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About this long video with so much talk:
Most of my videos are have a lot of talk in them. All that unnecessary info is necessary for many actually. I know this because it is coming from questions that many people often ask me. So it is sort of a compilation of many different answers to those questions.
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
Cooler Master BladeMaster 120mm PWM
Cooler Master Computer Case Cooling
Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition:
Corsair AF120 Quiet Edition:
The case I am using is the Cooler Master 430 Elite:
Fan Speed Limiter:
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The common cooling fans used in computers use standardized connectors with 2 to 4 pins. The first two pins are always used to deliver power to the fan motor, while the rest can be optional, depending on fan design and type:
Power - +12 V
Sense - a tachometer that measures the actual speed of the fan as a pulse train, frequency being proportional to speed. With each fan rotation, there are two pulses sent through this pin.
Control - PWM signal Pulse-width modulation), gives the ability to adjust the rotation speed on the fly without changing the input voltage delivered to the cooling fan
Cooling fans equipped with either 2 or 3 pin connectors are usually designed to accept a wide range of input voltages, which directly affects the rotation speed of the blades.