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  • How many fans should I get and where should I put them?

    In my new build i'm going to be using this case: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...roductId=45928

    I am thinking I should get a few extra fans, I have room in my budget to buy around 4 extra fans. How many should I get and where should I put them?
    @catrain - i7-4710MQ || GTX 860M || 16GB HYPER-X IMPACT 1600MHz || 120GB Kingston mS200 - @catrain

  • #2
    Defo fill the front mounts (intake), cool air over hard drives is a good thing. then I'd do the roof as exhaust. What Fans you thinking?
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    • #3
      x2 120mm fans at the front
      x1 120mm fan at the top

      So you have got two intake fans at the front, and two exaust fans, top and rear.

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      • #4
        I was going to get around 4 of these: https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials...roductId=47683
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        • #5
          I'd definitely go for 2 front, 1 back and 1 top then. Front ones blowing in, back and top blowing out.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tombyrne94 View Post
            I was going to get around 4 of these: https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials...roductId=47683
            Remember you can only add 1 superspecial Item per order (of the same item I mean) so you'd be paying full price for the other 3. - be sure to check deal 4 the day just in case there is a good deal on something.
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            • #7
              Just realised that fan is on offer so I can only get one of them, anyone know of another decent, low cost alternative?
              @catrain - i7-4710MQ || GTX 860M || 16GB HYPER-X IMPACT 1600MHz || 120GB Kingston mS200 - @catrain

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              • #8
                Like Red? These are pretty cheap - Haven't tried them myself tho'...https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...roductId=44309

                Edit: reviews aren't great for noise tho
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                • #9
                  Dont know if aria stock them but i went for the white led xigmatek ones. Seem good in performance and look pretty sweet at a affordable price.

                  http://www.xigmatek.com/product.php?productid=78


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                  • #10
                    Before you build your own wind tunnel, are you sure that you really need these?

                    Not only loads of fans push up your energy consumption, they also increase the risk of higher noise levels.
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                    • #11
                      Over 9000...

                      Or 3-4.

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                      • #12
                        get 2 and wear them as ear rings.

                        oh wait i should read your post too i guess

                        i always try and have more air in than out dude, just so i know where its coming in (front, bottom/side if needs be) and so i dont get dust in my drives and ports and such

                        3 in 2 out? 4 in 3 out its really up to you
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                        • #13
                          I'm working on a new build currently, will have -
                          3x 140mm exhaust on top
                          2x 140mm intake on the front
                          1x 200mm intake on side
                          1x 120mm on bottom
                          then 2x120 exhausting through H70 loop at rear of case

                          fan noise & power? I'll probably have most of them turned off most of the time...
                          only turn them all on for gaming, when really theres other noise about.

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                          • #14
                            As a generic method; front and rear. Minimum is rear. Although none are actually needed for the system to run.

                            In my HAF X I have the front 230mm, top 200mm and rear 140mm going. Not using the second 200mm hole at top nor the side 200mm.
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