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Plexiglass Front Fan Mounts for G5 Cases

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Hey Guys,

 

So i have talked to a CNC shop about working with me to help me make a mount system. I ordered an 8 inch wide x 14 inch piece that should spam from bottom to top just below the CD drive. I also ordered some plastic right angles that should mount the piece to the case.

 

I am going to look at either cutting out 2x120mm or 2x140mm fan holes. I will take pictures once i get this in and make some templates.

 

Looking for thoughts or feedback.

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Look for a 240mm radiator stand, use this to mount 2x120mm fans.

They are made from aluminium and retail for about £10 on ebay.

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How would you go about mounting that? Drilling into the case? Glue?

 

EDIT: I'm having hard time trying to find these things.. Any suggestions?

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I mounted two 140mm fans to the front of my G5 mod with some 3M double sided adhesive tape. I think this is the stuff I used (my work had some that I "borrowed" a length of). Just a bit on each corner of a fan stuck it nice and tight to the front of the case, and as it's about 1mm thick it dampens any noise/vibration too. I'll take a pic later.

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It's certainly feasible to make and use a plexi mount for front fans in the G5.

 

Here are some links to pictures of a fan mount system that I laser cut for a customer for the G5 recently mounting a pair of 140mm fans, the G5 speaker and a circuit board:

 

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If you are interested in laser cutting something similar then let me know by emailing me at info@thelaserhive.com - prices for this sort of thing can work out at around £20 plus £5 postage for UK / $30 plus $10 to US/Canada.

 

Feel free to visit my website www.thelaserhive.com which has a number of G4/ G5 products available now and in the pipeline.

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The great thing about the design above is it doesn't require any mounting at all as it fits perfectly between the original standoffs and a row of bolts on the bottom of the case

 

In case you were wondering, it's all connected up to a SATA power connector and the chime is played whenever the power is cycled

 

minihack/thelaserhive has been very helpful all the way through and I can thoroughly recommend his services

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