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