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Would this case keep an i5 3470 cool?

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October 13, 2013 9:58:39 AM

could this case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

keep an i5 3470 on a stock fan, cool while gaming? in other words, are the four fans in the case good enough to keep the my components cool?

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sorry, I mean this case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b 4 Gaming
October 13, 2013 10:09:54 AM

Sure, but you really ought to get an after market CPU cooler for that...even a cheap one, $25 or so.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 13, 2013 10:45:20 AM

ACTechy said:
Sure, but you really ought to get an after market CPU cooler for that...even a cheap one, $25 or so.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


of the two cases I have listed above, the zalman z11 plus and the z9 plus, which would you reccomend I get? The big difference between the two is that if I used the z11 plus, the 5 case fans would constantly be running but if I use the z9 plus, only two would be constantly running as I will be able to control 2 of the four fans with the fan controller.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 13, 2013 10:55:47 AM

Depending on your motherboard you can have it control all your fans anyway. But I'd go with the ability to control a couple fans
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October 13, 2013 11:36:21 AM

ACTechy said:
Depending on your motherboard you can have it control all your fans anyway. But I'd go with the ability to control a couple fans


Well according to one of the reviews I read, there are the two fans for the controller, another fan with a 3 pin connector, and one with a four pin molex connector. I can't control the one with the molex connector, and since the other fan is only 3 pin, it won't respond to load. So even if I plugged these two fans into my motherboard, they're only 3 pin and I read that fans need to be four pin to respond to load
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a b 4 Gaming
October 13, 2013 11:42:45 AM

You can use speedfan or something if you want to control other fans on the motherboard. But yes, PWM (4 pin) fans are controllable. Go with fan controller if you want more options.
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