Subject: How many cooling fans do I need?
By: aqueousme (IP: 96.26.240.*)
Written on: 25-11-2010 09:40

Building my first gaming system, on a loose budget but trying to save money, hence custom-building myself rather than buying a pre-built PC.

Haven't purchased any of the components yet but here's what I'm interested in putting together:

PROCESSOR: Intel i7 LGA 1366

MOTHERBOARD: Asus Sabertooth X58 1366

RAM: Corsair DDR3 6GB 1600MHz Tri-kit

HARD DRIVE: Hitachi 1TB Serial ATA/300 7200RPM, 32MB Buffer

VIDEO CARD: Diamond ATI HD 5670 1GB PCI-Express

SOUND CARD: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Sound Card

POWER SUPPLY: Apevia Iceberg 680W Green ATX Power Supply

And I haven't chosen a case just yet, thinking mid-tower, so I don't exactly have a min- or max- amount of fan installation space as of yet.

Any advice at all would be GREATLY appreciated!

By: wolftack (IP: 134.39.206.*)
Written on: 12-01-2011 18:57

for stuff like that you need a full tower the big ones for fans i have one or two in mine plus some cards have built in fans for my glaxey gt card has a fan so i say two at first
By: iyr (IP: 174.253.180.*)
Written on: 05-04-2011 10:02

Id reccomend a better graphics card and skip the sound card. You will get more fps per $ with better cooling and overclocking. Get as many fans as you can stuff in there and try to run a positive case pressure. This will help limit dust build up by forcing it out. Many good cases come with a couple of fans installed and if your on a tight budget that will help just be prepaired to replace them in under a year
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