Is one fan in the tower enough for a gaming graphics card?

So I am thinking about buying a gtx 460 and getting around a 700w power supply. I just wanna know if I have only one fan in my tower (exhaust) will it and my pc be okay to run?

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Conditions vary

Many users complain when they have 2-3 case fans and other cooling, so it really depends on your situation. Offhand, I don't think you'll be happy. You can however and go ahead and see how it works for ya. You should consider added cooling and if your case or config allows for this, if not or very limited, do what is necessary to help yourself.

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One way is "try it" and see what the temps are. Are there

other places to install additional case fans ?


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no additional spaces. I run an amd quad core 750 gig hard drive.

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Bummer.....then I'd go with my original suggestion.

If it runs in the normal range, then no problem.

If it runs too hot, you could replace the one fan with a better one (higher CFM) ... retailers below.,,

If that doesn't do could mod the case to install another, larger fan.

Next...a case with more ventilation options...plenty of those available.

Let us know.


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I agree with VAPCMD...try it.

Montior the temp.I'm sure the card has it's own fan anyway.
I run just one fan,but it's side mounted,and blows on the components.One exhaust is weak though.You should probably add one anyway...they're cheap.

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