Buying second HDD, need new fans for case

I'm getting a WD Black to go with the HDD and SSD I've already got, and I'm afraid of it getting too hot. My case is a HAF 912, with just the stock front intake fan and rear exhaust fan, both 120mm. I can add another fan to the front, a fan on the side, or a fan (or two) on the top. What should I go with? I'm thinking about simply putting another 120 onto the front. Also, if I do put a fan on the side or up top, should they be blowing air in or out of the case?

Also, what are some good fans? I'm at a complete loss here. This is on newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233104

Four 120mm fans for only 12 dollars. This seems like a really good deal. Any thoughts?
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  1. For fans go here and make an account and give the OP your situation and he'll tell you what to get. He really knows his fan stuff.
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1321074/tator-tots-big-quiet-120mm-140mm-fan-round-up/1530

    If I were you I would get a single 200 in the front and top with a 120 on the rear and side.

    What are you looking for in a case fan? Extreme airflow? Quiet operation? Budget?
  2. front and side will be as intake and the top ones as outake to keep air flow inside you case .
  3. For quiet operation and decent pricing I would probably go for a Gelid Silent 11. If you want premium fans then obviously Noctuas/Noiseblockers/Be Quiet.
  4. completelyrandomname said:
    For fans go here and make an account and give the OP your situation and he'll tell you what to get. He really knows his fan stuff.
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1321074/tator-tots-big-quiet-120mm-140mm-fan-round-up/1530

    If I were you I would get a single 200 in the front and top with a 120 on the rear and side.

    What are you looking for in a case fan? Extreme airflow? Quiet operation? Budget?


    Well I'm only adding one hard drive, so I don't need extreme airflow, mainly just quiet and cheap.
  5. If you are only adding one hard drive then you don't need the fan. Hard drives can run perfectly fine with even no cooling.
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