Some of us nuts like to put fans in places their designers never intended. Tonight I am going to show you how to adapt a Gentle Typhoon for use with Noctua pegs and clips.
Why would I do this? After all, you can attach push and pull fans with Megahalems clips
, right? Right. But that doesn't cover how to adapt a Gentle Typhoon or a Thermalright TY-140 to fit in the center position of a Noctua NH-D14. This does.
First of all, pick your weapon:
My favorite for fan work is the coping saw - you can undercut a sidewall if you need to.
Here is a screw slot. It even has receptacles for nuts. It's made to allow someone to quickly attach this fan:
Here is a C-channel. It is oriented the same direction as the screw slot. It allows someone to insert two nuts and screw in two screws before needing to turn the fan:
OK now, let's make a cut:
OK. Ready for the attack with pliers?
And we get this:
Now we can see the open corners. OK, pop a peg in a screw hole. Hmm. Not much sticking through. That won't do:
So, a drill. A drill you hold in your hand so you don't push a hole through the soft plastic. I used a 9/32-inch drill. An 8mm drill would also do:
Here is a partially drilled hole, with plastic shards adhering to the drill:
When you're done, the peg pops in:
And this is what you get:
These days it takes about ten minutes to cut the corners, and about fifteen to drill the holes - carefully.
Scythe/Nidec Gentle Typhoon with Noctua fan clips.
ohhgourami put this in post #23.