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Old 01-07-2006, 08:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got my intake fan, but I have a question...In between the case metal chassis and the front bezel of the case, there's the grate where the fan goes. Does this fan go in the HDD area or in between? I also can't figure out which way is the correct way (sucking air), and lastly, should this be plugged into the mobo, or the PSU, because the 3-pin cord they gave is only a couple of inches, but they have an adapter to hook up to the PSU cable.

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Old 01-08-2006, 12:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Normally it goes in between the HD rack and the case itself. If a fan is going into the front of a case, then it should be set to intake (suck) air into the case.

I would just plug it into the PSU. If you want to monitor the rpm of the fan, then you could plug it into the mobo.

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