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12v case fan to usb

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by brad1150, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. brad1150

    brad1150 Member

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    Migth be kinda random, but how can i attach a 12v pc case fan to be powered through usb (which is 5v?)? i plan on taking ym laptop case with its lcd mounted in it, taking the controller board im getting for th elcd and mounting it where the motherboard was, then mounting a small usb keyboard in it so i have everything for my monitor right there. But I need a good way to keep it cool, and I also want it to look cool all lit up with a led fan.
     
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    thecraigc Regular member

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    fans. hahaha... they're a thing of the past. get alien ware's liquid cooling system... its so cool.
     
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    haha liquid cooling is for people with spare money. besides, doesnt a liquid cooling system need a fan to cool it, fro a mobile desktop or a laptop?
     
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    either get 5v fan or dc to dc convertor or a step up transformer
     
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    the liquid coolin system uses some copper and silver sh*t or somethin... i can't remember...
     
  6. Auslander

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    liquid cooling systems are also a larger hassle, more expensive, less reliable, and do a lot more damage when something goes wrong. for a mobile system, liquid cooling is a [bold]very[/bold] bad idea.

    simply locating a 5v fan, as ddp said, would probably be the idea solution. which country are you located in?
     
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    im guessing the word "bad" is after very
     
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    yes it is. grammar errors today, as i'm sneaking around work to post on AD. >.>

    *corrected*
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    aus, naughty, naughty!!!
     
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    bah, quittin' time in about 90 minutes.

    i really should go do some counts on that GA68. meh.
     
  11. brad1150

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    I guess I will just find a 5v fan, ill just do some custom led modding and maybe a couple fans.
     

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