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Which fans should i get for my case?

post #1 of 12
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hi guys,

i want to get some better fans for the front of my antec 1200 case because i have a new asus 7970 card and want to get more direct air to the card fan.

i have a gentle typhoon fan on my h80 cooler at the back of my case but im not sure what speed fan i should get, i don`t want it to be too noisy at the front of my case because i have the pc right next to me on my desk.

which of these should i get they are to replace the 3 stock case antec 1200 fans in the front.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120mm-scythe-gentle-typhoon-1450-rpm-cooling-fan-see-ln31513-for-replacement

or

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120mm-scythe-gentle-typhoon-1850-rpm-cooling-fan

i was thinking the 1450rpm ones for less noise?
post #2 of 12
What is your budget?
I'd get some af 120 performance editions with a bitfenix hydra pro.
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the typhoon has 21db and the corsair ones are 23db
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I just removed 2 of those corsair sp performance edition as they don't move any air and they sound like a vacuum cleaner. I bought 2 Noctua fans and they are great and I can't even hear them. here is a link but I got them on Amazon.com for $19.95

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=42&lng=en
Edited by jlhawn - 11/18/12 at 3:36pm
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post #6 of 12
The Gentle Typhoons are mainly used for radiators, so I don't think it would work well as a case fan. I may be wrong, so hopefully someone can correct me.

I hear good things about the Corsair plans so I'll vouch for them. If I were you I'd get the AF120 Performance edition. If you find it too loud, I think it comes with an adapter to quiet it down in case you still find it loud. Make sure you get the AF series if you want to use them as case fans, because the SP is made for radiators.

Hope this helped!
post #7 of 12
my case has very tight mesh filters that most fans have a hard time getting air flow through them thats why I use high static pressure fans for case intake. and when you use the inline resistor for the corsair fans that slows them down you can kiss your air flow goodby and my Noctua fans run on full speed and have great air movement and I can't even hear them running and my case is on top of my desk about 3 feet away from me.
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post #8 of 12
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The Gentle Typhoons are mainly used for radiators, so I don't think it would work well as a case fan. I may be wrong, so hopefully someone can correct me.
I hear good things about the Corsair plans so I'll vouch for them. If I were you I'd get the AF120 Performance edition. If you find it too loud, I think it comes with an adapter to quiet it down in case you still find it loud. Make sure you get the AF series if you want to use them as case fans, because the SP is made for radiators.
Hope this helped!

GT's work well for any situation where you need higher static pressure. so intake fans (with air filters of course) would be great. as for exhaust fans, it doesn't really matter. just get the quietest you can find.
post #9 of 12
AP121 fans are supposed to have excellent directed airflow?
post #10 of 12
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hi,

thos noctua look good the way they send air forward, do they have speed controls ? i have 2 noctua NF-P12 and they can be noisy.

if not then you think the gentle typhoons 1450rpm ones ?
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