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Best Slim 120mm?

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I'm looking to replace all the 120's on my new Hurrican.
Prolly go with a couple CM's for the front blue LEDs, as they are cheap and there doesn't seem a drastic difference in blue 120's.
But I do need a slim 120 for the port behind the CPU cutout.
So what's going to be my best bet for CFM/dBA?
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post #2 of 6
Go for the slim Yate Loons. They're like 120x20 instead of 120x25.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...x&cPath=36_408
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post #3 of 6
Use decent case fans and get the airflow set right and if your CPU HSF is doing it's job ... otherwise you're justing adding something for nothing. Sorry, but no point really to have a fan there and better just to leave open.
post #4 of 6
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I can't find the post, but a member did test the whole "behind the cutout fan" theory and found it does serve to lower temps.
Is it a worthwhile purchase?
Maybe, maybe not.
Why upgrade a fan that may or may not do anything?
Because this is OCN.
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post #6 of 6
Scythe Stream Slim is 120x12, but Yate Loon have better CFM.
Example:
Scythe - RPM: 1,600 / dB: 28.89 / CFM: 38.05
Yate Loon - RPM: 1800 / dB: 28.5 / CFM: 62

so if you have space for 20mm go with Yate Loon
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