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Are Case Fans necessary for non gaming non overclocking PC ?

the build is

pentium g2010
Gigabyte GA B75M D3H
G skill ripjaws x series 1600 mhz(2 x 2 GB )
WD Blue 1 TB
Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2UK 430 Watts
HP DVD 1260i


USage : its for office use mostly , neither a gamer nor a overclocker...

Temp : usually the temperature around here , ranges from 25°C to 35°C ( mostly 28 to 32)

and no Air conditioning in the room and the room is pretty dark (not much sunlight inside the room )..

Apart from the stock cooler of CPU , Do i need any fans in my case ?

IF yes , how many do i need ? how many of them should be exhaust and how many of them should be intake ? and which size and rpm will be good ?
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  1. I would use at least a single fan, as exhaust in the top or back. If the room gets hot, add one as intake as well.

    They can be cheap fans - since you aren't going to be stressing them, it doesn't matter that they be powerful, just that they be there.

    The standard size is 120mm - if your case can accept 140mm fans, use them, because the larger the fan, the quieter it'll be.
  2. I would suggest a minimum of one 92mm (or bigger) exhaust fan - if the fan of the PSU is placed so that airflow from inside the case exhausts through it, you may be able to get away with simply using that but I'll suggest at least one additional exhaust fan
  3. k if i am considering 120 m fan ,,,

    what should i choose a fan with rpm 1300 or 1000 ?
  4. lower rpm = less noise so the 1000rpm should be quieter but check the airflow (cfm) anything above about 30cfm should be fine I would think
  5. Your motherboard will support a 4-pin PWM fan. Pick one of these two, and you won't be disappointed.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186033
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835214028
  6. my mobo supports only one system fan apart from one cpu fan

    so how can i connect one or more fans with the mobo
  7. hi
    just plug the big white connector to the power supply's molex connector and the rest small connectors are to connect fans to it
  8. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    hi
    just plug the big white connector to the power supply's molex connector and the rest small connectors are to connect fans to it


    if i connect to psu i can't control the speeds right ?
  9. yes u cant but those fans are 1200rpm
    i use them u won notice thier sounds
  10. Best answer
    hari2202 said:
    my mobo supports only one system fan apart from one cpu fan

    so how can i connect one or more fans with the mobo


    Yes, and that one system fan is a 4-pin fan header, which allows for PWM type fans.

    There are a couple alternatives for adding more fans:
    PWM-Splitters ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=PWM+splitter&N=-1&isNodeId=1 ) do exist, so that one may connect two fans to one header. The fans should be the same make and model, though.

    You may also hook the fans directly to the power supply through molex adapters of various sorts.

    The last option, without any sort of home-brew jerry-rigging, is available through the Arctic Fans. Arctic F-series PWM fans allow for "daisy-chaining" - connecting the wires together in a series circuit to allow them all to operate off from the same current from a single fan header. The only downfall of this method is that all the fans will run at the same RPM since they they are running off from the same PWM signal; this can be an issue for some people. Here's a brief walkthrough on their site: http://www.arctic.ac/en/support/support/detail/question/87-how-do-i-setup-a-pst-system.htm?tx_diadamsolution_pi2[backpid]=77&cHash=2dc13a8a0187d69eb6f83967639ca926
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