Originally Posted by THEStorm
Hey Tator, first off I would like to say thanks for this, it is a great wealth of knowledge for the community. I am just looking for a recommendation (as everyone else is).
I am just starting to redo the cooling in my Corsair 500r as my H100 died (being warrantied, hopefully will get a h100i back). Currently I am running all stock cooling (2 x 120mm intake in the front, 1 x 200mm intake in the side, 120mm x 1 was exhaust however being switched to intake, then the rad in the top with 2 x 120mm exhaust). I plan on replacing the 200 side intake with a Bitfenix Spectre Pro in 230mm (even though you don't normally recommend, but they are 230mm that fit 200mm, but if you can recommend a better 200mm I would go with that!), however I am looking for a recommendation for the front and rear intake fans.
My plan is to pick up a Swiftech 8way PWM splitter and run all the fans off the CPU fan header so I would like the fans to be PWM. I am also going to be picking up DEMCiflex filters for the side and rear intakes (front has a filter built in). I was thinking maybe a TY-147 for the rear intake (unless you can recommend something better), but I am not sure on what to use for the front intake fans, they will be pulling through the front filter and the lower will be blowing through a HDD cage (top cage is removed).
I am looking for a fan with good performance that wont sound like a jet, however the PWM should help with excessive noise. I was thinking that the Noctura NF-F12 may fit the bill or possibly Corsair SP120 (not sure which, performance or quiet), however if I don`t have to spend $23 per fan (I am in Canada) on Nocturas that would be nice.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!