Is it acceptable to build a desktop pc without a case fan?
Posted on 2014-04-15
Hi. I just had a guy build me a cheaper desktop. It has a small msi m-ATX A55 M-E33 motherboard, an amd 55 chipset, and he used an Xtech mid tower case. The cpu is AMD A4-4000 APU. The bios version, if it matters is 015.031.000.000. It has 4 gigs of ram.
The hard drive is a 1 tb. Seagate barracuda sata.
Cmos says that the cpu is running about 42 c and the motherboard is 31 C. I ran it for a while before reading these numbers.
I noticed the power supply was just a little noisy so I took the cover off and discovered there is no case fan, just the cpu fan and power supply fan.
Is it even acceptable to build this pc without a case fan? And if so, if one were added, would it make everything run more quietly? I already have a feeling I paid more than I should have for this thing...