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April 20, 2013 8:34:35 AM

For my new setup, this one:

SAPPHIRE TECHNOLOGY Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition - 2 GB GDDR5 - PCI-Express 3.0
ASRock 970 Extreme3 AM3+ ATX
CORSAIR RAM DDR3 CORSAIR DDR3 8GB 1600Mhz Vengeance CL8[2x4GB][CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8]
AMD FX-8320 Black Edition - 3,5 GHz - Socket AM3+ (FD8320FRHKBOX)
SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.14 ST1000DM003 3,5" - 1 TB
Case Cooler Master K350
PSU Corsair Cx600v3

I need to choose a 12cm fan for the rear of the case (the front it's already installed), I read some suggestions such as ENERMAX T.B.APOLLISH 12cm UCTA12N that cost me about $10, anything better for that price?

Need I to think also for a side fan?

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April 20, 2013 8:42:26 AM

What are you looking for in a fan? low noise? Extreme airflow?
For maximum airflow you will want a delta fan.
For a balance between airflow and noise you might want to consider the Gelid Silent 12, Cougar HDB, XION Alphawings, Logysis SF120.
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April 20, 2013 8:42:46 AM

CX is more of a low end PSU. Try TX. As for fans, Corsair AF120.
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April 20, 2013 8:47:31 AM

completelyrandomname said:
What are you looking for in a fan? low noise? Extreme airflow?
For maximum airflow you will want a delta fan.
For a balance between airflow and noise you might want to consider the Gelid Silent 12, Cougar HDB, XION Alphawings, Logysis SF120.


Unfortunately none of them are available into my reseller.
Note I'm EU based.
Searching for the best balance under $10-12.
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April 20, 2013 8:53:27 AM

ksham said:
CX is more of a low end PSU. Try TX. As for fans, Corsair AF120.


Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition?

TX650 costs me $22 more and CX600 it's already Bronze certified, it's so better? Really not a expert.
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April 20, 2013 9:26:05 AM

Or the High Performance Edition, whichever you prefer. I prefer a low voltage High Performance Edition. It's just as quiet and performs better. They are both Bronze certified, but the CX is for basic builds that does not require high performance power supplies whereas the TX is for builds that need more power like a gaming build.
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April 20, 2013 9:58:21 AM

ksham said:
Or the High Performance Edition, whichever you prefer. I prefer a low voltage High Performance Edition. It's just as quiet and performs better. They are both Bronze certified, but the CX is for basic builds that does not require high performance power supplies whereas the TX is for builds that need more power like a gaming build.


Can't find High Performance Edition into the reseller you already know...so Quiet Edition can be.

Reading specs Airflow/Noise

Enermax Apolish : 37.54 CFM / 17 dBA
Corsair AF120 Quiet Edition: 39.88 CFM / 21 dBA

Always better Corsair or the difference it's minimal? Does also make sense to search for a side fan? Or a more powerful back fan in term of airflow it's better for my set? I will not do gaming, but 3D video editing and 3D design (using CryEngine 3 SDK, but not for gaming).

About CX/TX I find here PSU REVIEW DATABASE - Corsair different Ampere on 12 rail:

CX600: 46A / 552W
TX650: 54A / 648W

But with mine config without OC I need all this power? Considering Bronze cert the efficency need to be the same.
Also, need I to think about a modular PSU? Need I to check about connectors?
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April 20, 2013 10:22:01 AM

I prefer Corsair over Enermax. I don't know if you need a side fan. Is the airflow in your case insufficient? I think your 3D video editing will need the extra juice. As for a modular PSU, no. Unless you have issues with cable management. Though, most cases should have plenty of space for it. And check for what connectors?
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April 20, 2013 10:38:36 AM

ksham said:
I prefer Corsair over Enermax. I don't know if you need a side fan. Is the airflow in your case insufficient? I think your 3D video editing will need the extra juice. As for a modular PSU, no. Unless you have issues with cable management. Though, most cases should have plenty of space for it. And check for what connectors?


Ok for Corsair, I read also this test 120mm Fan Roundup: 1350 RPM or Lower Rotation Speed.

About PSU you mean I will need more than 550W max output? Corsair PSU calculator suggest also CX600 (other than TX650) for my setup...but don't know if that is a reliable suggestion!
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