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Old 01-07-2006, 04:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, 12mm fans suck a LOT of air. And I was am/was going to get one. But I had an idea. :amazed: Since I'm throwing this PSU away, because it sucks and it just came with the case, what if I disected it, and took the 120mm fan out of it, then used that!?!? From looking through the grill, it looks just like a normal fan, so it might work, but I'd probably have to do some splicing. Well maybe not, you never know.

Any ideas, reccomendations, anyone done this before??
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you'd have to do splicing. Otherwise, It works.

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taking apart a psu is very dangerous since it has high amounts of electricity and could shock you. but if you know what your doing go ahead
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not if its not on and has been grounded though. I work with EE's, i'll have one of them do it.
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you'd have to do splicing. Otherwise, It works.

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Alot of the time now, the fan's in PSU's come with a standard 3 pin connector.
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You have to clear the power in it by hotwiring it (the green and any black with a paper clip) you will see it go to life for a fraction of a second then when you touch the capacitor it will give you a small shock - probally if it does at all.

Could save you a bit of money.
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Cmon ur gonna risk that electricity to save 10-20 bux, just make sure its grounded
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