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Cases Thermaltake Armor+

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Tungil90, 9 Jan 2011.

  1. Tungil90

    Tungil90 What's a Dremel?

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    Hey Folks,

    I'm a very happy user of the Thermaltake Armor+ Case, but some time ago the big side-fan broke and now I want to buy a new one, the only problem I have is...
    Which Size is it?

    The Thermaltake Homepage ( http://de.thermaltake.eu/product_info.aspx?PARENT_CID=C_00000090&id=C_00000091&name=Armor+&ovid= ) says:

    230x230x20mm

    but my measuring says exactly 220mm from bolt(middle) to bolt (middle)...

    So has anyboy modded/changed this fan already?
    Which one will fit??

    I would be really thankful for answers ;)

    Tungil
     
  2. Nealieboyee

    Nealieboyee Packaging Master!

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    Fans are not measured from hole to hole. They are measured from edge to edge. I.e. a 120mm fan is 120mm from one edge to the other.

    You can get 230mm BitFenix fans at Scan.co.uk, such as THIS
     
  3. Tungil90

    Tungil90 What's a Dremel?

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    That's Strange cause of course from hole to hole is longer than from side to side, which is in my case almost exact 200mm ?!!
    But why does the Thermaltke-site say 230,,?! I mean it's difference of 3cm!?
    But thanks for the hint, now I'll buy a 200mm fan^^
     
  4. Nealieboyee

    Nealieboyee Packaging Master!

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    No you'll have to buy a 230mm fan. Not 200mm. I doubt thermaltake got their measurements wrong.
     
  5. Tungil90

    Tungil90 What's a Dremel?

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    Nealieboyee Packaging Master!

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    Yes, from hole to hole, BUT when you buy the fan, the dimensions will be 230mm x 230mm.

    Take a 120mm fan for example. From hole to hole its 105mm, but edge to edge its 120mm. You don't buy a 105mm fan. You buy a 120mm.
     
  7. Tungil90

    Tungil90 What's a Dremel?

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    you know that what you say does not make sense at all? ;)

    You know that Pythagoras' theorem is: a²+b²=c² so if the sides are 105mm from hole to hole ( I always talk about the diagonal-hole-to-hole) is bigger than 105mm? ;)

    And when I take your word , I have to buy a 200mm-fan, cause from side to side it's 200mm as I mentioned in post #2 ;)
    But thanks for helping and the hint to measure the side, not the hole-2-hole thingy^^


    edit:
    aaaa^^ not I see what you ment! You ment from hole to hole on one side!
    I always talked about from hole to hole in diagonal^^

    But now as the above mentioned fan has the exact same measurements as i measured at the Armor+-fan
    (154 / 218 mm)
    I'll buy this one, even if it's a 200mm fan, not a 230mm...
     
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  8. Throbbi

    Throbbi What's a Dremel?

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    The one he listed is a 230mm fan but it fits a 200mm mounting.

    Most fans have a square frame. This (and some others including the one you have) have mounting holes in the same place as a 200mm fan but the blades protrude slightly between them allowing a bigger fan in a smaller mounting. Looks similar to Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man ;)
     
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    is the case less than 12 mths old?
    i had a front case fan go on mine, i tought to give ebuyer a try, and now they are sending me out a replacement fan.
    Ace customer service ;)
     
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    Throbbi What's a Dremel?

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    This. Mate of mine had a bad mobo from them and had a replacement within 3 days. Can't knock that. Worth a try.
     
  12. Tungil90

    Tungil90 What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, of course, but it's just slightly over 2 years old, so i don't have any warranty left...
    Otherwise I would have tried to contact TT ...
    But I'll buy the 200mm fan next week and will report if it fits^^



    edit: So today my fan arrived, in the end i bought:
    http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog...r-Master-200mm-MEGA-Flow-FAN-Blue::12858.html

    and it fitted perfect! I used the bigger drill-holes, i'm not shure if a 230mm fan would have fitted, but this one is exactly the same size as the original Thermaltake-fan!
    I thinks it's louder than the old one ( I can't compare it anymore^^ ) and it's definately thicker, it's 1 or 2mm away from my thermalright ifx-14, but it fits and does not have contact.
    And i think the airflow could be even bigger, 700turns per minute is not that much...^^
     
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