I was just curious to see it there was enough room between the mobo i/o panel and the side of the case(for a 120mm fan). [snip]
Oh and neil, are you going to use the power supply as your only exhaust and just leave the back hole open to duct cool air in.
A 120mm fan would just
fit if you modify (ie bend) the support for the case lock hasp. (It's the step-down that is visible in the upper left part of the first photo.) They give you a hasp that you screw into place if you want to put a padlock on the case, but if you don't use it, then you could bend the support up a bit to give clearance for a 120mm fan. If you use the blocking, then that will also sidestep this issue.
The fan slips in easily, but it just touches the bottom of the reccess (just above the I/O panel) and the top lip. It would probably be possible if you are somewhat skilled with metal nippers to remove about 3/8"-1/2" from the recessed rectangular bit just below the PS an fit in a 120mm fan w/o resorting to blocking. This would likely leave one corner of the fan's frame exposed on the back, however.
I bought enough 18CFM/18dBA NMB fans to be able to put in the exhaust, intake and either the side intake or the HS -- at $2.20 each, why not?! I'm probably going to be stressing the HS, so I'll need a cool case, but I'll hopefully see how it works later today -- after UPS delivers my long-awaited box from SVC!! It has taken 7 weekdays, when they are supposed to come in 3-5 days! Grrrr.