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Hey, I have bought a Cooler Master MegaFlow 200mm to replace a 200mm fan in my HAF X case which makes ticking sounds occasionally (the top one in HAF X)
Now I wonder if anyone has made experiance in "turning off" the LEDs, because i don't want the red light in my computer. Does anyone know what wire to cut to achieve disabled LEDs?

Second question (didnt want to make another thread)
Since the HAF X has another slot for an exhaust 200mm fan, is that one ok to use without changing the airflow too much?

I would then have inhaling fans:
- Front 230mm
- Side 200mm

Exhausting fans:
- Top 2x 200mm
- Rear 1x 140mm

I'm afraid the pressure inside would be too low then so the case would soak air into the case through openings that are not covered by dust filters (PCI Slots for example). I'm asking since the air here is quite dusty and hairy (cats)


Thanks:)
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When you look at the fan, you can clearly see the wires which are connected to the LED. chopping them would be enough to turn off the LED's. As far as I can remember these wires will be transparent in color.
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True, I just recieved a Cooler Master Megaflow and the LED wires are transparent. One led however has its wires very close to the wires that power the fan itsself, so be careful if you do decide to cut them.
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Hey, I have bought a Cooler Master MegaFlow 200mm to replace a 200mm fan in my HAF X case which makes ticking sounds occasionally (the top one in HAF X)
Now I wonder if anyone has made experiance in "turning off" the LEDs, because i don't want the red light in my computer. Does anyone know what wire to cut to achieve disabled LEDs?
Second question (didnt want to make another thread)
Since the HAF X has another slot for an exhaust 200mm fan, is that one ok to use without changing the airflow too much?
I would then have inhaling fans:
- Front 230mm
- Side 200mm
Exhausting fans:
- Top 2x 200mm
- Rear 1x 140mm
I'm afraid the pressure inside would be too low then so the case would soak air into the case through openings that are not covered by dust filters (PCI Slots for example). I'm asking since the air here is quite dusty and hairy (cats)
Thanks:)

I mocked up a picture of the fan. The leads for the LED's run along the supports of the fan, in clear wires (in pink boxes in the picture below). There is also another running alongside the power cable for the fan-- Sever the lines at any point to stop the LED, but leave the black & red wires alone--only cut the clear wires.
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If you add the 2nd fan in the top as exhaust, you're going to have negative air pressure in your case--which can lead to some dust problems. I'd recommend at very least turning around the 140mm to be intake, so you can keep the air pressure positive (more intake than exhaust). Silverstone has a pretty good article explaining that concept (Link).
     
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