Building own case, fan help? 4 replies

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morgster

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#1 12 years ago

I am going to have 2 80mm exhaust fans at the back, 1 80mm intake fan on the side and an 80mm intake on the front. It may sound like a dumb question but to make an intake fan all i do is turn the fan the other way round? This is bugging me! Also should i have 120mm fans in front and back? By the way im making it out of smoked blue half-clear acrylic and i am going to have neon and uv lights for those interested, lol. This is my project for school, any tips welcome for the build! Thanks




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#2 12 years ago

yep, you can just turn a fan around to get the flow in the direction you want. the intake and exhaust fans are identical design, just turned to suit the flow direction. usually fans draw air in from the case front and out at the back 120mm fans can be run slower than 80mm fans so will be quieter but move as much maybe more air because of their larger diameter, use a fan controller to slow the speed


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#3 12 years ago

Thanks. Do i need a fan with a special plug or something for a fan controller or just a normal fan. Can you reccomend some fans and a fan controller for me?




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#4 12 years ago

read this about fan controllers as there are large variety of them

http://www.tomshardware.com/2004/06/15/fighting_fan_noise_pollution/

as for fans try http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/Case_Lighted___UV_Fans.html

make sure the fan has a 3 pin connection as this is needed to work with a fan controller


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#5 12 years ago
M!tch make sure the fan has a 3 pin connection as this is needed to work with a fan controller

Only if you want/need the tachometer,any dc fan can be wired in as long as one uses the proper two wires(+ and -).:)