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August 25, 2014 11:48:00 AM

Specifications:
# Intel Core i5-4690 3.5 GHz Processor
#Asus H97-PRO GAMER 32GB DDR3 Intel Motherboard
#Seasonic G Series 550W 80 Plus Gold Certified Power Supply (SSR-550RM)
#Samsung 840 Evo Series 250GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (MZ-7TE250BW)
#ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 AMP Edition 2 GB
#WD 1 TB Black Desktop Internal Hard Drive

Cabinet Specifications are as follows:
#Top : 120/140mm fan x 2, or 200mm fan x 1 (optional)
Front : 200mm fan x 1 (installed), or 120/140mm fan x 2, 180mm fan x 1 (optional)
Rear : 120mm fan x 1 (installed)
Side : 120mm fan x 2 or 180/200mm fan x 1 (optional)
Bottom : 120mm fan x 1 (optional)
HDD cage : 120mm fan x 1 (optional)

Which brand of fans is effecient?
Also do i need to install fans in all the slots?
And how many are required for this specification?

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August 25, 2014 12:01:39 PM

As long as you've got one fan in front for intake, and one fan in the back as exhaust, you don't really absolutely need anything more than that. If you want, you could get a side intake fan and some exhaust fans at the top.
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August 25, 2014 12:16:41 PM

Calnin said:
As long as you've got one fan in front for intake, and one fan in the back as exhaust, you don't really absolutely need anything more than that. If you want, you could get a side intake fan and some exhaust fans at the top.


Any reliable brands?

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August 25, 2014 12:20:25 PM

Corsair's fans look fairly decent. Cooler master's sickle flow also looks fairly nice. If you already have stock fans, then you don't need to change the fans.
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August 25, 2014 12:54:23 PM

Noctua do good ones, so do coolermaster
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