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Hello!
Will cutting the part which is highlighted hurt the fan somehow? Maybe it's integrity or w/e?
I need to mount it on my radiator like that:

, and that's the only way to do it using the default mounting clips.

Edited by Akusho - 7/16/11 at 11:38am
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post #2 of 21
not what you wanted to hear, but that fan is totally worthless as a heatsink/radiator cooler.
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Oh boy. Closed corner fans.

Is it a circular shape held by the corners of the fan or is the circle attached to the center of the fan by a plastic support?

Either way; you could get a saw and cut it off but I don't think it would end up looking too pretty lol.
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post #4 of 21
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I had few options with PWM and 2k rpm fans I need it as a pull fan, so it doesn't really matter.
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post #5 of 21
No it won't, but that fan is terribad, you should replace it.


Edit: Get a CM Blademaster 120. Way better then that worthless thing and has PWM as well.
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post #6 of 21
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Oh boy. Closed corner fans.

Is it a circular shape held by the corners of the fan or is the circle attached to the center of the fan by a plastic support?

Either way; you could get a saw and cut it off but I don't think it would end up looking too pretty lol.
I don't care about the appearance, as long as it does its job
I actually don't know how it's held... but there are another 4 legs behind the corners that seem to support it.
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post #7 of 21
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No it won't, but that fan is terribad, you should replace it.


Edit: Get a CM Blademaster 120. Way better then that worthless thing and has PWM as well.
Excalibur's CFM is higher than BladeMaster's by the manufacturer specs, isn't it?
Edited by Akusho - 7/16/11 at 11:56am
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post #8 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akusho View Post
Excalibur's CFM is higher than BladeMaster's by the manufacturer specs, isn't it?
It isn't all about CFM when we're talking about a radiator fan.

You also need static pressure.
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post #9 of 21
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Well, I'm fine with my stock Zalman fan. I need the Excalibur as a 2nd fan doing pull
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post #10 of 21
Unmatched fan for push/pull set up actually decrease it's performance.
Lots of ppl saying that on 212+ fan club.
I've actually tried it with different speed fans as Push/Pull on 212+ and my idle got lower but I got 2c increase on load temp with unmatched pair.
Stick with one or get good matched pair. Even that, the benefit will be about 2c drop.
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