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The fan on the top towards the front. I believe in ehume's diagram on the first page, it's the position where his pwm TY-140 is placed on top towards the front of the case.
That fan is hooked up to a pwm harness in my rig. At idle it moves at a few hundred rpm. At full load it approaches its full speed. Unfortunately this accursed As.s board does not have enough rpm readouts to cover that fan's speed, so I don't know exactly how fast it goes.

In general I'd say that your forward top intake and your upper front intake (in the 5.25 bay) should not be louder than you are comfortable with. I have the TY-140 in forward top intake, and a 140mm Shark on 5v in upper front intake. Quietude on idle.
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Awesome! Thank you for the replies. The kama flex is tolerable in my current case as the top intake. I swapped the stock fan on my evga cpu cooler, which was irritatingly loud and had a red glow, to a Delta pwm, which is surprisingly quieter than the flashy fan it came with. I'll play around with things once I get the 500r.
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in my experience the power of the case fans are relatively irrelevant once they are over a certain cfm. you want cool air in, blowing them too hard especially in the top front intake would defeat the purpose as you want the heat sink fan to be able to have a chance to intake it
Is a 1000RPM Force 200mm fan as top intake too powerful compared to using the 700RPM Megaflow 200mm for the same purpose?
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its not too powerful, it should be just fine i think since its bigger it moves more air but slower, so you should be fine at that speed. the bigger fans are okay, its the smaller faster fans i was referring to
   
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its not too powerful, it should be just fine i think since its bigger it moves more air but slower, so you should be fine at that speed. the bigger fans are okay, its the smaller faster fans i was referring to
Oh ok but if you were to pick which between the Megaflow and Force would you be choosing? And why?
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I think you're going to be fine either way and won't see a massive difference.

I'd go with the Megaflow personally, 700rpm is more than enough for a fan of that size.
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I do have the Force 200 as spare though. Wouldn't hurt CPU temps to use that, right?
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id use the force because 1k rpm isnt that forceful on the air so i probably would use that. I have 3 200mm nzxt fans and if i recall those have one of the higher cfms for 200mm fans
   
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Great.
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id use the force because 1k rpm isnt that forceful on the air so i probably would use that. I have 3 200mm nzxt fans and if i recall those have one of the higher cfms for 200mm fans
1000 rpm with a 200mm fan! Are you really sure you're not trying to recreate Hurricane Irene?
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