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eZaCx
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What is the size of the fan on the Dell Inspiron 660?

Okay guys, recently I was lucky enough to order the 2TB/1 GB Dedicated GPU/Core i5 Dell Inspirion 660 desktop here . I am looking to change up the fan to add some lighting inside the system, and after trying to talk to various and various dell representatives and calling several numbers, no one was able to help. 

Does any one know the size of the Inspiron 660 fan?? I believe it has to be 80mm or 120mm. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. It's also surprising, I looked at the technical PDF for this desktop, and there was no mention of the specific details on individual components..

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kisianik
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Re: What is the size of the fan on the Dell Inspiron 660?

Exhaust 92 mm, CPU cooler 90-92 mm.

Your case is like my Ispiron 570, sizes all the same, inside panels are different.

Inspiron 570 remastered in Cooler Master HAF 912 case

6 intake and exhaust 120 mm FANS <> Phenom II x4 965 BE OC to 4.0GHz <> Cooler Master Hyper 612 <> MSI 660 2GB OC <> 180 GB Intel 520 SSD, 1TB Seagate Barracuda 64 MB Cache HDD for Games as extension of SSD, 500 GB WD Caviar Blue HDD as data and 160 GB WD as backup (through PCI SATA card) <> 8 GB Corsair DDR3 1333 <>Hitachi GH70N DVD <> Corsair GS 600 PSU <> Battlefield 3 60 FPS on ULTRA

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eZaCx
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Re: What is the size of the fan on the Dell Inspiron 660?

The chassis fan is 92mm? Ugh, I will have to return the one I have and reorder.

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kisianik
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Re: What is the size of the fan on the Dell Inspiron 660?

Just take a ruler or measuring tape and check between 2 screws across the fan from outside. 120 mm fans fit only medium to large cases, you have Mini.

Inspiron 570 remastered in Cooler Master HAF 912 case

6 intake and exhaust 120 mm FANS <> Phenom II x4 965 BE OC to 4.0GHz <> Cooler Master Hyper 612 <> MSI 660 2GB OC <> 180 GB Intel 520 SSD, 1TB Seagate Barracuda 64 MB Cache HDD for Games as extension of SSD, 500 GB WD Caviar Blue HDD as data and 160 GB WD as backup (through PCI SATA card) <> 8 GB Corsair DDR3 1333 <>Hitachi GH70N DVD <> Corsair GS 600 PSU <> Battlefield 3 60 FPS on ULTRA

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eZaCx
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Re: What is the size of the fan on the Dell Inspiron 660?

If the case is only designed for a 92mm fan, I guess you can't go higher than that and try to fit it in? I just find it insane that I got an amazing 120mm fan, great price + features, and it's cheaper than the similar priced 92mm fans >_>

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kisianik
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Re: What is the size of the fan on the Dell Inspiron 660?

I was able to fit 2 80mm fans as intake in the front with mixed results (but you are not going to see them). This is about it. Oh, if you decide to upgrade your power supply you can buy one with the blue light (Corsair)...

Inspiron 570 remastered in Cooler Master HAF 912 case

6 intake and exhaust 120 mm FANS <> Phenom II x4 965 BE OC to 4.0GHz <> Cooler Master Hyper 612 <> MSI 660 2GB OC <> 180 GB Intel 520 SSD, 1TB Seagate Barracuda 64 MB Cache HDD for Games as extension of SSD, 500 GB WD Caviar Blue HDD as data and 160 GB WD as backup (through PCI SATA card) <> 8 GB Corsair DDR3 1333 <>Hitachi GH70N DVD <> Corsair GS 600 PSU <> Battlefield 3 60 FPS on ULTRA

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eZaCx
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Re: What is the size of the fan on the Dell Inspiron 660?

I haven't received the desktop yet, I'm trying to buy all the components before it arrives so I can install all at once.

I have already purchased a new 520w PSU, and some other components. I'm confused though, how were you able to install 2 80 mm fans?? I'm very very curious, could you perhaps show me a picture so I can try to do the same? I only see 1 spot for 1 fan on the back, which I suppose is the exhaust , but I do not see fitting any other fans inside the case without gluing it on the side of the case (where the cover has holes)

Another random question, I did end up buying the 650 ti 1 GB GPU, and after some research I found out that this desktop only has PCI 1.0, but PCI 3.0 GPU's are backward compatible. Do you think I will experience any problems?

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eZaCx
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Re: What is the size of the fan on the Dell Inspiron 660?

I was able to get off tech support on dell, and surprisingly enough, they said the size of the fan is 80mm only, not 92 O_O.

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kisianik
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Re: What is the size of the fan on the Dell Inspiron 660?

if you have mini tower the exhaust fan is most likely 92 mm, our Ispirons share very similar cases. 80mm could be on small factor case. I was able to install 2 80 mm fans on the front mesh around the power switch, let me show you.

Those (80 mm fans) are under front plastic panel, they help somewhat, but not great. You know, I modernized my Inspiron 570 well beyond Dell's imagination, so I had to fight for every possibility to lower temperatures inside the case.

And here you can see the glowing blue light from power supply, and also can see my fan assembly.... Those are 92 mm fans. No offense to Dell technicians, but I think they are wrong in this case.

Inspiron 570 remastered in Cooler Master HAF 912 case

6 intake and exhaust 120 mm FANS <> Phenom II x4 965 BE OC to 4.0GHz <> Cooler Master Hyper 612 <> MSI 660 2GB OC <> 180 GB Intel 520 SSD, 1TB Seagate Barracuda 64 MB Cache HDD for Games as extension of SSD, 500 GB WD Caviar Blue HDD as data and 160 GB WD as backup (through PCI SATA card) <> 8 GB Corsair DDR3 1333 <>Hitachi GH70N DVD <> Corsair GS 600 PSU <> Battlefield 3 60 FPS on ULTRA

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kisianik
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Re: What is the size of the fan on the Dell Inspiron 660?

And the same Inspiron 570 in Cooler Master HAF 912 case......

Inspiron 570 remastered in Cooler Master HAF 912 case

6 intake and exhaust 120 mm FANS <> Phenom II x4 965 BE OC to 4.0GHz <> Cooler Master Hyper 612 <> MSI 660 2GB OC <> 180 GB Intel 520 SSD, 1TB Seagate Barracuda 64 MB Cache HDD for Games as extension of SSD, 500 GB WD Caviar Blue HDD as data and 160 GB WD as backup (through PCI SATA card) <> 8 GB Corsair DDR3 1333 <>Hitachi GH70N DVD <> Corsair GS 600 PSU <> Battlefield 3 60 FPS on ULTRA

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