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post #1 of 10
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My case has came with slim brackets on the top panel for 2 80mm fans. I bought 2 AC PWM fans for them, however the brackets were too slim, and conficted with my Zalman anyway ( I found out the hard way, ouch !!). I ripped the soldered brackets off and now am considering mounting the fans externally.

The problems is wiring. I want to be able to easily unplug them before I remove the panel. I want to daisychain these to the 4 pin CPU fan plug with my 120mm's and have them exhausting directly over the Zalman.

This is probably a newbie question, but I'm sure I'm not the only one that could use some tips on this.

I took the opportunity to gets some bare pics while I wait for my new mb. one is from the short time I had the other running.


post #2 of 10
Put it through a empty PCI slot.
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Be creative......make it wireless
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Wireless fans? Please expand on this.
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I know nothing.....thats why I told you to be creative.
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post #6 of 10
Pass it through a PCI slot (easiest, but may need a 3-pin extension), cut a hole in a grill (easy), or cut a hole in the case (harder).
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Be creative......make it wireless
LoL. I would love to see this happen
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post #8 of 10
drop down the side, connect. put Panel back on. done.


how i did My Neon Tubes on my case Ext. before Later putting them through the front, then later removing them because of transport Damage
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Quote:
Be creative......make it wireless
thats what Tesla would do
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post #10 of 10
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The problem is that I want it on the 4pin series. Maybe I'll buy another fan to sacrifice the plugs and splice in for an extension. the chain just doesnt go that far and I dont want the wires reefing on my zalman when I open the top, so I want a plug.

I still have to dremel out the grills and do some other things, If I can keep all my cards at the bottom with my new board, maybe I can fit one of them on the extra PCI slots, and that + the vent on the top would probably be enough. Though I doubt that is possible.
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