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[SOLVED] Is there a limit to the amount of fans a pc can have?

Jun 27, 2020
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I like the sound that fans make, and I am wondering if I could put a lot of fans in my computer so that it makes a lot of noise and stays very cool.
 

Phaaze88

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As someone who's gone that route: it isn't worth it.
You'll get your noise alright - cooling, not so much. AirFLOW > AirBLOW.

View: https://imgur.com/W3Fo9De


View: https://imgur.com/An7EAIF

^That's a Phanteks Enthoo 719 loaded up with Noctua IPPC 3000 PWM fans.

View: https://imgur.com/0X4r04R


View: https://imgur.com/8WjH45F


View: https://imgur.com/QSCmlHp

^That's a Cooler Master H500P Mesh, also loaded up with those same fans.

I did it because my curiosity got the better of me, but it became a learning experience that I can share with others who may also be interested.

After having done that, I have to say that it was pretty dumb, as well as being impractical. I'd have no problem suggesting to others to not do that, and save themselves some money.
 

Phaaze88

Illustrious
Ambassador
As someone who's gone that route: it isn't worth it.
You'll get your noise alright - cooling, not so much. AirFLOW > AirBLOW.

View: https://imgur.com/W3Fo9De


View: https://imgur.com/An7EAIF

^That's a Phanteks Enthoo 719 loaded up with Noctua IPPC 3000 PWM fans.

View: https://imgur.com/0X4r04R


View: https://imgur.com/8WjH45F


View: https://imgur.com/QSCmlHp

^That's a Cooler Master H500P Mesh, also loaded up with those same fans.

I did it because my curiosity got the better of me, but it became a learning experience that I can share with others who may also be interested.

After having done that, I have to say that it was pretty dumb, as well as being impractical. I'd have no problem suggesting to others to not do that, and save themselves some money.
 

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