The first obstacle, is how to get the fan mounted stable inside
the case while pointing upward. Slot-bands, the small metal
strips that cover up unused slots on a case work incredible
for mounting fans. In most situations, after installation of
a sound card, modem, etc, there are plenty of these left over.
These work particularly well due to the rivet holes on the ends.
For this project, only two will be needed.
the slot-bands are not straight, they will need to be adjusted
before they are ready for mounting. Carefully rest the body
of the cover on the table, with the angled end dangling off
the side. Clamp down on the body of the cover with your hand,
and grasp the end with the pliers.
bend the end downwards until it is straight with the rest of
the slot-cover. You may need to place some fine adjustments
to get the slot cover completely straight. Repeat this process
with the second slot cover.
next step is to attach the mounting bands to the fan itself.
Any glue that is adhesive to plastic or metal should work. I
used normal super glue, which I found, at my local hardware
store. Carefully line up the end of the band, with the end of
the fan. This will aid in keeping both bands at the same length.
The important thing to remember is the more surface area that
the bands and the fan touch the more stable it will be. Remember
that an unstable gluing job could result in the fan coming lose
and crashing down on whatever cards are below it.