Originally Posted by garf333
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