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Do I Need Case fans? (1st DIY pc)

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February 26, 2003 10:27:52 PM

I plan on getting a new system possibly at Easter (my 1st DIY PC).

The question I have is for the system listed below will I need case fans and if so any recomendations would be welcome. I don't plan on over clocking I want a system that will last.

RAM - Corsair 1GB DDR XMS2700 TwinX (2x512MB)
CPU cooler - Noise Control Silverado
GPU - Sapphire Atlantis 9700 PRO ultimate 128MB AGP DDR
HDD - Western Digital 120GB IDE 7200rpm Caviar special edition 8MB cache
Case - Coolermaster ATC-710 (silver)
DVD - Pioneer 16xDVD 40xCD Int IDE Slot (DVD-106S)
FDD - Sony Floppy Drive 3,5" 1,44MB MPF-920 Internal
CD-RW - Lite-on 52r 52w 24rw Int IDE RP
Keybd - Trust Silverline Direct Access Keyboard PS/2

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Shadow_Seeker on 02/26/03 07:56 PM.</EM></FONT></P>

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February 26, 2003 11:52:02 PM

A high spec system like that of yours would definitely needs case fans. Get 2 or more fans that are at least 80mm in size.
February 26, 2003 11:57:09 PM

Sure, 1 intake fan and 1 outtake fan.

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February 27, 2003 12:05:32 AM

Thanks for the replies any one have any idea of good quality fans. Performance without too much excess noise.
February 27, 2003 12:35:17 AM

Panaflo FBA08A12L1A, Papst 8412NGL are good and quiet.

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February 27, 2003 2:50:36 AM

Don't bother with the floppy drive.

You're mixing a Radeon 9700 Pro with a 17" monitor? Dude. That's like, putting an 8-piston engine in a Geo Metro. What The Fsck? Upgrade your monitor to at <i><b>least</b></i> a 19", or downgrade your video card and save the money for when Directx9 games come out, and your entire system is right next to completely worthless. Seriously. No 17" montor looks even halfway decent at 1600x1200, and even 1280x1024 is strained.

I like the Liteon 166S's, but to each his own. It's not like the Pioneer is a bad drive or anything.

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February 27, 2003 3:02:27 AM

You didn't mention which case you were going to use...

Make sure the one you purchase has fittings for at least one exhaust fan at the back and lots of air intake openings at the front. You should use at least one exhaust fan at the back of the case. An intake fan at the front may help but isn't strictly necessary.

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