Solved Do I need extra fans? Tags: New Build OCZ Systems Last response: September 19, 2010 12:10 AM in Systems Share bananabombz September 8, 2010 5:56:19 PM I'm using an Antec Three Hundred Black Steel case with these parts: i5-760 Geforce GTX 465 OCZ 4GB RAM OCZ 600W PSU 1TB 7200 RPM Samsung F3 Spinpoint would I need extra fans if I'm not going to be OCing my system? This will be used mostly for work and some gaming here and there. More about : extra fans ScrewySqrl September 8, 2010 6:34:26 PM can't ever hurt. dndhatcher September 8, 2010 7:49:14 PM If you are not having temperature issues then there is no need. The 465 is a hot and power hungry card so you should check the temps under load to be sure you wont have problems. If you ever add a second GPU you want to budget for at least one front and the side fan. Related resources Will i need extra fans ? - Forum Antec 900, Do I need extra fans ? - Forum Are extra case fans needed? - Forum Do I Need Extra Fans ? - Forum Installing extra case fans - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer reaper2794 September 8, 2010 8:53:24 PM bananabombz said:I'm using an Antec Three Hundred Black Steel case with these parts: i5-760 Geforce GTX 465 OCZ 4GB RAM OCZ 600W PSU 1TB 7200 RPM Samsung F3 Spinpoint would I need extra fans if I'm not going to be OCing my system? This will be used mostly for work and some gaming here and there. Run your build and put it under load If you are getting high temperatures, then buy some fans... wortwortwort September 9, 2010 3:20:58 AM You probably won't need them, but if you have problems, they might help. ScrewySqrl September 9, 2010 3:44:39 AM I'm of the view that more fans generally lowers temps and make the cpu work better. a CPU that's only 50C at load will be less stressed and last longer than one thats 60C at load compfreak93 September 9, 2010 3:48:07 AM Get an after-market CPU cooler, get a good fan on your side vent, in the back, and in front thats pretty much all you'll need and if you want to get extra creative and if you have space go 1 on top. bananabombz September 16, 2010 12:31:56 AM Ah. If I were to buy only one more fan (right now the case comes with the fans for the top and the back) would it be better to put it on the side or the front? I won't be adding another gpu any time soon. Running the gpu under a load it goes up to 70 C max i've seen. CPU i'm not sure how to test the temp for that without extra tools. Or is there a built in themometer on the mobo maybe? I have the MSI H55-G43 Thanks for the quick replies! =] Best solution dndhatcher September 16, 2010 4:45:28 PM I would put at least one front 120mm fan on first. The second could go on the side intake or a second front intake, you might try both and see which works better. Speedfan is a free utility that will read the motherboard and CPU temps. 70 is pretty good for a GPU under full load. bananabombz September 16, 2010 4:54:16 PM Ah. Got it. Thanks everyone! =] bananabombz September 19, 2010 12:10:05 AM Best answer selected by bananabombz. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumCorsair 700D - Do I REALLY need extra fans in case? ForumShould I get extra fans for CM Storm Stryker? ForumExtra case fans ? / New PC build ForumDo/Will I need extra fans ? ForumHow many extra fans do i need ? ForumCold Cathodes and Extra Fans ForumExtra fans for HAF 912? ForumGPU Temperature 110C. Will extra fans in CPU help ? ForumHaf x extra fans ForumIs overclocking worth the extra ~100$ for CPU cooler, case, fans etc? ForumFirst Timer, i7 build, do I need extra fans ? ForumWhich extra fans for NZXT Phantom? ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC ForumI need help getting past the BSOD. ForumNew gaming PC build, advice apreciated More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !