• Welcome to Overclockers Forums! Join us to reply in threads, receive reduced ads, and to customize your site experience!

how to install case fan???

Overclockers is supported by our readers. When you click a link to make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn More.

moosedick

Member
Joined
Apr 17, 2001
i have an enlight 7237 case and an 80mm sunon fan. i want to put this fan on the back as an exhaust fan. how do i attach it properly to the case? thanks
 

Colin

Arctic Silver Senior
Joined
Dec 19, 2000
Computer stores have screws designed for fans. You can also use a sheet metal screw or plain old nuts and bolts.
 

outhouse

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2001
Location
Auburn California
If you want to try and make it a little more quiet you can add rubber gromets to the mouting screws and use silicone in the gap that is now present and this helps quite a bit.
 
W

William

Guest
Colin (Jun 05, 2001 09:07 p.m.):
Computer stores have screws designed for fans. You can also use a sheet metal screw or plain old nuts and bolts.

when in a bind, almost anything will work. I have used electrical wire and fishing line with great success.
 

Ridenow

Sneaky Moderator
Joined
Apr 17, 2001
Location
Springfield, IL
Cut up mouse pads make good sound deadening washers. 1/8" ones work better than 1/4" ones. If you are asking how to make a hole there are many methods. I prefer a hole saw and a drill, makes a nice round opening.
 

Colin

Arctic Silver Senior
Joined
Dec 19, 2000
I forgot to mention zip ties! If your case has a built in grill, you may want to cut it out and substitute a less restrictive wire grill.