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Buying second HDD, need new fans for case

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April 18, 2013 7:02:38 PM

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=N82E168...

Four 120mm fans for only 12 dollars. This seems like a really good deal. Any thoughts?

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April 18, 2013 7:13:14 PM

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...

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?
April 18, 2013 7:14:21 PM

front and side will be as intake and the top ones as outake to keep air flow inside you case .
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April 18, 2013 7:16:30 PM

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.
April 18, 2013 7:51:35 PM

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...

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.
April 18, 2013 8:16:04 PM

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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