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What other fans should I buy for my CM 690 II other than stock ones?

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The case I bought yesterday had some disgusting black tar all over the inside, so I am taking it back to Fry's for a replacement. I will also have $30 to buy some fans.

How does the CM 690 II run on only stock fans? Does it still have good cooling?

With $30, what fans should I get and where should I install them in the case (also include as intake fans or at pushing air out fans if possible)

Thanks. I must sound like a damn retard since I make all these threads about choosing a case, I just don't really know what I am doing. I haven't even made a PC from scratch yet.
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Max out the fan slots, stock fans are OK, better ones would only help with decible levels(unless you're getting ultra kaze's).
 
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I kept the top and front stock fans (the 140mm ones). I run Scythe 120mm, 110CFM Slipstreams on bottom, side, and back. All of the fans except for the top one are powered through a Lamptron FC4 controller. It's probably not the absolute best setup, but I used what I had from a previous build so it was cheap. While running both CPU/GPU folding clients on my decently OC'd sig rig, I'm getting temps around 54c on the CPU, and 62c on the GPU, with a 25.6c ambient. This is with all the case fans turned down to keep the noise level under control. At full speed, they drop the temps by another 2-3c, but sound like a jet engine.
 
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Get some Scythe Slipstreams. They come in various speeds...but these are probably a good balance between noise and airflow. Very cheap too.

http://www.directcanada.com/products...facture=SCYTHE
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