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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 ?

Again the Be Queit Silent Wings 2 are AWESOME FANS. Just ask krullmeister biggrin.gif
    
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haha ... On paper they are great ... I am sure they live up to the rep ... ... I just don't want to commit 200 bucks to an exhaust fan ... lol
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haha ... On paper they are great ... I am sure they live up to the rep ... ... I just don't want to commit 200 bucks to an exhaust fan ... lol

Which currency is this and what are the relative prices for other fans? The majority of users on this site would be using either USD or EUR, and I can't imagine you're quoting a price in either of those currencies.
     
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We use the ZAR (South African currency) ... ... It's approximately 10x the USD


I can get the Bitfenix fan for around R100 while the AP121 and Corsair fans are about R150 ... ... The Be Quiet! fans are R200+
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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 ?
I have an AP121. It's not a good exhaust fan, it was designed for the opposite, and even in that thing it is not great. Just 35cfms and pretty noisy with a fan filter.
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Ive scanned through as many pages of this thread that I could without getting a migraine. And I know people probably tire of which fan should I get questions but here goes:

Looking to replace the fans in my arc midi r2. I want to go 2x 120 front intake, 1x 140 back exhaust. I've removed the top hdd cage as I don't need it. Should I go with a higher static pressure fan for the fronts, like a corsair sp120 hpe with say the af140 rear? Alternatives?

Also, would the nh-d14 benefit from replacing the fans? Only worry with that heatsink is I'm not sure if my vrms are getting enough flow.

Thanks in advance
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If you don't care about the price, the Be Quiet Silent Wings 2 140mm would be great as exhaust (people recommend them alot).
As for the front intake, If you got some kind of restriction (dust filter, hd cage) get some fans with good static pressure. The Corsair sp120 hpe is good though some say they are loud. There is Noctua fans etc.

I dont think it would do any big difference to replace the fans on the nh-d14
    
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Ive scanned through as many pages of this thread that I could without getting a migraine. And I know people probably tire of which fan should I get questions but here goes:

Looking to replace the fans in my arc midi r2. I want to go 2x 120 front intake, 1x 140 back exhaust. I've removed the top hdd cage as I don't need it. Should I go with a higher static pressure fan for the fronts, like a corsair sp120 hpe with say the af140 rear? Alternatives?

Also, would the nh-d14 benefit from replacing the fans? Only worry with that heatsink is I'm not sure if my vrms are getting enough flow.

Thanks in advance

From what I gather here and on other fan threads elsewhere corsair fans are rather poor and loud for what you pay. If you're looking for an antedocte on 140mm fans to recommend then the DeepCool UF140X that I bought as a Logisys SP140 has been doing well for me so far.
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Looks like SPCR's 140mm article has been since updated to include some more fans. The current top place winner is the Antec TrueCool 140mm:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1346-page6.html
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Looks like SPCR's 140mm article has been since updated to include some more fans. The current top place winner is the Antec TrueCool 140mm:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1346-page6.html

It's a winner but it's a sleeve bearing. You can't really mount it up on top or on the bottom horizontally.
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A drawback observed in sleeve-bearing fans is that they are not designed to be mounted with the shaft horizontal, because by installing it horizontally, the oil inside the tube will all go to one of the sides of the shaft. Therefore for best performance, sleeve-bearing fans must be mounted with the shaft vertical so the oil inside the bearing is always spread more or less evenly.
- http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/Anatomy-of-Computer-Fans/1039

There's many more $10 fans that are FDB or HDB.
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