I plan on purchasing the Corsair Carbide 500r for my new rig. I picked this case because it comes with a lot of fans and I like its look. I wanted to map out the air flow of the case before I purchase it so I know what to buy. I do not plan on any liquid cooling as I will not be overclocking and I'm somewhat afraid of leaks.
The case comes with:
2 x front-mounted 120mm fans (I plan to use as intake)
1 x rear 120mm fan (I plan to use as exhaust)
1 x 200mm side panel fan (I plan to use as intake)
Should I buy more fans?
Should I purchase a CPU cooler?
I know the case comes with dust filters but I'm not sure where they specifically are on the case or if I can move them around or if they're stuck where they are.
Should I purchase more dust filters and where would they best be placed?
7 Fans may create turbulence if not used properly as Intake or Exhaust, plus you will have to use high quality fans so they will produce minimal noise.
Best solution, 2x front intake, 1 rear exhaust, 1 top exhaust. More than 3 or 4 fans it's not worth it