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You really should just wait till you get the rep and then use the market place. You could possible get in trouble for trying to sell stuff in your build log.
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The Enermax cluster 1500rpm fans(non pwm) have ridiculous cfm according to the packaging. I think they are better than my stock coolermaster 120mms. 51cfm compared to the enermax 71 cfms.



I think my ocd kicks in when I think about mixing fans. redface.gif The enermax has a silver/aluminum trim piece around it that basically takes away from its appeal.

My thoughts are running two of the enermax cluster fans(71cfm) (120mm) up front in place of the coolermaster (51cfm) fans. I also have two 120mm bitfenix spectre pro all white fans coming today which have 56 cfm rating. They have the cool looking white leds in them also. I have another bitfenix 140mm white with white leds (86cfm) also coming to possibly replace the coolermaster 140mm(60-70cfm).

The plan is to get good airflow into the case while exahusting the hot air out the back while all still looking great in the process.

Option 1:
Use the bitfenix spectre pros all around
dual 120mm up front and a 140mm in rear


Option 2:
Use the enermax cluster in front 120mm and
bitfenix 140mm in rear



I was hoping to keep all the fans the same so they would look essentially the same. I like the phanteks fans, but they dont have leds in them which I like. The 140mm phanteks has a cfm rating of 78 and 19db which is pretty darn good.

The phanteks 120mm fans only have a cfm rating of 50cfm but are louder at 23db compared to my stock fans. So basically the coolermaster stock 120mm fans blow just as hard with less dbs and they have cool leds. LOL.




On a side note, IF the enermax cluster fans didnt have that ugly silver ring, they seem to be the better fan overall.
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I would just get matching fans personally. I would check Arctic Cooling or NZXT fans.
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I would just get matching fans personally. I would check Arctic Cooling or NZXT fans.

artic cooling fans look pretty nice, but now leds. The nzxt fans only have leds with clear blades. Im like white to go with my build.
 
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How do you like you psu fan facing upwards? I have been thinking about flipping my over.
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How do you like you psu fan facing upwards? I have been thinking about flipping my over.

I suppose its ok. Havent really gave it alot of thought. When installing it, I just basically put it the way I have always done. redface.gif

Side note:

these just showed up at my doorstep.

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Those fans look sharp. I used the white NZXT fans in a build for my lady but now this has be reconsidering that decision.

Look great man, keep up the good work.
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Those fans look sharp. I used the white NZXT fans in a build for my lady but now this has be reconsidering that decision.
Look great man, keep up the good work.
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thanks bud!!

Here they are installed:

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Only downside to these are that I cant control them with the case's led controller. Also when you go lower than 12volts with the fan controller, the leds blink like they arent getting enough power. The fans come with a jumper that can left in to make the leds stay lit all the time, or you can put the optional cable on to attach to the led controller. Problem is that the cable coming from my led controller is female and the other end coming from the fans is female. The leds also shine out the side of the fan which is different because the enermax and coolermaster fans have the leds enclosed so they only shine into the blades.

I keep my fans at the highest speed anyway, and also I like the leds on all the time.
 
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Just cover the back part if the LEDs with some white electrical tape. That will make it shine just on the blades.
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way ahead of you. lol thumb.gif
 
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