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I'm adding a 560 ti(asus) to my sig rig and I'm wondering if I'll need to add some more fans to keep the heat under control. Pretty much immediately after I'll be ordering a Rasa water cooling kit for my CPU but until then I'll be running my hyper 212.

I have a 400r with only the two intake fans and the exhaust fans it came with. Plus just 1 fan on the hyper rad.

Will I need to add some more fans? If so do you all have any suggestions?
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Depends really on which 560i you are getting. If something like a Twin Frozr 560ti, then I wouldn't worry too much about additional cooling.
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Depends really on which 560i you are getting. If something like a Twin Frozr 560ti, then I wouldn't worry too much about additional cooling.

ASUS 560 ti. Identical the one I already have which I have had 0 heat issues with but I know SLI is a different beast.
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ASUS 560 ti. Identical the one I already have which I have had 0 heat issues with but I know SLI is a different beast.

ah, yeah i missed that in your OP. I think you should be fine temp wise.
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you have space for 2 fans on your HDD cage and 2 on your side panel. that should be more than enough airflow.
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ah, yeah i missed that in your OP. I think you should be fine temp wise.

Cool, thanks. I guess the thing to do is see what happens and then deal with heat if it's a problem but hopefully not!
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you have space for 2 fans on your HDD cage and 2 on your side panel. that should be more than enough airflow.

What fans would you recommend?
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What fans would you recommend?

With the spacing of your motherboard you shouldn't need any additional fans. If you do then cross that bridge when you come to it, but for something like just general case intakes you really can't go wrong with fans, just pick what you think you like and can afford. Only real big consideration for general case intake IMO would be the RPM they run at and how loud of a fan you'd want, in my subjective opinion for 120mm fans 1000rpm is very quite, 2000rpm is moderate, and 3000rpm is loud.
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What fans would you recommend?
yate loons are good price/performance fans.
however, like the others have said you have adequate spacing between the cards so you should be fine.
choking off the top card is really the biggest problem when it comes to sli.
id try it out first and if temps are a problem then try something like this.
510
if just attaching the hdd cage fan is not enough then attach the external exhaust one.
it will work magic, as this is what i did when i had SLI 560Ti's and i could take them to 1000mhz each maxing out at 85c on stock cooling.
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Thanks a lot guys.
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