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I'm still trying to figure out things with my Antec P280. As it is right now I've got 2 Noctua NF-P12's in the front as intakes at 12v, a Noctua NF-S12A in the back as an exhaust at 12v, and a couple of BitFenix Spectre Pro fans on top at about 7v as exhaust. I've noticed I'm getting some dust being sucked in through little cracks in crevices which isn't great. I've also noticed that I can feel a noticeable amount of difference in the air exhausting out the rear and top when the front door of the case is open, which again leads me to believe I am not getting enough intake. Is there any fans I can get to replace the NF-P12's in the front that would give me more intake without a lot more noise. During the summer I have my AC on so the noise really isn't a concern, but I like being able to turn my fans down in the winter when everything is quiet. I had originally put 2 GT-15's in the front but I ended up sending the back because I got a whining sound when I undervolted them.

 

NF-F12 PWM's should give you more intake with a limited amount of noise increase. 

 

At full speed, the F12 has just slightly higher airflow, but it does have greater pressure. So it should be able to overcome the door & restrictiveness of the front of the case leading to more airflow into the actual case instead of the P12's which are getting choked up more due to the lower pressure. 

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NF-F12 PWM's should give you more intake with a limited amount of noise increase. 

At full speed, the F12 has just slightly higher airflow, but it does have greater pressure. So it should be able to overcome the door & restrictiveness of the front of the case leading to more airflow into the actual case instead of the P12's which are getting choked up more due to the lower pressure. 

I've actually tried putting a F12 from my CPU cooler in one of the front intake slots and it sounds like a vacuum. I have no idea why, because it doesn't sound much louder at all when they are in open air. At this point I'm wondering if I should just lower the top fans even lower in RPM to try to get a closer to equal pressure.
Edited by Tyler Dalton - 4/18/13 at 1:59pm
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I've actually tried putting a F12 from my CPU cooler in one of the front intake slots and it sounds like a vacuum. I have no idea why, because it doesn't sound much louder at all when they are in open air. At this point I'm wondering if I should just lower the top fans even lower in RPM to try to get a closer to equal pressure.

 

That would be your second best option.

 

The reason it sounds like a vac is due to the suction pressure.

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Hey Tator Tot, i read the entire thread looking for some help with this: i'm buying case fans for my Corsair Vengeance c70 (3x140mm and 2x120mm), but i'm having a hard time choosing between the Corsair AF and SP series and the Enermax T.B.SILENCE VR (UCTB12A) and Enermax UCTB14A...thing is, at least here in Portugal, Enermax fans are cheaper than Corsair's, and specs say they move more air, have more static pressure and are quieter than Corsair's AF and SP series...but i really like the color scheme on those Corsair fans...what do you reckon is my best option? the 140mm are for 2 top exhaust and 1 bottom intake. 120mm ones are 1 for hard drive cage and one for rear exhaust. Of course if someone else could help i'd appreciate it thumb.gif
Thanks a lot in advance mate smile.gif
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Hey Tator Tot, i read the entire thread looking for some help with this: i'm buying case fans for my Corsair Vengeance c70 (3x140mm and 2x120mm), but i'm having a hard time choosing between the Corsair AF and SP series and the Enermax T.B.SILENCE VR (UCTB12A) and Enermax UCTB14A...thing is, at least here in Portugal, Enermax fans are cheaper than Corsair's, and specs say they move more air, have more static pressure and are quieter than Corsair's AF and SP series...but i really like the color scheme on those Corsair fans...what do you reckon is my best option? the 140mm are for 2 top exhaust and 1 bottom intake. 120mm ones are 1 for hard drive cage and one for rear exhaust. Of course if someone else could help i'd appreciate it thumb.gif
Thanks a lot in advance mate smile.gif

 

Skip the Enermax fans, those HALO frames are awful and generate a terrible hissing noise. They're just not worth it. Like wise, Enermax is dishonest about their noise rating.

 

Pick up the Corsair's and use AF's for the top & bottom but SP's for the HDD cage.

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Skip the Enermax fans, those HALO frames are awful and generate a terrible hissing noise. They're just not worth it. Like wise, Enermax is dishonest about their noise rating.

Pick up the Corsair's and use AF's for the top & bottom but SP's for the HDD cage.

Thanks a lot man, i'll follow your advice! Cheers thumb.gif
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Thanks a lot man, i'll follow your advice! Since i'm asking, are the Performance ones very loud? I'm looking for quiet but bearing in mind that summer is coming and temperatures here are around 95 F...
Cheers thumb.gif
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Hi Tater Tot, could you please recommend front intake fans for an Antec 300 case? I saw a few days ago a person had the same question and you suggested Corsair AF120 or SP120s... I was all set to buy the latter but on hearing them in a YT video I don't think I can stand it. I previously tried using Scythe Slip Stream 120s with 37 dBa rating and had to take them out... I enjoy a little fan noise to keep the room from being silent but I don't like vacuum cleaners.

At any rate, my Antec 300 has 4 HD's currently in it and soon to be a 5th. There are also 2 graphics cards directly behind it and oh what a mess of cable management. I'm guessing I need some high static pressure fans for the front intake but other than the SP120s I am having difficulty finding them. At this moment I'm considering the Cougar Turbine 4-pack you seem to like... although for some reason most people like the Vortex model better? I'd like to stay at $15 or below for a fan if at all possible.

Thanks in advance and sorry for the long post... wanted to make it as detailed as possible so it wouldn't require much back and forth response.
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At $9.99 a piece, the GELID Silent series is hard to beat. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835426014
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At $9.99 a piece, the GELID Silent series is hard to beat. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835426014

its actually lower right now(8$). Newegg has their regular 20% all case fan sale right now with promo EMCXSWL49
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