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 Post subject: Does anyone make fan vent covers?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:56 am 
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I'm building a file server in an older Cooler Master RC-590 case. The case has two top fan openings, two door fan openings, and even a fan opening in the door behind the motherboard tray.

I want to cover these fan vents. I can use duct tape or something similar, but would like to find something neater. Does anyone make vent covers that are mounted using screws?

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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone make fan vent covers?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:06 am 
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Probably not. But instead of only using tape, you could tape some material on the fan openings. For example black cardboard, black paper or black clothes.

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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone make fan vent covers?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:44 pm 
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DIY! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone make fan vent covers?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:04 pm 
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Get two of these, and bolt them onto the two gratings:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/ ... s_id=30036

But in between the filter and the grating, place some black plastic or paper that you have cut out into a 120mm circle.

These might work as well:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/ ... ts_id=2334

And these you can use without even bothering with bolts:
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/ ... s_id=25552

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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone make fan vent covers?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:58 pm 
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or you could just attach some sound dampening foam with double sided tape.

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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone make fan vent covers?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:01 am 
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starsky wrote:
or you could just attach some sound dampening foam with double sided tape.
Some foams come with the sticky already attached, see:
viewtopic.php?p=539399#p539399
Though I am not so certain how easy it is to remove such foam once you have applied it.

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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone make fan vent covers?
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Haven't seen vent covers, even in enthusiast shops, so I think it'll have to be DIY. I dislike tape, as it is often a messy solution.

If there is a place that sells industrial supplies nearby, they might have suitable plastic on sale. The modding classic of a PMMA ("plexiglas") side window could well be applied to a smaller scale here: cut pieces, drill or screw holes, attach, done. Might even get a nice transparent effect to boot!

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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone make fan vent covers?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:30 am 
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Puget makes them.

120mm:
http://www.pugetsystems.com/store/item. ... d8cd9&que=

140mm:
http://www.pugetsystems.com/store/item. ... d8cd9&que=


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:45 am 
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Luke M wrote:

Thanks, now I feel embarassed; why did I search for "fan cover" when it's obviously a "fan mount cover". First hit is the Puget. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone make fan vent covers?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:37 am 
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I have the same case, I've swapped the side panels round (so that the two large openings are against the motherboard tray). I just used duct tape to cover the other openings - it works fine and hasn't fallen off like I thought it might.


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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone make fan vent covers?
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Mountain Mods make a clear acrylic one for 120mm. http://www.mountainmods.com/mountain-mods-120mm-clear-acrylic-blowhole-cover-p-150.html


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