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 Post subject: Stock Front Fans
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:00 am 
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Anyone know what the stock front fans specs are ? RPM Max, CFM, etc..

Is it worth upgrading? My fans dont have any problems, but at times i think they make "slightly" more noise than they did in the past. I cleaned them a few times.

Fans are realitively inexpensive, and if i can get a higher quality fan to move more air, and quieter at the same time, i think i would.

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 Post subject: Re: Stock Front Fans
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:12 pm 
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The only specs I know is that they're:

* made by Delta
* 32mm wide (120mm x 120mm)
* they draw more power than the thinner 25mm fans, which most third-party mobos cannot provide without the Master I/O Board

Replacing: it's a bit of work to replace them (removing cards, Master I/O Board, and pulling and reinserting the rubber fan mount grommets) but it can be done without completely removing the mobo. Personally, I wouldn't, unless the noise was really getting to me...

In hindsight, I should have retrieved some manufacturer numbers from them when I pulled them out of my 630i a few weeks ago (I no longer needed them, so they got tossed; plus they looked pretty ratty after three years).

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 Post subject: Re: Stock Front Fans
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:33 pm 
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I replaced the bottom one with with a 14" Noctua fan. I have the old one sitting around somewhere. But the stock fans are pretty beefy, just really loud.

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 Post subject: Re: Stock Front Fans
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:03 pm 
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Its really that complicated ? I looked at the Dell Service manual.. it didnt look you had to remove any boards or anything.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/s ... #wp1180145

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 Post subject: Re: Stock Front Fans
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:52 am 
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You're right; the instructions don't say you have to remove the Master I/O Board--I was wrong. I was removing it permanently, so in that sense, it was easier to slide out the card cage fan with less in the way.

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 Post subject: Re: Stock Front Fans
 Post Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:35 am 
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I have an air filter on the front of mine, I found it somewhere around the house, black piece of foam filter thing, like the prefilter you'd find on something before the real one. I just held it to the front then clipped the black bezel on over it. Vacuum it off when it gets too gray.

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 Post subject: Re: Stock Front Fans
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:32 pm 
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So Delta is the only manufacturer of fans for the front of the Dell 630i...

Which ones on newegg are the right ones..?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... =BESTMATCH

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 Post subject: Re: Stock Front Fans
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:04 am 
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Delta are just the ones that come with the machine......

You can get whatever you want.

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 Post subject: Re: Stock Front Fans
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:37 am 
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Any recommendations for the correct speed and CFM ?

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 Post subject: Re: Stock Front Fans
 Post Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:20 am 
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Any 12mm or 14mm fan should work fine, you should only think about replacing them if you want to make it quieter, the stock fans blow a lot of air.

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 Post subject: Re: Stock Front Fans
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:22 am 
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psygnosis wrote:
Any 12mm or 14mm fan should work fine, you should only think about replacing them if you want to make it quieter, the stock fans blow a lot of air.


yea, I could not take those Delta Grand High Speeds (read 240 CFM!!!!
@5000 rpm at 62DB) noise at more than 20%. Beyond that its much louder than my antique Hoover vacuum cleaner. Picked up two Antec 75003's
(80CFM @2000 rpm at 29DB) which sounds more like my (sound) style :)

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 Post subject: Re: Stock Front Fans
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:57 am 
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I'm thinking Coolermaster xtra-flo 120 led maybe---36db@83cfm..but maybe antec might be better as far as noise/flow haha. i'm really wanting ccfl fans, but they are usually 80's o well. I do have 2 80's stacked in the back grill though

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 Post subject: Re: Stock Front Fans
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:42 pm 
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I finally settled (got rid of the antecs) on Delta AFC1212D-PWM 120mm Super High Speed Case Fan (113 CFM, 46 dBA), two of them @ 19.95 ea. from the Heatsinkfactory.com

I run them at 35% and sometimes up to 50% but not beyond that, way too loud for me. They got great flow and last a long time.

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 Post subject: Re: Stock Front Fans
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:23 pm 
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hmm I like those cfm's :) and idk I kinda like when the thing 'spools up' haha..just now and then though
My stock fans are NIDEC b33502-35del7 approx 130cfm@1.4A@45DB
idk what the deltas are or why dell would have 2 different fans to offer with the 630i...maybe the time of year they were sold?? or factory processor linked? idk mine was shipped with a quad processor...maybe delta's were in the duo equipped systems? either way i'm thinking about delta fan for the pci cage fan-
Delta 120 x 38mm High Speed PWM Fan - 192.96 CFM (AFC1212DE / Dell YT525-A00)--but it's like a 3.0A draw..so maybe
Cooljag Everflow 120mm x 32mm PWM Fan (R121232BUAF )
133cfm-47dba-6.03mmH2O-1.0A draw
Delta 120 x 38mm 4 Pin Dell Replacement Fan - 148.34 CFM (AFC1212DE-SP02)
148cfm-51dba-1.60A
I'm going to put an led fan in the HDD slot(have yet to find a really good flowing LED fan) and do an alignment mod-gonna try and take a little out of the pci fan cage and try to center the fans-as long as the i/o board will fit-so might not work, but the pieces are cheap second hand so we will see

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