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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:56 am 
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I have this computer right here http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5279675&CatId=4926 and I'm thinking of adding two fans on the outside of the case. This case is real tiny so that's why i can't put a window. Does anybody else have some sort of mod idea/s that I can do to my case.


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Where do you plan to mount the external fans? Another option an exhaust fan or two mounted inside under the roof of the case? That along with the side mounted fan should provide plenty of air flow. A side window is always possible- have fun, rip it up and post some pics! :D


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Well to put two fans on the top roof would be a good idea but the problem is that the roof is attached to the side panel leaving almost no room for fans. Maybe two 60mm fans would do the trick.


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Two 60mm fans running as top exhaust could look pretty sick, especially with a grill of some sort.


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Two 60mm fans running as top exhaust could look pretty sick, especially with a grill of some sort.


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Two 60mm fans running as top exhaust could look pretty sick, especially with a grill of some sort.


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I was going to put two 60mm fans on top, but my damn psu sucks. It doesn't have any molex cables. It only has 2SATA, 20 pin, and 4Pin Connector. I checked my mobo right now and it has no fan connector ports :cry:
I guess I'm just going to paint it glossy black.


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hurv wrote:
Two 60mm fans running as top exhaust could look pretty sick, especially with a grill of some sort.


Check out my other post. It's called Help with Computer Case Painting. I have some pics that you may want to see :wink:


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One can always add molex connectors to the PSU ;)


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Are you serious? How though?


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Well, first you have to get an old or dead (preferrably) used PSU from someone, if you don't have one laying around somewhere already. Use some wire cutters/strippers to cut the wires attached to said molex connectors, and find a good length in the SATA power cables. Cut the 12v, 5v and ground connectors, but not the orange one. splice the molex connections in with the SATA power cables, and it's your choice how to cover up the raw wire. I usually use heatshrink tubing, but some use plasti-dip, some use electrical tape, etc. You just gotta not be afraid to hack into the wiring.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:07 pm 
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Hmm...Sounds like something fun to do, but unfortunately I use all my SATA cables so i wont be able to do what you said :(


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No, no. You splice into the cables. That way you end up with two devices per cable instead of one.


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No, no. You splice into the cables. That way you end up with two devices per cable instead of one.


Exactly, lol, you will be splicing the molex standard cables in WITH the SATA power cables, NOT replacing them.


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Ooohhh ok. Now I get you lol, but won't that like cause some problems because I'm running two things (ODD and Maybe Fan/s) with one cable?


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Ooohhh ok. Now I get you lol, but won't that like cause some problems because I'm running two things (ODD and Maybe Fan/s) with one cable?


Not at all, it's not like you're trying to hook up 10 hdd's on the 1 line and it's only rated for up to 4. Those rails can handle quite a lot. You'll be fine. Consider it tapping into your PSU's hidden potential.


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Nice, but i'm going to leave my pc as is becasue I'm planning to build a new and better pc soon.


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So I'd just suggest deleting this whole thread after an apology to us for wasting our time.


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PM_DMNKLR wrote:
So I'd just suggest deleting this whole thread after an apology to us for wasting our time.


Oh...Im sorry, but it's cause I really wanted this case to look cool and I got a little carried away with what I was going to do to.


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You mean all of the internal components, correct? Just making sure, seeing as how you're already close to finished with the paint job. Next time, I'd try to work all mods to the one pc into a single thread. Just a little friendly advice.


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