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Old September 27, 2010, 07:45 AM
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Default Fan advice please!

Hey guys,

I recently ordered parts for my i5 760 build and would like some advice on cooling.

The computer is being built for running SC2, Civ5 and D III when it comes out. Other than that it will be a general PC for whatever fanciful things I decide to do.

Overclocking, perhaps, but probably not intially. I have a ton of reading to do before I jump into that one.

Here are the components for my build...

Case - Antec 300
PS - Seasonic S12II 620W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 80+ Bronze 6+8PIN PCI-E W/ 120MM Fan
Mobo - Gigabyte H55M-USB3 mATX LGA1156 H55 DDR3 1PCI-E16 1PCI-E4 2PCI HDMI Sound GBLAN USB3.0 Motherboard
CPU - i5 760
Heatsink - CoolerMaster Hyper 212
Video - XFX Radeon HD 5770 850MHZ 1GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI Display Port DIRECTX11 PCI-E2.0
HDs - Kingston 64gb SSD and Seagat 1TB
RAM - G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit

I'd like to know what additional cooling I might need and where it should be placed with the Antec 300 case. Also, if anyone can offer overclocking advice I certainly won't turn it down. Lastly, any suggestions regarding 120mm fan selection would also be appreciated, noise level is #1 followed by airflow.

Cheers and thanks in advance!
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Old September 27, 2010, 09:30 AM
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I've had really good success with these fans on the quiet front so far.


That being said, I myself go for the screamer fans that usually annoy anyone else namely because I like best temps over noise :)


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