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Best airflow solution for budget build with old case?

Hi all! First of all, thanks for your time! I'm building a PC for light gaming, designing stuff (photoshop and Illustrator) and some programming work (Android Studio and web). I have bought these components:

Mobo: MSI 970 Krait Edition.
Processor: AMD FX 6300
GPU: MSI n8400gs (no fan solution)
Drive: Corsair Force Le 240gb
PSU: Evga White +80 500w
RAM: 2x4gb Kingston Hyperx Fury 1600mhz

The problem is, I ran off money and all I have is an old case with an old AMD dual core Processor. It only have in its lateral panel a 80mm spot and in the back side another 80mm one.

Im planning on buying two of this one: since it's the only with good rating at amazon that's available on my country.

Would them be enough? Should I config the lateral one as intake and the rear as exhaust?
I will not overclock any of my components.

Any help would be well-appreciated.
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  1. Yes mate , you should be OK with that , not really a high powered build.
    Assuming its a top mount PSU that's going to work as an extra exhaust too.
  2. Drill a few holes in the front and top panels for airflow.
  3. madmatt30 said:
    Yes mate , you should be OK with that , not really a high powered build.
    Assuming its a top mount PSU that's going to work as an extra exhaust too.


    Thanks!
    Yes it's a top mount psu. What do you think about the above suggestion of drilling some holes top of the case?
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    No mate , I wouldn't , its just an extra opportunity to get dust in the case IMO.

    You're not going to have the coolest running CPU but it'll be fine , you're at least gettingnhot air out of the case.

    If you hadn't already bought parts I would have pushed you to a cheaper motherboard to try & get a case in budget.
    You bought a fairly premium board there when it's not required for your use.

    Buy the cheapest 80mm fans you can get , they're going to be noisy anyway at the end of the day.
    Buy a new case when you get some money together.
  5. Thank you madmatt! I bought that mobo because I liked how it looked and the cheaper ones available in my country did not have Sata 3 ports or only had 2 memory slots. So I thought I'd better spend a few bucks more on something I could improve later on when more money is available. Of course I didn't think of the cooling solution at that moment. I would have listened to you if I had asked sooner. Thank you so much
  6. joandvgv said:
    Thank you madmatt! I bought that mobo because I liked how it looked and the cheaper ones available in my country did not have Sata 3 ports or only had 2 memory slots. So I thought I'd better spend a few bucks more on something I could improve later on when more money is available. Of course I didn't think of the cooling solution at that moment. I would have listened to you if I had asked sooner. Thank you so much


    is one of those things that is country & market dependant in all honesty.
    the krait is a nice featured & nice looking board,its just a shame to stick it in an old subpar case where you wont see it anyway is all.

    in the uk this case

    http://www.aerocool.us/pgs/pgs-a/pgs_a_a500_bk.html
    & this board
    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4591#ov

    cost the same as the 970 krait on its own.

    youll be fine as you are with those components,you have a good foundation there with that board if you ever wanted to upgrade the gpu etc for a full gaming setup - you'd just have to upgrade the case at the same time.
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