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#1EpicKingdom_Posted 6/15/2012 12:18:10 AM(edited)
I warned you, so I'd like to know what I need to fill these slots here on my Antec 300 Mini Tower, obviously fans but I've never played around with such things (so I don't know names / brands etc) & is it necessary? My temps are already great, I just like the blue led lights. ^_^ Go on, flame me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZM-kyslXbg

Notice, in video. The front ventilation slots are filled, the one I have have no mods, so there is nothing there just the doors as seen here. (my pic).

http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b449/Epic-Kingdom/SAM_3081.jpg
http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b449/Epic-Kingdom/SAM_3080.jpg

(edit) I was just told something like 120mm fans,
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4675264&CatId=802

Like this ^?

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#2Lemur_HPosted 6/15/2012 12:22:13 AM
Yes. Wouldn't hurt to hook them up to help with extra airflow for your 6950. And if you choose to run them directly off of the power supply, I see one or two free drive bays at the top of your case for a fan controller.
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#3EpicKingdom_(Topic Creator)Posted 6/15/2012 12:25:51 AM
Lemur_H posted...
Yes. Wouldn't hurt to hook them up to help with extra airflow for your 6950. And if you choose to run them directly off of the power supply, I see one or two free drive bays at the top of your case for a fan controller.


What's up again man, first off thank you for all your replies. I will be getting that 6950 within a few days so yes, I agree it wouldn't hurt! & a "fan controller" ..something else I am not familiar with & would have to look up. The "120mm" is what I need? & they hook up just as they would do for the stock fans to the PSU?
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#4Lemur_HPosted 6/15/2012 12:37:56 AM
120mm should work perfectly. You can either hook them up by molex, directly to your power supply, or you can plug them in directly to the motherboard. On molex, they run at full speed, which can be noisy. So you can have a fan controller somewhere in that connection which will allow you to adjust the fan speed whenever you want.

Something like these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992007

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992005

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999171

If you hook them up to the motherboard by their tiny 3-pin connectors, you won't need a fan controller. This can be annoying to do, at least in my case and motherboard. I still haven't bought a fan controller though, kinda used to the noise. >_>
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#5EpicKingdom_(Topic Creator)Posted 6/15/2012 12:40:33 AM
Alright cool man, I think I will go ahead & get a pair of 120mm fans but the fan controller isn't needed correct? Just some type of gizmo to control fan speeds?
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#6Lemur_HPosted 6/15/2012 12:45:40 AM
Yea, it isn't really necessary. Just invest in one later if the noise bothers you.
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