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MiSTer Fan

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Hello I bought a MiSTer without fan and I need a fan. Of course, is not necessary the noctura. Anyone knows about link in Amazon or wherever bot buy a cheap fan for the MiSTer?

Thank you

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field3d wrote:Hello I bought a MiSTer without fan and I need a fan. Of course, is not necessary the noctura. Anyone knows about link in Amazon or wherever bot buy a cheap fan for the MiSTer?

Thank you
You just need to search for 40mm fan 5v. I have heard 12v can also be used for quieter operation. The cheapest will probably be from eBay shipped from China or Hong Kong for around $1 USD.

There will be many to choose from and you can pick one that meets your noise-level, cost and delivery time requirements.

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BBond007 wrote:
field3d wrote:Hello I bought a MiSTer without fan and I need a fan. Of course, is not necessary the noctura. Anyone knows about link in Amazon or wherever bot buy a cheap fan for the MiSTer?

Thank you
You just need to search for 40mm fan 5v. I have heard 12v can also be used for quieter operation. The cheapest will probably be from eBay shipped from China or Hong Kong for around $1 USD.

There will be many to choose from and you can pick one that meets your noise-level, cost and delivery time requirements.
Ok perfect. I will look for 5V.

Thank you

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You may want to check this link: https://misteraddons.com/40mm-fan-shoot ... t-1-noise/

I changed a 5v to a 12v and it made a world of difference.

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Oh wow thank you so much!

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there is ADDA fan i use. It's quieter than Noctua. And it costs only 5USD!
With 3.3V it even quieter.
Noctua is not a panacea.

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Ok, and 3.3 V is not a problem with the 5 V supplies the MiSTer?

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The Noctua fans are overkill for MiSTer.
A generic 12v 40x40x10 fan will move plenty of air, and be whisper quiet
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But the Noctua running @3V (68R in the line) is even more silent :D

But I’m maybe not normal - I‘m also running a water cooling for my PC, but not for overclocking but for silence.

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nope.
Mine is AD0405LB-G70

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THaase wrote:But the Noctua running @3V (68R in the line) is even more silent :D
ADDA is more quieter than Noctua either on 5V and 3.3V. You don't need to use resistor. Just modify the IOBoard to supply 3.3v. There is 3.3V on IOBoard.
Future IOBoard versions will include FAN option 3.3V/5V

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Sorgelig wrote:
THaase wrote:But the Noctua running @3V (68R in the line) is even more silent :D
Future IOBoard versions will include FAN option 3.3V/5V
This is great!

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Sorgelig wrote:
THaase wrote:But the Noctua running @3V (68R in the line) is even more silent :D
ADDA is more quieter than Noctua either on 5V and 3.3V. You don't need to use resistor. Just modify the IOBoard to supply 3.3v. There is 3.3V on IOBoard.

Future IOBoard versions will include FAN option 3.3V/5V
How you modify the IOBoard to supply 3.3V? Any link or diagram?

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No links. You just need to understand the schematics and ready to tinker.

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I tried now this Noctua Fab 12V fan:

https://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Cooling-B ... g-NF-A4x10

And it doesn’t spin. I use the 3 pin to 2 pinch converter inside the box of the Noctua fan but it doesn’t spin what could be the problem? Maybe, I need strictly a 5 V or 3V Noctua fan?

Thank you

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field3d wrote:I tried now this Noctua Fab 12V fan:

https://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Cooling-B ... g-NF-A4x10

And it doesn’t spin. I use the 3 pin to 2 pinch converter inside the box of the Noctua fan but it doesn’t spin what could be the problem? Maybe, I need strictly a 5 V or 3V Noctua fan?

Thank you
I’ve watched a few video reviews of small Noctua fans
And they all seem to show that they will only
Run at the voltage they are rated at.

One review had a double wide 5volt fan which actually
Needed slightly more than 5v to spin.

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yellperil wrote:
field3d wrote:I tried now this Noctua Fab 12V fan:

https://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Cooling-B ... g-NF-A4x10

And it doesn’t spin. I use the 3 pin to 2 pinch converter inside the box of the Noctua fan but it doesn’t spin what could be the problem? Maybe, I need strictly a 5 V or 3V Noctua fan?

Thank you
I’ve watched a few video reviews of small Noctua fans
And they all seem to show that they will only
Run at the voltage they are rated at.

One review had a double wide 5volt fan which actually
Needed slightly more than 5v to spin.
Ok thank you. I will check with 5V. Like it was suppose a generic 12V work perfect but 12V Noctua not.

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field3d wrote:
yellperil wrote:
field3d wrote:I tried now this Noctua Fab 12V fan:

https://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Cooling-B ... g-NF-A4x10

And it doesn’t spin. I use the 3 pin to 2 pinch converter inside the box of the Noctua fan but it doesn’t spin what could be the problem? Maybe, I need strictly a 5 V or 3V Noctua fan?

Thank you
I’ve watched a few video reviews of small Noctua fans
And they all seem to show that they will only
Run at the voltage they are rated at.

One review had a double wide 5volt fan which actually
Needed slightly more than 5v to spin.
Ok thank you. I will check with 5V. Like it was suppose a generic 12V work perfect but 12V Noctua not.
For the record I am running this Noctua fan on my MiSTer with no issues.

Noctua NF-A4x10-5V 40mm Fan

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yellperil wrote:
field3d wrote:
yellperil wrote:
I’ve watched a few video reviews of small Noctua fans
And they all seem to show that they will only
Run at the voltage they are rated at.

One review had a double wide 5volt fan which actually
Needed slightly more than 5v to spin.
Ok thank you. I will check with 5V. Like it was suppose a generic 12V work perfect but 12V Noctua not.
For the record I am running this Noctua fan on my MiSTer with no issues.

Noctua NF-A4x10-5V 40mm Fan
Ok you mean you are running this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NEMGCIA

And to connect to the MiSTer the fan you just used the 3 pins to 2 pins converter included in the box of the Noctua fan? Or you made some special wiring?

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field3d wrote: Ok you mean you are running this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NEMGCIA

And to connect to the MiSTer the fan you just used the 3 pins to 2 pins converter included in the box of the Noctua fan? Or you made some special wiring?
Yes that one.

I removed the yellow wire and shortened and crimped the red and black wires.
It ended up being quite neat.
noctua.jpg
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yellperil wrote:
field3d wrote: Ok you mean you are running this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NEMGCIA

And to connect to the MiSTer the fan you just used the 3 pins to 2 pins converter included in the box of the Noctua fan? Or you made some special wiring?
Yes that one.

I removed the yellow wire and shortened and crimped the red and black wires.
It ended up being quite neat.

noctua.jpg
Thank you

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This is my 3.3V fan setup.
Image

Regards.

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Locutus73 wrote:This is my 3.3V fan setup.
Image

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So nice!

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Locutus73 wrote:This is my 3.3V fan setup.
Image

Regards.

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Is that just a 5V fan connected to the 3.3V GPIO connectors?

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