Are extra case fans needed?

i have a corsair 300R case with a 660 ti sc gpu with other decent gaming components. i was wondering if it would be needed to have a extra case fans. i have 2 at the moment one at the front witch is intake and one exhaust at the back.
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  1. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about setting your air flow properly: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cooling-airflow-heatsink,3053.html
  2. r_Jay said:
    i have a corsair 300R case with a 660 ti sc gpu with other decent gaming components. i was wondering if it would be needed to have a extra case fans. i have 2 at the moment one at the front witch is intake and one exhaust at the back.


    I would not think so.

    Modern parts are more efficient and do not require as much cooling as before.
    I would only change things if you have a problem.

    To satisfy yourself, open up the case, and direct a house fan at the innards.
    Then see by how much your temperatures decline.
    This represents the maxim potential for a case cooling upgrade effort.
    My guess is that you will not see enough difference to warrant a change.

    And... so what if parts become a bit warm? They are built to tolerate modest heat.

    The price you pay for added fans will be higher noise.
  3. r_Jay said:
    i have a corsair 300R case with a 660 ti sc gpu with other decent gaming components. i was wondering if it would be needed to have a extra case fans. i have 2 at the moment one at the front witch is intake and one exhaust at the back.


    The guide quoted is very helpful, follow it. You need to run some temperature monitoring software.

    http://www.hwinfo.com/

    http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

    Check out the temps and let us know
  4. Depending on the size and CFM of the fans it can be done. A couple of quick tips:

    Make sure cables aren't blocking airflow
    Have both fans PULL are to the back of the case
    Block any vents the don't let air flow all the way through (paper tends to work well)
    Rearrange drives to allow free airflow (if possible)
    Monitor temps (particular MB temperature)

    If all else fails spend $30-$40 on cooling to keep your $600+ system happy and healthy
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