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80mm fanadapter -- it works!

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sleddog

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Dec 17, 2000
Just finished a 60-to-80mm fanadapter... something like this one http://www.overclockers.com/tips238/ but for a PAL6035. It's a Mark I so it's kind of ugly, but it works. Using an old, low-output 80mm psu fan (all I have available) it's knocked a couple degrees off CPU temps, but better still it's so quiet! Not having a high-rpm 60mm fan in the case makes a *world* of difference.
 

Colin

Arctic Silver Senior
Joined
Dec 19, 2000
I’ll vouch for that. I made one out of a 24 oz Budweiser can for a Cooler Master HS. It worked great. I suspect I will do the same for the FOP 32 that’s going in my Linux box.
 

Tomsawyer

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Jan 5, 2001
reostats work wonders too. My 120's work great at half speed but if need be i can turn my case into an airboat :)
 
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sleddog

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Dec 17, 2000
Yup, rheostats are the next step, plus some decent fans (mine are all recycled psu ones). Right now I have fans wired 7v/12v on toggle switches -- one switch for the CPU fan and one switch for the 80mm intake and exhaust fans together. Switching everything to 7v is like stealth mode -- the hum from the deep freezer in the next room is louder than the computer sitting next to me. And I keep a CPU temp of about 39C (with seti c/l running plus browser and a few other apps, room temp 19C).