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    So I recently bought a 35 mm width, 120mm fan to push air inside, but because my case isn't exactly top notch (Thermaltake Soprano VX) I had to fit it on 3 out of 4 slots for CD-roms & co.

    Now it went in and I fixed it well so there's no vibrations even on max speed, but it looks like crap because I can see the metal of the case and the fan with its locking mechanism as well, plus I added a led to it's back that blinds you if you look directly into the case.

    Now I'm asking you guys what I should use to cover it up? something to mount on the front mask so that the internal parts don't show, the led isn't that blinding anymore, but something that doesn't disrupt airflow. I know there are some plastic thingies but I don't know their name (English isn't my first language and google didn't help that much :mad

    Thanks in advance,

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    maybe you could use a rad grill:



    http://www.aqua-pcs.co.uk/anodised-1...les-1944-p.asp

    or get some metal mesh and cut it out to fit in the front

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    mesh! that's the word!

    Thanks Geralt!

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    if you really want to hide all the case internal then you really need to wire mesh sheet, the one for case modding. It has small holes, so it will block some of the light and not too big of the holes to see the case internal.

    Just measure the drive bays opening, cut the sheet about 2" or so bigger on both side, then bend it like a U channel. Basicly, you are trying to make 5.25" bay cover replacement. Hope this help.

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    Yeah that's what I wanted to do. Maybe clamp it to the metallic part of the case, the problem is I can't find any online shop to get one. And the hardware stores close to me are kinda small and I doubt they might have it so I'd have to drive all the way to some big one like Hornbach or smth.

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    Do you have a grill on you fan ? if you do, for a quick fix until you can get some mesh, by a pair of knee highs in the lady's dept for 99 cents and stretch one over the frame of the fan, it will keep the dust out, can be cut to size, and also washed. You should be able to find a black pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Do you have a grill on you fan ? if you do, for a quick fix until you can get some mesh, by a pair of knee highs in the lady's dept for 99 cents and stretch one over the frame of the fan, it will keep the dust out, can be cut to size, and also washed. You should be able to find a black pair.

    OMG thats the BEST ghetto mod i've ever heard/read about!!!!!!


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    double post, delete this

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    no, there's no grill on the fan.

    Posting a picture so that you see exactly what i'm talking about

    Edit :

    here's the picture



    I measured the hole. It has to be 15 cm tall and 13 cm wide and the only ones I found not only were not flat but they were 10x10 :mad:
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    Here is an other ghetto idea for you; go to home hardware store purchase a perforated or pegg board, whatever it called?, the one that have 1/8" holes, cut it to size. You can use two sided tape to attach it to the fan and don't forget to paint it.

    the last resource is this http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=4154 I think it is better to buy this in the end because all that modding, it's going to cost you as the same of buying this unit.

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    Indeed, thanks Deton. Already found it on a website from which I shop for PC stuff so I placed my order

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    If you want to talk getto mods how about the kitchen department of your local store and see what they have in the flour sieve section
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