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Car Fans are not a good Idea as all before me have said, but what is the deal breaker is the start up Amps for these automotive fans, some are upwards of 40Amps@ 12V that would brown out most PSUs shy of 1000W and the magnetic energy they produce is scary for computers.
You could do it but really just not practical even with external power and a soft start circuit.
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Car Fans are not a good Idea as all before me have said, but what is the deal breaker is the start up Amps for these automotive fans, some are upwards of 40Amps@ 12V that would brown out most PSUs shy of 1000W and the magnetic energy they produce is scary for computers.
You could do it but really just not practical even with external power and a soft start circuit.
Well thats why you should do what i said.

Keep it away from the PC. Leave it outside and tube the cooler water in.
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