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August 25, 2012 11:42:18 PM

Haven't been into pc gaming in years, bout to get back in with this build. Any comments/criticisms on my choices would be greatly appreciated. But my main question is in regard to what extra cooling fans I should buy to get the proper airflow in this setup. No major overclocking for now, but I wanted to leave the door open for it in the future. I think my case comes with one fan, I have read that the radeon 7870 black edition runs a bit hot. Again, any and all comments are welcome.

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August 26, 2012 12:21:22 AM

Best way to improve cooling would be to get an aftermarket CPU heatsink. This is the go to budget cooler, and should be good for medium overclocks.
Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO. $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The HAF912 is a good case with not enough intake fans. So get a 200mm fan and replace the front 120mm with that, and move that 120mm to the side panel. That should get you good airflow.
Here's a very good 200mm fan, can be had in blue or red LED's.
Coolermaster Megaflow red LED. $23
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 26, 2012 12:34:59 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fEDp

id get this instead. as for the case, id recommend the corsair 500R since it is pretty much the most airy case out there and the whole case is covered in mesh for better airflow
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August 26, 2012 5:00:16 AM

That card reader was automatically put in on newegg, forgot to delete it. Thanks for the comments guys, greatly appreciated.
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