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Hi everyone,

Just wondering about this but I have in my garage a spare 10" radiator fan for my car, its a slimline fan used for aftermarket radiators, its not the most powerful so only pushes about 1700CFM, my friend has a 3000CFM 12" fan on his rad.

Thing is, they are 12Vs, massive air flow even at low RPMs, is anyone running a fan this size on here? I might just attach one to the outside of the side panel and have a mesh insert then just link it to the PSU.

Anyone done this?
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post #2 of 10
You'll need to come up with a way of powering it. I wouldn't plug an electric fan for a car radiator into your PSU.

I had a PC almost fifteen years ago that had a failed CPU fan (didn't know enough at the time to replace it or fix it) so I just took the side panel off and put a box fan next to my case and it ran fine. Without the fan it would randomly reboot.
post #3 of 10
2500mm? You mean 250mm right?
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Yes lol
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post #5 of 10
2500mm is a 2.5 meter fan. Good luck at putting that on your pC
post #6 of 10
Get a ducted 10,000 CFM fan, and then duct it right onto the CPU heatsink.

Enjoy 40C load @ 4 GHz on an i7.
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I was being serious though, would it be an idea to use a much larger fan like that at low RPM rather than the 120mm fans im using now?
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post #8 of 10
It should see how many Amps it draws on the back of the fan. If it doesn't draw more Amps than your PSU can handle on a 12V rail I think it should work. I doubt it will be very quiet though.

There are 220mm and 250mm fans made for computers.

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g36/...ans-Page1.html

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post #9 of 10
HAF 932 comes with 3 larger sized fans.
post #10 of 10
Heck, even the old XClio Propeller comes with like, a 360mm fan.

When I saw the thead title though, I HAD to come in and see what this was about though. I pictured you having a massive fan hooked to a car radiator hooked to your machine.. Ah well.
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