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post #7721 of 10491
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Originally Posted by messerschmidt View Post

oh i see. as for now, i leave my rear fan slot empty. I'll purchase one soon. So, it's the best configuration to leave rear fan as an exhaust. Is it Cougar Dual-X or Vortex? It's quite cheap in my place for Cougar Dual-X, around $10 each.

I would recommend Prolimatec or Antec True Quiet fans for 140mm. Generally, the bigger the fan the more airflow you get and the slower you can run it at which reduces noise. This is why 80mm fans are really loud as opposed to 120mm as opposed to a 200mm fan.

Rear fans are best left as exhaust so you can get a front to back airflow.
post #7722 of 10491
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Originally Posted by kpoeticg View Post

If you plan on adding temp and flowrate sensors, and also want PWM control, there's really only one good option. Aquaero 6 biggrin.gif

It's really designed to control your cooling off differences in flowrate and temperature. I highly recommend it when you end up expanding your loop thumb.gif

Thanks. Saving up for that now smile.gif
post #7723 of 10491
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Originally Posted by messerschmidt View Post

Hello guys.
Is it worth to change 120mm front fans to 140mm?
is it better if i use back fan as intake?
since haf xb has so much ventilation for passive exhaust
recommend me some good case fans please biggrin.gif

Thanks

I highly recommend Noctua fans. Some may not like the colour scheme but they are pretty widely considered one of if not the best brand you can buy. They are all about great performance at really low noise levels. The NF-F12 are a great all rounder, they are designed for high static pressure for use with radiators but because of their very directed airflow they also make very good intake and exhaust fans.

They also come with something like a 6 year warranty, which tells you something about how well they are built. They are $25 each around here, which is reasonable for what you get in my opinion.

post #7724 of 10491
^ Would probably be my second choice, bested by the Cougar Vortex's, if I had the money to drop on them. The color isn't preffered, but if I were to use em on a future build I would make my theme match the fans.
post #7725 of 10491
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Originally Posted by Hikaru12 View Post

I would recommend Prolimatec or Antec True Quiet fans for 140mm. Generally, the bigger the fan the more airflow you get and the slower you can run it at which reduces noise. This is why 80mm fans are really loud as opposed to 120mm as opposed to a 200mm fan.

Rear fans are best left as exhaust so you can get a front to back airflow.

okay then. there's no Antec fans here. Prolimatech fans come with LED, which i quite dislike. Thanks for your answer. I'll go with exhaust for rear fan.

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I highly recommend Noctua fans. Some may not like the colour scheme but they are pretty widely considered one of if not the best brand you can buy. They are all about great performance at really low noise levels. The NF-F12 are a great all rounder, they are designed for high static pressure for use with radiators but because of their very directed airflow they also make very good intake and exhaust fans.

They also come with something like a 6 year warranty, which tells you something about how well they are built. They are $25 each around here, which is reasonable for what you get in my opinion.


I've been considering Noctua Fans, too. I heard that they're premium fans, which come with 6 years warranty. There are 3 types : NF-S12A, NF-P12, NF-F12. From Noctua website, they say that S12A is the best for case, P12 is balanced for case and heatsink & radiator, and F12 is the best for heatsink & radiator. Since front fans in HAF XB is so close with all hardwares, i think F12 will be the best. Is it right? But it was the loudest of all. Is it loud? Some say that noctua fans are all dead silent. Is it true?
post #7726 of 10491
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Originally Posted by messerschmidt View Post

okay then. there's no Antec fans here. Prolimatech fans come with LED, which i quite dislike. Thanks for your answer. I'll go with exhaust for rear fan.
I've been considering Noctua Fans, too. I heard that they're premium fans, which come with 6 years warranty. There are 3 types : NF-S12A, NF-P12, NF-F12. From Noctua website, they say that S12A is the best for case, P12 is balanced for case and heatsink & radiator, and F12 is the best for heatsink & radiator. Since front fans in HAF XB is so close with all hardwares, i think F12 will be the best. Is it right? But it was the loudest of all. Is it loud? Some say that noctua fans are all dead silent. Is it true?

You will be hard pressed to hear the nf-f12's over other fans and ambient room noise when using the low noise adapter.
post #7727 of 10491
Does anyone have experience with Aerocool DS fans? The specs seem pretty good and I found them for only 14.95€ near me, thinking about buying some, maybe even up in advance before I pull the trigger on this case.
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post #7728 of 10491
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Originally Posted by messerschmidt View Post

okay then. there's no Antec fans here. Prolimatech fans come with LED, which i quite dislike. Thanks for your answer. I'll go with exhaust for rear fan.
I've been considering Noctua Fans, too. I heard that they're premium fans, which come with 6 years warranty. There are 3 types : NF-S12A, NF-P12, NF-F12. From Noctua website, they say that S12A is the best for case, P12 is balanced for case and heatsink & radiator, and F12 is the best for heatsink & radiator. Since front fans in HAF XB is so close with all hardwares, i think F12 will be the best. Is it right? But it was the loudest of all. Is it loud? Some say that noctua fans are all dead silent. Is it true?

Where do you live? I was talking about the Prolimatech PRO-USV14. That thing can push 94CFM at 20db. It looks sweet too. It's all black, no LED's.
Edited by Hikaru12 - 3/17/14 at 10:48am
post #7729 of 10491
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Originally Posted by Hikaru12 View Post

Where do you live? I was talking about the Prolimatech PRO-USV14. That thing can push 94CFM at 20db. It looks sweet too. It's all black, no LED's.

Only issue is their really low static pressure. They will be great for just dumping air into a case with no obstructions, but get anything in the way and they will lose effectiveness quickly.

For example the front panel of the HAF XB is rather constrictive since the air has to be pulled through the front mesh, dust filter, and the thick plastic mesh of the plastic front panel.

messerschmidt

I would take a look at the Noctua NF-A15. It has about 10% less CFM than the Prolimatech, but has over 1.5 times the static pressure. This will let it actually achieve more of it's rated airflow as soon as things get more restrictive than open air. IT is also just as quiet.
Edited by x3n0n1c - 3/17/14 at 11:18am
post #7730 of 10491
Finally decided to get a gaming keyboard. Func KB-460. thumb.gif

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