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Does the 5.25" intake fan have to be high RPM?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kevindd992002;14930819 
Does the 5.25" intake fan have to be high RPM?

Doesn't have to. Depends on what you want. Any generic 120 or 140mm fan should do the job, and you can always look for more specific models if you want low-noise, higher static pressure, or higher CFM depending on what you want.
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Originally Posted by alwang17;14930883 
Doesn't have to. Depends on what you want. Any generic 120 or 140mm fan should do the job, and you can always look for more specific models if you want low-noise, higher static pressure, or higher CFM depending on what you want.

But what do I "need" to have for an 5.25" intake fan? High CFM or high static pressure?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kevindd992002;14931097 
But what do I "need" to have for an 5.25" intake fan? High CFM or high static pressure?

Well. All you "need" is a fan. Otherwise, the other is up to you. Static pressure is better for rads so I think for a fan in the 5.25" bays, you'd just need a relatively high CFM fan.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alwang17;14931167 
Well. All you "need" is a fan. Otherwise, the other is up to you. Static pressure is better for rads so I think for a fan in the 5.25" bays, you'd just need a relatively high CFM fan.

+1. Or you could go with something like the Thermalright TY-140. Decent CFM to noise ratio. I use two on my Silver Arrow and another as a top intake. I plan on getting another to replace a Noctua for the 5.25 bay as well. biggrin.gif Only possible drawback as a case fan would be it's a PWM fan and you need different cables...I use this and it works great!
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pc2_003.JPGNice....I did this like over a year ago.
http://www.overclock.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/26589/title/beige-box-no-more-21/cat/500
Edited by Redwoodz - 9/14/11 at 12:29am
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post #167 of 328
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For front intake fans I always use the quietest fans I can find because . . . they are right up front.

As for a new heatsink, I recommend living with it for a while.
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I would use a 140mm fan if u can fit it in there
the one i'm using is a 135mm with standard 140mm mounts
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I prefer something with a little higher cfm because it has to pull the air through the front mesh

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hmm i wanted to do something like this with my CM 912 :V i got plenty of room for it just need to get 7 new fans and a controller... (2 of the fans i'll run via motherboard 5 others via Controller) biggrin.gif
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