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first off sorry if there is a thread like this, didnt want to thread jack or necro it.
but im looking to upgrade my stock fans on my NZXT apollo. and my CM hyper 212 evo.

im thinking about

Enermax T.B.SILENCE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835214028

Corsair Air (would need a lil help about which ones)
AF120- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181023

SP120-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181027

i guess an SP as an intake because the case has a cover, the grill and a dust filter, so it would need some force to fight through all that
and AF120 for the exhaust, and 2x SP120 in push pull on the 212 EVO

i was thinking about getting scythe slipstream http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185060 but i read that you really have to keep them maintained

im not really good at fans, so anything would really help

and if this helps, my room temp is 22°C
and on idle im at 27,31,32,36 °C
    
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Originally Posted by Kokumotsu View Post

first off sorry if there is a thread like this, didnt want to thread jack or necro it.
but im looking to upgrade my stock fans on my NZXT apollo. and my CM hyper 212 evo.
im thinking about
Enermax T.B.SILENCE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835214028
Corsair Air (would need a lil help about which ones)
AF120- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181023
SP120-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181027
i guess an SP as an intake because the case has a cover, the grill and a dust filter, so it would need some force to fight through all that
and AF120 for the exhaust, and 2x SP120 in push pull on the 212 EVO
i was thinking about getting scythe slipstream http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185060 but i read that you really have to keep them maintained
im not really good at fans, so anything would really help
and if this helps, my room temp is 22°C
and on idle im at 27,31,32,36 °C





http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835345033
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835129059
2 of the best fans hands down!
post #3 of 17





CORSAIR SP=STATIC PRESSURE
CORSAIR AF=AIR FLOW


SP IS MORE QUIET AND THE AF IS MORE AIR
post #4 of 17
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yeah thats pretty much all i know about them.

all i really know is that SP is good to FORCE air through rads, or heatsinks, but since my apollo has a lot of stuff in the way of my fan vent. would it be better to get put an SP in since it would have to go through the front cover, the fan gril itself, and a Dust filter, specifically this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999217

and ive also looked at Bitfenix, been wanting those fans since they were made, specifially the Blue led, and the Solid White one, but Egg has been OoS for a while now
Edited by Kokumotsu - 8/2/12 at 6:36pm
    
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post #5 of 17
dont be messing around with cheap fans because you will allways be wanting something better

so go all out and get the best fans you can get GT ap-15
you will pay for the quality, but it is worth it

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10323/fan-674/Scythe_Gentle_Typhoon_120mm_x_25mm_Fan_-_1850_RPM_D1225C12B5AP-15_Hot_Item_.html
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post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by Kokumotsu View Post

yeah thats pretty much all i know about them.
all i really know is that SP is good to FORCE air through rads, or heatsinks, but since my apollo has a lot of stuff in the way of my fan vent. would it be better to get put an SP in since it would have to go through the front cover, the fan gril itself, and a Dust filter, specifically this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999217
and ive also looked at Bitfenix, been wanting those fans since they were made, specifially the Blue led, and the Solid White one, but Egg has been OoS for a while now


http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=36_69_1052


performance pc's has theme in stock ALWAYS!
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by fattymcbluff View Post

dont be messing around with cheap fans because you will allways be wanting something better
so go all out and get the best fans you can get GT ap-15
you will pay for the quality, but it is worth it
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10323/fan-674/Scythe_Gentle_Typhoon_120mm_x_25mm_Fan_-_1850_RPM_D1225C12B5AP-15_Hot_Item_.html

ive seen alot about that fan, how loud is it to be exact.
    
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post #8 of 17
the papers say 28db
but testing can.......off

i have three ap-16=2150rpm and the 3 of them at 2150 put out less noise then 2 of my cm excalibur at 2100rpms
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post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by fattymcbluff View Post

the papers say 28db
but testing can.......off
i have three ap-16=2150rpm and the 3 of them at 2150 put out less noise then 2 of my cm excalibur at 2100rpms

damn the excalibur is loud,


there is just too much to chose from haha,
so ill think i might just go with corsair,
just need tips on the setup if thats a good way to put them , which is in my first post
    
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post #10 of 17
If you need ap-15's ncix has them in stock and on sale for $24.99 USD and CAD for 2. So thats $12.50 for one.
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