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#1 daytona

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 08:44 AM

Hey all. I have a crystal case so I want to replace the fan with the LED fans. Anyone know any good fans to purchase that emit very bright (blue led) and at the same time, must be very quiet b/c I will not be running at stock speed.

thx guys

#2 Trance92071

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 09:04 AM

Just look for a fan that has a High CFM rating with a low dBA rating. Powmax makes some good bright and nice fans, some other good brands that I persoanaly like are Cooler master, Artic Cooling, and Evercool. There are a lot more but those are some good ones. And if you are buying online try www.newegg.com they have a great supply with super fast shipping.

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 09:15 AM

i got my fan 4 my crystal from llamma.com he has lighted ones and instructions and such forth i got a clear fan with 4 led's pretty bright and alot quiter than a 12v upgraded stock fan those sound like friggin 747's this one is so quite the dvd drive is louder!!

#4 daytona

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 09:37 AM

thx guys
chrono, which fan did you order from him?

Im guessing I won't have any installation issues with an 80MM fan, correct?

thx

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 09:48 AM

http://secure.llamma...php?cPath=43_79 the 4 led red fan and yes you will run into some cuttin of your hard drive tray and the bottom corner of your fan but really its no big deal i have a painted hard drive tray and dvd tray and i didnt even have to repaint them cause you caint tell at all where you do the cuttin

#6 daytona

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 10:01 AM

cool thx, I might just order this, looks like it will be nice and bright: Blue Cold Cathode 80mm Fan...or even the Blue Stove Fan, I think both will look pretty cool

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 01:27 PM

CC's mess ur hdd

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 03:11 PM

they mess ur hd? all they do is get hot and can blowup into pieces. but they are brighter. i like leds.

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 03:51 PM

i read they corrupt data sorry if im wrong

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 03:54 PM

o i never heard that im gonna look into it now im curious.

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 04:38 PM

check out the one in this box, it is clear and has 4 really bright leds.

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its from http://xoxide.com/80mmfans.html and its the first one there.

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 05:02 PM

that looks good.

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 07:55 PM

i fitted an 80 mm into my crystal it was a blue and red and even at standard voltage it cooled better than the stock fan but the leds wernt that bright so i gave it 12 volts and it was awesome i had it down to temps of 32.0c in game

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 07:59 PM

yeah thats what and upgraded fan will do smile.gif

#15 daytona

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 08:51 PM

damn do they really mess the hdd up? I guess i'll just get the 80mm fan caseyhalone got. Thing is, he has a clear case, with the crystal you won't really see it as bright..thats why I was thinking about the Cathode's.
onslaught, how did you hook up your fan? did you just cut the plug and splice them in to the hdd cabling?

thx




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