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Too many fans?

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#1 RainbowSix


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Posted 01 May 2010 - 05:33 AM

My previous paranoia about cooling caused me to over-prepare. My system is louder than I would desire it to be. My case is the Gigabyte GZ-X5BPD-500.
For cooling, I presently have:

Front intake: Rosewill RFA-120-BL (120mm, 74.48 CFM, 29.28 dBA)
Side intake: Link Depot FAN-4LED-80BU (80mm, 29.5 CFM, 27.0 dBA)
Rear exhaust: COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP (120mm, 69CFM, 19 dBA)
VGA: VANTEC SP-FC70-BL (dual 70mm, 17.73-29.54 CFM, 25-36.64 dBA)

All my temperatures are in the 30s, except for my video card which has its own cooler anyway. On prime95, my processor never exceeds 50C.

I am thinking of replacing the front fan with the case stock fan and removing the side fan altogether, but I first wanted to see what people here thought.

Edited by RainbowSix, 01 May 2010 - 05:35 AM.

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#2 Blaze413


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Posted 01 May 2010 - 01:53 PM

i dont think u can ever have to much cooling...but i understand about the noise.....i would suggest either taking out fans or what i would do is get a fan controller


or one like this one

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 03:12 PM

I very much agree with Blaze, you can never have too much cooling, especially if you overclock your rig. Judging by your specs in your sig, you do have a solid machine, but if you're not an overclocker, then the fans you have should be just fine, especially if it never goes higher than 50 in Prime95.

I have an Antec 1200, and I intentionally bought the extra fans for a total of 8. Yep, 8! One giant 200mm on top, 3 120mm in front, 2 120mm in back, 1 80mm on the side and another 80mm inside. See, though, I overclock my computer and need all the cooling I can get (my 2.4 Core 2 Duo is OC'ed to 3.4!). It's a bit noisy, yeah, but the games I play drown out the fans! :thumbsup:
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Posted 14 May 2010 - 10:49 AM

I agree there is no such thing as to many fans. For a price you can go somewhere like frozencpu.com and get some really ultra quite fans. I replaced all of the fans in my setup and the noise level dropped by about half.
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Posted 14 May 2010 - 12:42 PM

The number of fans is not so important...as the proper directional pathways.

Having fans competing against each other for proper airflow...is counterproductive.

As long as the airflow makes sense, it's user option on number.


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