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Originally Posted by tomandbeth View Post

Just FWIW.

My main hobby is "rollin yer own" telescopes. In that hobby it is common to suspend a computer fan like these to AVOID vibration. Heck, we even suspend the secondary mirror using Guitar string. The imporatnt thing is to use 4 sets where a pull on one set is cancelled by increased tension on the string opposite it. In a reflecting telescope, the fan helps the primary mirror track the night time temps and therefore give the best views.

All that said, I'd just as soon use a hole saw to make circular openings for a 120MM fan or two in the computer lid or cover.

are you spieing on you'r neibors?
years ago there where a bunch of stewartardess's living next door they where allways in there panites or pantieless I went out and got a hunting spotting scope could'nt see a dam thing, the salesman talked me out of a conventionale telescope told me there not good for spieing though windows.

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Just PM me your address and I'll send you case screws, fan screws and a sata cable.

PM you

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Originally Posted by drtdiver View Post

i guess i was just assuming that he was going to tie the fan to the case where there is an open spot you would normally mount a case fan. not suspending it in the air

hopefully the small computer store will be open today.


Bryan has mentioned that theres not much airflow around the HDD cage and suggested not to max it out, this HDD cage appears kindof big for just 2 3.5" HDDs
in addition to the rear sys. fan would I benefit from having a intake fan in the lower front mounted dianglelly aiming up toward the HDDs?
Bryan you are correct when you wrote the whole HDD cage is removalable w/ the big screw.

By stevethebrain at 2012-04-24

Thanks Guys
post #32 of 34
The fan has to either suck air in or blow air out of the case. From the last picture you have two spots for fans. The bottom front below the HDD cage would suck air in. It looks like there is already a fan installed in that location. The other spot is in the back and it will blow air out. It is already drilled for what looks like an 80mm case fan. Just buy a new one for $5 and it will come with screws. There is an arrow on the side of the fan indicating airflow. Make it point out of the case in the back location.
post #33 of 34
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Bryan are you saying there's allready a intake fan because of the white, red and green wire's?

I'll have to test it next time I have the cover off. or maybe hold a very thin piece of paper close to intake and see if it sucks in.
Thanks STB
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Originally Posted by stevethebrain View Post

Bryan are you saying there's allready a intake fan because of the white, red and green wire's?

I'll have to test it next time I have the cover off. or maybe hold a very thin piece of paper close to intake and see if it sucks in.
Thanks STB

It just looks like there is one in there behind the vent. It is rather typical to put one there. If there isn't one there then that's the first one I'd add.

Anyway, if your temps aren't getting hot then I'd not add any fans at all. All it will do is add noise.

The white, red, and green wires look to be from the buttons and indicator lights for the front of the case.
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