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Do I have to buy a fan or does this case have enough airflow and cooling for my PC build?

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July 4, 2014 6:38:05 PM

Hi,

Basically want to know the answer to the question above. I might overclock as well.

Thanks,

Eddie

Case - http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caph410w1

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.21 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.75 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($82.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($374.99 @ NCIX)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($97.83 @ Vuugo)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.75 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Canada Computers)
Case Fan: Fractal Design FD-FAN-SSR2-140 66.0 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $1291.26
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
a b K Overclocking
July 4, 2014 6:48:51 PM

Eddie K said:
Hi,

Basically want to know the answer to the question above. I might overclock as well.

Thanks,

Eddie

Case - http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caph410w1

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.21 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.75 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($82.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($374.99 @ NCIX)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($97.83 @ Vuugo)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.75 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Canada Computers)
Case Fan: Fractal Design FD-FAN-SSR2-140 66.0 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $1291.26
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


It comes with three fans installed. 120mm front intake, 120mm Rear exhaust and 140mm top exhaust. You'll be pulling a lot of air through there. Haven't checked but you may be able to switch to a larger front intake fan.
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July 5, 2014 3:04:01 PM

The answer to your question is completely your opinion for example do you want it to be loud when you OC or quiet because you could go stock and OC a bit with the fans or you could go with a watercooling kit and make it next to silent and still OC. The watercooling will enable higher OC but the watercooling comes with minor maintenance. Hope this helped
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a b K Overclocking
July 5, 2014 3:10:41 PM

I have 4 fans in my case ( 1 200mm for intake in the front and 3 120mm exhaust; i rear and two top ) not counting the CPU fan and it is quiet and OC'd to 4.5 Ghz.
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July 6, 2014 6:24:46 AM

I'm just asking because I'm trying to cut down cuts.
Anyway what does stock mean?
I'm also probably not doing watercooling.
As for the OC, I would be doing that a bit later after I build it, not right away, so I guess I could get another fan then. So I guess the question for now is are there three fans good enough without any OC?
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a b K Overclocking
July 6, 2014 6:44:01 AM

Eddie K said:
I'm just asking because I'm trying to cut down cuts.
Anyway what does stock mean?
I'm also probably not doing watercooling.
As for the OC, I would be doing that a bit later after I build it, not right away, so I guess I could get another fan then. So I guess the question for now is are there three fans good enough without any OC?


The fans that are there should be fine. You can always add more later if you think it is needed. I would say, you would get good airflow with what is there out of the box.
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July 8, 2014 6:37:17 AM

Okay thanks. That's what I'll do then.
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