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OK top one is what you would use for the extra fan most likely. It is what is called a MOLEX connector.
The bottom one is a SATA connector.

This fan HERE is what you need to get. You need ot make sure it is positioned correctly to pull air into the case and it should have a arrow on it showing the direction of air flow.
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Where would i put this fan?
I cant seem to find a spot for it in my case
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Inside front is where I would start if there is not one there already. If not there check the rear inside to see if a fan is there already usually mounted right under the PSU.
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yeah i'll have to see in the front because this dell case is not that great
could you possibly find a similar fan on
memoryexpress.com

instead of ordering i can just go pick it up at this store which is very close to me
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HERE you go but I will warn you they are a lot more through them
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What do you mean there are alot more through them?
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Price wise the cheapest through your site is 7.99 and through my link they are 2.99
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I tried to place the order on tigerdirect
and it is charging me $70 for shipping
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Whoa! $70..... :unsure: :) I wonder if that has anything to do with the Canada Post Strike and that cost is for shipping from another company? Are they still on strike up there?

I typed in my USA Postal ZIP and got S&H for $2.29 and $0.38 tax for a total of $5.66 US Dollars.

Call the toll free number at the top left of the page which is 1-800-800-8300 and ask them if they have alternative shipping companies to Canada. If that is the case it may be cheaper just to get it from memoryexpress if they are close, though as rshaffer61 says it will cost more.

Also if you have the extra funds, purchase a can of compressed air and blow out the dust bunnies from the air vents that I saw in the 2nd picture in this post. That will help some too!

I also meant to ask you, do you shut the computer down completely when you shut the door on the desk at night?

:yes:

Edited by DonnaB, 08 July 2011 - 05:50 PM.

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Yeah i think there is still a postal strike up here
Right now im trying to see if I can even put the fan in front of the case, i dont see any holes for the screws in the front :)
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Are you still having problems with your issue?
It has been 6 days since your last response and I was wondering if the issue has been resolved?
If so can you explain how it was resolved so others may be able to fix it if they have the same issue.
If not please let us know and we can continue with helping you to resolve the issue.
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I was actually waiting on a reply on you guys

but the temperatures now are

Core # 0 - 61
Core # 1 - 58
Core # 2 - 55
Core # 3 - 57

I have not been able to get the temperatures any lower, I think it is just the way the case handles airflow as it is a Dell

Edited by GeekForgotten, 14 July 2011 - 11:44 AM.

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Have you opened the case and cleaned it out?
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Yes we did that long ago if you do not recall
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I see no other reason for it and as I said the temps really are not that bad.
Adding a extra fan or even something as simple as taking the case off or the side cover will help get better air flow.
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