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Fan Number/Layout for My Custom Build

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Last response: in Components
November 11, 2012 10:37:22 PM

My custom build:

1. Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

2. Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

3. Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

4. Case: Antec Three Hundred

5. Power supply: SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

6. DVD RW drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner

7. HDD & SSD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache & Crucial 128 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s

8. Video card: EVGA 02G-P4-3660-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

9. Heatsink: XIGMATEK Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition

How many fans should I need and where should I install them? Also, is my PSU sufficient for my set-up?

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a b ) Power supply
November 11, 2012 11:00:04 PM

Well how many fans do you have right now? Either way 2 fans in the front should be intake, side panel fan should be intake and rear and top fan should be exhaust. I am sure you wont need to buy all those fans since that case does comes with stock fans already installed. I just gave you a good fan orientation for that case
November 11, 2012 11:25:45 PM

I only have the stock fans, but I am thinking about replacing them with Scythe Gentle Typhoons (3x120mm for front and rear) and a Scythe Slip Stream (1x140mm for top). Would that work for my setup?
a b ) Power supply
November 11, 2012 11:39:29 PM

Sure it works fine, have you considered any fans for the side panel? They are not mandatory but it will help with the video cards.