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Unusual problems = unusual solutions, need 80mm and thin 120mm fan reccomendations

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Building an HTPC, and picked up a Silverstone GD-05 case awhile ago looking only at aesthetics. Had I known then what I know now about the way it attempts to direct airflow and spent any amount of time on a forum like this, I probably would have continued looking for a different case. As such, here we are. The back of the case has two 80mm fan mounts for exhaust, really the only exhaust mounts on the case. Although I may consider using those, I've also thought about just leaving those slots open. What I really prefer to do is mount a fan internally near the front, and port an intake vent in the front top to pull in more cool air. The intake is actually not my primary reason for this, it's more so to direct airflow front to back.

I found a picture of what the case will look like with components in (not exact, but someone else with the same case and cpu cooler)

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From the picture you can see the 2 fans on the right side are intake, the fan on the left as well. You'll notice the grill on the back, that's where you can mount two 80mm fans. My idea is to put one at the front, kind of inline with the vga slot, just to get that stream of air pushed in the direction I want it. The addition of an intake vent is purely for interest sake. Note these are all low rpm fans, the air movement is much lower than in a conventional tower rig, which shouldn't be a problem as i'll be running a C2D chip, not OC'd, and a small video card (i think it's a 5450 or something), where at most I'll be watching movies or something. More likely it will be a music and web browser station for my TV more often than not. But I'm not a fan of pushing air against itself and then just leaving openings to sort it out. I want the directional cooling hence the interior fan. It needs to be an 80mm due to interior restrictions with the (not shown in pic) hard drive and 5.25" bay mounting systems.


The second unusual problem with this case is that I went ahead and bought a fanless PSU from Seasonic, and it just so happens that this might not have been the best idea. As it stands I need to mod the roof of the case because there is no venting positioned above the PSU locale, and that's pretty much the only requirement the fanless PSU requires. Problem 2 there is that pretty much directly above that is a short space and then a shelf bottom, I need to port the air to the rear. I'm going to design a vent, but I want to have some air movement to make it more efficient. This is where my slim 120 mm fan comes in.

So there you have it in a nutshell, need a recommendation on 80mm fans and a slim 120mm fan. Ideas?
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Kaze Slipstream Slim's. 120x120x12mm, got 2 in my case, people who say they don't move air are bonkers its like a hairdryer. Pretty quiet too.

As for an 80mm, I have no experience.
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