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gamecube fan replacement

Post by weekendgamer » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:25 pm

have anybody replace the fan on their gamecube? my is going out and i am thinking about sticking a "FRACTAL DESIGN SILENT SERIES R3 50MM" fan but will the gamecube power be enought to power the this fan? i know the fan have three pins but i can used the ground and power then the yellow control wire i don't need to used. just need to know if ok to do this hack/mod of the ran.

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Re: gamecube fan replacement

Post by boredomca » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:00 pm

I mounted a 80mm PC fan to the side on one of my cubes. The only thing that matters is 12v and correct amps
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Re: gamecube fan replacement

Post by Streetwalker » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:53 am

In other words, pretty much any fan designed for use in a PC will work. 50mm is best though, because it'll fit without having to butcher the case.
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Re: gamecube fan replacement

Post by weekendgamer » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:13 am

Streetwalker wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:53 am
In other words, pretty much any fan designed for use in a PC will work. 50mm is best though, because it'll fit without having to butcher the case.

yeah i seen picture's of it and my god. i don't want my console to look like a frankenstein monster. going to do the mod this weekend but i did mod my heatstink to sit flush on the cpu/gpu and ram memory with fresh thermal paste after i notice my fan was not spinning as fast it was.

but my question is why nintendo didn't put the fan on the heatstink or put two fans of push and pull set up of the console since their two vents already on the console?

and also has anybody put liquad metal paste on the cpu/gpu on their console, i wanna try it out but i need to find away to delid the cpu/gpu to get to the die chip so i can apply the metal paste then the thermal paste that all cpu companys used

cpu delid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYnUfXl0Gdw
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Re: gamecube fan replacement

Post by Streetwalker » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:21 am

I wouldn't recommend that you do that. The gamecube is a very low power device compared to modern desktop PCs and doesn't need much cooling capacity. You can easily run it without the fan for a while. The heatsink will get toasty though.
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Re: gamecube fan replacement

Post by weekendgamer » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:55 pm

i did some testing and the power that is going out the fan input isn't enough to power two fans so i'm just going to replace the fan with the fractal fan. one of my engineer friends at work told me if i can build a board with couple of caps to hold and deliver the power of both fans i be ok but i'm not skillful enough to build something like with the caps and power modular on a pcb board.
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Re: gamecube fan replacement

Post by Streetwalker » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:13 am

You should have at least half of the 39W from the power brick available to power the fans, I'm not sure how that's not enough.
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Re: gamecube fan replacement

Post by weekendgamer » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:56 am

i'm testing it where the fan input is at not the power deliver on the bank of the board.
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Re: gamecube fan replacement

Post by Streetwalker » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:06 am

Yeah, but that's connected straight to the power brick.
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Re: gamecube fan replacement

Post by Sierron » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:10 pm

weekendgamer wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:55 pm
i did some testing and the power that is going out the fan input isn't enough to power two fans so i'm just going to replace the fan with the fractal fan. one of my engineer friends at work told me if i can build a board with couple of caps to hold and deliver the power of both fans i be ok but i'm not skillful enough to build something like with the caps and power modular on a pcb board.
Put them in parallel. Normal fans don't consume much power ... unless you use some high power fans :lol:
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Re: gamecube fan replacement

Post by Streetwalker » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:08 pm

Oh yeah of course if you put them in series you're going to run into trouble.
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