Front Intake Monster 1.1!
I saw how the case came with a plastic front
holder for an 80mm fan. How the hell is this supposed to draw in
enough air to cool all the components in a full tower case? Barely
enough in my mind, so I went out and bought a very nice Sunon 120mm
fan. I decided to tear a bigger hole in the front to bring in more
cool air. Here is a picture I took before ripping the front intake.
Notice how those standard tiny holes are catching all that dust
without letting any air in. So I cut through the front, totally :
Again, I measured up the dimensions of the fan by
using the grill. Penciled in the lines and shapes, and here is how
Now I stuck some masking tape on it again to
prevent any accidental movements on my part. The only thing you
should look out for is that the front plastic cover is very easily
melted by the very fast and hot spinning Dremel. Do this outside or
make sure you are in a very well ventilated place. The smell of
melting plastic is enough to make you barf. Go slow or you'll have a
very ugly looking mess. If you have the Multi-Pro, use the 5k-10k
RPM setting. That is enough to cut through the plastic very neatly.
You should be seeing this type of severe burrring
with the plastic. Don't worry, just use the sanding cone to get rid
of those pesky extras.
Apply the grill and you got yourself a very neat
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