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yes exactly... thanks
Yea that is hot-swap and it is very possible.
I want to do the same thing now....

I think it could be done very easily for example on my antec 300's front 2 fans which swing out.

What case do you have? and what fans were you looking to make hotswapable?
    
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What I'm thinking it can easily done by using metal contacts, where you solder the 3 wires (Red, Black, Yellow respectively) to some sort of metal springs or contacts, and then solder the other 3 wires on another one, then glue it on to the case.

But being it metal it might short it out so maybe a small cardboard strip to glue it on to the case as well... I don't know, I don't have MUCH electronics experience, but I know my way around things..
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What I'm thinking it can easily done by using metal contacts, where you solder the 3 wires (Red, Black, Yellow respectively) to some sort of metal springs or contacts, and then solder the other 3 wires on another one, then glue it on to the case.

But being it metal it might short it out so maybe a small cardboard strip to glue it on to the case as well... I don't know, I don't have MUCH electronics experience, but I know my way around things..
Yes that is VERY simmilar to what i was thinking. Exept what i was going to do is cover the area around it with black electrical tape, then use a spring, or metal contact of some sort, (Tin foil?) and attach that, making sure they dont short. Then when i close the door for the fan it will connect..
    
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Eh, nevermind. Not paying attention to what I saw.

But in regards to that video, that's pretty damn AWESOME. Dust cover & quick/easy to remove fans. It never used to bug me when new hardware came about ~a year or so after a build, but these days stuff isn't just new, it's inovative too. Grrr....
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Eh, nevermind. Not paying attention to what I saw.

But in regards to that video, that's pretty damn AWESOME. Dust cover & quick/easy to remove fans. It never used to bug me when new hardware came about ~a year or so after a build, but these days stuff isn't just new, it's inovative too. Grrr....
Yea i want that -__- My antec already has the dust filter built in, not the quick release. So i will get to modding lol.
    
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Why on earth would you ever want to do that?
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Hmm i have a server with hot swappable fans. Maybe Ill develop a hot swappable desktop fan Once I do, ill let you know on how to do it.
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Why on earth would you ever want to do that?
Bragging rights? No more fiddling with having to replug the damn 3 or 4 pin (PWM) connectors the the motherboard when you want to change the fan?
Less stress on the motherboard over time?
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post #19 of 29
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Bragging rights? No more fiddling with having to replug the damn 3 or 4 pin (PWM) connectors the the motherboard when you want to change the fan?
Less stress on the motherboard over time?




None of those things sound like an advantage to me.


For me, my fans are hooked up to the built in Lian Li fan controller, so changing fans is easy, not that I ever do once the build is done.
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None of those things sound like an advantage to me.


For me, my fans are hooked up to the built in Lian Li fan controller, so changing fans is easy, not that I ever do once the build is done.
You still have to fiddle around with the wires if you do change fans. more stress on the fan controller
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