MOD #3 - FAN GRILL - 10/04/01
Next on our
list of mods, we have a simple little fan grill replacement.
The Lian-Li PC68, has a pretty generic fan grill built in to the
motherboard tray. The rear fan is an 80mm Adda, and the
grill, as you can see, looks like just about every other case
grill out there.
The charming grill in question.
The back of the case before the dremel invasion.
as how every mod supply site out there offers laser cut fan
grills, I figured I'd join the fray, just like everyone else.
My choice, the atomic 80mm from PcMods.com. Nothing fancy,
but leaves a lot of open space for air flow...just don't let your
fingers stray too close. Yet again, we slap on some masking
tape and break out our beloved friend, the dremel. Four
quick cuts later, a little grinding down and voila, another big
gapping hole in the poor Lian-Li. (if only it had known what
was in store for it, it would have managed to get lost in shipping
from Canada I wager.
The requisite masking tape.
Four quick cuts later.
just a matter of lining up the grill holes with the case holes.
Unfortunately, the posts that hold the fan in place don't quite
reach through properly anymore...need to find some new ones at
some point. They'll do the trick for now, two mounted from
the inside and the other two from the outside. Another
simple and completely astetic mod with no practical purpose...but
it makes you feel oddly good when you're done.
Tada. Not that exciting, but still
A close up of the grill.
that...I picked up a nice blue cold cathode as well with the
grill, so stop back soon and we'll probably have some shots of
it's installation in to the box. Woo!