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November 14, 2013 4:50:03 PM

i am about to install a 7950 into my pc, upgrading from a gt610 (which is only a $40 gpu and sucks at everything) and i only have 2 fans in my pc, one on the front for the hard drive, and one on the back, for idk what, and of course my cpu fan, installing the 7950, do i need to get more fans? i can get 2 more on top and one on the bottom, should i install 2 more to keep my pcs temps lower with the 7950?

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November 14, 2013 4:51:41 PM

and also, is there a program for my pc, that i can download, that tells me my fps, and cpu/gpu temps?
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November 14, 2013 4:56:04 PM

If you have room for a second front intake fan, I would add that one next.

As for monitoring system stats, CPUID Hardware Monitor is simple and tells you most of what you need to know. For FPS, most games have a hotkey or option somewhere for that.
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November 14, 2013 5:03:28 PM

Fuzeplayer said:
i am about to install a 7950 into my pc, upgrading from a gt610 (which is only a $40 gpu and sucks at everything) and i only have 2 fans in my pc, one on the front for the hard drive, and one on the back, for idk what, and of course my cpu fan, installing the 7950, do i need to get more fans? i can get 2 more on top and one on the bottom, should i install 2 more to keep my pcs temps lower with the 7950?


Before you go out and purchase a 7950 you had best make sure that your PC can handle the additional power requirements, and that it will actually fit in the case.
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November 14, 2013 5:07:52 PM

Pinhedd said:
Fuzeplayer said:
i am about to install a 7950 into my pc, upgrading from a gt610 (which is only a $40 gpu and sucks at everything) and i only have 2 fans in my pc, one on the front for the hard drive, and one on the back, for idk what, and of course my cpu fan, installing the 7950, do i need to get more fans? i can get 2 more on top and one on the bottom, should i install 2 more to keep my pcs temps lower with the 7950?


Before you go out and purchase a 7950 you had best make sure that your PC can handle the additional power requirements, and that it will actually fit in the case.



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November 14, 2013 8:32:24 PM

I would at least put one on the Top for additional exhaust.
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November 15, 2013 6:03:41 AM

bryonhowley said:
I would at least put one on the Top for additional exhaust.

Top and rear seem redundant to me since the rear fan should already be pushing enough air out to keep fresh air coming through the CPU area on its own. With most HSFs and case combination, a fair chunk of the top fan's airflow is fresh air that never passed through the HSF.

If the OP has filtered intakes and does not want to turn his PC into a dust trap, he needs 2-3 filtered intakes for each exhaust to maintain positive pressure inside the case, so no airflow budget for a top exhaust in that scenario.
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November 15, 2013 7:45:04 AM

InvalidError said:
bryonhowley said:
I would at least put one on the Top for additional exhaust.

Top and rear seem redundant to me since the rear fan should already be pushing enough air out to keep fresh air coming through the CPU area on its own. With most HSFs and case combination, a fair chunk of the top fan's airflow is fresh air that never passed through the HSF.

If the OP has filtered intakes and does not want to turn his PC into a dust trap, he needs 2-3 filtered intakes for each exhaust to maintain positive pressure inside the case, so no airflow budget for a top exhaust in that scenario.


Is there like a computer program or application that tells me my gpu temperature? And or how many frames I'm running?
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