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Old 08-09-2004, 09:31 AM   #1
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Cooling fans for DIY PC enclosure:

1. Where do I get them?

2. What's the best way to cut the hole for them?

3. Should it blow air in or suck air out?

4. Does anyone know where I can get a switch that will supply variable voltage to the fan based on temperature (not necessary but would be nice)?
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1. Where do I get them?
Um. Hardware storemight have them. A PC shop will most definatly have them but they will likly be 12V DC vs 115V AC so a power converter will be needed. RadioShack should also have them in either or power setting.

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2. What's the best way to cut the hole for them?
A holesaw bit for your drill.

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3. Should it blow air in or suck air out?
I would suggest they blow cool air in and have some vent holes to allow the warm air to exit.

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4. Does anyone know where I can get a switch that will supply variable voltage to the fan based on temperature (not necessary but would be nice)?
The nice ICECAP fans that you can get online have a thermo voltage regulator built in. My first guess for something DIY would be radioshack.
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Old 08-12-2004, 07:40 PM   #3
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get the Vantec Stealth 92mm fans. i bought four of them for my canopy (220w PC lights) and they are dead quiet. no need to decrease their voltage at all.
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