12v mods are great and all, but I have a better alternative... two actually!
1. Change the fan speed in your bios(If you are using a chip/tsop)
2. Do the 12v mod but add in a fan speed controller (The one from llamma is what I use) Now you will have a full 12v running to the fan, but when you turn down the speed controller, you can go as low as 5v I think. I use this all the time. 12v for long gaming sessions, 5 for movies, and anywhere in between as needed.
As for where to connect the lead, go for the MB. Since you can screw it down with a case screw you can rest assured it isn't going to come loose if you move it around. The tape method is a little more iffy. Also, don't forget that when you add in an 80mm fan, you're going to be pushing alot more air, so a full 12v is rarely necessary.
thanks,how do you set up the option with speed controller oon an stock xbx?thanks
When ever I attch something to the ground I use one of these
If you solder the wire and crimp it then you are sure it will never come loose, also I use a screw holw on part of the motherboard that has no traces around it....
were do you get these little attachments from? thanks
Edited by sifusifu, 04 March 2007 - 02:33 PM.