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 Post subject: Noctua 200mm on a cosmos II?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:57 pm 
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Noctua now has a 200mm fan. I'm curious if anyone has tried putting in their cosmos II yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Noctua 200mm on a cosmos II?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:46 am 
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For anyone wondering - I ordered the 200mm noctua. It doesn't really fit in the case. The holes don't line up with anything for mounting so you could glue it in place. The frame is too large on it so you have to wedge it into the case and it will probably be at a slight angle since the frame makes it too large.


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 Post subject: Re: Noctua 200mm on a cosmos II?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:40 am 
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Is the Cosmos II set up for a 200mm fan?

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 Post subject: Re: Noctua 200mm on a cosmos II?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:22 pm 
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Yes it is - it comes with one - just with a smaller frame than the Noctua one by just a couple of mm.


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 Post subject: Re: Noctua 200mm on a cosmos II?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:38 pm 
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boe wrote:
The frame is too large on it so you have to wedge it into the case and it will probably be at a slight angle since the frame makes it too large.

Dremel tool :)

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 Post subject: Re: Noctua 200mm on a cosmos II?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:31 pm 
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CA_Steve wrote:
boe wrote:
The frame is too large on it so you have to wedge it into the case and it will probably be at a slight angle since the frame makes it too large.

Dremel tool :)


I already used my hole saw to cut 120mm holes for 2 fans at the top of the 5.25" bays so I could cool the hard drives I'm putting there. I used my drill to cut holes in the bottom shelf so I could mount some 3.5" drives. I used my rotary grinder saw to cut holes in the back of the shelf to run the cables for the 3.5" drives I'm mounting. I'm finally done rebuilding into something useful.

I wish Coolermaster put 2 200mm fan spots in the front with a tad more room for other vendor's fans, put in more 3.5" bays and less 5.25" bays that were behind the 200mm fans. They also need about 10mm more wiring space behind the motherboard.

I've replaced every 120mm and 140mm fan the case came with - every time I'm done with one of these systems I have a bunch of fans I have no use for so I give them away to friends who will probably never use them either. I have 16+ drives in the system and a gaming video card so I need good air flow but I need it to be a quiet as possible.

I can't find a better case for my needs but I wish they'd make a few changes to it.


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 Post subject: Re: Noctua 200mm on a cosmos II?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:18 pm 
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dremel tool (expanded version): if the 200mm fan is just a few mm's too big, rather than compressing/stressing the frame, use a dremel tool to shave/file/sand a mm or so off each side.

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 Post subject: Re: Noctua 200mm on a cosmos II?
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CA_Steve wrote:
dremel tool (expanded version): if the 200mm fan is just a few mm's too big, rather than compressing/stressing the frame, use a dremel tool to shave/file/sand a mm or so off each side.


impossible to get the issue is on the top and bottom in the front of the cosmos. I wouldn't compromise the frame of the fan either. You could potentially use a belt sander to thin down the frame of the fan but this could potentially get in the mechanism even if you tape it up - just not worth the downsides IMHO.


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