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More case fans for overclock?

#1MelvinSmileyPosted 11/26/2013 3:10:09 AM
Hi guys,

I have a 4770k with the Asus Maximus Hero motherboard.

NZXT Phantom 530 Case.

I'm using a Noctua DH-N14 for a cpu cooler but I was going to grab 2 more case fans before I overclock, It that really needed or can I get away with OC'ing then grabbing the fans later?

Thanks
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#2WerdnAndreWPosted 11/26/2013 4:14:08 AM
Case fans will help some but its not going to make a HUGE difference.
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#4PraetorXynPosted 11/26/2013 9:54:10 AM
It's not that more fans help.
If you put a fan on every point that has a fan mount, they'll all be fighting to create airflow.

You need to carefully design your airflow and pick positions and sizes appropriately.

Typical airflow would be having front and/or bottom intake fans and a top and/or rear exhaust fan.

If you have more intake pressure than exhaust, you have positive air pressure in the case, and that can be a very good thing if your cooling is designed appropriately.
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#5MelvinSmiley(Topic Creator)Posted 11/26/2013 11:53:07 AM
PraetorXyn posted...
It's not that more fans help.
If you put a fan on every point that has a fan mount, they'll all be fighting to create airflow.

You need to carefully design your airflow and pick positions and sizes appropriately.

Typical airflow would be having front and/or bottom intake fans and a top and/or rear exhaust fan.

If you have more intake pressure than exhaust, you have positive air pressure in the case, and that can be a very good thing if your cooling is designed appropriately.


I was thinking of adding a 140mm intake to the side and a 140mm or 200mm to the top for exhaust.

Would that be overkill considering I have a 200mm front intake and 140mm rear exhaust?

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_1510&products_id=23872

That's my case, if you look at the fan options, what would you recommend.

Thanks!
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#6PraetorXynPosted 11/26/2013 7:48:32 PM
MelvinSmiley posted...
PraetorXyn posted...
It's not that more fans help.
If you put a fan on every point that has a fan mount, they'll all be fighting to create airflow.

You need to carefully design your airflow and pick positions and sizes appropriately.

Typical airflow would be having front and/or bottom intake fans and a top and/or rear exhaust fan.

If you have more intake pressure than exhaust, you have positive air pressure in the case, and that can be a very good thing if your cooling is designed appropriately.


I was thinking of adding a intake to the side and a or to the top for exhaust.

Would that be overkill considering I have a front intake and rear exhaust?

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_1510&products_id=23872

That's my case, if you look at the fan options, what would you recommend.

Thanks!


Make sure that any 200 mm fans you use are Cooler Master Mega Flow. BitFenix has the only other 200 mm that looks good, but it's supposedly terrible other than on paper.

What you've proposed sounds fine, just know that stock fans are usually terrible (unless you buy a good air heatsink like the Phanteks PH-TC14PE or the Noctua NH-D14, both of which have good fans)
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