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August 24, 2012 2:41:01 PM

Hi Guys

I'm getting the below parts delivered tomorrow and will be building my new machine. However i ordered 6 bitfenix 120mm fans for the case which arnt getting delivered till tuesday (mixup in warehouse)

would it be ok to run the pc with no fans on the case for a few days or would i risk damaging the hardware?

the case i have ordered bitfenix shinobi gaming case does not come with any stock fans....

EVGA GeForce GTX 660TI 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (3660-KR) with FREE Borderlands 2 PC Game
Intel Core i7-3770 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail
Samsung S23A350H 23" Widescreen LED Monitor - Glossy Black
MSI Z77A-G45 Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard
Akasa Venom 750w Modular '80 Plus' Power Supply
Toshiba (7K1000.D) 1TB SATA 6GBs 32MB Cache - OEM (DT01ACA100)
BitFenix Shinobi "Core" USB3.0 Gaming Windowed Case - Black
GeIL EVO Leggera 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-14900C10 1866MHz Dual Channel Kit (GEL38GB1866C10DC)
Xigmatek Dark Knight SD-1283 Night Hawk Edition CPU Cooler (Socket LGA 2011136611561155775 and AMD FM1AM3AM2+AM2)
OcUK 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black)


thanks

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August 24, 2012 2:45:51 PM

You probably could with that CPU cooler, but your case will get fairly warm, especially the HDD. Are you sure it has no fans though? From what I can tell though there are two versions of that case, one with 2 fans and one with 1 fan. Do you have a link to the store page that you got it from?
August 24, 2012 2:47:19 PM

trapper said:
You probably could with that CPU cooler, but your case will get fairly warm, especially the HDD. Are you sure it has no fans though? From what I can tell though there are two versions of that case, one with 2 fans and one with 1 fan. Do you have a link to the store page that you got it from?


http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

at a third glance it appears it comes with 2 :/  so many optionals in there didn't see two included , sorry for wasting yuor time :D 

thanks for your help, put my mind at ease :) 
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August 24, 2012 2:49:37 PM

trapper said:
You probably could with that CPU cooler, but your case will get fairly warm, especially the HDD. Are you sure it has no fans though? From what I can tell though there are two versions of that case, one with 2 fans and one with 1 fan. Do you have a link to the store page that you got it from?


http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

at a third glance it appears it comes with 2 :/  so many optionals in there didn't see two included , sorry for wasting yuor time :D 

thanks for your help, put my mind at ease :) 
August 24, 2012 2:56:49 PM

So you'll be all set to get going when you get it, good to hear. Can you contact the site and cancel 2 of the fans you ordered?
August 24, 2012 3:02:02 PM

trapper said:
So you'll be all set to get going when you get it, good to hear. Can you contact the site and cancel 2 of the fans you ordered?


Probably, however if the stock ones dont have blue LED ill probably put them all in and replace stock ones. Then give the 2 spare to my Dad as i know his gaming case is missing 3 120mm fans :) 

or do you think the stock fans will be better than the ones i have ordered?

link to fans

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FG...
August 24, 2012 3:12:49 PM

I went to the site to have a look at the included fans and saw you can get 7 fans in to that case. So you'd only have 1 extra. But I do warn you, having that many fans can get loud.

As for which fans are better...I can't find the specs for the included fans anywhere online. But if you want the LEDs and your dad can use the extra fans why not go that way and put the LED fans wherever you'll be able to see the light.
August 24, 2012 3:17:19 PM

trapper said:
I went to the site to have a look at the included fans and saw you can get 7 fans in to that case. So you'd only have 1 extra. But I do warn you, having that many fans can get loud.

As for which fans are better...I can't find the specs for the included fans anywhere online. But if you want the LEDs and your dad can use the extra fans why not go that way and put the LED fans wherever you'll be able to see the light.


Thanks for you help trapper. I'm going to have to have a look into case and fans for intakes and exhausts for cooling and see what will be best for how many fans i put in.

thanks again
August 24, 2012 3:24:32 PM

trapper said:
But I do warn you, having that many fans can get loud.

Depends on whether you run them at full-speed or some lower speed. It would take quite a few fans on low-speed setting to match the noise of a single fan on high-speed.
August 24, 2012 3:25:24 PM

InvalidError said:
Depends on whether you run them at full-speed or some lower speed. It would take quite a few fans on low-speed setting to match the noise of a single fan on high-speed.


I'm hoping having 6 fans with allow me to run them all lowest speed. im not going to be overclocking CPU or anything just yet so should be fine. :) 
August 24, 2012 3:30:27 PM

I have 13 fans in my system and it's extremely quiet... sounds don't stack per se... 2 fans both producing 15db of sound are producing together approximately 15db of and 13 fans producing 15db each produce about 15db all together....
August 24, 2012 4:01:30 PM

slhpss said:
sounds don't stack per se...

It does, but not linearly.

Each fan's noise is a random vector and the sum of all fans is the sum of those randoms. IIRC, the calculation is something like the square root of the sum of squares. So two fans are 41% louder than a single fan on a linear scale, three fans would be 73% louder and 10 fans would be 3.16X as loud. On the dB scale, 3.16X is +5dB which is perceptually not a whole lot louder.
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