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I am working on building a computer for engineering work (CAD, Matlab, VPC…) as well as the occasional gaming. For the most part the computer that I am building needs to be decently powerful and have no problems running at 100% for at least a week (optimization problems can take a long time and use up a lot of resources). So far I have most of it specked out at http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21C22 but I do not know which CPU Fan or other fans I should get that will work with the case I have or what power supply would work well. If anyone could give me some recommendations on that or anything else you notice with the build, like cheaper better parts, it would be very much appreciated. Thank you all for your help.
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a missing part is the Power supply
calculate what you need here :  http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index.html
personally, i saw no reason to use other than stock fans -  and never case fans; unless you are working in a relatively high temperature (above 30° C)
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Usually I would agree with a case fan isn't really needed, but if you are going to be running @ 100% for a week, I would go with at least one 80mm exhaust case fan, to help dump the heat.
If your case will take it, a 120mm with a slightly lower RPM would be quieter.
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Thank you all for your help. I think I have figured it all out and have ordered everything.
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Thank you much.  Enjoy your new rig.      : )
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