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I'll be ordering Arc Midi within the next couple of days and I need some fans to go with it. All of the fans will be hooked up to FC5v2.

Are 140mm fans even better than 120mm as case fans? All but three fan mounts on Arc Midi have mounting holes for both 120 and 140mm so I could use whichever gives better noise/performance ratio, not to mention how much easier is it to find a good 120mm fan.

Most of them will be mounted horizontally so sleeve bearing won't do, I'm also looking for something to blend in with my rig and the case so I'll have pass on Noctua and Thermalright due to their questionable colors.


So far I've only managed to find Noise Blocker BlackSilent Pro PK2 or 3 and damn, these look like perfect fit for my needs; non-sleeve bearing (although I have no clue what NB-NanoSLI is), fully black, VERY good accessories and the only downside seems to be their hefty price...
Are there better fans for my needs?
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post #2 of 26
140mm fans allow you to get the same amount of air flow at lower rpms, as a result less noise.
   
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post #3 of 26
I have a Noise Blocker 140mm in the bottom of my case. Great fans
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Edit:

Noiseblockers
Edited by listen to remix - 8/19/11 at 2:37pm
    
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post #5 of 26
The NZXT's work good too as case fans.
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post #6 of 26
Quote:
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Thermalright TY140 140mm
He's already ruled it out. Doesn't like the color
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These are pretty nice. They are 135mm, but have 140mm compatible screw holes.
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Originally Posted by Redwoodz View Post
The NZXT's work good too as case fans.
Do they? I've heard A LOT of bad things about stock fans in NZXT cases, namely the Phantom.

Guess I'll move the stock fans to the rear/side/front panel where they'll be mounted vertically and shell out for these Noiseblockers for bottom and top.

Thanks for all the suggestions, +rep'd accordingly.
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post #9 of 26
Quote:
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These are pretty nice. They are 135mm, but have 140mm compatible screw holes.
highly recommended
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He's already ruled it out. Doesn't like the color
Shame.

I painted mine. Only the exteriors though as I use them for the NH-D14.
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