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Modding [DIY] Replacing fan ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Chile, 24 Nov 2014.

  1. Chile

    Chile What's a Dremel?

    24 Nov 2014
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    Hey guys
    This is a simple mod of the cpu cooler ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm.

    I got this cooler since June 2009, in that time I had a Phenom II X4.

    To use again this cooler in my new rig I had to buy the "ZALMAN ZM-CS5B Clip Support for Intel 1150".

    Well, after easily install the cooler, I realized and remembered some tiny details:

    - The fan has 3 pins
    - That's the reason that the manufacturer included a manual fan controller, the Fanmate2.

    - Without the fan the speed goes “To infinity... and beyond!" making a huge noise, impossible to be controlled by the bios.
    - Also the fan was making now an annoying clicking noise.
    - To finish the picture, the original fan has 110mm. Nice size, easily to replace... ¬¬

    "So, we will have to find a solution", I thought
    And is in that time of great tribulation and suffering that we just can count with the Google god... amen!

    So, this is what I found:

    Modding the Zalman 9500 Heatsink

    Replacing the fan in a Zalman cooler

    The first one give some ideas, but not the solution.
    The second one offer me a closer solution.

    Based on the last one I began with my mod:

    1. Like I don’t have a drill support the way was improvise something similar:

    2. Fan fixed on the bench and ready to cut.

    3. Cutting with the Dremel 561 Multipurpose Cutting Bit.

    4. Done!

    Here a vid:

    ZALMAN CNPS9700 - Fan Mod 02

    5. Taking off the leds. Removing the led mounts first.

    6. Mounts off.

    7. Marking the place to cut

    8. And cutting with a small saw.

    9. Fan off.

    10. Sanding the blades.

    11. Front view.

    12. Rear view. You can appreciate the finest finishing for the leds :p

    13. Cooler mounted and working. Rear view.

    14. From above

    15. Front view.

    This is the list:

    - 01 case fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm Blue LED
    - 01 Dremel 300
    - 01 Dremel Multi-Vise 2500
    - 01 Dremel 561 Multipurpose Cutting Bit.
    - 02 quick-grip Hand Bar Clamp
    - 01 Cordless Drill + High-Speed steel drill bit 2mm
    - 01 Mini hand saw
    - 01 sand paper
    - Others

    Hope you liked. Was not a "pro" job but it’s working.


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