Monday, October 22nd 2012

New Accessory Lets You Block Unused Fan Vents

Does your case have too many fan vents? If so, you'll find this accessory, which cropped up from deep within the bi-lanes of Tokyo's Akihabara district handy. The PA-044 from peripherals maker Ainex covers unused 120 mm and 140 mm fan vents firmly with standard screws. It is made of 0.8 mm-thick sheet of steel, and should block out noise from within the case, and serve as an anti-dust measure. According to the source, it should begin shipping from mid-November. It's likely that peripheral resellers could bring it westwards, selling it by the dozens.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara
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28 Comments on New Accessory Lets You Block Unused Fan Vents

#1
Drone
Gosh it's just a plate with four holes :rolleyes:
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#2
xBruce88x
what else were you expecting...

should come in handy for those custom builds/case mods. should be fairly cheap and keep dust out.
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#3
Jetster
And the sound in.........the corsair 550 comes with a similar option
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#4
hooj
Anymore than £5 for one of those and they can stick it where the sun don't shine.
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#5
Jetster
Yes it will keep the sun out too ;)
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#6
AphexDreamer
And it will obstruct views the size of its area. ;)
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#7
Derek12
I use duct tape and a piece of cardboard for this :) but this is more elegant.

Hoper there are similar covers for CDROM bays because I sold mine (I don't use it) and now I have a big hole covered with paper lol
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#8
tacosRcool
useful for those who have too many empty fan spots on their cases
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#9
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
If there's a hole for a fan, I fill it with a fan. XD
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#10
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
but why. leaving holes is good for equalizing the pressure!
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#11
THE_EGG
I wondered when this kind of thing would be implemented as an accessory. I think the ones that have been on the Fractal Design cases for some years now are great, especially with the noise deadening material on them.
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#12
Jetster
Its best to have just enough air flow to cool and keep positive case pressure. Keeps the USB and any other hole form clogging up with dust and making your case look dirty. Also its a PC not a air purifier. No need to run 100 cubic feet of air per min thru your case. It just makes a mess of it
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#13
Derek12
by: de.das.dude
but why. leaving holes is good for equalizing the pressure!
Yeah, but it's also a open door to dust & noise :)
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#14
RejZoR
Its something you can make with plastic tray from motherboard box and 4 screws. It's how i blocked my top vent hole. And since it is a transparent plastic i can see through it, yet the noise is contained within the case.
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#15
MadMan007
by: Derek12
I use duct tape and a piece of cardboard for this :) but this is more elegant.

Hoper there are similar covers for CDROM bays because I sold mine (I don't use it) and now I have a big hole covered with paper lol
Hah, I was going to say something similar - I use tape and black construction paper. Not QUITE so ghetto because the color matches :p but it works.
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#16
eidairaman1
i say just add another fan to that spot that doesnt have one, MOAR KEWLING POWAR!:rockout:
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#17
Fourstaff
by: eidairaman1
i say just add another fan to that spot that doesnt have one, MOAR KEWLING POWAR!:rockout:
But if you don't want the sound to come out :<
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#18
eidairaman1
by: Fourstaff
But if you don't want the sound to come out :<
:laugh: i suppose :toast:
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#19
Tatty_One
Senior Moderator
I have a sheet of magnetic stuff (technical term obviously), but it's 4mm thick, has smooth flexible outsides with 2mm of felt like stuff inside that you can just cut out to size and then just place them over vents..... works good for me, got it from a DIY place about 10 years ago I think, one metre square for about £2.99 back then.
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#21
eidairaman1
by: Tatty_One
I have a sheet of magnetic stuff (technical term obviously), but it's 4mm thick, has smooth flexible outsides with 2mm of felt like stuff inside that you can just cut out to size and then just place them over vents..... works good for me, got it from a DIY place about 10 years ago I think, one metre square for about £2.99 back then.
oh the flexible magnetic tape?
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#22
Tatty_One
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by: eidairaman1
oh the flexible magnetic tape?
No, this is thicker stuff, it's almost like the old (and thin) carpet tile surrounded in a thin metal casing that is flexible and magnetic.
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#25
drdeathx
by: de.das.dude
but why. leaving holes is good for equalizing the pressure!
Holes do not equalize pressure fan speed does. Also allows for more dust.
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