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Old 08-01-2004, 08:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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When you have all of that hardware, more fans is a must. If you want a quiet system, combine those hard drives into one big one. That's going to remove most of the heat from your computer.PCI fans are ok, but I think you would do better by removing all of those hard drives.

On the other hand, if you can mod your system for a strong 120mm fan in the front and two 800mm fans in the rear or a strong 120mm fan in the rear, preferably with a throttle control. That would keep your case cool. Depending on your cables, you may even lower your case temps by 5 to 10 degrees by straigtening those out for maximum air flow.

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Old 11-15-2004, 04:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Do Dell's have temperature controlled fans? Like on the processor, and case. For instance, do they turn off when the computer cools down? There should be a bios setting to have them run all the time. A hot to the touch CD-ROM means there is no air moving in that case.

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