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I've been a very happy owner of an HP m8010y media center PC. Everything about the case and the way it was designed I really like. I liked the idea of a canned no-fuss solution (only replacing the PSU, display adapter, and primary HDD).

As part of a 2 year maintenance for this PC, I've been thinking about replacing the CPU fan and the fan attached to the back of the case with the quietest and longest lasting compatible fans. I absolutely don't want to replace the heatsink on the CPU.

1) Is there a standard CPU & case fan size? If there is or isn't, I would really appreciate the assistance with finding the quietest and longest lasting, dependable fans to replace the ones without any fuss.

Thanks so much in advance!

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Case fan standards, yes, CPU fan standards, kinda, but not really.

Take the fans out and just measure them. That will tell you.
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I forgot to mention, I have a Q6600 CPU. The fan size looks pretty close to identical to the size on the case. Its not that simple to just take them out. The way the machine is hooked up, its a big PITA to take out. So, I'd only take it out when I'm ready to replace a part.

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Can you take a pic of the internals showing the case fans and CPU heatsink?
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I would if that's absolutely the last resort. If you think that's the only way, then I can make some time this weekend to take a very clear picture or two.

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It would help, since these big box manufacturers are notorious for using non standard parts, placement and chassis holes.
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