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Old 03-24-2010, 09:18 PM   #1
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Default Modding case for some more fans

I want to mod my case a little bit. I have an old Compaq Presario case that my PC is built in, mobo and PSU in the sig, and I was wondering what I had to do to be able to put another two fans on. Do I need an inverter or something because there's no more connections for extra fans on my board? Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:49 PM   #2
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You just need fans that use a molex to connect straight to the power supply. Most, if not all fans come with a connector in the box so you can use them either way.
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:17 AM   #3
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Default Re: Modding case for some more fans

And to be completely honest, I will never ever run fans off of the board--only the RPM tachs. I never load up my board with fans, especially if they are high-flow. I always use molex.
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Yeah, you never run fans with high amp ratings off the motherboard headers.
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:10 AM   #5
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^ The exception being PWM fans, yes?
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:24 AM   #6
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Default Re: Modding case for some more fans

where talkin 38mm fans here, not the standerd 25mm fans.
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Yup, things like this: http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/de12trblhisp.html

I don't know if they even make fans like them in PWM.
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They do. Delta has a monster one here:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/93...35&id=smgJu7vc

6000 RPM / 210 CFM
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IDK if i could ever put that in my case.... UGLY lol
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