Have any of you guys changed out the stock fans in the trooper/Stryker? I noticed that the front two 120mm fans get somewhat restricted on how much air they can suck through the front drive bay covers. The stock white led 120mm fans seem to have a static pressure of 2.97 according to cmstore Europe. They also only have roughly 50cfm.
I have tried the enermax cluster which has a 71cfm rating. It seemed to push more air than the stock ones. I recently just tried the bitfenix spectre pro LEDs. Two 120mms in front and the 140mm in rear. They look great, but the front intakes don't seem to be pulling much air into the case mainly because the drive bay covers I'm assuming.
Bitfenix spectre pro LEDs white edition:
Dimensions (mm) 120x120x25mm
Current (A) 0.18A ±10%
Speed (RPM) 1200 RPM ±10%
Air Flow (CFM) 56.22 CFM ±10%
Air Pressure (mmH2O) 1.24 mmH2O
Noise (dB-A) 18.9 dB(A)
Dimensions (mm) 140x140x25mm
Current (A) 0.25A ±10%
Speed (RPM) 1200 RPM ±10%
Air Flow (CFM) 86.73 CFM ±10%
Air Pressure (mmH2O) 1.38 mmH2O
Noise (dB-A) 22.8 dB(A)
1500 RPM +/-10%
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The Enermax cluster 1500rpm fans(non pwm) have ridiculous cfm according to the packaging. I think they are better than my stock coolermaster 120mms. 51cfm compared to the enermax 71 cfms.
I think my ocd kicks in when I think about mixing fans.
The enermax has a silver/aluminum trim piece around it that basically takes away from its appeal.
My thoughts are running two of the enermax cluster fans(71cfm) (120mm) up front in place of the coolermaster (51cfm) fans. I also have two 120mm bitfenix spectre pro all white fans coming today which have 56 cfm rating. They have the cool looking white leds in them also. I have another bitfenix 140mm white with white leds (86cfm) also coming to possibly replace the coolermaster 140mm(60-70cfm).
The plan is to get good airflow into the case while exahusting the hot air out the back while all still looking great in the process.Option 1:
Use the bitfenix spectre pros all around
dual 120mm up front and a 140mm in rearOption 2:
Use the enermax cluster in front 120mm and
bitfenix 140mm in rear
Use the corsair sp120 high performance editions up front and maybe another 120mm in rear since they have great pressure. My thinking is having the better pressure to push the air into the case and also pushing the air out of the rear through those holes in the rear which probably creates some resistance.
Use Enermax clusters all the way around which seems on of the best choices.
I was hoping to keep all the fans the same so they would look essentially the same. I like the phanteks fans, but they dont have leds in them which I like. The 140mm phanteks has a cfm rating of 78 and 19db which is pretty darn good.
The phanteks 120mm fans only have a cfm rating of 50cfm but are louder at 23db compared to my stock fans. So basically the coolermaster stock 120mm fans blow just as hard with less dbs and they have cool leds. LOL.
On a side note, IF the enermax cluster fans didnt have that ugly silver ring, they seem to be the better fan overall.Edited by nezff - 10/30/12 at 1:29pm