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546insp
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Re: XPS 8930, possible to install a front case fan?


@rh310 wrote:

I've seen ones to mount a front fan, but not for the top 120mm fan.


I'm sure you could make one or used double sided tape which also helps with noise. My 8920 came with a 120mm in it and after adding another 120mm in front with tape it is all quiet and good.

Dell XPS 8920 silver edition
7th gen i7 Intel CPU
Samsung 850 evo SSD for boot
Added front fan
16gb of memory
AMD video/graphic card
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Re: XPS 8930, possible to install a front case fan?


@546insp wrote:


I'm sure you could make one or used double sided tape which also helps with noise. My 8920 came with a 120mm in it and after adding another 120mm in front with tape it is all quiet and good.


When my 8930 debacle is over with, I'm going to consider that for my 8920 also.  I didn't realize there was space for a fan in the front.  If I end up keeping the 8930, I'll probably do the same.  

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Re: XPS 8930, possible to install a front case fan?


@rh310 wrote:

@546insp wrote:


I'm sure you could make one or used double sided tape which also helps with noise. My 8920 came with a 120mm in it and after adding another 120mm in front with tape it is all quiet and good.


When my 8930 debacle is over with, I'm going to consider that for my 8920 also.  I didn't realize there was space for a fan in the front.  If I end up keeping the 8930, I'll probably do the same.  


Read my thread on how I did it before you do it.

Dell XPS 8920 silver edition
7th gen i7 Intel CPU
Samsung 850 evo SSD for boot
Added front fan
16gb of memory
AMD video/graphic card
I buy a new Dell every 4 years for the last 25 years

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Vic384
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Re: XPS 8930, possible to install a front case fan?

You are right, the ones listed are for the XPS 8910 & 8920. I don't know if the XPS 8930 can use the same bracket.

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Re: XPS 8930, possible to install a front case fan?

Ok, see it.  Was not searching for 8920.  Yes, almost certain that will fit.  It doesn't say 120mm but I think ALL 8920's got 120mm top fans.  Thanks!

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Dell630i
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Re: XPS 8930, possible to install a front case fan?


@rh310 wrote:

Ok, see it.  Was not searching for 8920.  Yes, almost certain that will fit.  It doesn't say 120mm but I think ALL 8920's got 120mm top fans.  Thanks!


Search for Dell XPS 8910 8920 Alienware Aurora R5 Top Cooling Case Fan 7M0F5 07M0F5 X64T5

All of these cases are the same. My XPS 8930 also came with 92 mm top fan. I am replacing with this bracket purchased from the auction sitetop exhaust fan.jpg

 

. . . and this 120 mm fan916lbfzMxBL._SL1500_.jpg

 

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rh310
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Re: XPS 8930, possible to install a front case fan?

How do you plan to mount the Noctua in the front?  I've seen the setup @546insp created which looks nice.  I've got the stock front fan w/mount which I'm going to try.  But I also like the simpler approach of adding a fixed speed Noctua in the front - powered via SATA - so I don't have to unbuckle the CPU fan/heat-sink just to get power.  The price I pay for getting the bigger CPU 🙂 

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Dell630i
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Re: XPS 8930, possible to install a front case fan?


@rh310 wrote:

How do you plan to mount the Noctua in the front?  I've seen the setup @546insp created which looks nice.  I've got the stock front fan w/mount which I'm going to try.  But I also like the simpler approach of adding a fixed speed Noctua in the front - powered via SATA - so I don't have to unbuckle the CPU fan/heat-sink just to get power.  The price I pay for getting the bigger CPU 🙂 


I am going to drill holes and run bolts through with filter screens on the outside. I have to remove the CPU fan/heat sink to change the top exhaust fan to 120 mm, so I am taking that opportunity to also upgrade the PSU to 850 watts. Right now the front fans are just wedged in place with rubber gasket, until I can get on this project (hopefully tomorrow). Even with this funky set-up, CPU & GPU run at much cooler temps.

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546insp
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Re: XPS 8930, possible to install a front case fan?

The way those fans are in that picture they are doing very little, I hate to toot my own horn but you need to do it like I did. 

Dell XPS 8920 silver edition
7th gen i7 Intel CPU
Samsung 850 evo SSD for boot
Added front fan
16gb of memory
AMD video/graphic card
I buy a new Dell every 4 years for the last 25 years

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546insp
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Re: XPS 8930, possible to install a front case fan?

It boggles my mind how Dell went backwards on their fan noise problem. That's like Ford saying; The wheels are coming off the pickup trucks, we better start using flimsier ones.....lol. 

Dell XPS 8920 silver edition
7th gen i7 Intel CPU
Samsung 850 evo SSD for boot
Added front fan
16gb of memory
AMD video/graphic card
I buy a new Dell every 4 years for the last 25 years

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