Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

Adding another cooling fan for Inspiron 530

Last response: in Components
Share
July 21, 2011 2:20:41 PM

So I'm upgrading my Inspiron 530, I'm getting an XFX ATI Radeon 5670 1GB, 500W CoolerMaster PSU and This Case http://www.raidmax.com/chassis/skyline.html

My issue is with the case, it has 5 fans included and I would like to be able to run them all, and I was wondering how I could use the existing three pin fan connector, or the PSU to rig four more fans.
July 21, 2011 2:51:30 PM

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

It's great that you are adding more fans! 'Daisy chain' all the connectors together and then connect the cable to the PSU. All fans connecting in this manner will run at full rated speed. Look into DbA ratings before buying the fans.
Score
0
July 21, 2011 4:18:18 PM

Thanks, would I have to buy the cable for each individual fan?
Score
0
Related resources

Best solution

July 21, 2011 4:25:54 PM

Yes, each fan will need one 3-pin connector; hence 1 cable per fan. Then daisy chain them together.

http://www.google.com/search?q=daisy+chaining&hl=en&rlz...
Share
July 21, 2011 4:34:22 PM

I never thought I could do it that way. :p  I appreciate your help.
Score
0
July 21, 2011 4:34:29 PM

Best answer selected by YoshiLegend.
Score
0
July 21, 2011 4:39:04 PM

Thank you!
Score
0
July 21, 2011 4:41:13 PM

Your very much welcome.

P.S. Do you think I should get a cheap Fan controller, since the fans wont be controlled by the motherboard?
Score
0
July 21, 2011 4:45:51 PM

Yoshilegend said:
Your very much welcome.

P.S. Do you think I should get a cheap Fan controller, since the fans wont be controlled by the motherboard?

Yes, that is a good idea. I have one in my case but I don't use it that much because I have not installed additional fans (low priority because my temps are great).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Mine is a Scythe and I recall paying less than $20 for it. I must say that it dresses up the computer rather well. And now there are 'touch control' fan controllers with digital outputs that look real high tech - :) 
Score
0
July 21, 2011 4:50:35 PM

Ubrales said:
Yes, that is a good idea. I have one in my case but I don't use it that much because I have not installed additional fans (low priority because my temps are great). I will post a link for you.

The NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen fan controller http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... seems like a fairly good one. Do you have any other suggestions?
Score
0
July 21, 2011 4:53:32 PM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
Score
0
!