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Old 10-24-2006, 09:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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On my dad's computer when it was built all the case fans suck air in and none out so it sucks up dirt and it gets trapped really bad.
Is there any easy way to change the direction of one if the fans to let air flow out?
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Old 10-24-2006, 09:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Flip it over :freak:
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Old 10-24-2006, 09:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It doesn't look like it is going to fit the other way.
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Why not? Are they all really proprietary fans?
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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no the cables just won't reach if I flip the fan over because the cables are real short
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Get new fans; they're cheap.
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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you can also rotate fans, so the power cable comes out a different side

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[sarcasm]OMG?!?! Flipping it over? Rotating it?!?!?!

You can DO THAT!??!

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