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Worth putting in extra 2 side fans in coolmaster scout??

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February 3, 2010 6:32:03 AM

Just wondering if it is worth putting in the additional side fans in the coolmaster scout case??

here is my set up -

asus M4A79T-Deluxe -Mobo
AM3 x4 955 - CPU
Kinsington 1333 4gb ddr3 -Memory
Samsung Spinpoint SATA 1TB - Hard Drive
Asus 5570 - GPU
Asus DVD-RW - Optical
Coolmaster extreme 650W - PU
Coolmaster Hyper 212 Plus - Cooling

The case has a 140mm fan at the front, a 140mm on top and a 120mm fan at the rear
a c 248 ) Power supply
February 3, 2010 7:06:47 AM

I did a test a couple of weeks ago in response to another thread asking the exact same question. However, I had to use my Coolermaster HAF 932 case with and without a fan on the side panel. Adding a case fan to the side panel resulted in a temperature drop of 2C.

For the typical user/gamer a drop of 2C is not very significant. It may make a difference for a hardcore gamer into very serious overclocking going on a suicide mission to save the galaxy from alien invaders.
February 3, 2010 7:45:08 PM

I've just done this and there are a couple of things to consider

Number one - dust, you'll want filters ( your probably getting this already if you pull off the protective plastic)

Number two - noise. This is not the fans themselves but due to the air flow over the grill. If can make a buzzing sound which could be annoying.

As far as cooling is concerned, for me I have 2xSLI setup so the extra cooling is only really beneficial to the GPU's. Probably little difference to the CPU.