- Sep 19, 2015
Not sure if there's somewhere better to ask this.
I'm in the process of replacing the fans / shroud of my GPU with 120mm fans at the bottom of my ncase:
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One minor snag is the GPU heatsink has some small clips that stick out and get in the way on one of support arms on a fan, so it doesn't quite fit in fully:
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My thoughts are either bending the metal part of the heatsink away or cutting though the support arm on the fan to get it to fit.
I don't think the fans can be repositioned here and the clip isn't big enough to interfere with the fan blades so bending isn't essential.
I would rather make any change to the fan rather than the GPU but wondered this might fundamentally compromise it?
Any advice welcome.
Should be okay cutting just one, but will the blades spin with that inside the fan? Or, if it will spin, why do you need to cut anything — can't get the side cover on?
I would bend a non-supporting tab on the gpu before cutting a supporting member on the fan...The GPU is being stopped about 50mm short of the PCIE slot, being blocked by this metal bit hitting the fan support.
The metal bit is not tall enough to interfere with the fans when as intake, but does stop them being used for exhaust unfortunately.