Fan question(s)

Hello everyone

Thanks to the help of others here I finished choosing products for my new PC, which are the following:

Cooler Master Cosmos S € 172,- € 172,-
Corsair CMPSU-750TXEU, 750W € 78,- € 78,-
Corsair Dominator TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF € 98,- € 98,-
Gigabyte GA-X48-DS4 € 150,02 € 150,02
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 € 239,- € 239,-
Lite-On LH-20A1S x 2 € 17,50 € 35,-
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard € 64,83 € 64,83
Razer DeathAdder € 39,- € 39,-
Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ, 1TB € 107,- € 107,-
Samsung Syncmaster 2253BW € 232,05 € 232,05
Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 CF € 205,- € 410,-
Steelpad Qck+ € 12,43 € 12,43
Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme € 40,50 € 40,50

I hope you all like it because it looks nice to me :P

Anyway lots of people are saying that the thermalright ultra-120 extreme is one of the best coolers nowadays but in a review I've noticed it doesn't fit with the Cosmos S huge case fan at the side. So I was really wondering if you guys know some tricky things that it can fit in or suggest me another high end cpu cooler for around 40 euro (prefer less). I also need to install the dominator fans on top of my ram so I have to make sure everything fits well. Then my last and final question: The fans of the Cosmos S are the following (correct me if I'm wrong :))

1-3 120 mm above
1-1 200 mm side
1-1 120 mm back
1-0 120 mm bottom
1-1 120 mm front (harddrives)

The first number is standard and the second number is optional. Which means I miss 3 x 120 mm fan. I prefer the same looking fan (black) and would like to know if there are any recommended since I didn't see any reviews about regular fans on the forum, I might haven't see them though.

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  1. There are plenty of fans in the case already, maybe too many; don't buy any more.
  2. Thanks for the recommended cooler! And is it really true that there are already to much fans in the case? That would be very weird :/
  3. It's not weird, it's just marketing. "If 2 fans are good, 20 must be 10 times better!" You're paying a ton of money for your case, so they want you to feel good about how much stuff you're getting. More fans is sexier than talking about good quality metal, no sharp edges, number of drive bays, etc.
    All you need fan-wise, is enough to blow enough hot air out of the case to keep the inside cool. "Normal" cases usually need one decent 120mm fan on the back below the PS. A fancy case should have room for another either just below/next to the first, or one near the back on top of the case. Side and front fans are pretty useless if you've got enough exhaust at the back and top, and are worse than useless if you haven't got enough exhaust at the back and top.
  4. Thanks for the info Mondoman, I really appreciate it that you've taken time to explain me everything! Now do you guys recommend me other cpu coolers so I can compare it?
  5. My case = (W) 266 and the information about the side panel fan is:

    Keep-out requirement for CPU cooler installation:,
    At least 5.7 inch(145mm) separation between motherboard and the side panel of COSMOS S

    266-145=121 and maybe 20 for the motherboard so I need a cpu cooler that is 100 tall I guess, correct me if I'm wrong ;)
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