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MiSTer Fan

Postby field3d » Fri May 17, 2019 7:13 pm

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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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby BBond007 » Fri May 17, 2019 11:39 pm

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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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby field3d » Sat May 18, 2019 1:15 am

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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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby henryhey » Fri May 24, 2019 10:18 am

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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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby field3d » Fri May 24, 2019 12:31 pm

Oh wow thank you so much!

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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby Sorgelig » Fri May 24, 2019 2:21 pm

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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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby field3d » Fri May 24, 2019 2:25 pm

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

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Re: MiSTer Fan

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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby Poobah » Fri May 24, 2019 4:00 pm

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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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby THaase » Fri May 24, 2019 4:44 pm

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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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby Sorgelig » Fri May 24, 2019 7:29 pm



nope.
Mine is AD0405LB-G70

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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby Sorgelig » Fri May 24, 2019 7:32 pm

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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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby THaase » Fri May 24, 2019 7:44 pm

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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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby field3d » Fri May 24, 2019 8:01 pm

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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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby Sorgelig » Sat May 25, 2019 8:17 am

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

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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby field3d » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:39 pm

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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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby yellperil » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:00 am

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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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby field3d » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:30 am

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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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby yellperil » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:18 am

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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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby field3d » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:34 pm

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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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby yellperil » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:00 am

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.

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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby field3d » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:50 pm

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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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby Locutus73 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:41 pm

This is my 3.3V fan setup.
Image

Regards.

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Re: MiSTer Fan

Postby field3d » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:54 pm

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

Regards.

Locutus73


So nice!


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