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OK, so I've been looking at some case fans and I need help deciding. I can buy Gentle Typhoons if they are really worth it that much, but I was asking just in case there's other fans that can rival them. The fans I was looking at are:

Fractal Design 1000 RPM Silent Series
Coolermaster SickleFlow
Sharkoon 1000 "Golf Ball"
Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1150 RPM
Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1450 RPM

I am going to be buying the Corsair 400R case on release and I'm not sure where to put some of the fans. I'm going to have 2 on the top, 2 on the side (If the heatsink won't block the mounts) and possibly two on the HDD cage. Which configuration will be best for cooling?
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post #2 of 19
The Cooler Master and Scythe ones are pretty good.

For the 400R, I'd suggest two intakes in the front, two intakes at the side, two exhausts at the top and one exhaust at the back.
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post #3 of 19
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The question I am asking myself is are the Gentle Typhoons really £7 better than the SickleFlows?

Also, I'm not sure the fans will fit on the side with the Hyper 212+ as a heatsink.
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post #4 of 19
Cooler master over rates their fans generally
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post #5 of 19
I had a Sickle Flow and it was pretty quiet, but didn't seem to push much air at all. I swapped it out with a Scythe Slipstream, much improved air flow.
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post #6 of 19
The GT will probably out-live the Coolermasters by a while and are a lot quieter. If you go for the GT, you won't regret it.
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post #7 of 19
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I've heard such good things about the GTs but the only thing that was putting me off was that because I'm going to be buying 4-6, it's going to cost between £48-£72 for case fans.
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post #8 of 19
The GTs are also loud, especially after the 3rd one is installed.
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Coolermaster SickleFlow
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post #10 of 19
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I'm not sure really, don't know a lot about case fans, I suppose that's why I'm here now.
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