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January 31, 2014 7:11:03 AM

This is my build: pcpartpicker

Thanks to help from people here and on pcpartpicker this is close to my final list of parts, I just have one more question.

Would it be a good idea to get extra case fans? If so what would you recommend? Preferably quiet if possible, but I do wear headphones MOST of the time, just for if I can't be bothered wearing them I don't want to hear too much noise from beside me.

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January 31, 2014 7:26:26 AM

As far as i can see your case only comes with 1 rear mounted fan so you may want to look into getting a couple to blow in through the front and have the rear blow outs as well as your PSU. As far as which fans to get, you could go with a couple 120mm Noctua fans that are similar to the one's on your CPU cooler but they come at a fairly premium price, otherwise i've heard Enermax fans are pretty good for the price. Also you don't need 16gb right now but if it fits your budget then why not.
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January 31, 2014 7:29:18 AM

I'd recommend holding off on additional case fans until you see how your system performs with whatever is already there. Adding more fans does not always mean cooler temperatures inside the case as sometimes the additional fans will disrupt existing airflow which can cause higher temps.

edit: I didn't realize your case only came with a rear 120 mm exhaust. I would recommend getting one or two 120 mm fans for the front intakes. Hold off on others till you see how your build does with intake(s) installed. There are many quality "silent" fans out there, Noctua's are some of the best, but just look at fan CFM ratings,, operating speed(s) and noise level(s) to determine what you are most comfortable with.. Last thought is you might want to look into adding a 120/140 mm fan up top to balance out your intake/exhaust ratio if you go with dual front intakes..
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February 1, 2014 5:03:17 AM

animal said:
I'd recommend holding off on additional case fans until you see how your system performs with whatever is already there. Adding more fans does not always mean cooler temperatures inside the case as sometimes the additional fans will disrupt existing airflow which can cause higher temps.

edit: I didn't realize your case only came with a rear 120 mm exhaust. I would recommend getting one or two 120 mm fans for the front intakes. Hold off on others till you see how your build does with intake(s) installed. There are many quality "silent" fans out there, Noctua's are some of the best, but just look at fan CFM ratings,, operating speed(s) and noise level(s) to determine what you are most comfortable with.. Last thought is you might want to look into adding a 120/140 mm fan up top to balance out your intake/exhaust ratio if you go with dual front intakes..

I'd read only 1 fan came with it, I was thinking of getting 2 fans to the top of the case and 2 for the front. I was thinking of getting Corsair Air Series AF120 for the top as they seem to be a pretty good fan, and fairly popular amoung people.
I was also thinking of Corsair Air Series SP120 for the front as people suggest the SP fans for places that a bit more restricted.
I'm not sure whether to replace the fan that comes with it as well, or try to stick a bottom fan as well. Suggestions?
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February 1, 2014 5:25:44 AM

Again, adding more fans does NOT guarantee better cooling. As stated previously, I recommend adding one or both front intake fans and one 120/140 mm exhaust fan to the top to start with. Build your system and see how your temps work out. You can always add more fans later as needed. The fans you reference are fine.
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February 1, 2014 7:51:57 AM

animal said:
Again, adding more fans does NOT guarantee better cooling. As stated previously, I recommend adding one or both front intake fans and one 120/140 mm exhaust fan to the top to start with. Build your system and see how your temps work out. You can always add more fans later as needed. The fans you reference are fine.


Thanks for the help =)
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