the lineup:Corsair sp120 high
62.74 CFM3.1 mm/H20
2350 RPMCoolermaster 120 led white
700 min. ~ 2000 max. R.P.M.
51 CFM2.94 mmH2O17 dB-AEnermax Cluster White LED71cfm
1.67 air pressure
A couple more fans I might be interested in:
They have leds too!
140mm for the rear
Rated Voltage 12V
Speed 1500 RPM+-10%
Air Flow 96.5 CFM
Air Pressure 1.069 mm-H2O
120mm for the front
Noiseblocker NB eloop
These seem nice since I can get them in different flavor RPMs. Since I have the fan controller in the storm stryker, I could get the fastest version and control them with that.
120 x 120 x 25 mm
Speed: 2400 RPM ±10%
Max. Airflow: 88.5 CFM
Static Pressure: 2.741 mmH2O
120 x 120 x 25 mm
Speed: 1900 RPM ±10%
Max. Airflow: 71.3 CFM
Static Pressure: 1.997 mmH2O
My main problem is no matter what the CFM of each fan are, that somewhat goes "out the window" when I use them as front intakes. Mainly because of the fan having to "pull" the air into the case through the somewhat restrictive front bay covers.
I have not auditioned the noiseblocker eloops nor the aerocool sharks yet. Im actually debating on ordering some up this morning.
From my previous fan auditions I have this: The Corsair Sp120 high performance editions look great, but are somewhat on the loud side. They are one of the best at pulling in air when used as front intakes.
The stock cooler master fans also look great with their white leds which I love!
They do a pretty good job also at pulling in air when used as front intakes. Their specs only show 50 cfm but they have a 2.94 static pressure which I think might be why they work well in the front.
The bitfenix spectre pro 140mm does a very good job in the rear as a exhaust. A plus too that it has cool looking leds. The 120mm spectre pros look good, but seem to be lacking in the intake dept. They dont seem strong enough to pull in the air. When I put my hand behind them, there was little to no airflow in the case.
The enermax cluster does fine with pulling in air also.
What Ive noticed is that all of the fans I have looked at pull the air in pretty good. The issue now is to find the best looking fan that performs well without being very loud. I would love to keep all the fans alike if possible.
UPDATE:Right now, I swapped back to my stock fans in the front. Love the leds. I took a piece of tissue paper and taped it on the back of the drive bay. The stock fans air pushing as much as the corsair and enermax fans with less dbs.Edited by nezff - 11/5/12 at 9:00am