Some of you may have heard me bitching about my new computer. Its wonderfully fast, but sadly, the case fan makes way too much noise.
Today's mission had two parts:
Obtain tinsnips to remove metal grating over fan to reduce cavitation. Mission accomplished. The fan now has a moderate whine instead of a grating dull roar.
Purchase a new quieter case fan. I'm sure the one provided with my case was cheap. Mission aborted. PC Club didn't have anything that said "Quiet Fan". CompUSA seems to have cut back on this kind of parts and the salesperson barely spoke english, didn't understand the concept of a case fan, and most importantly, didn't get "quiet". Finally, I broke my vow not to return to Fry's. I wandered around for a while but didn't have enough information to purchase what I wanted, and didn't want to deal with a return. So, I'll do more research and buy a fan online.
P.S. Did you read the part where I took tinsnips to my computer case? Just the thought scares me.