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How many fans for airflow, does good airflow negate coolant?

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May 22, 2014 3:14:50 PM

Hey all, I want to build a pretty big system. Using the HAF Stacker 935, and two 915s, I would like to have a mini atx standalone in the top 915r, a full comp underneath, and 10 hdds in the third 915r below the main, or spread between main and the 915 as needed. How many fan's should I have for good airflow? I'm going to get a 1600 w psu for the main, so amount isn't an issue. Also, would an i5 not overclocked, and GTX 760 4gb OC having good airflow negate the need for coolant? Thanks!

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May 22, 2014 3:35:01 PM

I would probably say fill 'er up. CoolerMaster has its name for a reason; their cases offer great cooling. If it were me (and I love fans) I'd put a fan in every spot I could.

And by coolant do you mean liquid cooled? I would say no. If you liquid cool, the fans won't hurt. If you mean the opposite, that with all the fans, you wouldn't need to, well then that leaves it up to you. The main reason people liquid cool is for it to look cool, be quiet, and be cool. I'd look into the temps you get with air cool before you go and liquid cool.
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May 22, 2014 4:14:49 PM

Jhact said:
I would probably say fill 'er up. CoolerMaster has its name for a reason; their cases offer great cooling. If it were me (and I love fans) I'd put a fan in every spot I could.

And by coolant do you mean liquid cooled? I would say no. If you liquid cool, the fans won't hurt. If you mean the opposite, that with all the fans, you wouldn't need to, well then that leaves it up to you. The main reason people liquid cool is for it to look cool, be quiet, and be cool. I'd look into the temps you get with air cool before you go and liquid cool.


Thanks! Exactly what I was looking for! I don't want the nightmare possibilities of liquid coolant leaks, and don't mind the fan noise, so again, thank you!
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May 23, 2014 3:44:45 PM

You're welcome! I hope the computer works out for you!
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