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January 8, 2013 4:04:20 PM

Hey, I am nearly done my build and I have a question about case fans, here is my build:

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivybridge)
Sapphire radeon 7850 2GB
asrock z77 extreme 4 motherboard
XFX Pro 650W Core Edition '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply
1TB Western Digital caviar black 7200rpm 64mb cache
Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (CMX8GX3M2A1600C11)
Cooler Master Elite 430 Windowed Case


the case comes with an intake fan at the front of the case and I was wondering if I will need any more fans as there are other slots where they can be placed, I am not going to be overclocking my CPU for a long while as I am new to this.

so will this one intake fan be enough for build?

any help appreciated

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January 8, 2013 9:02:33 PM

Corsair AF120's are a good choice for airflow...
i would probably go for a few more for overclocking
January 8, 2013 11:05:26 PM

I saw your case & just HAD to make an account to tell you - I have the case & I'd ditch the front intake fan. It's loud, even when idle, and the fan really doesnt do much, I've had my PC hit temps of 60C easily recently. So before you start getting more fans, replace the intake :)  but after I'd say get a Aerocool RS12, very good quality and dead silent.
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January 9, 2013 9:59:55 AM

so there is nothing wrong with the case, just the intake fan?, shame as I like the LEDs on it.
April 11, 2013 5:18:25 PM

kevin07 said:
so there is nothing wrong with the case, just the intake fan?, shame as I like the LEDs on it.

Sorry for very late reply
But no the case is fine, replace the intake fan or something, it's a noisy thing and does no good.
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