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Case -- Fans -- 90x90 -- 120x120

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Hi,

I am in possession of an old atx case of more than 15 years, I would like to use it for my new configuration and it seems to fit.

I noticed that a fan can be mounted on the back and the measure is 90x90 mm
but in the market I noticed that there are 120x120 mm.

- Are there 90x90 mm fans on the market?

- Could you mount a fan instead of the floppy in the front ?

- Would it be better to buy one of 120x120 mm and place it on the back, but drill to create the holes to fix it on the metal chassis?

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You could probably still find (somewhere) 90mm fans, but personally, I'd be more inclined to get a solid 120mm and drill new holes.
 
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Hi,

I am in possession of an old atx case of more than 15 years, I would like to use it for my new configuration and it seems to fit.

I noticed that a fan can be mounted on the back and the measure is 90x90 mm
but in the market I noticed that there are 120x120 mm.

- Are there 90x90 mm fans on the market?

- Could you mount a fan instead of the floppy in the front ?

- Would it be better to buy one of 120x120 mm and place it on the back, but drill to create the holes to fix it on the metal chassis?

Thank's
Regards
Are you sure it's 90x90mm as I think it's more likely 92x92mm fans.
 
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You could probably still find (somewhere) 90mm fans, but personally, I'd be more inclined to get a solid 120mm and drill new holes.
thank's

Are you sure it's 90x90mm as I think it's more likely 92x92mm fans.
I think you're right

90 x 90 mm is the measurement using the drawing line

ok so they are 92x92mm they exist on the market? or better to take a 120 mm directly?
 
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I think you're right

90 x 90 mm is the measurement using the drawing line

ok so they are 92x92mm they exist on the market? or better to take a 120 mm directly?
Post a photo of the case. Some cases cannot be modified to fit 120mm fans because there isn't enough clearance to cut out a larger square. The older cases tend to be narrower left to right. You may be better off using 92mm fans. You can also add a large fan to the side panel or to the roof or case floor.
 

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92mm fans are pretty common, should have no issue finding some good ones out there
 
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you could get 90x90 fan easier at my country, and it is cheap china handmade, under $1 each pieces:)
 
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as soon as possible I will publish the photos
I think it's a mid-tower of the HP but I'm not sure
has a removable side door
it's a 15 year old case more or less
like this
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note: the image is just an example to get an idea. does not correspond to the real case I have.


I made the measurements and these are about:

18cm (W) x38cm (H) x45cm (L)

the power supply I would like to put is this:
85mm (H) x 150mm (W) x 140mm (L)

while the mb is:
12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
ATX Form Factor

the power supply and the mb enter in the case?
 
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UPDATING :
likely that the motherboard I will take will be a m-ATX msi B450M PRO-VDH MAX

9.6 × 9.6 in (244 × 244 mm)




I'm seeing this fan Noctua NF-B9 redux-1600 PWM


what do you think?
 
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Those HP cases are all solid and bulletproof. I built my wife a PC around an earlier HP/Compaq case with a USB/card reader front panel and I was very pleased with the result.
Besides, she's not in the slightest bit interested in the aesthetics.
 
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Those HP cases are all solid and bulletproof. I built my wife a PC around an earlier HP/Compaq case with a USB/card reader front panel and I was very pleased with the result.
Besides, she's not in the slightest bit interested in the aesthetics.
for me aesthetics zero performance 100%. so I understand perfectly.

I'm glad there are people who use things they already have. without going after marketing.

I have this kind of case so I don't see the reason to spend money unnecessarily for a new one. I just hope we get everything in it.

now I have to see what kind of rear fan is the most indicated 92x92mm

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Is the rear 92 mm fan the only fan in that case? That's not much for a modern system. What are you planning on putting in that old case?
 
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Aesthetics are important for my main gaming rig, though :cool:
There were one or two niggles which can easily be overcome, such as the power button/HDD/powerLED front panel connections which are usually set in a block connector and don't normally match the motherboard pin connector config. Usually a case of mix and match with those little pins and a knife to cut the block if necessary. Also, those cases don't usually have a reset button.
The quality is can never be disputed though.
 
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Aesthetics are important for my main gaming rig, though :cool:
There were one or two niggles which can easily be overcome, such as the power button/HDD/powerLED front panel connections which are usually set in a block connector and don't normally match the motherboard pin connector config. Usually a case of mix and match with those little pins and a knife to cut the block if necessary. Also, those cases don't usually have a reset button.
The quality is can never be disputed though.

I have usually seen in the new cases the front panel wires are separated. I also believe in the case that they are separate but I'm not sure I should check. There is only one central on / off button plus the reset button and the power LED nothing else. I noticed two black and red wires running inside the case and coming to the motherboard I don't know what they are. maybe they are the audio while the two usb's are on the side and inside I am not clear what the usb cables are.
if in case the front panel cables are blocked how should one proceed? need to cut all the cables and then how to connect on the motherboard?


Is the rear 92 mm fan the only fan in that case? That's not much for a modern system. What are you planning on putting in that old case?
yes I think there is only the back one. for the moment i would try to put only the rear fan and see how it goes. maybe if there's space I'd like to put another fan in front of the instead of the floppy drive that will be removed.
 
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Noctua NF-B9 redux-1600 PWM



if there are other models that you consider better you can advise me
 
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Make sure that case fits ATX motherboards. To be honest, for the hassle involved, I'd recommend just buying a modern $30 budget case. There are some decent options in that price range.


Also keep in mind the 92mm fans will be louder than a 120 or 140 for the same amount of airflow. 140mm fans are great all around actually, I wish my case ran only 140s. The form factor is perfect for PC hardware.
 
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Make sure that case fits ATX motherboards. To be honest, for the hassle involved, I'd recommend just buying a modern $30 budget case. There are some decent options in that price range.


Also keep in mind the 92mm fans will be louder than a 120 or 140 for the same amount of airflow. 140mm fans are great all around actually, I wish my case ran only 140s. The form factor is perfect for PC hardware.
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I'll put this motherboard which is m-ATX
I think the motherboard comes in
I care relatively little about noise
msi B450M PRO-VDH MAX
9.6 × 9.6 in (244 × 244 mm)
 
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looks good but I repeat I would like to use possibly what I already have
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what do you think ?
*i don't see the cables at the connectors

ARCTIC F9 Pro PWM PST
 
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Post a photo of the case. Some cases cannot be modified to fit 120mm fans because there isn't enough clearance to cut out a larger square. The older cases tend to be narrower left to right. You may be better off using 92mm fans. You can also add a large fan to the side panel or to the roof or case floor.
These are the real photos of the case :
IMG_20190912_102023.jpg
IMG_20190912_101925.jpg
IMG_20190912_102043.jpg
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looks like 80mm side intake and a hybrid 80/92mm rear exhaust
pretty bad for airflow no matter what you do, really.
 
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looks like 80mm side intake and a hybrid 80/92mm rear exhaust
pretty bad for airflow no matter what you do, really.
Yep a new case would definitely be good buy for this setup. especially with modern GPUs.
 
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