The blue-LED fan I have in my ZFS on Linux NAS is a bit louder than the other fans that I’ve been hoping for. I am going to replace it with a 600rpm fan.
You will notice that I have drilled extra ventilation into the top case panel.
Notice the clear-plastic fan. It is held in with zip ties.
Zip tied those SAS cables to tidy them up.
See the 140mm low profile fan on the cpu? Pretty quiet. 120mm 600 rpm exit fan.
Let’s snip some zippies!
Getting the fan power connected is always a chore. My fingers are almost too big.
Fan is now attached and power cables are managed well enough.
Trim it up.
Plenty of inlet.
Now I put it up on it’s shelf and get it plugged in.
and there’s a power switch at the farthest point back there.
Alright. Powered up and out of the way.