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    Default MORE AIR?! Guide to adding 250mm cooling to your case

    Here is my guide on installing a Thermaltake 250mm cooling fan in your side panel. The case I'm using for this guide is a Lian Li PC-7plus B midtower

    Thermaltake 250mm cooling fan from performance-pcs, here
    Thermaltake 250mm Silent Case Fan Products Model: TT250FAN

    Fan Dimension 250 x 250 x 30 mm
    Rated Voltage DC 12V
    Fan Speed 600RPM Ī10%
    Airflow 67.69CFM
    Noise 15 dBA
    4 Pin Molex connector

    List of Tools Needed:
    Power drill
    1/4" drill bit
    Jigsaw with 18 TPI cutting blade
    Dremel or Rotary Tool with 1.5" cutting wheel
    Measuring Square or Ruler
    Pencil or Pen
    3M brand Green Painter's Masking Tape
    Center Punch
    Phillips Screwdriver
    Rounded Hand File
    Medium grit sandpaper
    "SEM brand Self Etching" Primer
    "Plastikote brand Black Enamel paint

    List of Supplies Needed

    1x 1' x 1' sheets of Honeycomb Modders Mesh



    4x #10 x 5/8 self tapping fan screws



    4x fan silencing grommets



    1x 6ft U-channel (cut down to 27")



    Finding placement of the 250mm cooling fan in left side panel. We've positioned the fan 4" from the rear edge and 7" from the bottom edge of the panel.



    Trace the outline fan with pencil onto the panel after applying 3M brand Green masking tape.
    The masking tape also prevents scratches while cutting the fan hole.



    Here is traced outline of Thermaltake 250mm cooling fan. Mark fan mounting holes



    Using center punch to mark 1/4" drill holes for fan silencing grommets



    Using 1/4" size drill bit to drill holes for fan silencing grommets.



    Before we can using Jigsaw to cut the 250mm fan hole, we first make an incision for the Jigsaw blade with Rotary tool using 1.5" cutting wheel for dremel



    We're using this styrofoam cushion to prop the panel so we have clearance below for using the Jigsaw.



    Cutting 250mm fan hole with Jigsaw (use 18 TPI cutting blade)





    A sheet of Honeycomb Modders Mesh will provide excellent ventilation



    Cut down to 10" x 10" panel to serve as a grill for 250mm fan.



    Let's paint the Modders Mesh Black to match our color scheme. First scuff the surface of the mesh with medium grit sandpaper to promote adhesion for the "self etching" primer base coat



    After applying SEM brand "self etching" primer, we apply 3 coast of Plasti-kote Black enamel paint



    4x Fan silencing grommets ready for installation



    fyi: You can use a micro flat head screw driver to help gently pry the grommet into 1/4" hole



    Finishing the edge of the 250mm fan hole with U-channel molding cut to 27.5" length



    Our 250mm fan hole is finished and ready for installation of the fan!

    You can mount the 250mm fan as your system "Exhaust" or "Intake" cooling fan, depending on individual hardware cooling needs.



    We prefer to use #10 x 5/8" self tapping screws, these are Black Oxide



    First lay down the Modders Mesh sheet (after the Black enamel paint has cured!



    You will have to remove a small portion of the mesh around the mounting holes accommodate #10 x 5/8 self tapping fan screws



    The 250mm fan mounts as an Exhaust. It pulls warm air out from inside your computer case.





    Now you have a cooler running system with less fan noise than smaller fans!

    Last edited by MonsterMawd; 17-04-2011 at 18:31.
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    Great MOD very nice, you make it look easy LOL.

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    Thanks Bill !

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    Looks really nice...

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    You betcha!

    btw: was cruising Performance-Pcs today, they offer a good selection of 250mm cooling fans, this link shows their stock of 190mm - 360mm
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...x&cPath=36_327
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