Re: some fan questions
look and see what size fans your case will allow you to install. if you can, I'd install 120mm fans, they flow more air at lower speeds which makes them quieter. if you look at fans, a lot of them have decibel figures on them, just find the lowest one you can, you don't want to make your pc sound like a wind tunnel.
When all else fails...Ham Radio!
I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'