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Case fan needed? Where to plug it in?

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March 3, 2012 12:17:50 AM

Hi all. My CoolIt CPU unit failed, so I am shifting to a Hyper 212 Plus air cooling unit. (Full story here if you are *really* interested: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/273716-29-water-cooli...)

Thing is, the CoolIt unit included an integrated case fan. So now I am wondering:

(1) Should I add a cheap 120mm case fan (in addition to the fan that sits next to the heat sink on the Hyper 212). Is that overkill? I don't overclock and have not had temperature problems.

(2) If I do add a case fan, where the heck do I plug the power cord in? The four-prong connection that the CoolIt unit used will be taken up by the Hyper 212. I have an EVGA 132-bl-e758-tr motherboard.

Thanks from a tinkering newb.

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March 3, 2012 12:24:10 AM

Hi :) 

Plug it into a Molex adaptor...

All the best Brett :) 
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March 3, 2012 4:51:35 AM

Most people that use the 212 add a second fan to the unit, its commonly referred to as a push-pull set up,
there should be a cha_fan, sys_fan or similar socket you can use although as brett says, the Psu is always there as an option
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March 4, 2012 2:09:19 AM

Thanks, all!
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March 4, 2012 8:16:51 AM

No problem man, glad to help
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March 4, 2012 9:14:23 AM

Motopsychojdn said:
Most people that use the 212 add a second fan to the unit, its commonly referred to as a push-pull set up,
there should be a cha_fan, sys_fan or similar socket you can use although as brett says, the Psu is always there as an option
Moto

moto = masters of the obvious ??
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March 4, 2012 9:38:28 AM

If it was in fact obvious then Op wouldn't have felt the need to ask....
:) 
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March 5, 2012 9:52:41 AM

lol no . just wanted to know if thats what the moto accronym you sign with meant .. Had to know :) 
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March 5, 2012 4:42:21 PM

Hehe,
Moto is a play on the origin (greek I think) of movement, motive etc,
and Psycho refers to functions of the brain, so one one hand its because I'm a nutter on a motorcycle,
but on the yoda side of things it means
'Movement of the mind'
which is something I tend to strive towards.

it also looks good on my driving licence :p 
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March 5, 2012 10:51:59 PM

ah ......[ solved ] tyvm
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