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Looking to get some new fans for my CM 690. Don't need anything extreme but would like to lower my temps and get some more air flow. Looking to add 4-5 fans and getting a Hyper 212+.
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post #2 of 33
Yate Loons if you have a fan controller.

Noctua is always great, but expensive.

Gentle Typhoon/AP-15.

Noiseblocker.

Etc.
     
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post #3 of 33
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Originally Posted by TheJesus View Post

Yate Loons if you have a fan controller.
Noctua is always great, but expensive.
Gentle Typhoon/AP-15.
Noiseblocker.
Etc.

Those are little too pricey for me, was looking for around $10 per fan.
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post #4 of 33
Yate Loons are actually pretty cheap, and a good value. (more than a good value; some of the best fans around on top of being cheap)
Examples: YL 140mm, 120mm.
My favorite 120mm is the Scythe Slipstream, which comes in different speeds..800rpm version (surprisingly good air even at 800), though its always best to get a fan controller and pick up fans rated a little faster than you would use normally. Opens up way more options.
    
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post #5 of 33
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NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller + 5x Yate Loon 120mm fans seem good? Should I get low, medium or high speed? How big of a difference in noise level are the 3?
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post #6 of 33
I would suggest getting the High speed fans. As Otterclock mentioned, with a fan controller you can dial them back a bit to reduce noise. With 5 of them running you'll still get good air flow.

Noise level for Yate Loon D12SL/M/H-12:

Low Speed: 20.8db @ 1300rpm
Medium Speed: 28.5db @ 1800rpm
High Speed: 40db @2200rpm

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post #7 of 33
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Originally Posted by GreenieGriz View Post

I would suggest getting the High speed fans. As Otterclock mentioned, with a fan controller you can dial them back a bit to reduce noise. With 5 of them running you'll still get good air flow.
Noise level for Yate Loon D12SL/M/H-12:
Low Speed: 20.8db @ 1300rpm
Medium Speed: 28.5db @ 1800rpm
High Speed: 40db @2200rpm
Cheers cheers.gif

Thanks, just bought 5x High Speed YL's, I'll be buying my CM hyper+ tonight with the NZXT mesh controller.
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post #8 of 33
The next case fans I'll buy are Noiseblockers. Heard some many people raving about them.
post #9 of 33
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The next case fans I'll buy are Noiseblockers. Heard some many people raving about them.

Wouldn't mind getting those but I'm on a limited budget frown.gif
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post #10 of 33
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Originally Posted by itzhoovEr View Post

Thanks, just bought 5x High Speed YL's, I'll be buying my CM hyper+ tonight with the NZXT mesh controller.

Good call on the NZXT controller, mine is working fantastically. I have dealt with NZXT's Customer Service and they are quite outstanding as well.
     
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