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 Post subject: Help with Rear Fan Exhaust Purchase
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:06 pm 
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Ok. So that Patton fan I put up a few weeks ago just ain't helpin' much.

Been hearin' 'bout some "rear exhaust fan" addon that helps regulate the airflow. Just lookin' at my case it seems a little crowded so here's a picture:

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I'd like ya'lls opinion. Do you think I could fit one in? If so, which would you recommend? I shop at Newegg so I figure they'd have something.

Also, how the hell would I install it (from mounting to plugging it in)? I'm a total newb, I know.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Rear Fan Exhaust Purchase
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:34 pm 
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No problem at all--a rear exhaust fan is very simple to install, perhaps easier than installing a video card.

Any 92mm fan should work fine, but avoid sleeve-based fans, as they wear out faster than the ball bearing/double-ball bearing types. Two recommended fans are listed below; I personally use the Vantec SF9225L (as does devjonfos and others):

http://www.my630i.com/resources/mods.ht ... xhaustfans

To install, align the fan from inside the 630i's case with the pre-drilled holes in the grill (ensuring the direction that the air will flow out of the case), and screw the included screws in from the outside. When done, just connect the fan's connector to the four-pin connector above it. If your fan connector has three pins, leave the topmost pin empty (i.e. just plug the connector into the lower three pins of the connector above it--in the image you included, it's visually blocked by the black cable--the red rectangle in the included photo shows where it is). Here's an excellent photo of the installed Vantec fan and the connector, courtesy of devjonfos:

http://devjonfos.com/images/Vantec_fan_installed.jpg

Some more of dev's notes and photos are here:

http://all-things-geek-to-me.net/articl ... 8163112130


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 Post subject: Re: Help with Rear Fan Exhaust Purchase
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:34 pm 
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That is a fan-f*#!-tastic post, gdonner. I didn't know that the Resource Collective offers mod recommendations. This is site quite comprehensive!

I'll look into this further: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... %20SF9225L

Would I be able to control the fan with any software? I currently use nvidia's ESA just so I can keep it all in one place although I have noticed its...twitchyness. Still, I'm a minimalist so I'd hate to install anything else.

Also, is this model particularly noisy and does a rear exhaust fan really help that much? :-\ Right now my temps are (from lowest/highest): CPU 48/56; GPU 56/65

Much appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Rear Fan Exhaust Purchase
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:17 am 
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You're welcome--glad to help. :) The fan won't be controllable, so it runs at full speed. To my knowledge, the four-pin header that the rear exhaust fan plugs into doesn't provide any ESA functionality (so that goes for any 92mm fan, not just the Vantec). As for noise, it's very quiet--I can virtually guarantee you won't be able to hear it above your two 120mm intake fans, or any GPU fan you have running.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Rear Fan Exhaust Purchase
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:02 pm 
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I bought:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835129032

What i liked about this one, is while I can't control the fan, it can control itself.
Hooked up fast/easy and is pretty quite.

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Like gdonner and others, I initially bought the Vantec stealth, but later switched it out to this Thermaltake 90mm because I liked the blue LEDS and also because it has a manual controller that fits into one of the free expansion slots behind the rig:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999121

You can manually change the speeds as needed. Got a second one blowing on my heatsink as well -- lights up the case like a UFO and is great for adjusting speeds/cooling when gaming, especially now that the weather is warming up. :)

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I have another foto make ,for Fan-connector 3 pol.
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 Post subject: Re: Help with Rear Fan Exhaust Purchase
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I ordered this one because of the automatic speed control and it has the soft mounting thingys and a four pin connector

http://www.amazon.com/Nexus-Real-Silent ... 936&sr=8-3


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 Post subject: Re: Help with Rear Fan Exhaust Purchase
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Just installed the Vantec SF9225L Stealth fan. Works great! I've noticed only a 2-3 degrees difference on my GPU, but my CPU is about 4-5 degrees cooler. Great work for under $15 bucks.

