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So I will be buying a new Xonat ST sound card and a Fractal Titanium R3 case. I have an Antec 900 right now and I'm just sick of it. I want something that looks nice and that is a little more silent.

I have 5 Scythe Slip Stream Kaze Jyuni 120MM Fan 1900RPM in my antec 900 that I can re-use. I'm not sure if I should use all of them because of how loud they are.

All I need is 4 of them from top intake through the cooler (push/pull on the TRUE) and then at the back to keep my Q6600 cool while overclocked.

My problem is that I'm not sure what to do with the two top 140/120 slots and the one bottom 140/120mm slot.

What I was thinking was to buy two Fractal Design Silent Series 140MM Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan , one in the bottom, one in the top and leave one of the sound overs on at the top.

Are there better fans out there that are 140/120mm that I should use. I don't feel like dropping 40 to 60$ on some nocata fans though.

Also I will not be using the side fan as I don't think my TRUE will leave enough room.

Any input would be appreciated.

BTW I am in Canada so I would be using NCIX or Newegg.ca
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post #2 of 12
I would get some low speed Yate Loons over the Fractals.
    
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post #3 of 12
The FD fans will be really quiet and also come with rubber grommets to reduce vibrations. They are silent fans, the 140mm are only 9dba so you could fill you case with them and they probably wont exceed 15dba combined. That's assuming they live up to specs. The airflow is pretty weak comparatively speaking, but for $10-12 you can't go wrong with these, especially considering they come with rubber grommets.

Once the arc midi comes out I'm planning on filling it with the 140mm fans.
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http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=60896&vpn=R3%20%26%20ECO&manufacture=Bundle%20Deals&promoid=1097

Pretty good deal on the case and a cpu cooler right now. Was going to get it until I realized the case can't fit my mobo in it (EATX frown.gif).
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post #5 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by [nK]Sharp;13301921 
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=60896&vpn=R3%20%26%20ECO&manufacture=Bundle%20Deals&promoid=1097

Pretty good deal on the case and a cpu cooler right now. Was going to get it until I realized the case can't fit my mobo in it (EATX frown.gif).

Ya I saw that, I plan on ordering it in like a couple minutes. I wanted Titanium, but I guess black is just as good.

I think I will buy two FD 140mm fans and then use some of my Sythe Kaze fans.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by [nK]Sharp;13301921 
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=60896&vpn=R3%20%26%20ECO&manufacture=Bundle%20Deals&promoid=1097

Pretty good deal on the case and a cpu cooler right now. Was going to get it until I realized the case can't fit my mobo in it (EATX frown.gif).

Great deal on that combo. Too bad they don't have a similar deal with the Define XL, which can fit EATX.
    
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post #7 of 12
I have the R3 and I am also a silence freak :-) I have 2 800 RPM Scythe Sflex fans in my system. Both are dead silent and cool very very well. Half the time I don't if know my system is on its so quiet.
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Ya i ended up ordering that deal with the cooler, I got two GELID Silent 12 PWM 750-1500RPM 120MM PWM fans for 9.99 each because the Syth GT's were on back order. (for push pull on the cooler rad)

I figure I can mount the two FD 140mm fans on the top, move the included back 120mm to the spare front intake and put one of my Scythe Kaze 110 CFM fans as intake on the bottom and it should be pretty quiet.

The reason I want it quiet is because I have currently 5 Scythe Kaze 110 cfm fans in my antec 900 and each of them is 37 dba. Anyway its very annoying when watching movies.

But reps to everyone who contributed.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by whiteslashasian;13308747 
Great deal on that combo. Too bad they don't have a similar deal with the Define XL, which can fit EATX.

Ya, I would have snatched that up. Was thinking of almost just getting it and putting my psu behind it and hoping that would work but doesn't make to much sense tongue.gif

Only need a temporary case right now while I try to find a more suitable one.
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Ya, I would have snatched that up. Was thinking of almost just getting it and putting my psu behind it and hoping that would work but doesn't make to much sense tongue.gif

Only need a temporary case right now while I try to find a more suitable one.

Is your PSU a longer one? You know you can remove the bottom fan bracket to make room for it down there.
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