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Old 07-21-2004, 12:36 PM   #1
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Actual size of 120mm fan

I don't have any here at work and I need to buy a hole saw on the way home. Does anyone know what the actual size of the fan is? Just the center blades, not the width of the entire unit.


I don't really know where to put this post. There really isn't a section under the General CPU & System Cooling header. Sorry if I'm in the wrong spot.
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Old 07-21-2004, 12:47 PM   #2
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it's the size of a CD I believe, which is 120mm in diameter...somebody correct me if I'm wrong
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Old 07-21-2004, 01:15 PM   #3
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exactly the size of a cd
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Old 07-21-2004, 01:20 PM   #4
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You need a 4 1/2 inch hole saw.
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Old 07-21-2004, 01:23 PM   #5
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Old 07-21-2004, 01:24 PM   #6
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or if you have a ruler handy, 120mm = 12cm, any ruler/ measuring tape will have cm measurements.
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Old 07-21-2004, 01:31 PM   #7
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12cm=4.72"...?
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Old 07-21-2004, 01:33 PM   #8
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Old 07-21-2004, 01:41 PM   #9
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I've been calling around, and no one has a 4.5" hole saw. It looks like I am going to use a sawzaw or jigsaw or something like that.
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Old 07-21-2004, 01:43 PM   #10
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I hope you can fine a hole saw cheap. The cheapest one I could find here was $25 and didnt come with the chuck thing that goes in the center. I just used my nibbler ($6 on clearance at radio shack) to cut a nice 120mm perfectly circle hole. Took me about 30 minutes including prep time and drilling the starter hole. Make sure you tape over the area you are planning to cut with at least 2 layers of masking tape. This will help prevent accidental scrapes and scratches to your case's paint. Good luck
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Old 07-21-2004, 01:48 PM   #11
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I hope you can fine a hole saw cheap. The cheapest one I could find here was $25 and didnt come with the chuck thing that goes in the center. I just used my nibbler ($6 on clearance at radio shack) to cut a nice 120mm perfectly circle hole. Took me about 30 minutes including prep time and drilling the starter hole. Make sure you tape over the area you are planning to cut with at least 2 layers of masking tape. This will help prevent accidental scrapes and scratches to your case's paint. Good luck

Actually, I am cutting aluminum diamondplate... or at least thats the plan. I have no room for the pump and rad inside my case, so I am making an external case for it.

For some reason, I can't do anything the easy way. I make a job out of everything... it usually ends up decent though!
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Old 07-21-2004, 01:49 PM   #12
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diamondplate is cool, cool stuff. a total PitA to work with though
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Old 07-21-2004, 01:57 PM   #13
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it is usually also 38mm in depth if that helps any
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Old 07-21-2004, 01:58 PM   #14
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I just used my nibbler ($6 on clearance at radio shack) to cut a nice 120mm perfectly circle hole. Took me about 30 minutes including prep time and drilling the starter hole.
dude your hand must have been sore after that...I cut the fan grills on my old case off with a nibbler and my hands were sore for days afterwards...
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Old 07-21-2004, 02:02 PM   #15
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dude your hand must have been sore after that...I cut the fan grills on my old case off with a nibbler and my hands were sore for days afterwards...
... No Not really. I used my nibler for a good 2 hours when I first got my case, and my hands were a little sore, but not that bad. I cut out the area where the four intake fans go and the 2 exhaust fans in the back, because the holes they had drilled or whatever were too small, more than 50% of the opening was obstructed. I can see how it would make your hands sore though. I guess I just have resiliant hands
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nibbler... used one once... never again... the hole was terrible, took was longer than a dremel... way more effort... selling those should be a crime...
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nibbler... used one once... never again... the hole was terrible, took was longer than a dremel... way more effort... selling those should be a crime...
Maybe I got lucky... My hole came out awesome. I couldnt have done it better with a dremel, and the last time I used a dremel It took me three blades to cut about the same size hole.
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Old 07-21-2004, 02:26 PM   #18
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the last time I used a dremel It took me three blades to cut about the same size hole.
Thats the idea unless you're rich and buy the diamond cutting blade, but chieftec owners have it hard cos they make the cases out of some thick *** japanese steel which is far from easy to cut
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Old 07-21-2004, 02:35 PM   #19
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25.4mm per inch so 4.72"
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Let me know if you can find a 4.72" hole saw. 4.5" are available at homedepot and is only a shaved hair under 120mm.
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