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Dell XPS 8910 Case Fan?

This question has been answered by Dan-H

i wanted to know if it were possible to add a case fan to the front of the case if its possible what size fan would i need if you watch the video posted below it shows that a fan can be installed or should have came with the desktop

 

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  • if I were to add a fan to an 8910, it would be an intake fan pulling cool air into the case.

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  • The system looks like it shares the chassis with the Alienware Aurora R5 -- the fan from it should fit the XPS.

    Try calling Spare Parts (1-800-357-3355)  to see if they've got one.

  • I Guess only way to find out is to get one of them fans they have a few listed on ebay. And than see if it fits or not :)

  • I had a similar question.  In addition - what way should the front mounted fan blow - should it be pulling air in from the front of the case or pushing air out the front of the case?

  • if I were to add a fan to an 8910, it would be an intake fan pulling cool air into the case.

  • Thanks Dan - I was leaning that way, but nice to get a second opinion.

  • the hack job I did on one of our 8700s is in this thread.

    en.community.dell.com/.../19611037

    once the plastic was back in place it is invisible, and it made a big difference.

    Another suggestion. If the heat is coming from a high-end graphics card, remove the extra PCI covers and this will give a nice exit path for the fan.

    On the 8700, I used a Y-connector to the fan header running the exhaust fan.

  • a 120MM fan fits just fine in front of the Dell XPS 8910 now just need to buy a Y-connector cable and should be good to go

  • Great!  Should help airflow a lot in that case.  Were you able to directly fasten the fan to the front grill or did you use some radiator stand type mod?