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Additional fans for Carbide 400r help

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May 26, 2012 12:58:47 PM

About to order new build with Carbide 400r and wondering if I need to include some extra case fans. Can you please suggest how many 120 or 140 and which brand? Would like blue LED ones mostly for top exhaust, where else may I need them?

Build is i5-3570k, Asus P8Z77-V, Hyper 212, GTX670, and Corsair TX-850

120mm option
140mm option

Thanks, Ox

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a c 666 ) Power supply
May 26, 2012 1:11:57 PM

Here is an excellent write up that can help you decide on Fans
May 27, 2012 10:00:09 PM

Thanks, very good write up. one final urgent question, with the onboard fan controllers on ASUS P8Z77 -V, do you need pwm fans, or are 3 pin fans sufficient to be controlled?
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a c 666 ) Power supply
May 27, 2012 10:20:01 PM

The 3 pin fans allow the motherboard to monitor the speed of the fan and it can be controlled manually. The fourth line on a 4 pin fan allows the motherboard to control the fan.
May 28, 2012 12:39:12 AM

Best answer selected by oxidised.
May 28, 2012 12:56:44 AM

Would there be any issue with plugging a case fan into the "CPU_OPT" header?
a c 666 ) Power supply
May 28, 2012 1:01:50 AM

I would not do that, you can plug them directly to the PSU instead with an adapter!