How to connect extra case fans for Skybuck's Dream PC (2006) ?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Skybuck Flying, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. Hello,

    I have bought almost all components of Skybuck's Dream PC (2006). The only
    thing which is missing is the case and some case fans. (The only other thing
    I did not order is the diskdrive 7-in-1 card reader. It was not available
    and I probably don't really need it, since floppy disks are not produced
    anymore and little usefull... everything can be done with boot cd's, I also
    changed the cd/dvd rom drive to a newer BenQ 1655 model with lightscribe

    I really want to be able to connect some extra case fans to blow cool air
    over my two hitachi harddisks of 500 GB each. A reviewer recommend doing
    this so I think it's wise to follow that recommendation.

    The case will be a Chieftec case. However, only the german supplier is able
    to deliver the Smart Series and he seems incapable of deliviring it lol. So
    I might have to switch to a Bravo Series case which seems to have the same
    internals... so only the front of the case is different.

    Both chieftec cases seems to be able to mount 5 additional fans. One 120
    millimeter fan and four 92 millimeter fans.

    Here is a link to the alternative chieftec case which has the same

    (It says 90 mm fans... but they probably mean 92mm fans).

    The german chieftec website recommends using 92 mm fans with 3 pin
    connectors which are to be connected to the motherboard (?). Link to
    AF-0925S fan which mentions in german "1x 3-pin Motherboardanschluss inkl.
    Tachosignal / 1x Molex" (???)

    So I checked the manual of the asus A8N32-SLI deluxe motherboard but it does
    not mention anything about extra case fans ? It only mentions an optional
    fan to be used for a water cooling solution.

    I can think of two possibilities:

    1. Connect the fans to the motherboard.
    2. Connect the fans to the power supply.

    So my big question is:

    How to connect the fans ???

    Skybuck Flying, Apr 4, 2006
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  2. Skybuck Flying

    John Lewis Guest

    There are some very nice cases which have the 120mm front intake fan
    blowing over the hard-disks.... er. what wrong with that ? Of course,
    you need to choose a case that does not have an air-throttling front
    door, or minisule ventilation holes, which is a little difficult these
    days where fancy lights and prety looks take precedence over function,
    but no doubt you have thought of all those things...

    ..John Lewis
    John Lewis, Apr 5, 2006
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  3. Skybuck Flying

    Skybuck Guest

    Take a look at the Chieftec Case.

    It has special holes in the case at the location of the harddisk rack.

    The 92 millimeters fans can be mounted behind these holes to blow cool
    air or suck cool air over the harddisks.

    So to me the Chieftec case(s) seem just perfect. (Smart and Bravo
    Series at least ;))

    Skybuck =D
    Skybuck, Apr 6, 2006
  4. Skybuck Flying

    Craig Sutton Guest

    I prefer quiet!
    Craig Sutton, Apr 6, 2006
  5. Skybuck Flying

    John Lewis Guest

    The Chieftec website is a disaster. Pretty pics, minimal technical

    ATX V2.x power-supply ? Or provide your own ?

    Motherboard tray ?

    John Lewis
    John Lewis, Apr 6, 2006
  6. Skybuck Flying

    Skybuck Guest

    You should consult your supplier if it comes with a power supply or
    not. I think most will deliver the case without the power supply...
    which is quite good for building your own (dream) pc =D I got my a nice
    juicy power supply 600 wattage bring it on =D

    Until a few days ago I didnt even know such a motherboard tray feature
    existed... however I think I really need it... it might be handy... I
    think the case I ordered does not come with such a feature hehe.

    The case will probably arrive on monday so then I'll know for sure and
    build my new dream pc for 2006 =D (Finally !) =D ;)

    The website seems to be only a show room.

    Skybuck, Apr 8, 2006
  7. Skybuck Flying

    Skybuck Guest

    Me too... those 92 millimeters fans are the lowest noise fans I could
    find... however one never knows... I'll find out monday how much noise
    my case produces... It's going to be interesting.

    I think my case could possibly produce a lot less noise then my current
    old computer. However there will be like hmmm let's see:

    2x 120 millimeter fans
    4x 92 millimeter fans
    2x graphics cards fans... probably 92 millimeters as well not sure how
    big they are.
    1x cpu fan probably 80 or 92 millimeters... later I ll check how big
    they are.


    That's a whoping 9 fans in my case... holymoly !

    I never had that much fans in my case ever.

    It's going to be interesting for sure. I know decibels add up... but
    then again they spreaded out a bit... It's going to be very

    7 of the 9 fans were selected by me to be low noise. The 8th fan in the
    power supply should be low noise as well. That leaves the fan of the
    cpu (athlon x2 dual core 3800+) boxed... I dont know if that is going
    to be a noisy fan... it's possible though.

    Skybuck, Apr 8, 2006
  8. Skybuck Flying

    Skybuck Guest

    Though mounting 4 extra fans in my case next to the already two 120
    millimeter fans seems a bit over the top. I just ordered those extra
    two just in case.

    So I will probably only mount 2 extra 92 millimeter fans for the
    harddisks and one extra 120 millimeter fan for the dual graphics....

    And if I feel that's not safe only then will I mount another 2 extra
    fans for the dual graphics.

    So it's going to be 7 or 9 fans.

    It's a bit vague... but for now it will have to do...

    Skybuck, Apr 8, 2006
  9. Skybuck Flying

    Skybuck Guest

    OH SHIT.

    I just noticed something... on the pictures on the chieftec website the
    fans are mounted near the graphics card.

    So I am not sure if I can mount fans at the harddisk location... if I
    can't mount fans there then I am pretty much screwed oh-oh.

    Skybuck, Apr 8, 2006
  10. Skybuck Flying

    Skybuck Guest

    Thank god... I was getting worried there for a moment.

    At least at these pictures it can be clearly seen that there is this
    bracket right at the spot where the harddisks are... and fans should be
    able to be mounted there yup.

    I hope my case comes with the bracket..l think it will fingers crossed
    ;) :D

    Skybuck, Apr 8, 2006
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