Before installing your fan, please ensure that you know how to position the fan correctly to ensure that the fan will create an airflow in the desired direction. For further help with this, please have a look at our FAQ entry on how to determine the fan's direction of airflow.
There are two ways to install a fan in your PC case:
- Installation with fan screws
To install a fan with the included self-tapping fan screws, the fan will be held against the case from the inside while the screws are screwed in from the outside of the case.
We recommend screwing in the first screw only about halfway, and to continue doing so with the others as well. You can then adjust the fan's positioning if your case has installation slots. Then you can fully tighten all four screws one by one in the fan's final position.
Please tighten the screws until the anti-vibration pads make firm contact with the PC case and the fan no longer sits loose.
Please note that the mounting holes in the fan are not threaded. As our fan screws are self-tapping, they will create their own threading in the plastic as they are screwed in. To do so, a certain amount of torque and pressure might be necessary.
- Installation with anti-vibration mounts
The second method of installing our fans is with anti-vibration mounts.
Installation differs slightly depending on the type of anti-vibration mount used:
Single sided anti-vibration mounts, such as the NA-AV1 and NA-AV4 mounts, are first pushed through the mounting holes of the case and then pulled through the mounting holes of the fan.