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Best case fans for performance to price ratio?

I can't be spending to much on case fans (About $10 at the most) but I might have to buy a cheaper case without case fans. I need something that will keep my case cool but isn't so expensive. I also haven't decided on a case if you want to help with that.
Thanks!
Here is my build:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3sQzp
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  1. Why not just spend $40 less on the motherboard to get a better case? The Sabertooth isn't necessary on a budget.
  2. You can save a ton of money and get the same performance, AND get a good case with god fans and airflow.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($151.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($107.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 5450 1GB Video Card ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: Antec HCG M 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $554.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-17 11:53 EDT-0400)

    Why are you getting a 5450? That card sucks for gaming lol And an 850w power supply is definitely not necessary. Went with a 750w because of price, and you can SLI/Crossfire in the future.
  3. HiTechObsessed said:
    You can save a ton of money and get the same performance, AND get a good case with god fans and airflow.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($151.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($107.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 5450 1GB Video Card ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: Antec HCG M 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $554.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-17 11:53 EDT-0400)

    Why are you getting a 5450? That card sucks for gaming lol And an 850w power supply is definitely not necessary. Went with a 750w because of price, and you can SLI/Crossfire in the future.


    I already have my MB, CPU, PWS, and RAM. I am getting the 5450 as a temporary fix just so I can use the computer. And I am getting the 750WT PWS because I plan on upgrading big in the future. And I am also buying everything at microcenter so any "deals" you see there are not going to apply for me. I also got my PWS for $54 so thats why I got it. I also like Corsair because they are reliable. As for the case I don't plan on spending anymore then $50 for it because I don't have much money to spend. I also don;t see how any of this has to do with fans...
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    You should have stated all of that in the OP then, how am I supposed to know you only shop at MicroCenter, only want the GPU for the interim, and already have those parts?

    I was recommending that route in lieu of getting case fans. The Z12 comes with 3 fans already for plenty of airflow. This is a list for parts, it's just easier to do it this way than type each and link each. You don't have to buy them from here.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Case: Xigmatek Recon ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre LED 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($8.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre LED 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($8.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $47.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-17 12:11 EDT-0400)
  5. HiTechObsessed said:
    You should have stated all of that in the OP then, how am I supposed to know you only shop at MicroCenter, only want the GPU for the interim, and already have those parts?

    I was recommending that route in lieu of getting case fans. The Z12 comes with 3 fans already for plenty of airflow. This is a list for parts, it's just easier to do it this way than type each and link each. You don't have to buy them from here.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Case: Xigmatek Recon ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre LED 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($8.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre LED 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($8.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $47.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-17 12:11 EDT-0400)


    It looks amazing! Thanks for the help!
  6. No problem :) The Recon comes with a good quiet fan already, and the two Spectres listed are pretty quiet as well. Not crazy airflow, but 3 fans is plenty for what you need, and will be plenty of airflow.
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