I'm going to start building a new PC and this is the case I've selected http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage.asp?image=11-125-13...
with an Enermax PSU.
I'm putting a Athlon XP2000+ and I'm not going to OC. I need some help on air flow, how many fans I should get? Is a side fan necessary? What kind of fans do you suggest that are good and quiet? Thanks for any help.
If so you should be fine but the fourth wouldn't hurt. For 80mm fans the best by far are the thermaltake "Smart Fan II." It is the A1357. See the specifications here.
If you want just a simple fan than go with the Panasonic/Panaflo FBA08A12U1A. That is their highest CFM fan. You should get a rheostat for it or go with a lower CFM fan.
You could also go with the Smart Fan with the "Cool Mod".
It has a little light that might look cool in your case.
It comes with <b>"Window and side Panel Fan / 2 x 80mm sleeve cooling fan"</b>. The Smart Fan with the Cool Mod, would look good in that case. Do you know how loud any of the fans you recommended are? Thanks for the info.
one suggestion, and this i keep telling anybody i hear who does it. Keep the side panel ON YOUR CASE. It is there for a reason, and that is to allow the air to flow PROPERLY. If you have it off, you might as well not have any case fans in the case at all. Solution: leave side panel on unless you are working on your case.
Trust me on that. My father designed computer cases and did studies for that type of stuff at a professional IT corporation that had been around for almost 25 years.
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