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Hi guys I am currently picking out the parts(Below) for my first PC Build. I want to go with the cooler master Storm Scout 2 as my case but it only comes with one fan. I like the case because it is relatively affordable and looks very nice. Below are the rest of the parts going into this machine. I was planning on putting 2 120mm fans on the front and having the stock rear 120mm as my exhaust fan, is this enough? I will be playing all the latest PC games (Battlefield 3, DayZ, Crysis 3) for about 3 hour sessions on average with no overclocking. My main question is, is this enough cooling, what do you guys recommend? Also i would like to hear your feedback on the parts i picked, Thank you.

Case:Cooler Master Storm Scout 2____________HDD: Wester Digital 1Tb Caviar Blue
CPU: i5 3550______________________________Memory: 8gb Patriot Viper 3
GPU: Msi GTX 660 Ti________________________Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" FHD
Mobo: ASrock Z77 Extreme4__________________Keyboard: Microsoft Sidewinder x4
PSU: Corsair TX650_________________________Mouse: Razer Death Adder Black Edition
Cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight 2_______________OS: Windows 7 Home premium
Edited by Megop3 - 11/7/12 at 5:53pm
post #2 of 10
seems the 3570k is ten bucks more? prob go with that, least for the future OC potential

I have the xtreme3, great mobo for my amd rig, the 4 should be awesome, esp with the 3570k

everything else looks good redface.gif
     
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Yeah i guess the I5 3570k would be smart incase i want to overclock down the road. But would 2 front 120mm fans and a rear 120mm fan be enough in this case?
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Fans are not always the easiest thing to suss out. Lots of good ones and lots of loud ones. Manufacturers db ratings are a joke or a blatant lie. Newegg sells a 4 pack of CM fans that are equivalent to the one the Scout 2 comes with, but no led, for $19 (bummer, I paid $14 3 months ago). This would certainly get you started without a huge expense.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103052

Great build, btw, but get the K model processor like King 8654 stated. You won't regret it once you get the urge to OC.

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yes on the amount of fans, just make sure the exhaust fan can keep up with the intake air as if it can't exhaust all the air coming in that turns hot then you will have things heating up. in other words the air coming in needs to exhaust in a reasonable amount of time after it cools your components.
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I would use more than 3 fans if I were you, but I am a bit anal about heat and would watercool my wireless mouse if I could. biggrin.gif

Say you bought the 4 pack I meantioned. Put two in front, one in the door and one up top and you should be good.
if you don't need both hdd drive bays, remove the top one and keep all your cables as neat and tidy as possible. Airflow through the case will help if you want to go with just a few fans.
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Thanks, its funny you linked these fans when i was already planning on buying the exact same ones lol.
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You are obviously a smart person tongue.gif
The fans move a decent amount of air and are pretty quiet.

There are lots of good, free temperature monitoring softwares out there (I like HwMonitor).
They should help you figure out how much air flow you need and which fans are making the biggest difference.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
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Thanks very much guys you were very helpful, and i cant wait to build this pc biggrin.gif !
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I would use more than 3 fans if I were you, but I am a bit anal about heat and would watercool my wireless mouse if I could. biggrin.gif
Say you bought the 4 pack I meantioned. Put two in front, one in the door and one up top and you should be good.
if you don't need both hdd drive bays, remove the top one and keep all your cables as neat and tidy as possible. Airflow through the case will help if you want to go with just a few fans.

I would also as i have 2 120mm intake 1 120mm exhaust back and 2 140mm exhaust top and everything is nice and cool. thats funny a watercooled mouse:thumb.gif
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