Introduction: PCI Slot Fan

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This shows how to make a custom PCI slot fan

Step 1: Materials Needed

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Material List:

1 Old PCI card
2 Fan (old 60mm cpu fan works best)
3 Hot glue gun
4 Screwdriver

Step 2: Disassemble PCI Card

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Remove any screws holding the card to the faceplate. Keep card for other projects.

Step 3: Add the Fan

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add glue to the face plate, place fan, and press firmly.

Step 4: This Should Be Finished Product

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Step 5: Put in Fan and Turn On

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Put the fan in the spot you want it, and connect to any cpu fan connector.


adamazing (author)2010-09-13

And of course, if you don't have a spare PCI card to dismantle, you could use the PCI slot blanks that come with the case.

zack247 (author)adamazing2010-09-21

unless they are those snap out ones...
i want to make a blower fan, so that i can make a pci blower fan, but i dont know how

adamazing (author)zack2472010-09-26

True, had forgotten those existed and didn't see the ones on your case!

I know the kind of "blower" fan you're talking about, but I can't think of a surefire way to do it using a regular case fan. Blocking the "from" side of the fan and removing strategic parts of the fan housing and PCI slot blanking plate could work, but I doubt it would be terribly efficient. There'd also be a limit to how much you could remove from the fan housing before you weakened it I guess.

zack247 (author)adamazing2010-09-26

i tried experimenting with a 120mm fan once and it wasn't very effective, and i have a blower fan from a old laptop, but i cant get it to spin.

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