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  1. Default Why is it so important to use so many fans in your system?

    It's only if you play for alot of hours right?? I mean it only heats up after an extended time period so why go crazy getting all sorts of fans and a power supply that is expensive if you get 550W make me understand this please? I'm about to build a computer.
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    Default RE: Why is it so important to use so many fans in your system?

    Because, lots of us never shut our systems down.

    Because, if you add more hard drives, or other hardware, they will also generate heat.

    Because, if you have an Athlon CPU, they run hot and need lots of cooling.

    Because lots of the newer video cards also run very warm, so extra cooling is sometimes needed.

    Lots of reasons to install additional fans. I think I have nine fans in one of my machines. Because of that, it runs very cool and is very stable.

    Darrell

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    Thanks makes perfect sense i was just curious to know if i should get some.
    i7 920 @ 4.20 GHZ (Stable) Noctua SE cpu cooler
    6GB DDR3 Mushkin Redline 1600 CL6 ram/ 1xSata WD Black / FSX 1xvelociraptor
    EVGA GTX 480 / win 7 pro 64 bit
    Asus p6td Deluxe Antec 750 watts

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    Default RE: Why is it so important to use so many fans in your system?

    Also, the cooler the system, the longet it should last.
    It starts heating up at boot up and this temp change can wear on the connections whether friction inserted or soldered.

    As one extreme example, with a modern AMD, if the CPU fan fails at the boot up point, the processor will simply fry no matter how many other fans that there are in the case.
    Bilbo

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    Is 350 watts 1 fan enough to run only fs9 and the internet 1 gig ram 80 gig hard drive.
    i7 920 @ 4.20 GHZ (Stable) Noctua SE cpu cooler
    6GB DDR3 Mushkin Redline 1600 CL6 ram/ 1xSata WD Black / FSX 1xvelociraptor
    EVGA GTX 480 / win 7 pro 64 bit
    Asus p6td Deluxe Antec 750 watts

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    Default RE: Why is it so important to use so many fans in your system?

    I'm trying to understand how/why you are relating the wattage of your systems power supply into your question. So here goes my best shot. Nearly every modern power supply comes stock with an 80mm exhaust fan installed in it designed to draw air from the inside of the chassis into the power supply, then out the rear of the chassis. So in this respect, the power supply is usually capable of dealing with the heat it builds up.

    As far as adding additional fans to the case, well, you certainly cannot hurt anything by doing so. What do you have to gain? Mainly lower ambient case temperatures which will result in a cooler processor, video card, motherboard, and disk drives. Having lower temperatures on these devices can certainly lead to longer life spans and a more stable system.

    It is my advice that if you are going to be building a new computer with modern hardware, don't neglect to add a couple fans to your chassis. You most certainly don't have to go crazy and whip out the dremmel to start cutting blowholes for a 12 fan monster. You will find that a couple extra 80mm fans can certainly go a long way in keeping your system temps down though.

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    Default RE: Why is it so important to use so many fans in your system?

    I'd run ten if I were you, Darrell. Wink!
    Peter Sydney Australia

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    Default RE: Why is it so important to use so many fans in your system?

    No place left to install another! :)

    Darrell

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    Default RE: Why is it so important to use so many fans in your system?

    Hmmm! I think someone is really getting carried away with the fan stuff. Kinda like a kid who keeps trying to trick out his ride until it starts looking kinda stupid.

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    I've got 7 fans running on my sys right now and I am running a AMD XP 2600+ with 1GB DDR400 RAM,(2) DVD+RW Drives, (3) 160GB HDDs, and a 256MB GeForceFX 5900Ultra. When playing FS9/FS2k4, I get a CPU temp of 48C, when I play everything else (Dialbo II, Unreal 2004, Wolfenstein, etc...) I get CPU Temp of 51C. Just browsing the web and replying to threads, I get 37C. Someone explain why if FS9 is supposed to me more CPU intensive, I get a higher temp when playing other games?

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