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Nidec Gamma 32
Page 3 - Step 4 and More
Author: Dan Podhola (WebMasterP)
Date: February 12, 2000
Category: Cooling
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Step 4: Here is where you physically modify your case. I originally setup the whole system without modifying the case so that the Nidec was blowing through the pre-made ventilation holes in my case. Unfortunately, these ventilation holes were just to few and widely spaced. Thus, to provide better air flow, I had to cut a rectangular blow hole. Remove EVERYTHING out of your case, even your power supply. I didn't remove my power supply and nothing bad happened, but I should have just to have been safe.

Step 5: Now that everything has been removed from your case, you need to mark where you are going to cut the hole. The top of my blow hole was at the 5th slot up from the bottom. Use a pencil to make the markings and a Gamma 32 as your pattern, tracing the outside of the exhaust hole on the Gamma. Check out the pictures below to see what I did.

Blow Hole Marking
Marking The Blow Hole
The Light of the Overclocking God
Light of the Overclocking God

Step 6: If your blade won't fit in one of the existing holes (it shouldn't) or if you don't already have holes there, use a drill or Dremel to start a pilot slit/hole for you to start cutting. If you're afraid to do this yourself, have someone you know is good at this stuff do it. Just walk up to them, flex, and then threaten their lives if they don't cut it for you. If they laugh, you've already won them over. =)

Have Your Bro Do It For You
Have Your Bro Do It For You
You Can Almost See It
You Can Almost See It

Step 7: Finish cutting the rectangle out. Then use the Dremel to smooth the edges (you don't have to do this, but it looks better). Get a damp cloth or a "Swiffer" cloth and remove all the metal fragments which now reside all over your case. Do not skimp on this part, because little metal pieces are BAD for fans and power supplies.

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