If your computer is getting too hot or if you need a better way to cool your hard drive you can peek into my project and use if for your case!

This is an 8cm fan fit into 2 of your case's original CD drive masking pannels. You can install hard drives behind the fan using 5.25" to 3.5" adapters.

Together with the freeware "speedfan" this is a great way to cool your computer on-demand (and still keep it fairly silent)

Step 1: What You Need

you'll need:
  • 2 of your case's original CD bay protectors (the ones made out of plastic)
  • one 8 cm fan or possibly two smaller ones. the bigger the fan the better the air flow and the less noise it will make for the same cooling results
  • fan screws & drill or glue
  • hard-disk power (4pin) to fan power (3-4 pin) connector (if you're not planning to drive it from the motherboard)
  • dremel tool with cutting disc
  • SAFETY GLASSES!!! high speed cutting tools can damage your eyes
  • screwdriver
  • marker
  • camera to take pictures and show off

first put the 2 CD bay protectors together and mark the fan's position on their back. this will guide your cutting.

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