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 Post subject: Question on additional rear fan
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:22 am 
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So i was thinking of adding a fan to my stock 630i case. I have all orginal fans. Unfortunatately i dont know much about the fans

I have:

2 front fans
1 small fan on the motherboard

I read a few posts here (many confusing) about adding a fan to the rear panel from the inside. I read there a some holes in the mesh grill that will allow a fan to be placed.

My room is very hot (no ac) and i want to add some better airflow by placing an exhaust fan in the case. I dont want to do anything major like replacing some of the other fans.

Also where does this fan plug into on the motherboard? Will the computer control the fan speed automatically ? I did not install any of the NVIDIA ESA software (issue with ram timings)

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 Post subject: Re: Question on additional rear fan
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:20 pm 
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Adding a rear exhaust fan is a win-win situation--it's inexpensive, easy to do, and can potentially drop your CPU temps by about 3 or 4 degrees C. Here are some "how tos" and photos:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4868&p=39370&hilit=rear+exhaust+fan#p39370

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 Post subject: Re: Question on additional rear fan
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:18 pm 
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From what i understand the fan will be on constantly at the the set RPM. Apparently there is a power connection on the LED light on the back somewhere. What size power connector is it and what is the voltage, amp, etc.. so i know what fan to get. Or do these things not matter.

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 Post subject: Re: Question on additional rear fan
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:40 pm 
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They do not matter. Just any 92x92x25 mm fan will work. The RPM that it will run at is more than sufficient.

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 Post subject: Re: Question on additional rear fan
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:09 pm 
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m3th0d1c4l wrote:
They do not matter. Just any 92x92x25 mm fan will work. The RPM that it will run at is more than sufficient.


I went a got a nice quiet fan today, but when i opened the case, i noticed that there is a connector for a 4-pin, the fan i purchased was 3-pin

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 Post subject: Re: Question on additional rear fan
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:13 pm 
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It does not matter. It will slide right in. Just align the notch. The extra pin is meant for PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) fans, like the giant ones in the front of the case.

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 Post subject: Re: Question on additional rear fan
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:49 am 
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Ok.. i did that and it works just great.

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