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Hi Cyclops,

First off, a HUUUUGE thankyou for conducting all these tests! I can see it's taken you literally 100s of hours to compile and compare everything here, as well as probably a huge amount of cash.

Just recently received my new NZXT H440 case, which comes with 3x120mm front intake and 1x140mm rear exhaust fans, all of which are their new FN v2 range fans.

Bought this case on the idea of having a near-silent system as although not loud by any standards, my old CM Storm Sniper case which came with 3x200mm fans and 1x120mm exhaust..was actually QUIETER than my H440 is, and that case was mesh all around!

The included fan hub in the H440 does not support PWM nor a fan controller attachment - could you recommend some replacement fans that operate at low speed by default?

The front 3 fans can be swapped out for 2x140mm fans I believe, as long as they come with 120mm mounts.

Thankyou!
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Hi Cyclops,

First off, a HUUUUGE thankyou for conducting all these tests! I can see it's taken you literally 100s of hours to compile and compare everything here, as well as probably a huge amount of cash.

Just recently received my new NZXT H440 case, which comes with 3x120mm front intake and 1x140mm rear exhaust fans, all of which are their new FN v2 range fans.

Bought this case on the idea of having a near-silent system as although not loud by any standards, my old CM Storm Sniper case which came with 3x200mm fans and 1x120mm exhaust..was actually QUIETER than my H440 is, and that case was mesh all around!

The included fan hub in the H440 does not support PWM nor a fan controller attachment - could you recommend some replacement fans that operate at low speed by default?

The front 3 fans can be swapped out for 2x140mm fans I believe, as long as they come with 120mm mounts.

Thankyou!

You could just run the fans at 5v or 7v, and save some cash
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Hi Cyclops,

First off, a HUUUUGE thankyou for conducting all these tests! I can see it's taken you literally 100s of hours to compile and compare everything here, as well as probably a huge amount of cash.

Just recently received my new NZXT H440 case, which comes with 3x120mm front intake and 1x140mm rear exhaust fans, all of which are their new FN v2 range fans.

Bought this case on the idea of having a near-silent system as although not loud by any standards, my old CM Storm Sniper case which came with 3x200mm fans and 1x120mm exhaust..was actually QUIETER than my H440 is, and that case was mesh all around!

The included fan hub in the H440 does not support PWM nor a fan controller attachment - could you recommend some replacement fans that operate at low speed by default?

The front 3 fans can be swapped out for 2x140mm fans I believe, as long as they come with 120mm mounts.

Thankyou!

Thanks you smile.gif.

If you've got the budget, try Noctua NF-P12. One of the top fans I've ever tested.
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First, I want to say I really appreciate your efforts to put together this guide! Pretty solid and has helped me out a lot so far!

Second, please forgive me for not wanting to look through this entire 72 pages of the thread, but is there any opinions on 200mm fans? I'm looking to get ONE to set in a PUSH configuration...
post #715 of 2613
For the 120mm fan tests, I only saw two fans go below 8 for the noise to temperature rating -- Noctua NF-P12 and Zalman ZM-F3. I never expected those Zalmans to get that good of a rating. I'm pleasantly surprised thumb.gif. There were a ton of fans that got really close to being under a score of 8, but the Apevia CF12S got really close (8.055) which was also a pleasant surprise.
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First, I want to say I really appreciate your efforts to put together this guide! Pretty solid and has helped me out a lot so far!

Second, please forgive me for not wanting to look through this entire 72 pages of the thread, but is there any opinions on 200mm fans? I'm looking to get ONE to set in a PUSH configuration...

Thanks. I haven't tested any 200mm fans mainly because there aren't any 200mm heatsinks apart from that big stupid thing, Susanoo it think it was called.

Any who, Cooler master makes some really good 200mm fans. Stay away from Bitfenix Spectre Pro models, they're not good and are basically a scaled up version of their 120mm part
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For the 120mm fan tests, I only saw two fans go below 8 for the noise to temperature rating -- Noctua NF-P12 and Zalman ZM-F3. I never expected those Zalmans to get that good of a rating. I'm pleasantly surprised thumb.gif. There were a ton of fans that got really close to being under a score of 8, but the Apevia CF12S got really close (8.055) which was also a pleasant surprise.

Yeah it's really rare to see a fan duck under 8. It has to be mighty efficient. Testament to the design of most Noctua fans and that particular Zalman fan.
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Yeah it's really rare to see a fan duck under 8. It has to be mighty efficient. Testament to the design of most Noctua fans and that particular Zalman fan.

I'm sure it's been requested (and it might be in the works-- sorry if it has been / is) but are you planning on doing this test with 120mm Swiftech Helix fans?
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I haven't done any new fans in about a year, mainly because I lost steam and that I felt like that my work went a bit underappreciated by the community so here we are.
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I haven't done any new fans in about a year, mainly because I lost steam and that I felt like that my work went a bit underappreciated by the community so here we are.

Oh wow I didn't even realize you weren't doing fans anymore.

I'm sorry that you felt that your work was under appreciated, but just know there are people who do appreciate what you did before you lost steam. Thanks for all of the hard work you did!
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I haven't done any new fans in about a year, mainly because I lost steam and that I felt like that my work went a bit underappreciated by the community so here we are.
I appreciate your testing a lot. Very well done. thumb.gif
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