Cutting out a spot for my cpu fan on mobo tray? hmm

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i have a cooler master hyper n 520 cpu fan, and as you know there a pain to install and uninstall. i have a ultra m998 case with a metal slide out mobo tray. theres no cpu fan cut out on the tray but im planning on making one myself and cutting out a hole. do you think it will make the motherboard tray to weak? it would make things ALOT easier having a cutout on the tray can someone elaborate if they think it would be a bad thing to do
 

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im deffintley going to make a cut out now, such a huge pain in the a&$ having to take the entire computer apart to reinstall thermal paste or swap cpus !
 


Just had a look at how the N 520 installs and I see your point now. That's very inconvenient. It SHOULD be like the 212+/Evo and allow you to take the HSF off without taking the back plate off.