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

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.

MoBo - ASUS A7N8X
RAM - Corsair 1GB DDR XMS2700 TwinX (2x512MB)
CPU - ATHLON XP 2700+
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)
PSU - ENERMAX EG365AX-VE FMA
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
Monitor - HERCULES PROPHETVIEW 920DVI 17"
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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  1. 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.
  2. Sure, 1 intake fan and 1 outtake fan.

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  3. Thanks for the replies any one have any idea of good quality fans. Performance without too much excess noise.
  4. Panaflo FBA08A12L1A, Papst 8412NGL are good and quiet.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Try these... they are speed controled to reduce noise when temperatures are low...

    <A HREF="http://www.thermaltake.com/products/dcfan/a1214.htm" target="_new">http://www.thermaltake.com/products/dcfan/a1214.htm</A>

    They run even quieter if you take off the metal cover, but ya gotta remember to keep your fingers out :smile: .

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