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  1. Miokie

    Miokie Thread Starter

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    Hi! I'm eventually going to build my own computer, im only 14 but i have a good knowledge of this kind of stuff.
    I'm going to start out simple by modding my own computer and going to start out with something that seems simple which is going to be fans.
    But my question is, Does anybody know the fan size (mm) of a Acer Aspire T671-ME7L? I want to fit a Neon Green LED Fan. (I have googled it and searched through 7-8 pages)
    I would open up my own tower to have a look but I dont think im at that point yet, im just reading up.

    Much Thanks,
    Jack.
     
  2. draceplace

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    Welcome to TSG Miokie!!

    If your going to tinker with computers its time to tinker. Take the stupid cover off and check it out. Also blow off the fan (pun intended) don't fix something that isn't broke. If additional power leads for another fan is available...maybe... Upgrade your ram, add a video card, hard drive or something useful.

    The hardware stuff is pretty straight forward as long as you have the correct parts. It ain't Rocket Surgury! Also building your own pc is way over rated as some dorky passage way to geekdom. I would only build one if I had some application that required something from the pc that I couldn't buy or was a lot cheaper to build than to buy.
     
  3. Frank4d

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    I would open it up and have a look inside. That way while you are reading you will have an idea what you can and cannot do with the PC. Measure the fan while you are there too. The fan size is measured from side-to-side of the fan assembly.
     
  4. nvrsummer2

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    Agreed, Open that sucker up and look inside. Identify all of the parts and become comfortable with being in there. You'll read alot about what can go wrong. But you have to be trying really hard to do some damage.
     
  5. draceplace

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    Moiki, It's unanimous, the 2nd best braintrust of TSG (nvrsummer2, Frank4d and myself) say "Go for it"! or at least 'reply to your thread'.

    Take some digital pictures of the inside to use as reference. Make note (this is your first assignment ;) of all the connectors from the power supply. Then look at the data buses.
     
  6. Miokie

    Miokie Thread Starter

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    Thanks alot guys, For the advice and the welcoming; Im going to have a look in my computer now to get used to the inside of a computer abit more. :)
     
  7. nvrsummer2

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    Also, go online to identify the parts of THIS machine. The hardest part of a new build is to pick the proper parts. Know the speed of your RAM, CPU and the socket for your processor. Nothing worse than buying parts that dont go for your computer.
     
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