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March 16, 2012 7:01:02 PM

Hi,
Will be building a new PC soon and was wondering about cooling for it.
I will be running:
*i5 2400 @ 3.8Ghz (or whatever the max it will go on the limited OC intel allows)
*~8GB RAM
*1x SSD
*1x HDD
*550-650W PSU
*and then an HD7770 later or maybe a new Nvidia 600 series when they come out
-What will I need for cooling in terms of number of fans.
-Can anyone recommend some quiet fans for under £8 (about $10).
-Will the CPU be OK on stock cooling
Thanks in advance :) 

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a b B Homebuilt system
March 16, 2012 7:09:27 PM

One or two quiet fans should be fine; doesn't your case already include one fan? The stock HSF is OK because you can't overclock that CPU.
March 16, 2012 7:14:10 PM

agree with GhislainG. your not going to need much for that setup, but depending on your later vid card purchase you may get a side mount fan depending on your case.
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a b B Homebuilt system
March 16, 2012 7:18:06 PM

http://shop.xs-pc.com/d/Fans_671.html

I would recommend Gelid blue wings, but at around £15 each you may not want them, I have nine and they are silent on low speed :) 
I reckon the 1650's should be nice enough at low speeds, or the 2k ones if you feel like having the extra cfm at hand and have a controller to lower them to a suitable level when required
*Edit, @Ghislain, you can O/c the 2400's, just not as well and nowhere near as far, couple of hundred MHz is the average I hear
@Op, go for the 'k' suffix if you want to overclock, better would be the 2500k
Moto
March 16, 2012 7:29:34 PM

Thanks, the case I've got comes with 2 so I'll leave it at that. Not getting a 2500k, too much money and I'd end up playing about with it too much instead of working :p 
a b B Homebuilt system
March 16, 2012 7:40:19 PM

What motherboard are you getting?
March 17, 2012 8:08:13 AM


a b B Homebuilt system
March 17, 2012 12:03:26 PM

It's a good choice in that price range.
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