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Im building my parents a computer with some new parts and some of my used parts. Its all going into a case that a smaller type of case (normal size case that one would find in a store) and it has tons of openings in it so it should vent pretty easily.

It will have i7-2600 with stock cooler (case has a cone that covers it so it pulls cool air in from out of the case)
Caviar Blue 1TV HD
12GB Kingston value ram
Thermaltake T2 600 watt PSU
ASUS DVD drive

Thats about it, its just a basic computer for them but I cant seem to find an extra 120mm fan laying around, would this case be ok without one since its running pretty much bare bone and has a cone that brings fresh air into the CPU?
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Do you have any pictures its so much easier for us to see what is going on?
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Do you have any pictures its so much easier for us to see what is going on?

I will get some give me just a minute to get them on here.
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post #4 of 21
Does it have an intake fan?
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post #5 of 21
IMO any modern computer should have at least 1 case fan.
    
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post #7 of 21
I would say yes it really needs a fan on there smile.gif
post #8 of 21
You would be better off having an intake over an exhaust.
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post #9 of 21
it would probably be a good idea to have 1 exhaust or 1 intake fan, so that your cpu cooler does not keep recycling the air in the case and so that your temps in the case dont heat up other components.

In the past ive run a 2500k at stock for a htpc/server with a corsair A70 (fanless) and it did just fine, eventually put a 200mm fan on a very low setting to cool the HDD's in the 650d.

but since its a parents computer i would add another as an exhaust/intake just to be safe smile.gif
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post #10 of 21
it could be enough since you are using the stock cooler which is actually blowing onto the mainboard.
since the sidepanel has this "cone" it provides to get cool air for the cpu AND the base components.

just try it and cut out the rear mesh

but to be safe add a fan in the bottom of the front
Edited by justanewguy - 2/14/12 at 2:39pm
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