Hello out there modding peoples! I has a question for those of you who have access to the right hardware/tools/machinery for custom cutting and welding/joining of aluminum.. or whatever handy metal you happen to work with.
What I am considering/thinking about for my future pc build, which will likely happen once I start school sometime this summer or fall, is to mount 4x120mm fans on the OUTSIDE of this thermtaltake swordm case, while having the radiator mounted on the inside as the picture shows as its default. Now, since I dont like the look of a fan just hanging off the side of a case, as most dont, I was looking for a fan shroud, examples found here , But the problem is, they dont have these types of shrouds, which would work great, mounting to the exterior of the case panel, in a 2x2 configuration, most likely because there aren't any radiators out there that come in that configuration.
What brings me here is a two pronged question.
First, does anyone know of any already made units that would be build like this, in a 2x2 alignment, or even anything close that could be easily made/modified into a usable application...
Second, if given the measurements and payment for material and labor, would any of you be able to fabricate one? I would need to find out the alignment and spacing of the fan screw mounting holes, such as how much space is between the fans once mounted... And likely using the most common 120mm x 25mm depth fans, or more, depending on what fans I decide to go with.
Adding a shroud wouldnt mar the general shape and appearance of a case such as this, as is obvious when using said shrouds on the top of your case. Essentially I am looking for a side mounted shroud, but of a uncommon size.
Also, on a side note, this type of "product" would be quite handy for those wanting case fans on the side of their case, when space inside is limited, say if their using a massive CPU heatsink, mounting the case fans on the outside of the panel would give them that much more room. There are a few cases out there, lesser brands mind you, that use this idea, where the side of the case "buldges" out a bit to give fans more room... and looks kinda neat while its done right.
Would be a cool mod idea for your upcoming staff vs staff "back to basics" mod event thingie.