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July 11, 2007 11:00:55 PM

And due to the obscene heat, I'm going to get m'self some new case fans. I've been reading for days about fans, and I simply can't come to a conclusion about which one to get to replace my stock case fans. I have an 80mm intake and a 120mm exhaust, both of which I want to replace. So my question is, which ones have worked the best for you? There's so many reviews on for every fan; people say it's the greatest fan ever, while others say it's the worst. I'm not going to make a decision based on that kind of crappy feedback. It'll help me a lot if I can discuss some case fans with those of you who have replaced the stock ones.

Also, I'm considering doing some ghetto case modding. I have a Centurion 5 case (windowless and stock-air-duct-less) and there's that vent for air flow where the air duct screws in... So I'm considering doing some seriously ghetto shizz with that vent, and maybe finding a way to put a crazy 250mm exhaust fan on it. Any ideas on how to undertake such a task?

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July 12, 2007 12:21:29 AM

nope
July 12, 2007 12:45:59 AM

yo man, check out Xtremesystems; thats where i go when i need modding help. just look around and you'll see in the case, watercooling and aircooling threads. \http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums

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July 12, 2007 2:54:31 AM

Quote:
A better approach -- that gives you more control --
is to use a good power jigsaw and a proper metal
cutting blade.


You can also use a block of wood clamped behind the area to be cut to keep the case metal from vibrating like mad and getting all deformed.
July 12, 2007 3:13:54 AM

clue69less said:
You can also use a block of wood clamped behind the area to be cut to keep the case metal from vibrating like mad and getting all deformed.


Or just don't push down too hard, metal hole saws work best with moderate presure if you are having the metal vibrate like crazy then you are either barely touching (and touching unevenly) or you are really pushing down.
July 12, 2007 3:29:05 AM

Leifer said:
And due to the obscene heat, I'm going to get m'self some new case fans. I've been reading for days about fans, and I simply can't come to a conclusion about which one to get to replace my stock case fans. I have an 80mm intake and a 120mm exhaust, both of which I want to replace. So my question is, which ones have worked the best for you? There's so many reviews on for every fan; people say it's the greatest fan ever, while others say it's the worst. I'm not going to make a decision based on that kind of crappy feedback. It'll help me a lot if I can discuss some case fans with those of you who have replaced the stock ones.

Also, I'm considering doing some ghetto case modding. I have a Centurion 5 case (windowless and stock-air-duct-less) and there's that vent for air flow where the air duct screws in... So I'm considering doing some seriously ghetto shizz with that vent, and maybe finding a way to put a crazy 250mm exhaust fan on it. Any ideas on how to undertake such a task?


How many drive bays are you using? The Centurion 5 has a mesh front with filters, pop out the steel covers on the unused bays to add more airflow. The sides are interchangeable, I cut a hole in the mobo "tray" and put a slim 80 mm fan on where the air duct was, put on the right side of the case the modded "duct" panel now pulls air from behind the motherboard. Pop a window in the other side with a 120mm+ intake fan. Also cut the existing "finger guards" on the case's stock fan mounts, this will also quiet it down a bit. Pop another 120mm exaust hole in the top and you are good to go. :sol: 
July 12, 2007 3:35:04 AM

boner said:
nope
Short, and to the point. :lol: 
July 12, 2007 3:54:00 AM

I personally like this fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835129245, it pushes a lot of air. It can be a bit loud but if you pad the fan mount it helps a lot, also use these http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5246/scr-101/Rubber_Anti-Vibration_Screw_4-Pack_for_Open_Chassis_Fans_-_Black_RS-OC-BK.html?tl=g36c121s242 to quiet it down even more.
For a good low noise solution these can't be beat http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5379/fan-268/Noctua_NF-S12-1200_120mm_Fan_48_CFM.html?tl=g36c15s60 low noise = less airflow though.
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