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I have a Rosewill Destroyer case, with a Phenom 2 with a Xigmatek s1283 and a Gigabyte 6870 windforce x3 crammed into it and dumping in craploads of heat.. at the moment i have 2 fairly weak top exhaust fans, which could probably use replacement since my cpu cooler points up, and a 56cfm rear exhaust (it came with the cooler) and a fairly weak blue led case fan on the front, which Id kind of like to keep...

anyway, i need some newer high cfm case fans to put in, loudness is not an issue at all, I use headphones, and my computer is about 6 feet from a window air conditioner. However, price is a bit of an issue, i could use at least 2 fans, preferably matching to put on my cpu cooler, then i could move the 2000rpm rosewill fan off of it to the back, and move the 56cfm xiggy to the bottom intake.. I'd like whatever i get to be much stronger than my rosewill fan and for as cheap as possible, again volume is not an issue.

Anybody know of some good ones?
post #2 of 11
Cheap? 120mm Yate Loons can be had for $3-5, for airflow up to 88 CFM.
Around $10-13 per fan? 120x38mm Deltas can put out 100-150 CFM.
And then there are San Aces.
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post #3 of 11
Personally i love these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-060-_-Product

there pretty, move a lots of air and quiet, also reliable, i've used them in many builds.
if u want smth more hardcore take a look at these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-055-_-Product

move even more air but these more expensive as well.
Edited by ekg84 - 6/5/11 at 11:00pm
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post #4 of 11
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o_O
where can I get some of these Yate Loons? if they're that cheap i might buy like 4 of them lol
post #5 of 11
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=22034
Make sure you choose the unsleeved option, which becomes $4 per fan.

Or here: http://www.jab-tech.com/YATE-LOON-12...d-pr-3771.html
Order 3-9 of them and get them for $3.3 each. Some people did report issues of Yate Loons from Jab-Tech dying early, up to you.
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post #6 of 11
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would frys carry them? i might be going there in a couple of weeks..
post #7 of 11
I just ordered a pair of Yate Loon D12SH-12 from Petra's Tech Shop.

After reading Tator Tots review I did a little bit of research and found that I could get these 2 for $18.83 or $9.42 each shipped. Once you look around a bit you'll find that shipping kills the price of a lot of fans out there.
Edited by Fooliobass - 6/6/11 at 8:45am
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post #8 of 11
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yeah, the shipping is what was getting me, the fans would be about 16$ and the shipping would be 12$ for snail mail... thats just a bit much..
post #9 of 11
Depending on your noise tolerance and price tolerance, the quickest way to improve your airflow is to go with 120x38mm fans. For your cpu heatsink, look at item 1 in my sig.

The best 120x38mm fan around 100cfm is the San Ace 9G1212H1011. Less expensive are the Panaflo fans. Deltas tend to be expensive, but if you're handy and can follow datasheets, there are these Delta PWM 150cfm gems, at just under $10 each. Be aware that they use nonstandard plugs.
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post #10 of 11
You can't beat Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000. 133cfm and a whopping 6.05mmH2O! I have 3 in my case and, for me at least, the noise is tolerable.
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