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Intake fan on a Dell Optiplex/Vostro Mini-tower

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by bsheep9, May 7, 2018.

  1. bsheep9


    Joined: Aug 26, 2011

    Posts: 117

    I'll be receiving a Dell optiplex 9010 minitower next weekend.

    This case is identical to the dell optiplex 790 all the way up to the optiplex 9020. It currently has two fans - CPU and exhaust, which use dell properietary fan connectors and motherboard sensors to control it's RPM.

    I'm planning to replace the PSU with my old CX430 v2 and put in a GTX460.

    It seems complicated to mess around with the existing fan connectors, but I plan to connect an unused corsair fan with my spare noctua fan resistor and adaptors to connect an intake fan. I see there are holes in the front grill of the fan, but has anyone successfully screwed one in?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSr1Dq_ZQ4s example in this video, but it looks like it's not screwed in
  2. TheVoice


    Joined: Aug 15, 2005

    Posts: 19,992

    Location: Glasgow

    I'd be inclined to try it without the extra fan first. I ran an XPS 8300 for years (first with a 6870, then a GTX 1060) with just the OEM exhaust fan, PSU fan and CPU fan and no intake and the temps were fine.