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I'm wondering if this is safe...

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You'll be fine, though personally I'd get a smaller fan and glue it w/ some Goop on the NB.
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Or you could get one of these http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Antec+-+...13339&st=antec spotcool&cp=1&lp=5
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Ok thanks. I'd definitely like to do something a bit more classy but It'll do for now.
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post #5 of 12
It is safeish, aslong as the fan doesnt rattle about. It put some rubber under it so that it doesnt vibrate the card and potentially crack any soldier or resistors on the card?
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Or you could get one of these http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Antec+-+...13339&st=antec spotcool&cp=1&lp=5
For what it's worth, I had two of those Antec Spot Cools in my old setup years ago. They worked fine for the first few months, but slowly and surely, they progressively got louder and louder where they easily became the loudest parts in my entire case. It did not even matter if you set them to the lowest setting as there would be a very obvious buzzing/droning coming from the motors.

If this is meant as a temporary solution to hold over until a better cooling solution or get a better case is obtained, then they will do their job adequately. If this is permanent, I would look towards something else as they don't seem to last over the long run.

To the OP: your fan is fine so long as the casing to the fan is plastic.
     
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For what it's worth, I had two of those Antec Spot Cools in my old setup years ago. They worked fine for the first few months, but slowly and surely, they progressively got louder and louder where they easily became the loudest parts in my entire case. It did not even matter if you set them to the lowest setting as there would be a very obvious buzzing/droning coming from the motors.

If this is meant as a temporary solution to hold over until a better cooling solution or get a better case is obtained, then they will do their job adequately. If this is permanent, I would look towards something else as they don't seem to last over the long run.

To the OP: your fan is fine so long as the casing to the fan is plastic.
Ive had mine for a year, its not loud at all, and pushs plenty of air. Maybe you just had a bad batch.
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Small fans like that don't weigh anything, so it isn't weighing it down or harming anything.
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Mattb2e View Post
Ive had mine for a year, its not loud at all, and pushs plenty of air. Maybe you just had a bad batch.
Mine works for just over 2 years now and it is just as quiet as new.
For the record, I set it to 'medium' all the time.
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