Terry at EXHardware let us know that he's just finished putting the wraps on
the Dell Dimensionn 4300S, a P4 1.6 GHz system... Hmm... Well it looks neat,
but I still don't want one. =) Take a look at their review here.
I'm willing to bet most of you have never looked inside a DELL machine before.
Well here's your chance! The case opens easily via two snap lock buttons at
the top and bottom of the case. Things look cluttered inside but bear in mind
that this is a fairly small case and DELL has done a pretty good job keeping
all the cables neatly in place. The first thing that caught my attention was
the heatsink/fan unit that DELL uses to cool the Pentium 4 1.6GHz chip. The
heatsink is a very large unit and appears to be very well built but what really
stands out is the fan.
Not only is it powerful, it's dead silent and it reminds me of the Noisecontrol
Silverado heatsink which uses the same "squirrel cage" design. In
fact, the power supply fan follows the same design but it's smaller and the
entire system only has a total of two fans.