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Do I need a case fan with this?

BJSerpas

78 months ago

I was just wondering if it was necessary for me to get an extra case fan on this build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18GzY

I'd imagine the 780 is going to get pretty hot, especially since I'm probably going to end up clocking it, but I wasn't sure if the case fan that came with the case I chose would be enough. If I do need one, I'm not a "quiet or die" freak, but it would still be nice to get something that's moderately silent. That being said, I was giving this one a look, but I'm not sure how good it would be since it is very cheap.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/arctic-cooling-case-fan-afaco12000gba01

Don't know about static pressure and all that when it comes to the case itself and keeping it cool, so advice here would be very helpful. Thanks!

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  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Well to make it simple yes you need an extra fan. But I don't understand why you're putting a crap CM 30$ case into a $2k extreme high end build, it's not good enough for it. Your build deserves better lol.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Considering my budget ($2,100) and how much money went into the other parts, I really can't spend a high amount of money on just a case. Still, what did you have in mind? I'll have to see if I can make it work.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd switch to the fractal design r4 it's a great case for 100$.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I know of a family owned business in Houston, Texas. BestComputerUSA. I remember them being opened for like 5 years now at least. I just bought a good 80mm squared fan from them. If you are looking for performance, their RPM is 3000 for even the $8 case fan. It is not the quietest, however, I prefer to keep my high end rigs from burning out.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there why have you chosen a H87 motherboard and an K chip, also speakers who uses speakers, good call on the add on sound card. could you let us know what you will be using your computer for ? if it is mainly for gaming then an i5 would be better valueand with the savings maybe better motherboard and better fans. just let us know ..

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I've actually changed quite a bit from that list, take a look:

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/BJSerpas/saved/1ONR

Different motherboard on this one.

While I won't need the extra processing power for standard gaming, I'll need it for high-end emulation of Wii games in HD, specifically Xenoblade. Took off the sound card, no point in it really. The motherboard's onboard sound is good enough for me.

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