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Hi all I would like to find out if a cpu cooler is necessary?

I have a p400s case and I’ve added another 2 140mm fans to the case
Nobody said anything to me about a cpu cooler only extra fans

My specs are

Ryzen 3 2200g
Xfx Radeon 570
8gb ram
Super Flower 750W 80 Plus Platinum
Asus b450 prime plus MB
P400s case
500GB SSD
3 extra 2.5 1tb hard drives
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  1. Your stock cooler will be fine
  2. Ah great thank you. So is it ok that I’ve added another 2 140mm fans to my case?Do more fans make a difference if you would have to compare to adding a non stock cpu cooler. I thought I’m wasting money on extra fans when maybe a cpu cooler would be better
  3. You would only need to upgrade your CPU cooler if you were planning on overclocking your CPU.
  4. CPU cooler and one case fan are always necessary.
    Anything else is optional. You can get better temperatures with more fans, as long as the noise doesn't bother you.
  5. A cpu cooler is always required.
    But, the cooler that comes with your processor is entirely adequate.

    Any cooler, and that includes the graphics card cooler needs an adequate supply of fresh air to do it's job.
    The RX 570 is a relatively not graphics card.
    You did, I think, a good thing by ordering two 140mm fans.
    Install them in the front of the case as intakes.
    140mm fans move more air at lower rpm and will be quieter.
    Since all the air intake is in one place and filtered, your parts will stay cleaner.

    Keep one 120mm fan for rear exhaust. Mostly to direct the airflow to the rear.
    I might not even use the other.
    Too much exhaust will tend to draw in unfiltered air from adjacent openings.
  6. @geofelt thats exactly what i was thinking 2x Fractal Design FD-FAN-SSR3-140-WT Silent Series R3 140mm Low-Noise Case
    Fan in the front and 120mm at the back as the exhaust.the reason i asked about a cpu cooler is i see builds on youtube and everyone takes there stock fans out literally.how many fan slots are there in the p400 case?how many should i have and do i need more.rather safe than sorry lol
  7. jazgreen99 said:
    @geofelt thats exactly what i was thinking 2x Fractal Design FD-FAN-SSR3-140-WT Silent Series R3 140mm Low-Noise Case
    Fan in the front and 120mm at the back as the exhaust.the reason i asked about a cpu cooler is i see builds on youtube and everyone takes there stock fans out literally.how many fan slots are there in the p400 case?how many should i have and do i need more.rather safe than sorry lol


    Front: 3 x 120mm or 2 x 140mm fan (1 x 120mm fan included)

    Top: 2 x 120mm/140mm fan

    Rear: 1 x 120mm fan (included)

    Two 120/140 as intakes in front and one for exhaust will be sufficient.
    I like 140mm fans because they push more air at lower rpm and are quiet.
    I like the noctua fans for quietness.

    Consider the size and number of fans on your cpu cooler and on your graphics card.
    That is what you are trying to feed with your case intakes.

    More fans and higher rpm fans will push more air but at a cost and more noise.

    If ever you think you need more, (which I doubt) you can always change some out.
  8. I totally forgot about that so I have 2 for my gpu and 1 for my cpu which come stock. 140mm look great. I was also thinking 2x140mm top and front and 120mm back
  9. Or even 3 front 2 top and 1 back all 120mm but would probabaly be loud which I don’t want. But it’s a silent case so I shouldn’t hear anything
  10. My optimum suggestion is to use 2 140mm front intakes and just one rear exhaust.
    Whatever air comes in the front will exit somewhere, taking component heat with it.
    If the front intake is filtered, your parts will stay cleaner.

    Adding top fans either as intake or exhaust will draw in unfiltered air and you will need to clean your parts regularly.
  11. I totally agree with you. Because I no hot air rises but I’m sure by putting fans on top would be bad because the air won’t escape at all. What’s your setup in your case?
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    jazgreen99 said:
    I totally agree with you. Because I no hot air rises but I’m sure by putting fans on top would be bad because the air won’t escape at all. What’s your setup in your case?


    My case is Silverstone TJ-08E.
    It has a single front 180mm intake fan that is filtered and running on the low speed setting.
    My only other case fan is a 120mm exhaust.
    Inside is a GTX1080ti and a I7-8600K running at 5.0.
    The cooler is a noctua NH-D15s.
    I have no temperatures issues at all.
  13. I looked at it only it is really awesome. Hopefully they bring out a new one soon. Because it looks solid
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