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Stuck on case-how many fans for cooling an i7920

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August 20, 2009 9:20:56 PM

I used a lian li pc-60B plus II for my 1st build & liked it, that was with a quad core q-9550 cpu.

My next build will be with a i7 920 & am concerned with the cooling capacity of that case ( 2-80mm's & 2 120mm's). It does fine with the quad core but I'm not so sure with the i7.

I've been looking at the lian li PC-K1B or PC-A6010B which both have 1-120mm & 1-140mm.

Does that fan config offer more cooling capacity than the 2-80mm/2-120mm's on the 1st case?

Would 1 120mm & 1 140mm be enough for the i7?

below are my parts excluding case, having a devil of a time deciding on the case.
(i wont be doing dual video cards, maybe mild overclocking)

MOBO=GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU=Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
RAM=mushkin 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998691
POWER SUPPLY=CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX 620W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular
HARD DRIVES=2 ea Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives
DVD BURNER=2 ea LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS50
VIDEO CARD=SAPPHIRE 100277L Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
a c 248 ) Power supply
August 20, 2009 9:37:04 PM

I couldn't help but notice that a lot of the Lian Li cases have one case fan at the bottom front and one case fan on the rear panel. That's quite different from some of the cases with lots of fans. It would be interesting to hear from actual Lian Li owners.
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August 21, 2009 1:10:03 AM

yeah, the 60bplus that ive got has the 2 larger 120;s as intakes on the front & side & the smaller 80's as exhaust on the top & back.

cpuid shows 27c for cpu & 35c for system with that setup but i think the i7's generate a lot more heat, not sure, never had one.
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