(This is a guide i posted in another forum, I thought someone could find this useful)
Hello all, even being a n00b modder, i wanted to share my little experience with the rest
I have this un-modded Athenatech A747 case (my main home pc) which has a front 92mm intake fan. I didn't like the noise it made, mainly because of the stock grill (perforations) in the metal chassis. I also wanted to do something useful because i haven't been doing anything in the past month or so.
Then i thought "why not make this a guide for n00bs like me?"
Main objectives are:
a) an easy mod for the unexperienced
b) a cheap (i.e. ghetto) project for the guy/gal who's not sure if he should drop some $$ in this modding madness.
Here we go:
(exaggerated)DISCLAIMER: Don't try this EVER!! If you do, you'll die inmediately and your descendants will all suffer from cronic insomnia every time an electric appliance is shut down in the neighbourhood.
(Now seriously) Please learn from my mistakes: a) take out all the hardware before cutting/filing/sanding , electronic devices don't like metal particles (thx Tazz ). b) ALWAYS wear safety googles and gloves, you won't like a flying piece of hot metal coming into your eyes.
(Note: the author's native language isn't english, please forgive the spelling/grammar mistakes)
The victim, a non-big brand case, cheap ($45 incl. 450w psu) yet functional , Athenatech A747:
front bezel detached:
side panel open:
92mm fan detached, you can see that ugly stock grill:
let's do some markings of the fan's circumference (spelling?):
(tip: white board felt pens are great for temporal markings, very easy to clean up later)