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Originally Posted by SclerosiS View Post

Restriction in terms of what? Want to put 1-120 and 1-140 on front for intake and 1 exhaust on the back. Maybe on later stage depending on temps will add two more top as exhaust. And what about Corsair SP's?

Restrictions like grills, HDD cages etc. Corsair AF and SP aren't versatile fans: AF to push a lot of air, SP to have good flow when there's some resistance.
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Hey all,

Doing a lot of backreading - started with the first few pages, hopped on to page 80 and eating them up as I type.

Just wanted to ask your opinions on swapping out and adding case fans on a build I'm planning:

Case - 500R w/ stock fans:

Front - 120mm (2)
Rear - 120mm (1)
Side - 200mm (1)

Now I bought 2 Corsair 120SP Quiets with the intention of using them on the top Panel, but I'm thinking of going full tilt and getting 3 140mm fans for the top exhaust, and for the rear exhaust.

The stock rear fan will go to the bottom intake, while the SP120s will be used on the drive cages.

1. How does this sound? I'm after a cool but quiet machine that will last me a loooooooong time. Should I ditch the front fans as well? Some have said they are crap.
2. What 140s should I get? I have the following options in our local store:
a. Corsair AF140 Quiet - 19$ ea
b. Noctua NF P14 FLX - 25$ ea
c. NZXT FN 140 RB - 11$ ea
d. DeepCool UF140 - $15$ ea
3. Alternatively, I can have stuff shipped from the US via Amazon or FrozenCPU.com for around 20-35$ on top of the list price. That would mean an additional of 6$ - 11$ per fan on top of its cost (since I am buying 3).
a. Noctua NF A15
b. Anything else?
4. I will be using this with a NH-U12S cooler.

Your opinions greatly appreciated biggrin.gif

Would not pay $25 for ANY of those fans.

Noctuas (NF-A15, NF-F12, NF-A14) can be had for $20 over at Amazon on a good day. Corsair SP120s, $13 in dual pack. You can pick up Cougar HDBs for about $11-13 also. TY140/Ty-141/TY-147 for $11-13. Gelid Silent 12s for about $8-10, Silent 14s for $14 tops...those are more for case fan use though
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Nf-A15 will likely overhang a U12S, it's 150mm wide , NH-U12S is 125mm wide
Edited by AlphaC - 5/20/13 at 5:47pm
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post #1813 of 2743
Yeah those prices and high. I got a three pack of NF-A14's for $65 free shipping. Try Amazon.
post #1814 of 2743
Thanks for the replies guys.

Unfortunately, those are really our prices here in the country.

"Branded" fans are hard to come by and unbranded cheap ones that stop spinning after 2 years are the norm (well, at least those are relatively cheap at <5$)

That's why I'm looking for the fans with the best price/performance/low noise given those prices. Not sure if that's relevant though. I hear the 500R isn't such a quiet case (although I have one ordered already).
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After watching MartinM's most recent Fan Testing (Round 12) I became intrigued by the Noiseblocker NB E-Loop B12-3 and B12-P. I have been reading over at NB E-Loop thread and understand that these fans are terrible in pull formation, however, would make great push fans and exhaust fans. I was just wondering if anyone else has used these fans and how they stack up to the competition?

Note: They are a bit pricey, but aesthetically they are pretty awesome looking. Plus, in Martin's video he showed that at mid ranged rpm the fan was on par with the GT AP-15s.

Hopefully they come out with a 140mm edition soon.
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Originally Posted by KoopaTroopa View Post

After watching MartinM's most recent Fan Testing (Round 12) I became intrigued by the Noiseblocker NB E-Loop B12-3 and B12-P. I have been reading over at NB E-Loop thread and understand that these fans are terrible in pull formation, however, would make great push fans and exhaust fans. I was just wondering if anyone else has used these fans and how they stack up to the competition?

Note: They are a bit pricey, but aesthetically they are pretty awesome looking. Plus, in Martin's video he showed that at mid ranged rpm the fan was on par with the GT AP-15s.

Hopefully they come out with a 140mm edition soon.

seems like NF-F12s are overrated (acoustically) ... it's not the only review I have seen this happening. Hardware.fr puts them louder than NF-P12 PWMs as well Cougar Vortex, Akasa Viper, and Artic F12 PWM. Ehume's review over on http://www.overclock.net/products/noctua-nf-f12-pwm/reviews/4784 also puts them louder than NF-P12 PWM and eteknix , Vortez echo this.

If it wasn't branded Noctua I seriously don't think people looking for silence would buy them for $30 retail tongue.gif

edit: this is probably in part due to the focus flow frame
Edited by AlphaC - 5/21/13 at 5:16pm
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seems like NF-F12s are overrated (acoustically) ... it's not the only review I have seen this happening. Hardware.fr puts them louder than NF-P12 PWMs as well Cougar Vortex, Akasa Viper, and Artic F12 PWM. Ehume's review over on http://www.overclock.net/products/noctua-nf-f12-pwm/reviews/4784 also puts them louder than NF-P12 PWM and eteknix , Vortez echo this.

If it wasn't branded Noctua I seriously don't think people looking for silence would buy them for $30 retail tongue.gif

edit: this is probably in part due to the focus flow frame
I was also disappointed by the F12 since they were so highly phrase. Returned them the next day. Buzzzzz
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post #1818 of 2743
Have and of you checked out this new 140mm silent fan roundup from SPCR? http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1345-page7.html

Looks like Phantek has beaten out Noctua for a change, which surprised even the writer! I am still pouring over the data currently.
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So when will the test, finally be done?

As I were thinking, this topic started 10/28/12.
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Hey guys ...

I must admit that I didn't go through all the pages but I hope that my question will still be answered by the fan gods ...


I am replacing the golf ball fan that silverstone uses/used as a exhaust fan in the silverstone rv02 ... ... I can't seem to find any stats on said fan so I am not sure what would be good compared to it ... anyway ...

I am looking for a fan with decent static pressure to get through the metal meshing covering the top of the RV02-E with highish cfm and low noise ...


I was considering either going Bitfenix Spectre pro or Corsair AF/SP but was told that the Spectre Pro's are rubbish (even the 70cfm version) ... The SP's from corsair seem a bit noisy with their 35db rating ...

How good is the Silverstone AP121 ? ... Would it really be worth the 200 buck price tag to get the Be Quiet! Silent Wing 2 as an exhaust ?
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