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How many extra fans?

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I am doing my first PC build. I was wondering how many extra fans I need in addition to the fans that come with the case. 

 

Here is the list of components: 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/tqHR29

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£127.50 @ Aria PC) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£59.94 @ AWD-IT) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory  (£41.82 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: SanDisk - SSD PLUS 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£45.99 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: MSI - Radeon RX 570 4 GB ARMOR OC Video Card  (£123.47 @ Ebuyer) 
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case  (£50.41 @ More Computers) 
Power Supply: EVGA - 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£52.98 @ CCL Computers) 
Case Fan: ARCTIC - F12 PWM 53 CFM 120 mm Fan  (£5.48 @ AWD-IT) 
Total: £507.59
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-16 11:12 BST+0100

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The stock case fans should already be enough. I recommend testing for load temps before deciding on whether or not to get new fans. 


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IMO you don't need _additional_ fans. The three that come with it are enough, three fans seems to be the sweet spot in most scenarios.

 

However, you may want to get RGB fans, quieter fans, faster fans etc. I'd recommend keeping the stock ones until you've decided what you actually need.


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3 fans should be sufficient for that build.  The focus G comes with two 120mm fans in the front, so you'll need a 120mm for the rear.

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Fist I would recommend getting faster ram and a 2x 8GB kit instead... something like this https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/wZ22FT/corsair-vengeance-lpx-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3000-memory-cmk16gx4m2d3000c16

The extra £20 odd is definitely worth it.

 

I would also say to wait and see what your system performance and noise is like before getting additional fans.


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3 minutes ago, Captain Chaos said:

3 fans should be sufficient for that build.  The focus G comes with two 120mm fans in the front, so you'll need a 120mm for the rear.

The included 2 fans should already be enough. A rear exhaust could help but it's hardly needed. 


If you ever need help with a build, read the following before posting: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/3061-build-plan-thread-recommendations-please-read-before-posting/
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