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post #1 of 17
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The Fractal Design Define R4 case comes with 2 x Silent Series R2.
One of them has an annoying whisteling sound and they are not PWM wich is a shame so I want to replace them both with 140mm PWM fans .
I've been looking at a couple of reviews and roundups but didn't see the Silent Series R2 in there so I dont know how other fans compare.
I do plan to overclock so cooling is ofcourse important but noise levels are almost equally important. Any suggestions?
post #2 of 17
I like Thermalright TY-140 or 141 because of their price of £7-8
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I like Thermalright TY-140 or 141 because of their price of £7-8
If money wasn't an issue what would you recommend?
post #4 of 17
Corsair AF140s, I have one and it pushes loads of air and is really quiet, i got mine from amazon for just under £10
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If money wasn't an issue what would you recommend?
I really like the TY-140 or 141. They really are good fans and quiet. I have 5 in my case (3 on cooler) & 3 Akasa FN053 fans. I can't hear them unless CPU is above 70% load (950-1000rpm) All fans are on same PWM control so all change speed the same as CPU fans.

Here's an very good review of 120mm & 140mm fans. Study it and make up your own mind
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/331629-10-cooling-roundup-2012
Edited by doyll - 8/12/12 at 3:00pm
post #7 of 17
I can't say as to when they will be available, but if you can handle the whistling noise for a little while longer, the Bitfenix Spectre Pro 140mm PWM look to be awesome, and will likely be one of the best 140mm fans period. PWM control and it will push up to 133cfm!
   
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would you have anything against a 120mm on a 140mm adapter?
martin did a test that showed the gentle typhoon on a bgears adapter beating out a myriad of 140mm fans
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post #9 of 17
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would you have anything against a 120mm on a 140mm adapter?
martin did a test that showed the gentle typhoon on a bgears adapter beating out a myriad of 140mm fans
120 will be louder than 140 moving same amount of air. 3x 120mm fans more about the same air as 2x 140mm fans of same design at same rpm and slightly less dba.
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I'm using these babies and they're excellent for the noise and especially the performance:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103077
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