I've recently swapped out my original noisy as hell and huge as a house stock G3 B&W power supply for a cheap 300w Micro ATX PSU. Snipped the 5v wire and it works great and is ideal size wise for the hack its currently 'living in'.
However, I hadn't done any homework on how the (stock) fan was going to be powered.
Let me say this now, I don't know anything about electrics/electronics! If someone can tell me how to do anything in this respect, I'm perfectly happy to carry out the required steps!
So, my question is this:
I have several connectors that I don't need on the PSU, namely one for a Pentium 4 (I think) and a Floppy Disc drive.
Now, The stock G3 fan has two wires, one black and one red, and these are connected to the PSU via some kind of connector, which has two wires, one yellow and one black.
How can I connect a fan? Am I able to connect it to the floppy or P4 wires, or will there be more power going through those than needed for a fan?
My ideal would be this: to mount a fan on the CPU.
Would someone be able to guide me to the type of fan I need? (I live in the UK if that makes any difference?).
I've looked at fans before and I find it all a bit mindboggling.
BTW-The CPU at present is cooled by the fan from the PSU, BUT-this is just a temporary measure, it can't live there as its supposed to be at the 'back' of the case. One reason being so I can disconnect the kettle lead when needs be!