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How Many Fans Will I Need?

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December 12, 2011 1:13:16 AM

I'm going to have a go at building my first computer soon and have been doing a fair amount of research into components and how to put a PC together but I'm not too sure about one thing. I intend to be using this PC for gaming and have chosen most of the parts I want, but I'm not too sure about the case (Coolermaster Elite 430). It only costs £45.00 and has plenty of room for a large GPU and has some good reviews but I'm not too confident about the fans. As far as I can tell it only has one 120mm exhaust fan pre-installed and comes with no extra fans in the box, and I'm worried this won't be enough for what I'm going to put in. I'm going to install an Asus Geforce GTX 560 ti Graphics card and an AMD Phenom II 965 Black Edition processor with a stock cooler and I'm thinking that one fan won't be sufficient to cool the components. The case IS quite spacious but I'm just not too sure. I'll provide a link to the case below. Thanks.

The Case:

And the GPU if that'll help:

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a c 122 B Homebuilt system
December 12, 2011 2:09:22 AM

Ad says that it has two fans, one front and one rear. I suggest trying it in the stock configuration, monitoring the temps, then adding the two top fans if needed.
a b B Homebuilt system
December 12, 2011 2:36:56 AM

+1 go with jsc answer
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December 12, 2011 2:56:08 AM

What is required to monitor temps?
December 12, 2011 5:09:06 AM

Oh, it said one on Amazon :D . Thanks for the help I suppose, and next time I should probably read through my sources thoroughly.
December 12, 2011 5:10:16 AM

@daysdarkness I believe there is a program for that in Windows.