|SilverStone SST-AP181 Air Penetrator Fan|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Monday, 09 August 2010|
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Air Penetrator Fan Installation
These fans, with their long power leads and integrated speed switches, are designed to be plug-in replacements for the stock fans used in an SilverStone RV01, RV02, or FT02 computer case. The fan speed switches are located at the top of these SilverStone cases, and each switch is secured by two very small, easy to drop and loose screws. Remove the screws holding in these switches and put them carefully away.
Next, remove the two screws at the front of each fan bracket. This allows the stock fan to slide out of the bottom of the case. Carefully feed the leads for the power and speed switch through the case as you remove the stock fan.
Once the fan is removed from the case, you'll need to unscrew and remove the combination mounting bracket/filter holder, since you'll be using this to mount the AP181 fan.
After you've secured the AP181 fan to the mounting bracket, it slips easily back into the case. Slide the filter in the slot in the bracket, then secure the speed switch at the appropriate place at the top of the case. The yellow wire of the switch should be nearest the "H" setting.
OK, the fans are installed. Let's see how they perform relative to the stock FT02 fans.