.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74...9/DSCF0289.jpg


Then, trace the circle of the fan grill onto the 2 covers:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74...9/DSCF0290.jpg


Then, use your dremel to cut a rough circle just inside the circle you just traced. After that, use a sanding drum to make the circle perfect:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74...9/DSCF0291.jpg


Then, depending on what kind of bay cover you have, make a few touch-up cuting/sanding for that fan to fit in nicely:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74...9/DSCF0292.jpg


Then, make a mark for where the holes for the screws will go (sorry, no pic). Then drill holes (duh!).


Then, screw together fan/grill having the bay covers in-between the two:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74...9/DSCF0293.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74...9/DSCF0294.jpg


Then snap the whole thing into a couple empty bay's and wire up that fan!
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74...9/DSCF0295.jpg

Sorry that the pics had to be linked. The forums limited how many pics I could post
Hopefully you guys liked this tut. Feedback is welcomed gladly
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Old 05-08-2006, 07:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice Job, i would paint those covers black, and buy a green fan with green led's and that would look so kickass.
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yeah, and with some of that u-channel stuff from mnpctech.com would look dank, im gonna do that soon! thankx
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yea, I forgot to say I was gonna spay it black when I get a chance :P and actually, that fan is UV reactive so I just gotta get a 2nd UV cc for the top half of my case and itl glow green
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Wow that looks so nice

Great joB
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nicely done... i like it..

is there a way you can do it without the drive bay covers?
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You could try finding a spare piece ofplastic, and cut it to size and just follow the tut like normal. Or, even cooler, would be if you cold get a piece of plexi to fit in there
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Thanks for that xenium. I would do it but i realised that im not going to be able to because im getting a fan controller and new sound card which will take up the other 2 bays that i have free :s. Good one though
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ok. Anybody think an 80mm fan may fit in a couple floppy drive bays? if not, I might try fitting a 60mm in those slots
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