Originally Posted by DireLeon2010
Holy crap. The stock fans ARE crap. Just changed out the front and back fans with new Rosewills and I have a couple of questions.
1 - What can I do with the old fans since the 4 pin molex only has the two pins in them. I wanted to use them in my Destroyer then saw the separate adapters and went DOH!
2 - What kind of bearing does the top fan need? I remember reading something here about running horizontal not being good for some fans?
There's actually air going thru the drive cage now
Yah, lights aint too great either, can barely see 'em compared to my Everest's (Apollish Vegas all-around soon).
You should be able to use the fans in any case, the two wires coming outta the Molex are just the 12v and Ground, they only require them two to run. Usual Molex have 2xGnd, 1x12v and 1x5v.
When going straight into a PSU, that's all it needs. Only when going into a header will you want a third wire for RPM sensoring, or a fourth for PWM.
IIRC, they recommend ball-bearing types for horizontally mounted fans, as the angle puts pressure on sleeve-bearing and causes it to die quicker. However I don't really care too much about that, 'cos my fans will most likely last a long time regardless of the position I put them in, and if they fail in 4-6 years time 'cos I used a sleeve for a top exhaust, I'll just buy a new one.
Also, to imrpove airflow a tad more, you can also plop a fan on the inside of the HDD cage, blowing fresher air toward the GPU/PSU area and acting like a push/pull on your HDD's.
Originally Posted by DB006
Sandybridge in a Storm Scout (aka London Silly Nannies
Them new MSI Mobo's are lush, I can't wait to see the ones they bring out for BD. Edited by EvoBeardy - 1/8/11 at 9:49am