No problems with the installation either. Pretty simple altho' it took trial and error to figure out which side to point out. Hehehehe...

Thanks to all! Hopefully this thread will help someone else!

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Rear Fan Exhaust Purchase
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Great--I'm glad the installation went smoothly (heh; and I double/triple-checked the direction of air flow as well when putting mine in--the labeling on the fan wasn't so easy to find). :) Like you said, it's really a good investment considering how inexpensive and easy to install it is.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Rear Fan Exhaust Purchase
 Post Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 1:09 am 
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I just wanted to drop out of lurking mode to say this site is absolutely the best. As a result of this thread and a couple of others related the rear fan on a 630i, I knew exactly what size fan to get and how to install it myself. And while I didn't get one of the fans recommended, I did get a ball bearing fan (Antec 3 speed Tricool) and was surprised to find out it is motherboard controllable. I also learned to ensure I installed the fan correctly relative to airflow (and yes I initially installed the darn thing backward).

Bottom line is that this site is a better organized and more comprehensive site than Dell's. Thanks for being here. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Rear Fan Exhaust Purchase
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Hi Bill, glad the site has been a help--and welcome to the forum! I'm curious as to what software you use to control its fan speed?

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Rear Fan Exhaust Purchase
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Hope I didn't mis-speak. I'm using the nvidia motherboard software from Dell. What I was referring to (or what I meant) was that the rear fan's speed seems to adjust (speed up or slow down) with the front fan, not that I can control it (or pre-set) from within the software control panel.

Sorry for the confusion. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Rear Fan Exhaust Purchase
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Not to worry--the fact that it automatically matches the front fans is interesting..! Does anyone else have a fan that does the same? (that I can tell, my Vantec Stealth SF9225L rear exhaust fan always runs at 100%).

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Rear Fan Exhaust Purchase
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Hi...I got my rear fan (Antec Tricool 3 speed 92mm double ball bearing) set up as told here. Mine came with a 4 pin molex and also with a 3 pin small female plug. I plugged that 3 pin one showed in the pictures here exactly as shown (leaving the upper pin alone) at the rear case, but I dont get any power from it. I do get power when I connect the 4 pin molex to one of those molex plugs available in the back of the front DVD/CD drives. What may the problem be? The fan does work on the 4 pin molex.


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 Post subject: Re: Help with Rear Fan Exhaust Purchase
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I'm not sure why you're not getting power when it's plugged in the standard way :geek: Maybe one of our gurus can offer some advice?

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Rear Fan Exhaust Purchase
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@BillA1: Are you sure you have TriCool (with the little switch) rather than SmartCool (which has an internal temperature sensor)? If it's SmartCool, that would explain why it changes speed on its own.

@siffert: Power comes through the two bottom-most pins; the picture in this thread makes it look as though the blue wire is negative when it is, in fact, supposed to be the speed sensor. Make sure that the power (usually red and black) wires are connected to the bottom pins. (It'd be nice to know if this helped.)

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Ok i am looking to buy this fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product
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http://www.coolerguys.com/840556088813.html

Tell me what one would be the best for this upgrade i am looking for a fan with LED's.
I know this is a really stupid question but i am still learning so take it easy :P
Do I have the fan suck the air out of the case?

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midKnight wrote:
@BillA1: Are you sure you have TriCool (with the little switch) rather than SmartCool (which has an internal temperature sensor)? If it's SmartCool, that would explain why it changes speed on its own.

@siffert: Power comes through the two bottom-most pins; the picture in this thread makes it look as though the blue wire is negative when it is, in fact, supposed to be the speed sensor. Make sure that the power (usually red and black) wires are connected to the bottom pins. (It'd be nice to know if this helped.)


Sorry to be late, but thanks to you I got it working after reading your
answer. Though oddly, Speedfan is not picking up my Tricool (with the
little switch) fan speed. No biggie though, as I got Tricool running
at top speed on the switch and can barely hear it. Good fan.

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