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where do i buy a fan for this nes case?

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:49 am
by must-be
https://www.amazon.com/functional-POWER ... ords=NESPI

and how to connect it?

i live in israel.

thanks

Re: where do i buy a fan for this nes case?

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:58 am
by piglet
I can't answer your question, as although I've used raspberry pi boards in cases for years I've never seen a need for a fan.

So, to answer a question with a question: do you need a fan?

Re: where do i buy a fan for this nes case?

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:34 am
by pcmanbob
First question does the case have provision for a fan to be fitted, that will dictate size, if not you need to figure out were you can mount one and that will dictate size.

you can get small 5V fans from amazon, eBay and many other online stores.

If you just want it running all the time connect it to the 5V and Ground pins on the gpio header, if you want to control speed & on/off you will need a transistor circuit to switch the 5V.

Re: where do i buy a fan for this nes case?

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:29 pm
by must-be
piglet wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:58 am
I can't answer your question, as although I've used raspberry pi boards in cases for years I've never seen a need for a fan.

So, to answer a question with a question: do you need a fan?
do you live in a hot country with hot summer days?

and thanks!

Re: where do i buy a fan for this nes case?

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:32 pm
by must-be
pcmanbob wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:34 am
First question does the case have provision for a fan to be fitted, that will dictate size, if not you need to figure out were you can mount one and that will dictate size.

you can get small 5V fans from amazon, eBay and many other online stores.

If you just want it running all the time connect it to the 5V and Ground pins on the gpio header, if you want to control speed & on/off you will need a transistor circuit to switch the 5V.
i think the size is specified here.
do i need to make the air in or out?

Re: where do i buy a fan for this nes case?

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:38 pm
by pcmanbob
i think the size is specified here.
if you have a size specification then that's what you need to take in to account when looking for your fan
do i need to make the air in or out?
blowing cool air in to a case is probably the normal way of doing it.

Re: where do i buy a fan for this nes case?

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:05 pm
by must-be
thanks
but how do i connect the cable and where to find the right screws?

also, will the pi need more electricity because of this?

Re: where do i buy a fan for this nes case?

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:14 pm
by pcmanbob
You need to connect the fan wires red to 5v black to ground

5V and ground pins shown here

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and on this

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The fan should not draw much current so as long as you are using a good quality 2 - 2.5A psu you should be ok.

screws will depend on what's required by the fan/case buy them from the same place you get the fan.

Re: where do i buy a fan for this nes case?

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:17 pm
by davidcoton
pcmanbob wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:38 pm
do i need to make the air in or out?
blowing cool air in to a case is probably the normal way of doing it.
Hot air rises, so let the fan blow the same way rather than fighting it. I doubt it makes much difference, though.

Re: where do i buy a fan for this nes case?

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:10 pm
by runboy93
Just go for cheap aluminum case, cost around 10 dollars. More effective and less noise :D

And if you use WiFi, recommended to use adapter with aluminum case.

Re: where do i buy a fan for this nes case?

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:46 am
by HawaiianPi
Keep in mind that small fans are noisy, and they'll eventually fill your system with dust. That case certainly looks cool, but if you want your system to actually run cool, without the noise and dust associated with fans, get a Flirc case.

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The top and sides are a single cast aluminum piece that makes contact with the SoC (CPU+GPU), so the case itself acts like a huge heatsink. No noise, no dust, just a cool running (and pretty cool looking) Raspberry Pi3B computer. Click on picture to go to Amazon product page.

Re: where do i buy a fan for this nes case?

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:02 pm
by joeygbsn
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01M16KD ... VC3MWHA2NJ

This was linked on the Amazon page you posted. Not entirely sure about the fit but looks about right. Looks like a pretty nice case. A few reviews complained about broken usb cables inside, but it looks like it would be easy to fix with a soldering iron.

Re: where do i buy a fan for this nes case?

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:04 pm
by must-be
should i install a heatsink if not a fan for the summer times?

Re: where do i buy a fan for this nes case?

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:30 am
by HawaiianPi
must-be wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:04 pm
should i install a heatsink if not a fan for the summer times?
A heatsink inside a case without a fan will only delay overheating slightly. If you insist on using that case, then a heatsink and fan would be best, but a fan alone will work better than a heatsink alone.

Of course this all assumes you are going to be running a Pi3 very hard and want maximum performance. Under normal use a Pi3 won't overheat often, and it will throttle down to protect itself it if does. If you are not planning on pushing your Pi3 super hard for an extended period of time, then you might not need either.

Re: where do i buy a fan for this nes case?

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:26 pm
by Imperf3kt
All I have to do is open the web browser and my Pi will throttle, so there is no need to 'push the pi super hard', all you need to do is use it under normal circumstances.

Having said this, a heatsink alone should be enough.

Although it is not a Raspberry Pi, I cool another SBC with a 15mmx15mm slotted aluminium heatsink. The board is sealed inside an acrylic travel soap holder.
After several hours of 100% CPU load, the temperature is rarely above 45℃
I expect the Pi (which runs 20℃ cooler without a heatsink) should perform just as well.

Re: where do i buy a fan for this nes case?

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:24 pm
by must-be
HawaiianPi wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:30 am
must-be wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:04 pm
should i install a heatsink if not a fan for the summer times?
A heatsink inside a case without a fan will only delay overheating slightly. If you insist on using that case, then a heatsink and fan would be best, but a fan alone will work better than a heatsink alone.

Of course this all assumes you are going to be running a Pi3 very hard and want maximum performance. Under normal use a Pi3 won't overheat often, and it will throttle down to protect itself it if does. If you are not planning on pushing your Pi3 super hard for an extended period of time, then you might not need either.
i'm using the pi 2
so well... i will consider the fan in case i will install a heatsink
i've already ordered a heatsink but i will not install it for now...

thanks to all of you