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I know you all see these all the time, so I thank you in advance for helping. My current setup in the HAF 922 looks like this:



2x Scythe Slipstream 1900rpm fans: One on bottom intake, another on lower side intake
2x Cooler Master Stock 200mm fans: Front intake, top exhaust
1x Apevia Generic Fan: Ghetto mounted in 5.25 bay area to move air towards processor
1x Antec TriCool: Rear, from my old 900

I want to optimize my airflow and noise. I am pretty tolerant with noise but the Slipstreams are so loud when pulling through a grill. The 200mm Cooler Master fans move so little air, I tried to replace the front with the Big Boy off my old 900 but it doesn't fit in the housing and uses different mounting holes.

The problem is I don't want to break the bank on fans, I was hoping for the 120mm it would'nt be more then $10 a fan. I'm willing to spend $20 on a good 200mm fan for the front and I could put the fan up there on the side intake possibly. Maybe the best solution would be a better 200mm intake and a fan controller and lower the volts to the scythe fans?

Here are the fans and controllers I've been looking at, but I'm open to any suggestions:

NZXT Sentry 2
NZXT Sentry
Rheobus Extreme

CM R4 (Same as sickleflow?)
Yate Loon D12SM-12

Sorry for the huge block of text guys, I'm just confused about which way I should go.
post #2 of 6
The NZXT Sentry 2 is great, really good value and it performs really well.

for rans my choice is the Arctic Cooling F12's they are nice and quiet 120mm fans and move a fair amount of air.

all coolermaster fans are rubbish in my opinion. i would try a NZXT 200mm Rifle Bearing Fan to replace them with, they are cheap and seem to be quiet.
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Anyone else?
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Why do you want new case fans? You have two very noisy Slip Stream 1900's, and you have adapters from Scythe. Take one of them, or even two of them and move the yellow wire to the red wire position in the Molex plug. This will give you 5 Volts where the fan expects 12v. The fans will then run very quietly. Don't forget to lubricate them (see item 3 in my sig).

You only think your 200mm fans don't move much air. You are being mislead by the slow speed of the air. 200mm fans move air over a huge surface area compared to a 120mm fan. To move the same amount of air they can spin more slowly and move the air more slowly.

If you want to mount a Big Boy, use double-sticky Velcro pads or ziptie screws (item 8 in my sig) or both.

Put a 140mm fan in your 5.25 bay. Something like a Kaze Maru 2 800 rpm or 1200 rpm. Even better: a TY-140 if you have vertical room. Then you can hook it to the same PWM as the one running your cpu fan.

To really reduce noise, cut out your rear grill and put no fan there. Then the air will find its own way out quietly, and with one less fan you have less noise.

Flip your top fan to make it an intake so it will feed cool air to your cpu.

The money you spend on a fan controller would buy two Gentle Typhoons, the very best 120mm fans there are. Instead, save your money until you can buy a Silver Arrow or the forthcoming (within 8 months) Noctua cooler with PWM fans. I too bought a Freezer Pro 7, but I ditched it because it was too noisy.

Fan comparisons in item 1 of my sig. Also, item 4, chapters 1 and 4. Chapter 5 will be here in a couple of weeks.
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Thank you so much for the info, +rep. I got my Big Boy to fit by dremeling off the edges of the encasing and using velcro. I'm going to flip around the top fan and also get an R4 and some foam to mount in my drive bay. I'll work through all the info in your sig and continually make improvements.
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