Choosing a 70mm CPU Fan
While 100mm CPU fans might be more popular, there are still plenty of places that you can purchase a 70mm CPU fan.
If you’re looking for a standard CPU fan of these reduced dimensions, you can try startech.com where you should find a long-life fan for around $11. Cheaper options can be found meanwhile at www.techdepot.com and ecost.com, although watch out for those shipping charges!
A slimline, quiet 70mm CPU fan might set you back a bit more, however, but with a sealed motor to prevent damage by dust and a three speed cable, it is worth the additional price. Acousti AcoustiFan: DustProof models (pictured) can be purchased online from www.quietpc.com for a little over $20.
If you’re in the UK, the best place to look for any CPU fan is www.misco.co.uk. Another popular choice would be www.ebuyer.com, the popular computer components website whose range currently includes standalone 70mm CPU fans (£4.66) and fans combined with heatsinks (£28) for Socket 775 processors.
Failing this, you might opt for Amazon, although you might get lucky in a specialist computer parts store.
Finally, if you have difficulty with any of the above, you should always check eBay, where CPU fans of all shapes and sizes are listed.
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