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Old 05-06-2006, 02:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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lolol yes its me how can i mod my case to allow fans in it?

its a Dell E510 so i'm kinda limited...

yes my dell runs pretty cool but with the 600 watt psu, new hard drive, new Geforce card and other things i'm getting i want o be safe with my temp.. no loose ends here..

are the 80mm third party fans easy to idk like tape down or..idk need ideas
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Old 05-06-2006, 02:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you could just tape them down if you don't have fan holders. I dont know what it could hurt, seriously.
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ok thanks man... so there not that heavy? can they be taped easily?
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Old 05-06-2006, 03:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well I dont know about heavy. Im sure their light, If all else fails use duct tape.
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Tape? You guy's shouldn't even be allowed to touch a computer
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If you don't have any fan holes, you can't really add a fan. You can cut out a hoel on the side panel and add a fan though.

Use zipties, not tape.
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Does the case not have its own intake and exhaust fan? Most all computers in the last 5 years have atleast an intake in the front and an exhaust in the back. As long as you have those you should be cool. I can't imagine a new dell computer doesn't have those. And like CrazeD said, zip ties not tape! And pretty much the only option for you to add another fan is to bore out a hole in the side panel for another intake or exhaust fan.
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Ok, go to home depot, buy and 76mm hole saw and handrel

cut hole in case, then either drill 4 holes for screws or epoxy the fans in place
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u cant TAPE a freaking fan, once the fan is on it will start shaking and making noises like mad.
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dont mod a dell silly, take the parts out of the dell, stick them on a new mobo and in a new case :P

by adding fans or cutting/ tapeing in the case you void your warenty anyways
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