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Old 08-22-2004, 09:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to get a system fan, i found out that there are different sizes of fans
80 mm, 92 mm, 120 mm. Am i right in thinking that i can't just buy any fan and stick it on the back of my case. Should i measure the distance between the holes of the case to determine what size fan i need?

i narrowed it down to four makes
QuietPC, are they good makes?

i liked a QuietPC with temperature control, is temperature control something which is desired. there were two of those fans on this websutre, one was a 92 mm one nd the other was a 80 mm. the 92 mm one was slightly more expensive than the 80 mm.

also one of the fans had a seperate signal connector to the motherboard, what would that do?

there were soem fans with 3 pin headers and some with 4 pin headers. the 4 pin header is a molex connector?

do i need a fan filter, does an 80 mm fan require an 80 mm fan filter?

my cpu fan gathers a lot of stuff which clogs up air circulation. what size of the fan filter do i require?

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Old 08-22-2004, 09:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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another question, is it better to go for a fan with a 3 pin header which would draw power from the mobo, or for a 4 pin connector which i think draws power from the molex connector?

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Old 08-22-2004, 10:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i heard power from mobo is better than power from PSU
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