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Old 09-22-2009, 06:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yea put it on the outside of the case. It should be fine.
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The case is 7.8" wide, the fan is 25mm (.98475") so that leaves 6.81525". The Dark Knight is 159mm which is about 6.25984", so that leaves .55541" or a tad more than a 1/2" of clearance. The question is how much space is there from the back panel to the top of the CPU. It will be close.

I would replace the Plexiglass panel with some Honeycomb Modders Mesh and then you could move the fan to a slightly different location. Or not bother with a fan like I did here
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slay, wouldnt a honeycomb mesh invite an excess amount of dust? hmm i wonder if i can just get a fresh piece of plexi glass and cut out a new hole for the case fan =) maybe towards the bottom where the graphic card is at





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I say go with the honeycomb, there shouldn't be that much more dust.
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cool, now to figure out where to get some..and how to install! lol
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You really need to open a checking account, you'll get a debit card for ordering parts online.

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It cuts easy, I used a small set of wire cutters. You can mount it using the existing screws from the plexiglass. You might need to add a washer since the Mesh is skinnier than the Plexi.

A fan blowing/forcing air (and dust) into your case is worst. Or mine stays cleaner than the case I have loaded with fans. You need to clean them all out every so often anyways. The Mesh looks good, you'll be wanting to keep it pretty
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