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I recently got a Coolermaster HAF X case and i decided that i wanted to go with green LED fans.

I have installed a 230mm Green LED fan that i bought on the front no problem, but the problem is with the 200mm fans.

I got some 200x20mm fans from the same place i got my 230mm fan, but i got the 20mm thick ones because they didn't have any 200x30mm available with Green LED's.

So on receiving them i realised that they weren't going to fit properly. The 20mm thick fans only have a mount on one side, so if i mounted them then they'd be blowing the wrong way (eg They can only work as exhaust if mounted on the side panel, or only work as intake if mounted on the top). So i can't use them.

The 200x30mm fans that come with the HAF X are from the megaflow series, except they are black and have no LED's installed.

On inspecting them i discovered that they already have the holes for the LED's in the frame and the have connections on the PCB for the LED wires.

So i thought i could simply take the LED's from the new fans and install them on the megaflows.

I took them off and soldered them to the megaflow's PCB, and i double and triple checked to make sure they were the right polarity. But they don't seem to light up at all.

Does anyone know how to add LED's to the megaflow fans or if there are any tutorials for doing so???
Edited by amorph - 2/7/11 at 12:03pm
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How are you plugging in the fans? To the mobo, or molex?

Do both fans connect the same way?

Did you use resistors of any sort?
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Originally Posted by NeighborhoodGeek View Post
How are you plugging in the fans? To the mobo, or molex?

Do both fans connect the same way?

Did you use resistors of any sort?
Nevermind i got it working!!

The LED's are connected to the fans circuit board which has it's own built in resistors so there's no need for extra resistors.

The fan is powered by my laptop. I used a USB cable and cut it and used the a 4-pin molex connection to connect it to the fan. (I use this method to test fans, lights, etc before i install them)

I had to do a bit of extra wiring to get the LED's to work. Each LED's positive wire had to be connected directly to the main fan positive wire for it to work.

It's working away fine now!!
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Originally Posted by amurph0 View Post
I recently got a Coolermaster HAF X case and i decided that i wanted to go with green LED fans.

I have installed a 230mm Green LED fan that i bought on the front no problem, but the problem is with the 200mm fans.

I got some 200x20mm fans from the same place i got my 230mm fan, but i got the 20mm thick ones because they didn't have any 200x30mm available with Green LED's.

So on receiving them i realised that they weren't going to fit properly. The 20mm thick fans only have a mount on one side, so if i mounted them then they'd be blowing the wrong way (eg They can only work as exhaust if mounted on the side panel, or only work as intake if mounted on the top). So i can't use them.

The 200x30mm fans that come with the HAF X are from the megaflow series, except they are black and have no LED's installed.

On inspecting them i discovered that they already have the holes for the LED's in the frame and the have connections on the PCB for the LED wires.

So i thought i could simply take the LED's from the new fans and install them on the megaflows.

I took them off and soldered them to the megaflow's PCB, and i double and triple checked to make sure they were the right polarity. But they don't seem to light up at all.

Does anyone know how to add LED's to the megaflow fans or if there are any tutorials for doing so???
Can you tell me where you bought your 230mm green fan? I can't even find a blue one anywhere.
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I'm not sure but I think the green led's were bought seperately and then atached to the original fan.
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Originally Posted by Lutsk92 View Post
Can you tell me where you bought your 230mm green fan? I can't even find a blue one anywhere.
Their made by a company called BitFenix:
http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/pr...s/spectre-led/

They make 120mm, 140mm, 200mm and 230mm fans in Blue, Red, Green, Orange and White.

They're a new company who only set up this year.

This is one of their videos of the fans:

I know how hard it is to find big fans with green LED's!!

EDIT: Suppliers for their stuff is hard to find. I live in Ireland and the only place i could get them was a UK shop called Scan.co.uk

Quote:
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I'm not sure but I think the green led's were bought seperately and then atached to the original fan.
Nope
Edited by amorph - 12/22/10 at 2:14pm
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Rofl, they only sell in Europe.. owell no biggie, ill just change the LED
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