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    Default Is 2 80 MM fans enough?

    Ok, I am building this machine for a friend, it isn't a very high powered thing, its got an Athlon 64 1.2 GHz, a gig of ram, a 256MB 7600Gt Video Card, 400W Power Supply, and a really old ugly case I am going to spray- paint black. I have one 80 MM fan in the back and one in the front, plus the power supply fan. He plays CSS and G-Mod and a bit of WoW, so he could need significant cooling because he plays for hours at a time. I am not even sure the case supports more than two, but I have one of those 5.25 Inch fan things.

    Should I add the 5.25 inch drive fan?

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    the more fans the better
    What?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse o rama View Post
    Ok, I am building this machine for a friend, it isn't a very high powered thing, its got an Athlon 64 1.2 GHz, a gig of ram, a 256MB 7600Gt Video Card, 400W Power Supply, and a really old ugly case I am going to spray- paint black. I have one 80 MM fan in the back and one in the front, plus the power supply fan. He plays CSS and G-Mod and a bit of WoW, so he could need significant cooling because he plays for hours at a time. I am not even sure the case supports more than two, but I have one of those 5.25 Inch fan things.

    Should I add the 5.25 inch drive fan?
    The more fresh intake cool air the better. Also, on the other hand the noiser you'll get with more fans. The bigger fans the quiter it gets (slower rpm).

    How do you know this system is going to over heat? It looks very basic. Is it going to OC?

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    I don't think it is going to overheat, it is a very basic system, but it will be use for long periods of time. I am not going to overclock, and am using a stock CPU cooler, a new case was ordered anyway, and the 2 fans were changed from 80 mm to 120 mm, much bigger, I think the airflow will be good enough with only 2 fans.

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    the 2 80mm would cover it ok, but the 120mm wont make such noise so ur parents wont come braggin in about how they cant sleep

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    Yeah 2 fans are enough......if you are really worried install some copper heatsinks on the video card and ram.

    As long it runs in normal conditions with any overclocking it will run fine for hours!

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    If you open the PSU up google the part numbers of the fans and more often than not you will find specs of those fans or a similar fan.

    As always be careful if you open a PSU, those caps can be very dangerous, I would recommned allowing a long discharge time after unplugging.
    know from experience? Ya, I can back this up. If my computer is plugged in and off, and I unplug it, it takes a good 15-20 seconds before the lights on the motherboard go out.
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    If not overclocking the new case and 2 120mm fans will be plenty for that processor.

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    *sigh*

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