Do I need a case fan? Tags: Cases Components Last response: September 20, 2010 9:12 PM in Components Share jsnodin September 20, 2010 6:42:11 PM Hi I am running a system with: Amd Phenom x4 965 3.4ghz 4GB DDR3 Ram ASRock M3A785GMH/128M motherboard ATI Radeon HD 4200 inbuilt graphics Samsung 1TB HDD 500w Arctic PSU I had this system built for me and was wondering how vital the case fan is? It's really loud so will be replacing it with a quieter one but is this 100% necessary to keep it cool? Thanks More about : case fan ct1615 September 20, 2010 6:46:21 PM having at least one case fan to help move the hot air out is always a good idea. you can always hook it up to cheap controller to help keep fan noise down. antec tri-cool fans come with their own controllers as do some others cjl September 20, 2010 8:18:26 PM You absolutely want at least one case fan. You don't need a really loud one though - several are available that are nearly inaudible. Related resources Need Help! Intake and exhaus Case fan setup!!! - Forum Do i need a case fan? if so how many? - Forum Need advice on placing fan/radiator in my MATX Case. - Forum Do case fans need to be PWM for control with a fan controller - Forum I need a case fan recommendation - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer moody89 September 20, 2010 9:03:47 PM Also, a larger fan will move more air at a slower speed and will be quieter than a smaller fan running faster. jsnodin September 20, 2010 9:09:08 PM Ok, thanks, didn't realise how cheaply you could get a really quiet one for! moody89 September 20, 2010 9:12:39 PM This is a fairly decent article on the physics of good case airflow if you're interested in reading more about your case fans and cooling etc: http://www.technibble.com/case-cooling-the-physics-of-g... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNew at this. Is this a good build for the money? Do I need a case fan or fan controller? OC or not? Forum SolvedNeed Help with Case Fan Setup Forum SolvedStange Behavior with Case Fans I think its the motherboard fan headers. Need help Forum SolvedDo i need an extra cooling fan or liquid cooling system, in addition to the fans that come with my case and gpu? Forum SolvedNeed opinion on case fan noctua vs cougar Forum SolvedDoes a M-ATX case need a 92mm rear fan? Forum SolvedDo I need an Anti-Static Wristband for installing a case fan? Forum SolvedDo I need to add an extra "Case Fan"? Forum SolvedDo I need to plug my three pin led case fan in with molex if I have it also connected to the motherboard? Forum SolvedDo I need a case fan for my computer? Forum SolvedDo I need a Case fan? Forum SolvedCase Fan Connecting, Need Help Forum SolvedI need help with my case fan set up Forum SolvedNeed advice for fan cooling in 600t case. GPU runs hot. Pls & thank you Forum SolvedDo I need anything else or this? Case fan? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !