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Today I purchased nzxt gamma,
it came with a rear 120mm,42cfm,23db fan,
I have option for putting 5more fans.
Side: 2x 140mm/120mm
Front: 1x 120mm
Top: 2x 140mm/120mm
My question is,should I go for expensive fans like scythe s flex 3nos/scythe kama 1nos?
Or I should opt for a bit cheaper fans?
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post #2 of 18
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Is there anybody who can help me to choose fan for my pc case?
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I like the Gelid wing series fans and the cooler master SickleFlow for 120mm.
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I like the Gelid wing series fans and the cooler master SickleFlow for 120mm.
neither of them are available in my city
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neither of them are available in my city
What are then? The stock fans are good enough...if you really want though the scythe should be good.
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What are then? The stock fans are good enough...if you really want though the scythe should be good.
actually the pc case came with only 1 fan,
rear 120mm,
42cfm,23db,
how about cm r4 120mm blue led fans?
Are they good enough?
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post #7 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aniket View Post
actually the pc case came with only 1 fan,
rear 120mm,
42cfm,23db,
how about cm r4 120mm blue led fans?
Are they good enough?
Yes, they will do good, I was actually going to say look at those b/c you don't have the sickleflow's.
post #8 of 18
The stock fan is actually pretty good. As for the other fans, you have to decide what you want to do. You will likely want a quiet front intake fan. You can arrange that with another NZXT fan, or with Scythe S-Flex or Slip Stream 800 rpm (ultra quiet operation) or 1200 rpm (quiet operation). If you use a Slip Stream be sure to lubricate it before you put it into service (see my sig).

I use a Scythe-marketed Nidec Gentle Typhoon, the 800 rpm AP-12 fan in the front of my NZXT Beta Evo.

For the top fan I use a TY-140 as an intake in the forward top position. I have it hooked up to one of these, along with the push and pull fans on my Mugen 2. So all three spin up and down together. I leave the rear top position blocked off. The nice thing about the TY-140 is that it uses 120mm screw holes. So I use these, to suspend it from the top of the case, and a 140mm filter over the fan. The filter uses 140mm screw holes. It's like this:




I have cut out my rear grill and have no fan there. If you did that you could use your NZXT case fan as a front intake.

For a side panel fan you can use a Scythe Slip Stream 140 / Kaze Maru 2, either in 800 rpm or 1200 rpm. Here is a 120mm side panel filter:



There is a Kaze Maru 2 / Slip Stream 140 on the other side. Since the fan window is square, a 140mm fan actually uses the space more efficiently. The KM2 has 120mm screw holes, so it fits perfectly.

Finally, you can put a 140mm fan in your 5.25 bay if you put your CD/DVD drive in the bottom slot. See my sig.

HTH.
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post #9 of 18
I put a slip stream in my parents' case (also a gamma) and it's great, but NZXT makes excellent fans from what I know.
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post #10 of 18
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Today I purchased 2 used lian li Li121225bl b4 c fans.
These are 120mm fans
Edited by Aniket - 10/8/11 at 5:10am
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