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Old December 15, 2008, 09:41 AM
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Default CoolerMaster HAF 932 Owners... A Question Please

Is the Front Intake Fan on that case easily replaced?
I love the design on the whole, but I am a Blue LED Fan Person by Design I suppose.

I want to know because If I do get this case in the New year, it might be the final nail that makes me decide yes. (That being said, I have to rebuild Apollo First!)

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Old December 15, 2008, 11:27 AM
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Let me check for you tonight. I have this case.

I know the top fan and the side fan use a different type of screw, maybe an Allen key. I would assume the front is the same, but I can't tell.

I honestly don't think it will be that easy to take it out since it is sandwiched between the harddrives and the front of the case. If the front part of the case comes off somehow it might be easy.

You should just clip the LED wires (they are on the side for the red fan) and then add your own LED's wherever you want in your case.
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Ahh Okay, thanks Confusion! Yeah other than that this case has me tickled!

One of those 'would like to know' moments so I can already Plot my next Move after I finish turning my Apollo into a monster!

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It's quite easily replaced. Just cautiously pop the front panel off below the 5.25" bays, and there's 4 screws holding the front fan in place. Slides out easily on either side :)
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just ordered 1 on saturday! cant wait :D
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Old December 15, 2008, 03:07 PM
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I think i might get one after christmas, now knowing that i can get rid of the red :) I don't want any LED's in my case. Going to use it for my server pc, which is on 24/7. How noisy are the fans?
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Old December 15, 2008, 06:08 PM
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Thanks Guys, I really appriciate going to take a look. I like the idea of swapping out parts and such so, its nice to know what the case is capable of doing for me.

That build shall be fun, but its 6 months off right now.

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Old December 15, 2008, 07:45 PM
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I found the same... fan would be super easy to take out/modify.

You'll love this case, it's so spacious!
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Fans come off easily if you have the right tools. hex i think or is it torx? be careful with the front though a peg got stuck in the hole and broke on mine, once off it's really simple and it uses standard screws.
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Old December 19, 2008, 06:50 PM
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I think i might get one after christmas, now knowing that i can get rid of the red :) I don't want any LED's in my case. Going to use it for my server pc, which is on 24/7. How noisy are the fans?

All 3 230mm fans are believed to run at around 800 rpm, they're fairly inaudible at 12V. I am a silent sound freak so I have them at about 7V and can barely hear them.

With respect to the LED, the front 230mm fan is semi white transparent and one can easily swap with one of the other two 230mm fan which dont have LED. That's what I ended up doing. The top 230mm fan has metric hex keys. So you have to go and buy a set of metric hex keys.
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