how mny fans can i have?

By ripken204
Mar 12, 2005
  1. andygibbs

    andygibbs TS Rookie Posts: 60

    The case you linked to comes with 3 fans installed, do you want to remove one? There seems little point in this.


    are you saying that you want to take out two of the 90mm fans and put in a 120mm fan? This is unlikely to be possible, because the screw holes will be in the wrong places
  2. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

    Personally the more fans the better. Remember heat it the enemy here the cooler you keep everythign the better if your power supply can handle it.
  3. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    or you can be like me and mount extra fans with masking tape, :D
    I could only install one extra fan and the front of my crappy case, yet there is ventilation holes at the back, i taped in the fan, with my 2 extra fans the computer ran at 8*C lower than with stock cooling at idle. only thing is its a bit noisy and the WIRING is dogdy because i did it myself, i took the fans out of old PSU units and stole the little plugs of another old HDD and they just plug into the reciving thing, that you wouldplug into a HDD, its also piggybacked so 2 fans of one connector, best thing i ever did with my computer.

    I was just wondering, should each connector have only one thing, ive seen splitters, so how many fans you reckon i could get on ONE connectors?? also would if be worth cutting a hole in the side of the case and mounting more fans with mess over them (to stop dust etc.)

    Im thinking what i done is pretty dangerous, but try and stop me :wave:

    EDIT: also is it better to be using 3 pin fans? a pack of six wil set me back $30 AUD
  4. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    i mean on the front of the case, can i put more on the front?
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Overall, I'd say the only real limiting factor is how many you could physically fit in the case, assuming you mean the general PC standard kinds.
  6. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Yea umm

    I have mounted fans all over my case with black electrical tape, my rig is in a compaq case, so it looks like a mess but i dont care.

  7. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    did you like cut holes or what, i want to do that, but i dont have a saw i can do it with. i seen my friends com and he cut a massive hole and covered it with mesh. personally with the tests i ran, the computer is cooler witht he case on.
  8. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    i did cut holes

    Yes i used a dremmel (its like a very high speed drill, in case you didnt know). My dad is also a mechanic so he has all different types of tools to cut metal. But just a few days ago i decied to spruce up the rig and bought a case from newegg, so no more compaq case for me! :approve:

  9. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    yes i know of a dremel,
    BTw how much did yours cost? and is it worth ordering one off the internet?
  10. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Not that much

    I got a thermaltake for 34 bucks off newegg...yea its cheap but so am I. I had my own PSU but for the price its sturdy and looks nice. ( I dont like like bling bling stuff) I know i will take alot of crap for getting a 34 dollar case but i sutied my needs...


    btw- i hope you were refering to my purchasing of a case...
  11. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    the much did your dremel cost you?
  12. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495


    Ha, my bad i was confused!

    Ok i got my dremmel at Lowes, bu ti see youre in Austrailia so that wont be of much help...Sorry. It costs wround 60 USD. Hope this helps!

  13. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    f*** me, i dont hvae $120 AUD sitting around for that, even if i did, i'd rather just spend it on buying a good case.
  14. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495


    Yea its not worth getting for a case, but my dad is a mteal worker so he uses it alot....
  15. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    i could just drill like a pattern of holes if i was desperate, after all the damn hole saw heated my case up so much that it warpped the metal. I'll have a look at the next computer fair.
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