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How to tell how many fans a case can hold?

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May 13, 2010 3:19:53 PM

Lets say I want to purchase the following PC. How can I tell how many fans and what size fans I can purchase to add on? Please provide answer but also teach me? :)  Not necessarily going to purchase this PC, just using it as an example, but might buy this one.

As always, thank you guys.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

General Spec
Brand COMPAQ
Series Presario
Model CQ5320F(AY030AA#ABA)
Type Home / Home Office
Processor AMD Athlon II X2 240(2.8GHz)
Processor Main Features 64 bit Dual Core Processor
Cache Per Processor 2MB L2 Cache
Memory 3GB DDR3 1333
Hard Drive 500GB SATA
Optical Drive 1 SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE Graphics with 256MB integrated shared graphics memory. Up to 1407MB Total Available Graphics Memory as allocated by Windows 7
Audio Sound card - Integrated
Ethernet 10/100Base-T network interface
Keyboard Compaq USB keyboard
Mouse Compaq USB optical mouse
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Motherboard
Chipset NVIDIA nForce MCP61P Chipset
CPU
CPU Type Athlon II X2
Installed Qty 1
CPU Speed 240(2.8GHz)
L2 Cache Per CPU 2MB
CPU Socket Type AM3
CPU Main Features 64 bit Dual Core Processor
Graphics
GPU/VPU Type NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE
Graphics Interface Integrated video
Memory
Memory Capacity 3GB DDR3
Memory Speed DDR3 1333
Form Factor DIMM 240-pin
Memory Spec 2GB x 1 & 1GB x 1
Memory Slot (Total) 2
Memory Slot (Available) 0
Maximum Memory Supported 4GB
Hard Drive
HDD Capacity 500GB
HDD Interface SATA
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type DVD Super Multi
Optical Drive Spec SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology
Write: 16x max DVD±R, 12x max DVD±R DL, 8x max DVD+RW, 6x max DVD-RW, 12x max DVD-RAM, 40x max CD-R, 32x max CD-RW
Read: 16x max DVD-ROM, 40x max CD-ROM
Audio
Audio Chipset Integrated
Communications
Modem 56K
LAN Chipset Integrated
LAN Speed 10/100Mbps
Front Panel Ports
Front USB 2
Front Audio Ports 2
Back Panel Ports
Video Ports 1 VGA
Rear USB 4
RJ45 1 port
Rear Audio Ports 3 ports
Expansion
PCI Slots (Available/Total) (1/1) PCI
(1/2) PCI Express x1
(1/1) PCI Express x16
Mouse
Mouse Type USB Mouse
Keyboard
Keyboard Type USB Keyboard
Physical Spec
Dimensions 16.87" x 6.54" x 15.11"
Weight 11.00 lbs.
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts 1 year limited
Labor 1 year limited

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a b ) Power supply
May 13, 2010 3:41:22 PM

There's no need to copy and paste the whole specs since you already linked us to it. It just takes up space.

Why would you want to add fans? That computer should be able to provide enough cooling with the fans already installed.

Anyway all you need to do is figure out the size of fans you need. 80mm, 120mm etc. Just measure the empty spaces for fans once you get the computer.
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a c 144 ) Power supply
May 13, 2010 6:33:51 PM

It's not how many fans the case can hold that is important. It's how many are needed to adequately cool a system.

And because this is a system that almost certainly cannot be overclocked, it has enough fans in the stock configuration.
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