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These are your recommendations if static pressure is a priority right? What would your recommended fans be for silence + air flow?

 

Not my utmost recommendations; there are other fans which have more static pressure.

 

As for quiet fans with plenty of airflow; Zaward Golf 3 (or Sharkoon Silent Eagle) & Antec True Quiet are solid bets. The Silent Wing 2's are also pretty good for this, but they're bloody expensive.

 

Another good option is the Corsair AF Series fans.

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Not my utmost recommendations; there are other fans which have more static pressure.

Right, but I'm guessing they don't balance silence as well as the fans you recommended earlier.

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As for quiet fans with plenty of airflow; Zaward Golf 3 (or Sharkoon Silent Eagle) & Antec True Quiet are solid bets. The Silent Wing 2's are also pretty good for this, but they're bloody expensive.

Thanks, I'm going to check out the TrueQuiet Pro.
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Actually, Noctua NF-F12 does. 

 

Like wise, some other options do as well. 

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Tator Tot I was wondering if you could provide a little insight. Like you have been saying, good 140mm fans are hard to find and also more so with LED's. With that in mind what would go best with the XSPC EX280 Rad? I was thinking 4 Aerocool Sharkfan 140's in blue LED? The aerocool's seem to be the "best" 140's I can buy in South Africa. (I don't like overseas shipping). Or would it be more worth my time going down the 4 x Corsair 120 SP Performance Editions route with the EX240 Rad? I am after max performance not really silence as my 4 Storm Force 200's in my case get really noisy at full tilt!biggrin.gif

EDIT: If I can get them will the Akasa Viper or Viper R's be worth my time?
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Hopefully someone hasn't already answered this, but I have a quick question. I currently have a Fractal R4 Case and was wondering if Noctua F12's would be good for front intake on this particular case, or if there would be better alternatives. I want quiet fans that provide great performance even with when it has to compete with all the soundproof material and has to draw air from the slits on the side.
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Hopefully someone hasn't already answered this, but I have a quick question. I currently have a Fractal R4 Case and was wondering if Noctua F12's would be good for front intake on this particular case, or if there would be better alternatives. I want quiet fans that provide great performance even with when it has to compete with all the soundproof material and has to draw air from the slits on the side.
Welcome to OCN

To answer your question in a case like yours i would say something like a NF-F12 would be a good choice as it needs some static pressure to move air through the filter
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Those seem like a great choice cause of their great pressure rating, and great cfm to db ratio. rolleyes.gif
Wait for the T-man to chime in though...
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Thanks for the responses so far, hopefully Tater can chime in and give me his opinion as well.
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Tator Tot I was wondering if you could provide a little insight. Like you have been saying, good 140mm fans are hard to find and also more so with LED's. With that in mind what would go best with the XSPC EX280 Rad? I was thinking 4 Aerocool Sharkfan 140's in blue LED? The aerocool's seem to be the "best" 140's I can buy in South Africa. (I don't like overseas shipping). Or would it be more worth my time going down the 4 x Corsair 120 SP Performance Editions route with the EX240 Rad? I am after max performance not really silence as my 4 Storm Force 200's in my case get really noisy at full tilt!biggrin.gif

EDIT: If I can get them will the Akasa Viper or Viper R's be worth my time?

EDIT: Too early and forgot to respond.

 

What RADs & Fans do you have to pick from, their might be a better combo out there for you.

 

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Hopefully someone hasn't already answered this, but I have a quick question. I currently have a Fractal R4 Case and was wondering if Noctua F12's would be good for front intake on this particular case, or if there would be better alternatives. I want quiet fans that provide great performance even with when it has to compete with all the soundproof material and has to draw air from the slits on the side.

 

F12's would be a solid choice.

 

If you're not using many HDD's, I would suggest moving the lower drive cage closer to the PSU. That'll decrease the airflow restrictions on your front intakes.

 

Additionally, I would remove the slatted piece that sits in front of the fan holder / fan filter, and use a set of fans like the S12A. The S12A's will have enough static pressure to overcome just the air filter & restrictions of airflow with the case door close; without being choked up by the HDD blocking the path.

They should end up giving you slightly better airflow for a given noise level.


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Finally after reading all 131 pages [which only took around 2 hours, no sweat right tongue.gif] I have come to a conclusion on 140mm fans but I want last minute advice/comments. I'm looking at "low budget" fans that are ideally $15 each. The fans I have picked out are Cougars HDB 140mm and GeLID. I do not know which GeLID fans to get though. Basically I need the fan to overcome a dust filter and some other restrictions on the intakes. Mind you I have no hard drive cages in the way so it will be free flow from then on.

EDIT: Also at around $20-$30 what fans should I be looking at? I want the best price to noise/airflow.
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