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May 15, 2014 6:39:04 PM

I'm currently going to buy this PC, but I need to know what fans to get for it. It is going to be for gaming. Do you have any advice?
CPU AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard

Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard

A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage

Western Digital Caviar Blue 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $63.98
Video Card

Asus GeForce GT 630 2GB Video Card $59.99

Case

Antec NSK4100 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply

Antec Basiq 350W ATX Power Supply
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a b 4 Gaming
May 15, 2014 6:42:47 PM

that build won't need many fans as there it isn't very highly powered. If you absolutely want some fans then I'd recommend corsair AF 120 or 140mm (get the biggest possible) and put one either on the front or side as an intake and then one on the back or top for exhaust. Noctua makes the best fans but for price to performance the corsairs are awesome and nearly as good.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 15, 2014 6:50:50 PM

As long as the case is well vented (that one is not), you can get by with a 120mm intake and a 120mm exhaust minimum. More fans = more noise.
I would consider a different case, unless it already comes with the system.
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May 15, 2014 7:53:01 PM

clutchc said:
As long as the case is well vented (that one is not), you can get by with a 120mm intake and a 120mm exhaust minimum. More fans = more noise.
I would consider a different case, unless it already comes with the system.


Alright, What case would you suggest? Looking to keep around this budget or lower for sure though.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 15, 2014 7:58:11 PM

RobShined said:
clutchc said:
As long as the case is well vented (that one is not), you can get by with a 120mm intake and a 120mm exhaust minimum. More fans = more noise.
I would consider a different case, unless it already comes with the system.


Alright, What case would you suggest? Looking to keep around this budget or lower for sure though.


Anything with a vented top. Heat rises.
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May 15, 2014 8:46:41 PM

clutchc said:
RobShined said:
clutchc said:
As long as the case is well vented (that one is not), you can get by with a 120mm intake and a 120mm exhaust minimum. More fans = more noise.
I would consider a different case, unless it already comes with the system.


Alright, What case would you suggest? Looking to keep around this budget or lower for sure though.


Anything with a vented top. Heat rises.


Just one more thing, I just wanted to know if I have to get a CPU fan for my processor. The website says I need one but the case comes with 2? Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case is the new case.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 16, 2014 7:26:56 PM

If you are talking about an aftermarket cooler for the Athlon II X4, no. Not unless you intend to OC it. Then it would be mandatory.
If you are talking about case fans, the 200mm front fan and the 120mm rear exhaust will be fine. The vented top will allow heat to escape anyway.
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