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    Case fan help

    I've finally got all my bits and started building my new system last night. The case I bought didn't have any fans. Last night the CPU and mobo were both 28 deg C, but this is with the sides off. I'm assuming it will get a bit warmer when the case is back together and I finally give in and turn the central heating on.

    I've got an Arctic Pro7 on the CPU (E6300). I'm not fussed about anything special on the case as I honestly don't think it'll take much cooling as it only contains the mobo, CPU, HDD and DVD drive (no PCI cards, just using mobo graphics, sound etc).

    Any recommendations for a cheap but effective solution?

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    Put the sides back on see what temps you get. You may not need any case fans.

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    Quiet PC



    I would be cautious about having no fans as with all sides on a GPU can churn out some serious heat by itself let alone a whole rig, you "maybe" ok but make it a temp (no pun intended) arrangement . I just got myself a 120mm fan from quitepc they have all the specs you need for choosing the right case fans (or case, or coolers have a look they do it all) Dba, air vol everything give them a looksie.

    *moderators* sorry if I'm not supposed to plug sites I'm a newbie here but never saw anything in rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryjarcher
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    nah you can recommend sites, but recently Hexus had a problem with spammers posting adverts, which included a URL. Therefore they introduced a policy whereby with less than 5 posts you cannot post a URL

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    As long as the airflow is ok and the temps are fine then you don't need any extra fans. I don't and my system is superb.

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    I'd agree provided your case has good ventilation. If you experience random crashes etc after prolonged use you'll have to reconsider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryjarcher
    I would be cautious about having no fans as with all sides on a GPU can churn out some serious heat by itself let alone a whole rig, you "maybe" ok but make it a temp (no pun intended) arrangement . I just got myself a 120mm fan from quitepc they have all the specs you need for choosing the right case fans (or case, or coolers have a look they do it all) Dba, air vol everything give them a looksie.
    I'm using onboard graphics.

    Based on what people have said I'll leave it be in the short-term but look to add a quiet fan on the back-end next time I order something. How much should I expect to spend to get something that's not too noisy?

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    Nexus are good with quiet fans. Google them for a price mate.

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    the site i suggested (www.quietpc.com) has listings of the best case, cpu fans on the market and have all the readings for them - air volume past and what noise levels they have at full and idle speeds.

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    I've found the the Arctic TC fans to be excellent, they're good & quiet and hardly spin when everything's running smoothly, speeding up when things heat up.

    Re having the sides off the case, my old case ran hotter with the sides off because the airflow was all over the place. Having the sides on means the heat and the hot air goes where it's supposed to and this can mean more efficient cooling.

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    http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_2532.html Very good fans, not cheap though.

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    You really don't need any cse fans, you've got minimal heat sources and pretty much all cases have decent ventelation. If you are getting about 28C on the CPU with the sides off I'd say you'll get something like 30-32C with them on. Which is obviously nothing worth worrying about.

    Don't let people scare you into thinking you need fans/things when you really don't need them. The only reason you may require them is if you were to overclock and had a PCI-E graphics card that vents into the case and not out the back (most vent out the back).


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