I just ordered the parts so I don't have it in hand yet to see how it's really built. But Modding the case like that seems like a lot of trouble for a beginner. Thanks for the advice though. I would rather just ditch the side fan entirely.
modding that way could be tricky for a newcomer yes, which is why I suggested the alternative, which is very easy to do, but no problem, just keep the fan somewhere safe and maybe one day you might feel like modding it up a bit
I did one as an example in someone elses thread a while back, found the photo
Glad to help man,