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SLK3700AMB (Antec cases in general)

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BigSmokey

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I got the SLK3700AMB about a month ago now and I like the case over all. It does have a disadvantage though. The Fan mounts suck. Instead of just putting in 4 screw holes to attach the fan screws, they use the fan screws to hold a mounting unit for the fan. The holes arent aligned to be used with a fan. The brackets are only designed for a single depth of fan also.

They dont hold my panaflo fans without more modification. I cut out the back fan grill and it lowered my temps (air cooled system) substantially, but you cant just screw on a fan grill. I had to superglue one to the back of my case and mod the grill itself to work properly.

Anyone have similar experience? Im intrested to know what you did.
 

Deathknight

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Yes this is an outstanding case, and yes the easy to use fan mounts on the antec cases can be limiting if you want to use 38mm fans.

Your best bet is probably just to drill out your own fan holes (and that honeycomb grill has to go). The airflow in this case is pretty good to begin with, but with these mods you can really get the air moving through there.
 

Ralf Hutter

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BigSmokey said:
I got the SLK3700AMB about a month ago now and I like the case over all. It does have a disadvantage though. The Fan mounts suck. Instead of just putting in 4 screw holes to attach the fan screws, they use the fan screws to hold a mounting unit for the fan.

Anyone have similar experience? Im intrested to know what you did.

I threw those silly plastic holders away, cut out the fan grills and drilled 4 new holes to mount the fans directly to the case. This is the only way to go. It gets rid of the only major flaw in this case.
 

sp00L

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Question, don't the existing holes for the bracket screws, and the holes for the purple tabs get in the way of drilling new holes for a fan grill? It's why I haven't cut those things out.
 
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Deathknight

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The holes for the bracket thing do not quite line up with the where you need to put the holes for fan screws. Still its no problem, it still works having the 2 holes right next to each other.
 

y0bailey

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Jan 5, 2003
or popping a new hole in there isn't too difficult...its what i had to do to fit my monster 120x38 mm fans in front of my HDD rack
 

USAPGAPRO

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Feb 1, 2003
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I think Im gonna drill actually fan holes instead of using my plastic fan holders, they look nice but just dont do the job right.
 

Deathknight

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You will be happy that you did :D you can run a wider variety of fans and the ability to use grommets to mount them will help dampen the vibrations.