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Anyone have any ideas what to do with this extra 80mm fan?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999120

I bought it thinking it would fit on the side vent on my case, but, the manual was wrong. I need a 92mm, and not an 80mm (stupid me for not measuring myself i know, but you think they'd get it right in the manual!!)

here's my case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133042

I'm guessing the only thing i could use it for is a spot fan haha.

And does anyone know what's a good 92mm fan? I was gonna buy the same fan, but it's only in 80, 90, and 120...and i'm pretty sure i need 92mm
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You could always use the 80mm where the 92mm should go by gluing the four corners of the fan in place (hot glue will come off with a bit of WD40, or other oil based solvent). If you don't want to do that, suspend it over your ram. Or just keep it; spare fans can come in handy (I've got tons of em).

A 90mm fan will usually fit a 92mm mount without much trouble. Anyway, I prefer scythe and pansonic fans.
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You could always use the 80mm where the 92mm should go by gluing the four corners of the fan in place (hot glue will come off with a bit of WD40, or other oil based solvent). If you don't want to do that, suspend it over your ram. Or just keep it; spare fans can come in handy (I've got tons of em).

A 90mm fan will usually fit a 92mm mount without much trouble. Anyway, I prefer scythe and pansonic fans.
Ok thanks! I'll look at a 90mm then, cause there's no nice looking ones in 92mm haha, at least on newegg
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Give it to me.
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There's no problem there, just get 92mm fans. good rig and GL
    
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What about using zip-ties and attaching it to the 5.25" drive bay and pointing it towards my RAM and CPU cooler? Or would this not have any effect on temps?
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