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Knowing which Computer fan to buy?


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#1 j0nath4n

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 06:06 AM

I'm thinking of buying a Computer fan(Blue LEDs) but I how do I know whether it fits in my PC?

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 06:55 AM

Morning: Without info as to your case model, custom or manufacturer, all I can reply to you is case fans come in many sizes 80mm,120mm are most common. 120mm Schythe comes in very quiet. That should be your priority. IMO, front , rear, side or top?
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 02:55 AM

As far as I know, it is a Compaq Presario. Looks like an ATX case to me. Any websites that I can read more on computer fans and PC modding?

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 03:24 AM

Can you go to the manufacturers website and look up your model number? That should tell you exactly what kind of fans it takes. Like mentioned, it's either 80 or 120 mm.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 05:16 AM

Can't seem to find any useful information on the manufacturer's website. My model is Compaq Presario SR1789CF.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:44 AM

measure the mounting holes (not diagonally) and tell us what they are
Even in inches is good enough

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 11:36 AM

The fans in my computers have the size written on the blade. If that helps any.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:16 PM

just look in your case and look around, some cases have extra fan mounting points some do not. if you want to replace an existing fan with one with blue LEDs look on the fan blades like you said, look for an empty fan slot, should be 4 holes in a box spread evenly apart. measure them with a ruler or something and give us the size and we can help you out. if you dont have mount points, you can do what I did with the front of my case-it had a 80 mm mount point but I wanted a 120 mm so I just ordered the fan, took all the parts out of the PC and took off the front plastic cover, used the fan itself to mark the holes, and drilled the new holes and mounted the fan from there. I also cut a 120 mm hole over the CPU and mounted a 4 LED fan there (I was having cooling issues, old case with poor cooling combined with modern parts that run very hot) so theres ways around it. but if thats all to much work just look for the extra fan points, most compaq cases have at least one, typically either a 80 mm or a 120 mm, but in either case find em and measure them.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:06 AM

Sorry for looking like an idiot, but where do I measure the so called "mounting points"? A picture maybe?

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:53 PM

open the side of your case and find them. there should be 4 holes equal distance from each other in either the front or the back of the case. not hard to do, but it does involve taking the cover of your case off and looking around inside ;)

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