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Dell Inspiron 530 cooling?

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Hey, I was wondering if anybody has one and has upgraded the fan + added an additional fan anywhere on the case? Thanks. Also, I've got a Q6600 on here.. wondering if anyone's added a Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro in this case before.. I'd love to get one.. but don't know if it'll fit..
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Haha, I didn't expect OCN to have Dells, but if anyone happens to have one.. fill me in on possible mods.. I may just order some stuff and test it out.. just to be the first to test them if no one else has..
Dell Inspiron 530
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Q6600 MSI 8800GT 512MB OC Edition 3GB DDR2 800Mhz 500GB SATA 3.0 7200RPM 
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Can you hook us up with some pics that would help alot Why would you get a dell if you just insulted it yourself?
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I think it should fit but it will be extremely tight in there. I would suggest getting a new case for it. Since its an micro ATX board (thankfully not BTX) you can get any ATX case and just switch over your hardware.
    
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Ohh cool, I'll try switching it over to a bigger case.. but I got the Dell because it was pretty cheap, $700 shipped for this system w/ all but the GFX card isn't bad at all, imo. I just added the GFX card + PSU(which I didn't really need).. bringing the total to about $950.. so, I saw that as a deal.. and I'd probably be switching out the case and mobo for a better one in the future.. then, I could OC it and max out my system then..
Dell Inspiron 530
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Q6600 MSI 8800GT 512MB OC Edition 3GB DDR2 800Mhz 500GB SATA 3.0 7200RPM 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
DVDR/W Windows Vista Premium Dell 19" WS S199WFP w/ TrueLife Dell USB Keyboard 
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Corsair VX550 Watts Logitech G5 (old model) 
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Q6600 MSI 8800GT 512MB OC Edition 3GB DDR2 800Mhz 500GB SATA 3.0 7200RPM 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
DVDR/W Windows Vista Premium Dell 19" WS S199WFP w/ TrueLife Dell USB Keyboard 
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post #6 of 9
So essentially you wasted your money and are building a whole new system
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Kind of.. so to speak.. haha.
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Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Q6600 MSI 8800GT 512MB OC Edition 3GB DDR2 800Mhz 500GB SATA 3.0 7200RPM 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
DVDR/W Windows Vista Premium Dell 19" WS S199WFP w/ TrueLife Dell USB Keyboard 
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Corsair VX550 Watts Logitech G5 (old model) 
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post #8 of 9
I just thought I would share my experience. I have Dell Inspiron 530 with Q6600 3GB RAM etc. I purchased Arctic Cooler 7 Pro. Will it fit? Yes! Will it be easy? NO! The stock fan screws in, the Arctic cooler comes with those push pin clips. So, you must either, 1. Pull the entire motherboard, and force the glued on bracket off the back of it. or 2. Purchase one of those thermalright bolt through kits for 775 socket, remove the push pins and bolt it in. Which, many have reported cools better than the clips. I also have a 8800GS, and used tape mod to overclock to 3ghz / 1333FSB, PSU is fine, temperatures are fine, stability is fine. Oh, the dell installed micro trend anti-virus was giving me stability problems, not one problem after I removed it.

So, upgraded PSU, unnecessary unless going higher than 9600GT/8800GT. Upgraded case, unnecessary. Even the Arctic Cooler, I was getting high 30s low 40s idle, and no more than 61 Celsius playing lost planet for an hour with the stock fan/heatsink. Its a little warm, but hardly going to cause a meltdown.

Now, I am no pro, this is just my opinion based on what I did.
post #9 of 9
i know that this is a while ago but i was wondering if you ever got it into another case and if you had any issues i want to do the same thing
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