PCI slot fan mounting

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ceraf
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PCI slot fan mounting

Post by ceraf » Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:02 pm

Anyone have ideas of mounting an 80mm (or larger) fan using a pci slot? I've decided to go for the ghetto-but-practical way of cooling my video card heatsink.

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Post by nici » Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:43 pm

Look here

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Post by ceraf » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:19 pm

thanks, that was pretty cool.



although that wasn't quite what i was looking for. I'd like to find ways to mount a fan using the pci slot, or unless there's a more convenient way.

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Post by Tephras » Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:21 am

Even though I have seen pictures of the PCI slot cover mod on quite a lot of sites before, I did not manage to find a single pic of it through Google, so instead I'll just quote Rusty:
Rusty075 wrote:You could also use an extra PCI slot cover to mount the fan to. Just bend the screw-end back, and drill a couple of holes along its length to mount the fan to. Somewhere here on SPCR there's a pic of what I'm talking about.

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Post by ceraf » Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:56 pm

any way to mount a fan in this fashion?

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/ ... No=1784262


I'm thinking of a pci slot cover design, but I can't think of a way to change the orientation of the fan. Also, fan vibration is another concern.

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Post by Tephras » Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:48 pm

To get some inspiration, check this article. And in this thread there are some photos, like this and this one for instance. However, as you wrote, fan vibration might be a problem.

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Post by ceraf » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:55 pm

Tephras wrote:To get some inspiration, check this article. And in this thread there are some photos, like this and this one for instance. However, as you wrote, fan vibration might be a problem.

thanks! that was exactly what i was looking for. i think i'll look into trying to dampen the vibration or find some way to provide more structural support.

time to whip out my leftover zipties...

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