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Fans on/off Switches

#1
Hi all,
I have a total of 8 case fans in my case and they are very noisy, :p i was just wondering how easy it is to make ON/OFF switches for them? if i bought the switches (what kind would i need?) how easy or safe is it to wire them up?
all the fans that i would want to add switches to are connected to the psu (4 pin) not the motherboard of course ;) but they are also connected inline with my cd roms and hdds.

is it possible at all to do this? :confused:

Thanks in advance!
 

Sazar

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#3
I dunno bout turning on and off... there are fan setting which turn the rpm's down depending on settings... high/med/low settings...

alternatively pop the side panel and unplug the fans (while computer is off to make sure you dont kill anything... incl yourself) and keep iit like that...
 
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PseudoKiller

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#4
What you are looking for is something called a baybus kit... try to do a search on Google and see what fits your needs.
 
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PseudoKiller

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#6
Sorry I am in the USA and I dont know of cheaper. I look at it like this, if you want something that will work youcan always make it yourself and just get the parts from a hardware store. But if you want something reliable go with the BayBus system. I mean without the fans your system will over heat and could burn out. This is not an area you want to go cheap on IMO
 
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silent_bob

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#7
if u just wanna turn em off manually - wivout fancy speed changers n stuff then just go n buy one (or more) cheap 2-way switch. Remember to break the RED wire when wiring up the switch. If u break the black wire then the fan is still live when the switch is turned off even tho it wont be spinning.

hope this helps!
 
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bhxtyrant

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#8
hitechmods.com has instructions telling you all the parts and steps to build your own baybus i am planning on making one when i build my new PC seems pretty easy to build just make sure you pay attention and dont cross any wires
 

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