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Originally Posted by ehume;14276402 
BTW - you can get 120mm filters for external mounting. I use something similar for my side mounted fan. The filter gets dirty, which is a good thing.

Can you get these in 140mm sizes too?

Speaking of 140mm fans, I was wondering if you have any recommendations for upgrading two of my current 140mm fans (the stock ones that came with my case).

Reason for this is I was thinking of boosting the airflow from the top front intake and some how the front lower half intake of my case, with out gaining much extra noise so I could keep the 120mm fans from running as fast to keep the noise down a little more.

I am considering the TY-140 for use in the side panel when I order the side panel window for my case.

Plus I plan to follow your guide on adding a third fan to the Noctua D14, as I am highly curious to see how my temperature level is effected. smile.gif
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While Petra's doesn't offer a 140mm fan filter (that I see) there are some good other ones out there.

Silverstone makes a good 140mm fan filter that doesn't even need screws.
http://www.aerocooler.com/shop.cart?action=ITEM&prod_id=FANSSFF141B

You also have Demciflex filters which I've read are amazing at stopping dust.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25562

Here's a more budget friendly alternative from Koolertek.
http://www.koolertek.com/computer-parts/pc/Washable-Fan-Filter-140mm-162p2297.htm

Bear in mind though that there are multiple places to get all of those filters smile.gif.

As for 140mm fans I've used both the Thermalright X-Silent 140 and Thermalright TY-140. In my experience they were both quiet fans but the X-Silent 140 was quieter to my ears but didn't push (subjectively) as much air as the TY-140. They're both great choices. (Though the X-Silent 140 you don't want to mount horizontally. I've read about people having issues that way)
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How is the Azza Hurrican for air cooling? It comes with 8 fans and has the price of the HAF 932/X although those come with only 1/3 or less of their total fans.
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post #134 of 2110
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Originally Posted by Hoodcom;14280820 
Can you get these in 140mm sizes too?

Speaking of 140mm fans, I was wondering if you have any recommendations for upgrading two of my current 140mm fans (the stock ones that came with my case).

Reason for this is I was thinking of boosting the airflow from the top front intake and some how the front lower half intake of my case, with out gaining much extra noise so I could keep the 120mm fans from running as fast to keep the noise down a little more.

I am considering the TY-140 for use in the side panel when I order the side panel window for my case.

Plus I plan to follow your guide on adding a third fan to the Noctua D14, as I am highly curious to see how my temperature level is effected. smile.gif

In general, a 120x120mm fan window can be served with a 140/120mm fan (140mm fan with 120mm screw holes) and a 120mm filter. That's what I'm doing with my side panel.
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While Petra's doesn't offer a 140mm fan filter (that I see) there are some good other ones out there.

Silverstone makes a good 140mm fan filter that doesn't even need screws.
http://www.aerocooler.com/shop.cart?action=ITEM&prod_id=FANSSFF141B

You also have Demciflex filters which I've read are amazing at stopping dust.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=25562

Here's a more budget friendly alternative from Koolertek.
http://www.koolertek.com/computer-parts/pc/Washable-Fan-Filter-140mm-162p2297.htm

Bear in mind though that there are multiple places to get all of those filters smile.gif.

As for 140mm fans I've used both the Thermalright X-Silent 140 and Thermalright TY-140. In my experience they were both quiet fans but the X-Silent 140 was quieter to my ears but didn't push (subjectively) as much air as the TY-140. They're both great choices. (Though the X-Silent 140 you don't want to mount horizontally. I've read about people having issues that way)

All excellent ideas. I especially like that magnetic idea. The olny problem I see is that you would not be able to use vibration isolators in lieu of screws.
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How is the Azza Hurrican for air cooling? It comes with 8 fans and has the price of the HAF 932/X although those come with only 1/3 or less of their total fans.

I like what I see of this case. I may even add it to the OP.

Do you have this case? Could you measure the width of the case at its narrow portion? How much space behind the motherboard?
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With the magnetic filters you might be able to get away with using the Nexus isolators if the magnetic filter is close enough to the fan frame. It looks like the Nexus isolators don't protrude much.

Otherwise you could always try these. I've never used them but they seem they like could be interesting. You could mount a fan on the inside of the case with these and then strap the magnetic filter to the outside of the case. Just a thought.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11021/ele-744/Anti-Vibration_Rubber_Fan_Screws_w_Magnetic_Head_AV01-0008-AKS.html
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I've tried them all, including the ones you linked to. I myself will only use these. And they do stick out about 4-5mm.
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Interesting, I've only had experience with the long ones that come with the Thermalright fans.

How were the magnetic ones? Have you noticed a significant difference between other products and the nexus isolators?
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Interesting, I've only had experience with the long ones that come with the Thermalright fans.

How were the magnetic ones? Have you noticed a significant difference between other products and the nexus isolators?

The magnetic filters look like fun.

As for vibration insulators, the ones you link to not only require open corners, but you have to pick into the corners to pull the stems through. Try that on a blind corner.

Really long ones tend to be made of materials that pull apart - break, iow.

Ones that have little inserts would seem to be perfect for suspending fans. But woe unto you when you want to get the fan off to reposition it.

The double-enders aren't so bad for blind corners, In fact, they're pretty good for the rear of a case: attach them to the fan, then put the fan against the backside of the case and pull the other ends through. But often you must lubricate those ends to get them into the fan. And then when you want to to reposition the fan you break some. Also, the rubber is awful stiff.

The Nexus silicon really does dampen vibration (other range from no good to not great). It's long enough to push through a closed corner so you can grab the end as it noses through, and pops into place. Works even on blind corners. And you can position/reposition the fans a bunch of times before you start breaking any.

I still have a bunch of the other ones that I do not use.
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I wonder how well can a Silerarrow and a DH14 will behave with GPU's that exhaust air inside the case?

looking at the middle fan, it may suck air from the sides and that could decrease the eficiency of the rear 4 pypes?

The front fan can be helped with the fan duct, the rear only pulls but the middle is a pull/push.
-Ofcourse, interested in the 3 fan config.-
Need someone that can test this type of videocards and a rear exhaust videocard that uses any of this 2 CPU coolers lol ...

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I wonder how well can a Silerarrow and a DH14 will behave with GPU's that exhaust air inside the case?

looking at the middle fan, it may suck air from the sides and that could decrease the eficiency of the rear 4 pypes?

The front fan can be helped with the fan duct, the rear only pulls but the middle is a pull/push.
-Ofcourse, interested in the 3 fan config.-
Need someone that can test this type of videocards and a rear exhaust videocard that uses any of this 2 CPU coolers lol ...

I could, my MSI GTX 580 Twin Frozr II dumps heat into my case, like so:

Currentcaseairflowsetup.jpg


If I can heat the graphics card up as well as my CPU and monitor the temperature levels at the same time...

Would Furmark be able to run along side with Intel Burn Test or Prime95? thinking.gif
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