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Hi all,

I'm looking for 2 140mm fans to go in the side of my case, I don't really know much about fans but I found these ones - http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/c.../ak-fn063.html

What do you all think? If you have any suggestions for better fans that I can get for a reasonable price here in the UK please let me know.
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...12B5AP-15.html
this is a 120mm, but if you can find a 140mm version of this fan somewhere i highly recommend it
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Thanks for your quick reply
I saw those fans, they seem to have a lower airflow and higher noise than the ones I posted above. Is there something I have missed on the specs or another reason people like the scythes?
I'm not trying to argue, I just don't know much about fans and assumed you just went on airflow and noise?
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I dont think there is anything wrong with the fans you posted above Afrodave people just like Ap-15s because they have a high 58.3CFM for the noise level. But as I said nothing wrong with the ones you posted sir
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Okay thanks Maybe the website i'm looking on is wrong? It says the akasa fans do up to 110CFM at 12.5 - 26.1 db whereas the scythes are 57.6 at 28db?
Thankyou both of you, +rep
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Originally Posted by AfroDave View Post
Hi all,

I'm looking for 2 140mm fans to go in the side of my case, I don't really know much about fans but I found these ones - http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/c.../ak-fn063.html

What do you all think? If you have any suggestions for better fans that I can get for a reasonable price here in the UK please let me know.
Those are some decent fans..
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post #7 of 13
One thing to be aware of is that most manufacturers lie about (or at least tweak) their fan specs on paper. 3rd party reviews from (several) reputable reviewers is the best way to go if you really want to look into it.

Noiseblocker, a german company, went ahead and got a TÃœV certification on their Multiframe S-Series to prove their numbers are correct. I own both the S1 and the S2, and even when I put my ear right next to the S1 I can't hear it. On the S2 I can hear the whoosh of air with my ear next to it, but I can't hear anything at 1250 RPM just 50 cm away, much less at 1m which is roughly the distance to where I sit. I kinda regret not getting two S2s instead of one of each.

Now, the S2 is placed in the middle of the 5.25" bay, surrounded by sound dampening material, which certainly helps a bit.
Edited by Celoth - 10/28/11 at 5:35pm
post #8 of 13
You should check out the yate loons medium speed fans. They are pretty quite and cheap! But still good quality.

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Just don't get ones that have sleeve bearings. They don't last.

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Scythe/Nidec Servo will make a mint if they produce a line of 140mm Gentle Typhoons.
    
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