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Hey everyone. I'm thinking about using one of these cases for my next build. It has a 140mm front intake, 120mm rear exhaust, and up to two 120/140mm exhausts on top. Could probably add some 92mm ones on the side panel as well.

Question: are the stock fans sufficient? I do plan on overclocking (i5 2500k) on my next build, and I think I'm going SLI at some point. If the stock fans are crap, which fans do you guys recommend? I'd like to keep things as quiet as possible without sacrificing too much airflow.
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You can only put 1 140mm fan in front, but it gets blocked a bit

get rid of the HD cage if youre not usign it.. block the airflow badly; get 2 strong fans (i have 2 slipstream 1900rpm) and 2 regular fans: put of the strong 1 in the front panel pushing air, the other in the back exhaust.. and the other 2 in the top PUSHING air inside the case.. trust me, i have tested a lot of configurations for a few months and this is the one that works best (FOR ME anyway)..

OH, if you get 1 decent 80mm fan for the right side (back of mobo) do it, you can shave a couple degrees easily

OH !! 1 more thing, for the type of cooler you VGA have, get some perforated/ventiled PCI expansion covers (or whatever its named)

need to update my Sig, got new parts

Good luck and post some pics =)
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Hmm...so how many hard drives can I fit if I throw a 140mm fan on the front?
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Hmm...so how many hard drives can I fit if I throw a 140mm fan on the front?
If you get the ride of the HD cage, you can have 2 HD in the upper part, wich is fixed...

BUT

the front metal part of the cage its a bit tiny (the sides) for a 140mm fan.. it will block a little bit the fan blades.. PLUS there are more 120mm fan choices anyway
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If you get the ride of the HD cage, you can have 2 HD in the upper part, wich is fixed...

BUT

the front metal part of the cage its a bit tiny (the sides) for a 140mm fan.. it will block a little bit the fan blades.. PLUS there are more 120mm fan choices anyway
Two slots is fine. At most I'll be running two (or one and an SSD boot drive) anyway, since I have a couple high-capacity external drives.

Any fan recommendations? It seems like every case fan has loudness complaints on newegg lol.
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Two slots is fine. At most I'll be running two (or one and an SSD boot drive) anyway, since I have a couple high-capacity external drives.

Any fan recommendations? It seems like every case fan has loudness complaints on newegg lol.
great then..

the BIGGEST problem with any fan on any case, its the MESH !!! doesnt matter what fan you got, put a mesh in front of it and its gona make some turbulence sound.. wich is funny because people in general use that to judge "oh, this fan its to noisy, but its ok when is at 800rpm"

ANYWAY..

any high CFM fan (im using slipstream, they are cheap here and push a lot of air.. but can be noisy free air, its your call)

there is soo many choices, i can get any right now on my head.. check newegg and came back D:
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