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My 5850's run at 39/30 crossfired right now, but i'm about to get a 3rd and have confidence that my HAF-932 with 4 sidepanel fans will be able to handle the temps. However ncix is having a sale on the Lian-Li PC-A77FB, which overall, would have only one less fan than mine, but no fans on the side.

So my question is, does trifire get REALLY hot if you are running stock speeds, and for air cooling, are side fans that important, or would the A77FB's 3 120 in front, 1 in back, and 2 140mm on top work just fine?
post #2 of 6
Don't waste your money and just stick with your current case.

Though; the side panel fans generally can drop load temps some, it's a case to case basis on by how much.
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Don't waste your money as in it's a fruitless buy, or because the particular case is not as good quality?
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I think he means "Don't waste your money, the difference is negligible compared to the amount spent."
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on air the HAF will likely be yoar best bet. my old cm690 with two side fans, two on top, one in front and back, works really well at cooling my TRi config. just make sure yoar gaming load temps don't go above 85c and yoar plenty safe.
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Originally Posted by Snicklefritz View Post
Don't waste your money as in it's a fruitless buy, or because the particular case is not as good quality?
The case is solid in quality, but it's not so much greater than yours that you'll be like "Man I'm glad I spent this money"
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