one 120mm fan enough with no overclocking?

Ensign

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I'm building a PC for my wife using an Antec SLK3700AMB and a 2.8c P4 at stock speeds (no overclocking). There's only going to be one hard drive, one CD ROM, and Radeon 9200 video card. CPU cooler is a Cooler Master Aero 4 Lite.

Would the one 120mm fan in the back be enough to keep things cool, or do I need to add one to the front of the case too? Room temperature is fairly cool and PC will be out in the open.

I'm just not used to the 120mm fans.

TIA
 

BW86

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yup, i have the same case. the fan exhausted all the hot air i wanted. I had another 120mmfan lying around and decided to put it in since im ocing both my vid card and my proc. You should cut the stock grills out since the plastic fan holder acts like one anyway.
 

Operandi

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Yeah, your fine. I wouldn't bother with doing anything with the grill though Antecs have pretty open grills.
 

RalfHutter

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One fan is easily enough. I've built a lot of similar systems (P4 2.4C to P4 3.0C) using the same case and my choice of rear fan is an L1A Panaflo at 5V. This alone provides plenty of airflow to cool the case.

Both the rigs in my sig are in SLK3700 cases and only use a 5V L1A rear fan for case cooling.