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I'd like your ideas on this setup I have in mind. The case I will use is a Rocketfish.
info can be found here: http://www.overclock.net/computer-ca...case-club.html

I'll be putting in an 8800GT/S and a Q6700 OCed to 3.6-3.8.
The GPU will have stock cooling, CPU will have a lapped TRUE.

The case comes with the following fans:
  • (1) 120mm intake at the bottom front
  • (1) 120mm exhaust at the top back
  • (1) 120mm exhaust on side next to where video cards go

So I was thinking of adding the following:
  • (1) 120mm intake right on top of stock intake in the front, in one of the bays
  • (1) 120mm blowhole at top back
  • (1) 250mm side fan on top of CPU area
    MAYBE
  • (1) 120mm intake on bottom (there are holes)

I plan to keep most if not all the fans at mid to low RPM to minimize noise.

Will this setup provide good temperatures for overclocking my CPU and GPU? Is it overkill?

Could you recommend me brands/models of fans for the above setup and my TRUE? I am looking for fans that are relatively quiet yet have good CFM. I would like to keep prices low of course if possible but if a fan is really worth the extra few bucks then I may consider it.

I appreciate any help you can give me and I will of course give rep for well thought out posts.

Here are pictures of the case so you know what I am dealing with:




















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post #2 of 6
I think the 250mm is overkill. For the bottom, just make sure there are good dust filters that you clean out often. Just make sure you balance out the pressure. You want the fans at the front and back pulling (pushing) the same amount of air to get optimal airflow.
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The current best noise-to-CFM ratio fans are the Noctua NF-S12-1200.
 
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Thanks for the tips guys. Anyone else? I will be ordering these fans soon.
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post #5 of 6
I would just add an intake in the front bay and a top exhaust fan. I only have 3 fans in my Rocketfish. The front intake and rear exhaust I have this fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185054 now for the side intake I have this fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999344 but I have different side panel that I bought from performance pcs my intake is located where my gfx card is. My computer is on the loud side but I have a fan controller. If I had 5 fans in my case I would probably get either this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185059 or this http://www.petrastechshop.com/12yalod1cafa1.html I ran orthos to show you my temps with my setup under load my ambient temp is probably in the 76-78 range. I hope this helps you decide
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I think adding the top fan might be a bit excessive, and the side fan won't do much for a TRUE, but for some good fans see in my sig. Luckily I put prices on some of them.
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