Recently my 230mm side fan on my element G ThermalTake case stopped working. I opened up the case and saw that the 3 pin connector that attaches to the chassis was bent, so I assumed the connection was dead. Indeed, this could have been my fault because I might have pulled side case cover towards me when removing it to inspect it. Oh, well. Anyways, I'm looking for a replacement fan because my gfx card no longer has sufficient cooling (~50C idle).
I went on the TT website and they sell the exact fan that I broke but I really don't want to buy it because the design is really terrible (and shipping to Canada is 50 dollars). I'm not sure of the exact name of the connector but basically it is 3 open pins that make contact with a sensor board on the chassis near the frotn bottom left side corner of the case. When you put the side cover on and slide it into the slot, the 3 pins depress onto the sensor board and the fan works. (this, by the way, is the only complaint I have about this case, it is really awesome, check it out!)
What I really liked about the TT fan was the fact that it changed RPM according to needs of the computer. It was also extremely quiet. If I buy a stock 230mm fan that can be installed in the side case using 4 screws and a 4 pin molex connector, will my sabertooth motherboard adjust the RPM like it did with the old fan? Or will it just blast 900RPM the whole time?
Furthermore, does anyone have any suggestions for the replacement fan?
Thanks a lot, I really appreciate it!!