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Windows 7: How Many Case Fans?


19 Mar 2012   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
why do people need so many fans? just how hot does your case get?

if i were to put my mobo in the oven, i may need five, ten, thirteen fans to keep it cool, but i don't.

maybe too many fans start to cancel each other out? i like quiet pc's, me.

or maybe i'm lucky, and the fact that my psu sits in the bottom of my case really helps air flow a lot, allowing me to run cool with just two fans, even though i overclock and play games?
It's not about "need". Do we "need" to OC our CPUs or graphic cards? Do we "need" more than 1 monitor? Do we need liquid cooling? I could go on and on. We are computer geeks. It's what we do.
My extreme air cooling rivals liquid cooled rigs. Running Prime at 1.48v my cores hit a max of 42c. Try getting those temps with just a front intake, a rear exhaust and 1 fan on the heatsink

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19 Mar 2012   #22

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post

It's not about "need".
heh heh. Exactly.
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19 Mar 2012   #23

Windows 7 Professional x64 (Desktop) Home Premium x64 (Laptop)
 
 

I have an Antec Dark Fleet 85 which come standard with 7 case fans. 3 in the front (with removable filters) - one to each group of 3 hard discs. 2 in the back and 2 huge ones on top. All fans have speed controlers on them

I have a 750watt power supply. My case is warm to the touch when running.
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19 Mar 2012   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

"How many case fans?" is a pretty generic question. As a few others have pointed out, it all depends on your intentions. One exhaust fan and the stock CPU cooler work fine for most people. The best thing you can do, is build your PC stock and do what ever activities you plan on doing. Using Hardware Monitor, you can watch pretty much all the temperatures in your system. As your components start reaching temperature outside of the safe operating range, add fan(s) near those components.

Golden Rule about overclocking; make sure you have adequate case/component ventilation.
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19 Mar 2012   #25
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

If you are thinking about overclocking say i5 or i7 then I wouldn't consider the stock cooler. Also if you intend running the CPU flat out for an extended period of time (eg. running Hanbrake encoding). You can buy a decent cooler for ~$40.
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19 Mar 2012   #26

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
why do people need so many fans? just how hot does your case get?

if i were to put my mobo in the oven, i may need five, ten, thirteen fans to keep it cool, but i don't.

maybe too many fans start to cancel each other out? i like quiet pc's, me.

or maybe i'm lucky, and the fact that my psu sits in the bottom of my case really helps air flow a lot, allowing me to run cool with just two fans, even though i overclock and play games?
It's not about "need". Do we "need" to OC our CPUs or graphic cards? Do we "need" more than 1 monitor? Do we need liquid cooling? I could go on and on. We are computer geeks. It's what we do.
My extreme air cooling rivals liquid cooled rigs. Running Prime at 1.48v my cores hit a max of 42c. Try getting those temps with just a front intake, a rear exhaust and 1 fan on the heatsink
Im with ya buddy, Don't you just love adding new stuff and changing stuff on your computer just because you can because I do
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19 Mar 2012   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I only use what I really "need". Most times, it's usually 2 case fans. 1 in the top and one in the upper back. Unless I have a demonstrated heat problem, that's what I stick with. Keep it simple.
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19 Mar 2012   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
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Im with ya buddy, Don't you just love adding new stuff and changing stuff on your computer just because you can because I do
lol...I hear ya
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25 Mar 2012   #29

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

I've got.. 7 case fans and my D14 to keep everything cool. I don't necessarily need all of these for stock cooling, but I overclock, like the look and enjoy modding my computer.
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