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Case is a Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 Advanced black. I'm running an 85W Xeon E5530 on an Intel DX58OG, which gets particularly hot. This is a secondary gaming rig I built for cheap for LAN events and such.

It's not a large case, and temps aren't as great as I thought they might be, which is why I'm looking for higher performance fans.

The Gelids are tempting, but only 1000RPM which I don't think is quite enough. I'm running a NZXT slider style fan controller, but I suppose I could always get the PWM Gelids (1500RPM max) and jury-rig them into the controller (only fits 3 pin fans). The white fans look great in this case but in the end I'd rather have good performance.

 

I suggest getting two Silent 14's for the front & removing the top drive cage.

 

What CPU cooler do you have, as that'll dictate the back/rear fan choices.

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I suggest getting two Silent 14's for the front & removing the top drive cage.

What CPU cooler do you have, as that'll dictate the back/rear fan choices.

Unfortunately it only fits 1 14 in the front, or 2 12's.

I'm running a Dark Knight Night Hawk edition for my cooler.
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Yep, the A14's will be included. Just the FLX model, and not the ULN as they are the same fan and the ULN will just have a lower speed range & be quieter.

i've read that the adapters that come with the FLX are 9v and 7v. i have a theory that the ULN version of the fan is actually the exact same FLX fan and simply has a 7v resistor built in. the included adapter simply knocks it down further to 5v. is this something you could look into and compare?

if true whats the point of the ULN model with limited rpm range when all you would need is a cheap 5v adapter to get the same low noise result.
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Unfortunately it only fits 1 14 in the front, or 2 12's.

I'm running a Dark Knight Night Hawk edition for my cooler.

 

Ah, that's right. I'd do 2 up front of Silent 12's. The fans will be able to be controlled by the NZXT controller.

 

I would also mount a Silent 12 on the back as an intake, and then a silent 12 or Silent 14 on the bottom as intake. You could get a Silent 12 for the door if your GPU gets hot, but I doubt it will in this config.

 

Move the DK to a Horizontal position so it sucks air up from the lower section of the case and pushes it towards the top.

 

Should give you a nice drop in temps, the top can be left to passively let air radiate out.

 

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i've read that the adapters that come with the FLX are 9v and 7v. i have a theory that the ULN version of the fan is actually the exact same FLX fan and simply has a 7v resistor built in. the included adapter simply knocks it down further to 5v. is this something you could look into and compare?

if true whats the point of the ULN model with limited rpm range when all you would need is a cheap 5v adapter to get the same low noise result.

 

That's not the case, it's just designed to run at a lower RPM level.

 

Also, the point of lower RPM models is that fans do not perform in a linear fashion when you lower their RPM level. Motor noise & other anomalies can occur when you're forcing them to run with a lower input.

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I currently have a NF-F12 on my Megahalems, I've tried doing push pull but I get an annoying whine. Do you think I would gain any benefit in replacing the NF-F12 with a NF-A15 PWM or would the temps be worse?
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I currently have a NF-F12 on my Megahalems, I've tried doing push pull but I get an annoying whine. Do you think I would gain any benefit in replacing the NF-F12 with a NF-A15 PWM or would the temps be worse?

 

It wouldn't be worth the added cost. 

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Well I could put the NF-F12 somewhere else, was just wondering if the NF-A15 would be better or not.
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So I finally got around buying the Silent 14s... on ebay. I have never used this before so I do not know if it can be trusted. I am looking at this right now: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/GELID-SILENT-14cm-140mm-PWM-4-pin-Intelligent-Low-Noise-Rubber-Mount-PC-Case-Fan-/181092879685?pt=US_Computer_Case_Fans&hash=item2a29fa0d45&_uhb=1#ht_5056wt_1398
Legit?

Edit: How would this compare to the XION Alphawings? I really don't mind the colours on the fans as long as it pushes a ton of air while being quiet.
Edited by lonelycowfarmer - 3/30/13 at 3:35pm
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Well I could put the NF-F12 somewhere else, was just wondering if the NF-A15 would be better or not.

 

A15's push more air, but they're not a dramatic improvement. They might be better, but at most you'd see a degree drop. I seriously don't recommend changing the fan.

 

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So I finally got around buying the Silent 14s... on ebay. I have never used this before so I do not know if it can be trusted. I am looking at this right now: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/GELID-SILENT-14cm-140mm-PWM-4-pin-Intelligent-Low-Noise-Rubber-Mount-PC-Case-Fan-/181092879685?pt=US_Computer_Case_Fans&hash=item2a29fa0d45&_uhb=1#ht_5056wt_1398
Legit?

Edit: How would this compare to the XION Alphawings? I really don't mind the colours on the fans as long as it pushes a ton of air while being quiet.

 

FP-Outlet is a legit place.

 

Silent 14's have less static pressure at the same noise or RPM level than the Alpha Wing's, but push a bit more air.

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Hello there and thank you for all your input.I ordered a 760GC and a 740GF asetek clc kit, was thinking about putting two fans in push-pull on the 760gc and a fan in push mode on the 740gf. The main purpose is reducing the overall noise of my pc. Do you recommend the noctuas NF-F12s over the Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition?I have a Coolermaster Scout case and I will probably also change the stock front 140mm fan and the side panel 120mm Noiseblocker blacksilent XL1 that I bought a while ago. Could you recommend some fans for that also, please?

Thanks
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