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Antec P180 Fans

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by Kirth Gersen, 25 Mar 2006.

  1. Kirth Gersen

    Hitman

    Joined: 4 Nov 2005

    Posts: 617

    Hi,

    The P180 stock Tricool 120mm fans are great, but... they are a pain to get to if you want to ramp up the speed for all three when doing heavy duty gaming (ie you have to open the case :p ).

    The other day, I did a bit of foolish instant shopping at my local PC component shop, and bought an Coolermaster Aerogate 2, thinking that I could control the speeds using the aerogate front panel. However, looking at the Tricools, they don't have the standard power connectors to attach to the Aerogate, and the speed controls are just a dead end.

    Anyone had this problem and figured out a mod?

    Anyone figure out an easier way to drive the fans from outside the case?

    Hope you can help
     
  2. Yewen

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Nov 2003

    Posts: 17,719

    Location: Leeds

    Are you talking about the fans need a molex connector and the fan controller being the smaller 3 pin fan type?

    Also that case should be fine with the fans at just 7v, quiet and cool.

    Mod guides are in the sticky for perminantly changing it.
     
  3. Kirth Gersen

    Hitman

    Joined: 4 Nov 2005

    Posts: 617

    Yewen,

    Yes, the Molex connector obviously doesn't fit. Wonder if they do conversion cables?

    Yep, I know the fans are quiet - no problem there, but I want to turn them up for gaming (I have a fanless VGA card, and need plenty of airflow for games), which means I don't want to permanently mod them as per the sticky guides.

    Cheers
     
  4. Yewen

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Nov 2003

    Posts: 17,719

    Location: Leeds

  5. Kirth Gersen

    Hitman

    Joined: 4 Nov 2005

    Posts: 617

    cheers mate - I'll give the adapters a go.