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Just note that the 2nd clip should be opposite from the one you have already mount, just upwards.
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post #82 of 145
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Completely normal clips. One side is like a swivel on a U-joint. The other is like a hinge. These enable the clips to swing down over the edge of the fan.

Working on the intake side of the fan:

You put the first peg through, then the u-shaped end goes through that peg.

Put the second peg through the hole to the right of your first peg. Take the L-shaped end and push it through the hole in the second peg. You will likely need to use a pair of needle nose pliers to get it through the first time.


The clips, once youput them on, will be hard to pull off the first several times you do it. The third set of clips will interfere with the second set of clips. It will make them harder to remove, but they will fit.

Take good pics so I can include them in the OP.
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post #83 of 145
Kewl they do fit , I thought that they interfered with the other set of clips.

Looks like I will request some then.
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Finally I finished installing it (I had a lunch break while I was installing them).

It was a pain in the ass to install the 3rd fan, but I think it was worth it, I am getting @ 3.8Ghz load temps with Folding@Home 39ºC-40ºC Not bad I got almost a 3ºC improvement

I couldn't put the 3rd fan fully straight because it would hit with my Audio cable, but now I realize that with the sound card I don't need that cable anymore? So I might give it another try in an hour and remove that cable and put it straight
    
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Ok so I removed the HD Audio cable since I never use the integrated sound, and here's some pics:






I hope you liked them
    
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Very nice.

I guess I'll have to wait 'til I have my own box downstairs again to take close-ups of how the fans interfere with each other.
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Ok so I removed the HD Audio cable since I never use the integrated sound, and here's some pics:

I hope you liked them

I'm sorry for shooting a request off to you but is there any chance that in your spare time that you could take a pic of the centre fan and the last fan's clips to show how close the fans clips are?
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I'm sorry for shooting a request off to you but is there any chance that in your spare time that you could take a pic of the centre fan and the last fan's clips to show how close the fans clips are?
Sure thing, if you don't mind, I will do it tomorrow evening, since I will go to sleep soon and tomorrow morning i'll be busy with family.

Right now I can tell you that the middle fan clips and other fan clips are touching each other and it was a pain in the @ss to get them installed, I had to make some pressure so the clips would fit, but it is easy to make them fit.

I'll upload some pictures for you tomorrow.
    
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Thank you so much, I look forward to seeing them.

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Thank you so much, I look forward to seeing them.

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No problem, as soon as I have some time, I'll make the pics for you.

If tomorrow night I still didn't do them (I may forget), please PM to remind me.
    
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