After cleaning out the hardware, consolidating hardware and updating to Windows 7, one thing became clear. I had to spend money on some upgrades and fixes including:
- 90 mm side panel fan
- New TV tuner
- More memory
The side panel fan which came with my ThermalTake Soprano case began to go into overdrive and needed to be replaced before I sold it. So instead of delaying the sale, I took the working 90 mm fan from the Tsunami case and threw it in.
Then I searched for a replacement.
Fans typically come in 80 mm and 120 mm sizes so finding a 90 mm was a tough task. I looked through all the usual stores and came up empty. They were either overpriced to begin with or charging a kidney’s worth for shipping. I eventually found one on Ebay. Protip: Never buy a case with 90 mm fans.