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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 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 | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse jsnodin September 20, 2010 9:09:08 PM Ok, thanks, didn't realise how cheaply you could get a really quiet one for! | Report abuse 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... | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>Do I need a case fan?> Related ressources: ForumI broke my case fan , need replacement ForumFirst soldering need advice on how to solder a small case fan in a lar ForumDoes i3 case need quiet fan ? ForumNeed help with case fan positioning ForumNeed 120mm Case Fan Advice ForumCase Fan 's How many do i need ? ForumNeeding to get a new cpu fan/case fan ForumDo I need a case fan ? ForumMelted fan controller cord, now I need cables to connect case fans/PSU ForumNeed cereal help to find myself a new case fan . (sorry if wrong fourm) ForumDo i need to buy a separate fan ? Or is the case enough? ForumNeed case fan suggestion (120mm) Forum[ Case & MoBo] Can't figure out fan control and need help. ForumHow to add fans to a case without fan holes ForumRear case fan direction? ForumNeed a case with a large side fan and can fit NH-D14 ForumPSU Help Forum[Solved] Need case suggestions. ForumLian li armorsuit p50 case side panel? need new one? cheap one? ForumI need advice on how I should place my case fans? More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !