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Old 07-31-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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Question Using a case fan as a CPU fan?

Hey!

I am currently using Tacens Geluse II Extreme CPU Heatsink and the fan has its own manual speed control at the back where the pci slots are located. I was wondering if I could replace this fan to a Tacens case fan with same size, similar speed, airflow etc.

Just simply so I won't have to get up and manually change the speed EVERYTIME I decide to play games. Instead let my motherboard use its own speed control feature. Is this possible? Problem is they don't sell CPU fans on it's own but with the whole heatsink included =/ Thanks for reading.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:17 PM   #2
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Generally theres a spot where your CPU fan plugs into on your motherboard that you plug your CPU fan into and that will control the speed.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:21 PM   #3
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You can set any fan on your heatsink if it fits.
You'll need a fan with a 4 pin connector to have a rotation control of your mobo.
Also there is no need to be the very same specs. Could be a better one like any Noctua.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:28 PM   #4
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You can set any fan on your heatsink if it fits.
You'll need a fan with a 4 pin connector to have a rotation control of your mobo.
Also there is no need to be the very same specs. Could be a better one like any Noctua.
Nice...I was tempted to replace it with a Tacens Ventus Ice II (1200RPM and airflow 78 CFM / 90 CFM.
http://www.tacens.com/ventusiceii.php

Which brings to my next question. Can it have LED lights? Will it not cause heat straight into the heatsink???
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:42 PM   #5
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I dont think so. Too few heat.

Go for it!
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:44 PM   #6
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I dont think so. Too few heat.

Go for it!
Ok then! I'm all set Thanks for your help!
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