"Reactor" Billet Fan Grill, 3/16" thick


 

$29.99

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120mm CNC milled from blocks of 3/16" thick aluminum. Machined Brush Aluminum finish. Each 120mm grill measures 5-1/4" x 5-1/4" and includes #10 x 5/8" stainless screws.



Do-it-yourself guide to installing PC cooling fan and grill to top panel.

Measuring Square or Ruler.

Small Flat head screw driver.

Phillips screw driver.

120mm wire fan grill for tracing (Or download printable pc cooling fan hole template below)

Center Punch.

Paint Pen or Marker.

Drill press (or Hand Power Drill)

Arbor for attaching 4.5" Hole Saw Attachment to Drill Press or Hand Power drill

4.5" Bi-Metal hole saw attachment.

Two Large C-clamps (if you're using Drill press.

Block of wood, to fit under the top panel.

Hand punch as shown here for making the screw mounting holes, or you can use a power drill.

If you don't have access to a Drill press, you can use Hand Power Drill. Minimum volts for Cordless Power Drill is 18V, but 24v would be ideal for cutting into most PC cases.

Download Fan Grill Hole Templates PDF File

Before printing, you must select "None" for page scaling
in your print dialogue box!

We're using Lian Li PC7-plus mid tower case for this tutorial.

Using Measuring Square to determine center location of the 120mm Wire PC fan grill.

Draw outline around the 120mm PC Wire fan Grill.

Now you have the exact location outlined for the Hole Saw guide bit.

Unscrew and remove the top panel.


Bi-metal hole saws are specialized attachments that allow you to drill large diameter holes. You need an Arbor (sold separately) that fits your drill in order to use a hole saw attachment. Here are the conversions for using a hole saw for the most popular PC cooling fans. For this guide, we're using 4.5-inch hole saw for 120mm cooling fan.

  • 80mm = 3-inch hole saw
  • 92mm = 3.5-inch hole saw
  • 120mm = 4.5-inch hole saw
  • 140mm = 5.5-inch hole saw


If you don't have access to a Drill press (pictured below), you can use hand power drill or a cordless drill. Minimum recommended volts for cordless power drill is 18V, but 24v would be more ideal for cutting into most PC cases.

In this guide I'll be using my bench top drill press. Before making our 120mm hole, You'll want to find a piece of wood to place your panel upon, before using the hole saw. This will help prevent the top panel from bending and drilling into your work surface.

I've placed pieces of acrylic material under the C-clamps, to prevent the panel from getting scratched or damaged. You can use scraps of thin wood or thick cardboard. *Tip: Apply Cutting Oil or WD40 to the edges of the Hole saw, to help prevent heat build up as it cuts the aluminum.

Next step is making the fan mounting hole. Take your time.

You will need to drill the fan screw mounting holes next. I prefer using 1/4" size drill bit.

Use Round side hand file to debur the edges of the opening

You can use sandpaper as alternative to hand file.

Peel off tape and inspect work. You may want to use Medium grit sandpaper to give the edges a once over...

Install your PC cooling fan and grill. Stand back and admire your work!

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Here is some of the other Custom Gaming PC and Case Mods created by Bill Owen at Mnpctech.


Bill has been described as a very influential Gaming and Overclocking PC designer and builder. His custom PC case mods are often used for advertising, marketing and displays for PC hardware related trade shows. He has a dedicated fan base through social media, which helps it get your brand publicized, so you get maximum exposure. Bill also has 13 years experience in product design, development and retail sales of PC hardware and related accessories. Many of the custom paint jobs on Bill's PCs are performed by Brad Galvin. Bill's Desktop PC builds have been considered works of art. They have been featured in the numerous websites and publications including CPU Magazine,Custom PC Magazine, Forbes, Maximum PC, NVIDIA, and PC World magazines. My desktop PCs are often used for marketing and displays at tech or gaming related trade shows that include CES, CeBIT, Computex, Comic-Con, Pax East, and Quakecon. Mnpctech's clients over the past 14 years have included AMD, Antec, ASUS, Bitfenix, Fractal Design, Cooler Master, CM Storm, Ecomaster, Enermax, Lian-Li, Logic Supply, MSI, NZXT, Phanteks, Logic Supply,Razer, OCZ. Sapphire, and Thermaltake.

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System Specs:

1x Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.8GHz

1x EVGA Dark X79 Motherboard

1x Force GS SSD 240GB

2x 16GB Dominator DDR3

2x EVGA 780 GTXvideo cards

2x EK-FC Titan SEblocks

1x EK parallel terminalfor the 780 GTXs.

2x Aqua Computer Aqualis 450ml Reservoirsfrom FrozenCPU

2x LAING D5 Waterpumpfrom FrozenCPU

2x EK 480 Radiatorsfrom FrozenCPU

1x EVGA SuperNOVA NEX1500Classified Power Supply

1x Firgelli L16-P Linear Actuator, 100mm Stroke, 150:1 gear ratio, 12 volts

1x Ameritool Custom gas filled 750-4 Stainless Gas Spring

1x LG Bluray drive 5.25 External Optical

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GPU = ZOTAC 470 GTX
SSD: Mushkin Callisto 64GB
PSU: Silverstone 600W


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