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Best fan setup for gaming PC

I'm building a new PC on my own (1st time doing it and already have all the parts) and checked in the internet for ideas but found nothing specific enough.

So I have a HAF 912 Plus case, i5 3570k cpu with a noctua NH-D14 cooler and my GPU is the GTX 760.

I'd like to know what kind of setup with the fans I should have for the airflow to be adequate. I believe the case comes with 2 stock 120mm fans (front and rear and, yeah, stuff arrived home hours ago but I'm at the office right now XD) so I'll have to buy the other fans.

Oh! I've checked for info here about this and that before but it's the first time I actually asked something (^.^)

Thanks in advance for any advice on my issue.
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  1. You don't need to fill every fan mount. Where are the 2 fans mounted? I'm a firm believer in negative pressure with out-take fans in the corner by the CPU. Maybe top and rear. I wouldn't spend the money on more fans unless you know you need them.
  2. mi1ez said:
    You don't need to fill every fan mount. Where are the 2 fans mounted? I'm a firm believer in negative pressure with out-take fans in the corner by the CPU. Maybe top and rear. I wouldn't spend the money on more fans unless you know you need them.


    I didn't open the box yet (like I said, I'm at the office and the case is at home) but where the fans are is irrelevant. The important is to decide where they should be. At any rate, from what I saw in unboxing videos, they should be at the rear and the lower front.
  3. rear or top depending on the cooler orientation. Are they just 140mm fans?
  4. 120mm. The cooler should have his ass turned to the rear.
  5. Best answer
    If the cooler's facing the rear, put a fan there. If you choose to have it face upwards, fan goes in the roof.
  6. Thanks. I'm just waiting for the last piece (CPU) to arrive so I can assemble the cooler.

    Just got home and opened the box. The front fan it's, obviously, 200mm and not 120mm like I stated before.
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