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First gaming build - Additional case fans needed? Recommendations

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January 14, 2014 11:11:39 AM

Hello! Thanks to the help from the forum, I have put together this build and started buying parts. It is too late to change out any components, so please focus on cooling needs for the purpose of this thread. I was wondering if I should be looking at installing any additional case fans besides the 2 that will come pre-installed on the case. If so, what should I be looking at and what would the best configuration be? I don't think I need it, but figured I should ask those with more experience. Thanks for any help.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (Purchased For $63.74)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($88.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($0.00)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (Purchased For $242.58)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $113.58)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($100.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1009.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-14 14:02 EST-0500)
a b 4 Gaming
January 14, 2014 11:52:07 AM

If you wanted to, you could get larger, quieter 140mm fans.

However, you absolutely don't have to.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 14, 2014 12:10:14 PM

With your specific components, i wouldn't think you need any additional cooling at this point, the included 140's will move quite a bit of air, and it looks like the case has the correct upside-down PSU setup so you don't get waste heat from it in the case :) 
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January 14, 2014 12:35:09 PM

Thanks! I didn't think I needed it, but somebody inevitably says something which makes me second guess and come running back to the forums!

Best solution has been selected, though you both basically said the same thing, the little bit of reasoning in the second answer just gives me a little more confidence and something smart sounding to say if somebody asks me why I don't have more fans.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 14, 2014 1:08:13 PM

As for if someone asks you why you need more fans, just give them a look and let them know that beyond what you need, all more fans do is add more noise.
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