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Looking to replace my case fans all round since I have a mish mash of fans that are old, slow or noisy. Want good airflow with lowest noise possible.

I was going to order 2 of these:
http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...productid=3854
Yesterday they were in stock, today they aren't..and at that price it's unlikely they will be back in (i.e. they were on clearance)

I was going to also buy:
http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...roductid=12000
at the same time.

So..do I go for

a) 3 of the Kaze Maru 2's all round (since they are 120mm fittings it should be fine)

b) 3 Thermalright TY-140's all round

c) 2x Noiseblocker PL2 and 1 Noiseblocker PK2

Option C is the most expensive (by £12ish) and moves the least amount of air but will be the quietest.

Option B is middle of the road price, good airflow but @ 12v I read another forum post saying they make some noise when pressed up against a grill..

Option A provides pretty good airflow with average noise but is the cheapest..

what are your thoughts please?

edit: oh and i could get 3 x GT 1450rpm and I know they are silent enough for me coz I have one on my CPU HSF but they are expensive and push the least amount of air of all the options above

edit2: or actually should I get 2 x TY-140's for the front and a noisblocker PL2 (120mm) or a GT 1450rpm for the back? I was reading something on here the other day about positive pressure, and the TY140 being 65cfm and the NB being 55cfm this should be OK?
Edited by timmygcsc2308 - 10/28/11 at 4:37am
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post #2 of 6
Positive pressure is what you want

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Check out Scythe Kama Flex PWM
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I think KM2's are excellent fans. Ditto TY-140's.

Rear fan: if you can bear to cut out your rear grill, do so and put no fan there. With no resistance the air will quietly flow out - one fewer fan and that much less noise.

If you can't bear to cut out the grill, and if a 140mm fan will fit in the space allowed, use a KM2 or even a TY-140. Wherever you can, use a 140mm fan where you have a 120x120mm square window. A 120mm fan has a blade diameter of less than 120mm. A 120mm diameter blade would fill 78% of the 120x120mm window. So you get less than that with a 120mm fan. OTOH, at 140mm fan fills the whole window with relatively little going to waste. So use 140mm fans where you can.

Pre-lubricate sleeve bearing fans, and re-lubricate them as you would your car. See item 3 in my sig.

A like TY-140's in part because they are PWM. I have one in my case that is a top intake. It feeds cool air to my cpu cooler. I have it and the HSF's hooked to a PWM harness so that all three fans get their power from Molex, directly from the PSU, and the control signal from the motherboard. So They all run slowly when the cpu idles, and rev up when the cooler needs more air.

Just a bunch of ideas. And IEMODF.
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thanks for the informations guys the Scythe Kama Flex PWM doesn't seem to be available in the UK, I have bought 3 x TY-140's and some MX-2 paste (because I hate the consistency of the stuff that comes with the 212+)
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and here they are

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