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Hi

I'm going to get a few 120mm fans for my case. I like the look of the Arctic Cooling Arctic F12. Is it a good fan or should I get something else? If you do suggest something else keep it under £10 as I want to get a few of them.

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I've used two F9s, and I like them. The only things I don't like about them is that the fan wires are really small and the build quality isn't top-notch. Performance-wise they're great. 1350RPM on the 120mm model should offer good performance without much noise.
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yate loons high speeds you can get them for like 7$ USD and there amazing for the price!
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yate loons high speeds you can get them for like 7$ USD and there amazing for the price!
The high speeds require a fan controller if you ask me. My choice for quiet bang-for-buck fans is . I don't know if you can find them for as good a price where you are, Olliez.
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The high speeds require a fan controller if you ask me. My choice for quiet bang-for-buck fans is CM's R4 4-pack. I don't know if you can find them for as good a price where you are, Olliez.
I cant see them in the uk Which is a shame because that was a really good find.
    
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I've used two F9s, and I like them. The only things I don't like about them is that the fan wires are really small and the build quality isn't top-notch. Performance-wise they're great. 1350RPM on the 120mm model should offer good performance without much noise.
Thanks for the reply! by the wires are small do you mean in length or in gauge?
    
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Thanks for the reply! by the wires are small do you mean in length or in gauge?
Gauge. They're oddly thin, but I've never had any noticeable issues attributable to that.
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I bought a few from Aria a while back. They're pretty good fans - cheap, decent airflow and quiet.
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not trying to hijack the thread, but most- if not all- of the recommended fans for a case are not available for the uk's online retailers (scan, ebuyer, overckockers) and so we (those in the UK) are kind of scr*wed.

I am subscribing and I too am in the market for quiet case 120mm fans/
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The F12s are good fans, they have a surprisingly good cooling/noise ratio. The F12 PWM has a built in splitter, so if you have a 4-pin fan header on your mobo, you can connect like 4 or 5 of the F12 PWMs to 1 header and control all of them via Speedfan. It's quite neat if that's what you want.
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