This is probably a noob question but I wanted to post something and get an aswer before I a) spend my money and b) possibly wreck my cpu or computer in anyway.
I have a nVidea 8600gt I wish to put in but the case of the fan protudes out too far and is stopped by a centimeter or two by the fan that covers the cpu.
So I have looked at replacing the fan case on the gfx card to make it smaller and a Zalman fan was suggested (can't remember the model atm) but to be honest it was rather expensive, more than I really wanted to pay if I had to as I have only bought this gfx card as it was cheap in the first place.
So after this I looked again at what could be done, I am now wondering if there is anyway I could replace the cpu fan an create some extra space as currently this huge hub thing eats a lot out of my internal space. I have the Dell Dimension E520 case seen here (http://www.creativei...20-repair-1.jpg) and don't know what to do about the front fan thing and the cone which guides it over the cpu, if I were to replace it with one which just sits on the cpu would this still be suffuicient?
My cpu is an Intel Core 2 cpu 6300 @ 1.86 GHz, so are there catagories of cpu fan which I need to be aware of so that it wont overheat at all? I am not a hardcore gamer or anything so it may sound a silly question with this tame cpu but I just don't want to be left with nothing for the sake of trying to fit this gfx card.
I am basically looking for something that is cheap and does the job well.
Thanks for any help.