Do I need additional fans?

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by Brendan Ledgeway, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Brendan Ledgeway

    Brendan Ledgeway New Member

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    Hi,

    I bought this motherboard -

    https://www.amazon.com/Strix-Gaming...pID=51vTaMQq4rL&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

    And this processor -

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07598VZR8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    And they will be used in this case -

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HQHQF1W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    The case comes with 3 pre-installed fans. My question is whether I need to attach a fan to my motherboard to cool the motherboard/CPU? Or will the pre-installed fans be sufficient?

    If I do need to order a fan - can someone suggest one that is compatible with the parts I have listed?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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  3. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Did you also order a cpu heatsink?
     
  4. Brendan Ledgeway

    Brendan Ledgeway New Member

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    I didn't.

    Apologies, maybe I didn't communicate it well. I'm basically asking if the pre-installed case fans are enough or if the heatsink is always a compulsory part.

    Spent a few years fixing iPhones and made a few easy laptop modifications before but this is my first time building a desktop from scratch.

    If heatsink is needed does anyone have any suggestions? I'd like to order from Amazon preferably. (And do I need thermal paste?)

    Thanks
     
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  6. Brendan Ledgeway

    Brendan Ledgeway New Member

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    Thanks for reply. I did some digging before your reply and went ahead and bought this - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L7UZMAK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I figured if I'd already spent nearly $2500 on parts I may as well spend extra on the heatsink. I checked compatibility on the manufacturers website and it said it was fine to use with my motherboard.

    Although one worry I have is whether my RAM will get in the way. I've seen some pics of these fans installed and they look huge.

    This is my RAM I'll be using - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071JQJG13/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Does anyone foresee any problems?
     
  7. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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  8. Brendan Ledgeway

    Brendan Ledgeway New Member

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    Thanks, looks like I'll definitely be OK in single fan mode. Possibly in dual fan mode.
     
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