Level 6A: Relocating Fans (AIO Build)

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Video Walkthrough

 

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A. Remove the Plastic Twist Ties

There should be 4 twist ties holding the wires in the back of the case. Remove them by cutting or untwisting them.

 

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B. Unscrew the Top Fan

While holding onto the top fan, remove the four kb 5*10 screws that hold the top fan to the case. Gently lower the fan and pull the wire through the case opening before setting it aside.

 

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C. Set Aside the Fan

The fan you removed will be reinstalled to the front of the PC case on steps G-I. Set it aside, but keep it close.

 

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D. Unscrew the Fan Bracket

Unscrew the two thumb-screws holding the fan bracket at the front interior of the PC.

 

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E. Remove the Fan Bracket

Remove the fan bracket from the PC as pictured above.

 

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F.

CORRECT: Fan blades pointed inwards, “X” shaped guard showing.

INCORRECT: Fan blades pointed outwards, no guard showing.

 

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G. Place the Fan onto the Bracket

Place the fan onto the fan bracket, “X” shaped guard showing. Position the fan towards the bottom of the fan bracket with wires pointing to the left.

 

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H. Flip Over the Bracket

Note: The wire should be opposite the thumb-screws.

Holding the fan in place, flip the bracket over.

 

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I. Secure the Fan

Install the fan using the four 5*10 screws which you removed from the case earlier (additional screws can be found in the white NZXT box that came with your case).

 

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J. Flip Over the Bracket

Flip the bracket (now with the fan) over again.

 

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K. Verify Proper Orientation

The “X” shaped guard on the fan and the thumb-screw grips on the bracket should now be facing upwards.

 

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L. Take Out the Fan and Radiator

Take the 120mm fan and radiator that came with your AIO cooler out of its packaging.

 

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M. Place the Second Fan

Place the second fan onto the bracket, with the “X” shaped guard showing, and matching the first fan’s wire direction placement.

 

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N. Place the Radiator

Place the AIO radiator block on top of the second fan, with the two pump tubes oriented at the top and facing outwards.

 

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O. Flip Over the Bracket

Holding the bracket, fan, and radiator in place firmly, flip the bracket over while maintaining the position of all parts.

 

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P. Align All the Parts

If you’re having difficulty with the tubing getting in the way, it may help to position the bracket near a ledge. If any parts became misaligned, reposition them.

 

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Q. Screw in the Fan and Radiator

Install the fan and radiator onto the bracket using the 30mm (long) 6-32 fan screws and metal washers that came with the AIO.

 

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R. Ensure Proper Positioning

When installed properly, the bottom fan should have its “X” shaped guard visible, the radiator tubes should be at the top right, and the cables should be opposite from the thumb-screws.

 

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S. Slide in the Fan Bracket

Running the fan cables through the 2 large case openings, slide the bracket into the PC with the “X” shaped guard showing on the bottom fan.

 

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T. Reattach the Fan Bracket

Attach the bracket back onto the front interior of the PC using the two thumb-screws.

 

 

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