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Corsair 300r Case fans, do I need to purchase additional???

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March 24, 2013 12:58:24 AM

Hi everyone!
Quick question for you all. I just purchased a Corsair 300r Case and it comes with 2 stock fans, one in the front and one in the back. It has additional spots for more on the roof and the side, unfortunately my CPU cooler is taking all the room (CM Hyper 212 Evo). I know I can fit an additional one up front if needed. Do I need to purchase additional fans or will I be fine with my current setup? If I do/should, which fans should I purchase?

Here is my current setup.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($62.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($277.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1040.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-24 03:55 EDT-0400)
March 24, 2013 1:04:22 AM

two things if you plan to overclock i would get an additional 50-100 watts on your psu which leads me to the case fans....you should get more. i like akasa fans myself but what ever you pick the higher the rpms...the more airflow (and unforunately noise) you will get....i'll be back with some suggestions
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