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September 16, 2013 8:54:25 PM

Hi all. I'm think about buying a new case fan but I don't know if it will work due to my motherboard's power requirement.

Fan: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products...
Check p.15 of my mobo manual: http://www.ctechinfo.net/documentation/manuals/narra3_m...
September 16, 2013 9:03:54 PM

It should most likely be compatible, seeing as how the fan requires only ~1.3 Watts and your motherboard can support single chassis fans with up to 8.8 Watts. However, that case fan in particular is quite expensive for what it actually does. The tipped fan blades are a nice feature because they will move air much more efficiently, but for 1/4th the cost you can get something that moves more air and requires less power usage in case you still have doubts about mobo compatibility.

Examples:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Remember to choose best answer! -Cael
September 16, 2013 9:07:50 PM

CaelDota said:
It should most likely be compatible, seeing as how the fan requires only ~1.3 Watts and your motherboard can support single chassis fans with up to 8.8 Watts. However, that case fan in particular is quite expensive for what it actually does. The tipped fan blades are a nice feature because they will move air much more efficiently, but for 1/4th the cost you can get something that moves more air and requires less power usage in case you still have doubts about mobo compatibility.

Examples:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Remember to choose best answer! -Cael

Thanks for the reply. What I'm worried about is that the fan needs less power than the minimum my mobo provides LOL. Sorry if I'm dumb but is this ok?

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September 16, 2013 9:11:48 PM
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Realpuffy said:
CaelDota said:
It should most likely be compatible, seeing as how the fan requires only ~1.3 Watts and your motherboard can support single chassis fans with up to 8.8 Watts. However, that case fan in particular is quite expensive for what it actually does. The tipped fan blades are a nice feature because they will move air much more efficiently, but for 1/4th the cost you can get something that moves more air and requires less power usage in case you still have doubts about mobo compatibility.

Examples:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Remember to choose best answer! -Cael

Thanks for the reply. What I'm worried about is that the fan needs less power than the minimum my mobo provides LOL. Sorry if I'm dumb but is this ok?


You're not dumb, it's an understandable mistake. You should be 100% fine with that case fan, but again, its expensive for how little it gives.

Remember to choose best answer! - Cael
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