Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

how do I get a 200mm Fan on my case


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 casola

casola

    New Member

  • Members
  • 25 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:12 PM

Hello!

I have essentailly this case Here, except mine has plexi glass on the side so you can see through it. I Have been having some concerns with my heat situation, so I bought a 200mm Fan to install on the side of the case to cool off my GPUs. However I wanted to get some opinions before i dove into this.

1) How should i cut into the side of this? i assume not a hacksaw, but other then that I'm clueless on the best device to cut through plexi.

2) I know i should just "buy a new case cheapo", but the case i want is like 150 bucks, and this fan was 17 and some change, so i would like to get this going.

3) Once its in, should it blow out or in? or does it not matter?

4) any other advice would be awesome! Thanks!
Board - MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
GPU - 2 x HIS Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFirex
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
HDD - 3 x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
PWR - hec XP1080 800W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V / EPS12V
DVD - LG DVD Burner Black SATA
Case - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black Aluminum Bezel ATX Mid Tower
OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

#2 bigball1

bigball1

    Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 591 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Nova Scotia, Canada

Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:20 PM

Dremel is your friend for modding anything on a computer case.

For what way the fan should blow, do you have any other case fans installed?

#3 casola

casola

    New Member

  • Members
  • 25 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:21 PM

Dremel is your friend for modding anything on a computer case.

For what way the fan should blow, do you have any other case fans installed?



There is one in the front blowing in, and one in the back blowing out
Board - MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
GPU - 2 x HIS Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFirex
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
HDD - 3 x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
PWR - hec XP1080 800W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V / EPS12V
DVD - LG DVD Burner Black SATA
Case - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black Aluminum Bezel ATX Mid Tower
OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

#4 Tjj226_Angel

Tjj226_Angel

    Total Nerd

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2535 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fredericksburg, VA

Posted 10 January 2012 - 05:10 PM

There is one in the front blowing in, and one in the back blowing out


Measure out the bottom of the case. Maybe instead of installing a 200mm fan on the side maybe you can install a 120 at the bottom and save your window.

#5 sword_fish

sword_fish

    Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 622 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Philippines

Posted 11 January 2012 - 12:21 AM

since your goal is to cool off your GPUs with a side(200mm fan), positive pressure(air going in) is the way to go.... but be aware of frequent cleaning due to dusts buildup. you have to look for filters that will fit with that 200mm fan to minimize dusts buildup at at least.

i'd rather pay someone to do the side panel cutting instead then buying the dremel, way much cheaper.
not bad with Tjj226_Angel's idea either.
but if you are going serious with case mods... worth it to grab the dremel and start practicing :thumbsup:

My Rig: Project One

2674416.png


#6 casola

casola

    New Member

  • Members
  • 25 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 12 January 2012 - 04:22 AM

since your goal is to cool off your GPUs with a side(200mm fan), positive pressure(air going in) is the way to go.... but be aware of frequent cleaning due to dusts buildup. you have to look for filters that will fit with that 200mm fan to minimize dusts buildup at at least.

i'd rather pay someone to do the side panel cutting instead then buying the dremel, way much cheaper.
not bad with Tjj226_Angel's idea either.
but if you are going serious with case mods... worth it to grab the dremel and start practicing :thumbsup:


Actully, I want to my fathers house, and picked his extra dremel he had, all i need to do it but tips now :).

a fan in the bottom isnt an option, i have less then a quarter inch between the bottom of my case and the second graphics card, also, my tower doesnt rally have high standing legs.

Thanks for the advice, im gonna try something out after work today :)
Board - MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
GPU - 2 x HIS Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFirex
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
HDD - 3 x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
PWR - hec XP1080 800W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V / EPS12V
DVD - LG DVD Burner Black SATA
Case - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black Aluminum Bezel ATX Mid Tower
OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

#7 sword_fish

sword_fish

    Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 622 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Philippines

Posted 12 January 2012 - 04:33 AM

well that was great then, there are tons of videos at youtube showing those tips & tricks with the dremel. now go start rippin :evilgrin:
keep us posted with your project ;)

My Rig: Project One

2674416.png


#8 boinker

boinker

    Im a Watchin you......

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3299 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Del Sity, Oklahoma

Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:47 AM

Instead of taking the time to dremal a gigantic hole why don't you just get a drill with a 3/8 or 1/2 inch bit. Make your fan screw holes and Swiss cheese the panel for airflow.

Just an idea.

"It works Because I threatened it. :lol:" - " did you show it the sledgehammer" - "No, A flight of stairs"
"I don't want to be much of a forum Nazi but this situation calls for a hail Bosco and blitzkrieg someone".

If that does not work I hop in a Madcat and Blast it to microscopic Particles.