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post #11 of 41
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Yeah, the 212 Evo fits perfectly in the price limit but it might drop for the holidays (history says about $25) and I'll be sure to snap it up then. Might grab a few case fans too to make sure everything stays nice and cool inside. Any recommendations for cheap and quietish case fans?
Edited by Salo - 12/4/12 at 9:16pm
post #12 of 41
Well I'm using some case fans I got at a steal. These things retailed for about $16 but they liquidated them for $4 each, so I bought what they had left. The key with fans though is price doesn't always mean performance but rather how they're made. I like the Cooler master sickleflow fans however with their blade design and performance.

I might actually grab some of these blue LED ones, they have $5 MIR making them $4 per fan which is a great deal in my book.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103060
post #13 of 41
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Is there anything wrong with ordering a few of these 80mm fans instead of some more expensive 120mm ones? I know more fans mean more noise, but they don't seem that loud...
post #14 of 41
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Is there anything wrong with ordering a few of these 80mm fans instead of some more expensive 120mm ones? I know more fans mean more noise, but they don't seem that loud...

Trust me.. 120mm fans are much better then 80mm ones. I used to think 120mm was massive and that 80mm were "Big enough", I'm now onto using 140's where I can. tongue.gif
 
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Samsung 840 Evo Seagate Barracuda 2TB 1x OEM DVD Drives Heatkiller Rev 3.0 
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post #15 of 41
Avoid super cheap fans, you'll notice a small cheap fan way more than a bigger better fan. I don't even think the HAF 912 can mount an 80mm fan either, most are at least 120mm or 140mm The 200mm can go for top exhaust or right inside the front pannel (sig rig pic has one in the front of my case). Front fan is great addon as it moves 110 CFM and I don't even hear it at all which is awesome.
post #16 of 41
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How are these fans? They're on sale, but they have good reviews. Just curious is any of you guys have experience with these ones in particular.
post #17 of 41
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How are these fans? They're on sale, but they have good reviews. Just curious is any of you guys have experience with these ones in particular.

They're similar to my "Stock" 140mm in my HAF, they're okay. Well great for the cash, I'd probably just get them. They're quiet too which is nice. biggrin.gif
 
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XSPC EX360 Windows 10 Pro x64 Asus VEH228H Asus VE228H 
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post #18 of 41
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How much of a difference would it make to add more fans in addition to the two that came with the case?

Also, would I need a fan controller? I've seen them mentioned a few times, but I'm not really sure if that is something necessary at all.
Edited by Salo - 12/6/12 at 9:35pm
post #19 of 41
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How much of a difference would it make to add more fans in addition to the two that came with the case?
Also, would I need a fan controller? I've seen them mentioned a few times, but I'm not really sure if that is something necessary at all.
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It depends on the fans, you might want to draw up a plan in paint or something so you know where you're going to put your fans. Make sure that you don't have a faster fan pushing air into a slower fan as this lowers the speed of the air being pushed and it also wears out the second fans motor more. You really want identical fans/slower fans infront of faster ones. You'll also want to make a wind-like tunnel, so the air is drawn from the front and side and exhausted out the top and back.

A fan controller is entirely up to you, I got an 'el cheapo and used that for 6 months and liked it. I'm using a Lamptron one now and I really do like the ability to adjust all the speeds separately for when they're needed.
 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate Barracuda 2TB 1x OEM DVD Drives Heatkiller Rev 3.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RX360 Laing D5 + XSPC Res Primochill Bloodshed Red Tubing Koolance Fullcover R9 290x Block 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
XSPC EX360 Windows 10 Pro x64 Asus VEH228H Asus VE228H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Aavara TS742 Dual Monitor Stand Ducky Shine II Cherry Blue RED Backlit Mechanic... Silverstone Strider 850W Thermaltake Core x71 Tempered Glass Riing Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Zowie FK1 House of Stealth Microlab Solo6c Logitech C100 Webcam 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Celeron N3160 HD Graphics 400 4GB DDR3 4TB WD Red 
Cooling
Some 120mm fan 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Convertible i5 3570k (De-Lidded) Gigabyte Z77x-D3H XFX R9 290 With Koolance Block (1179/1450) 16GB G-Skill Ares 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate Barracuda 2TB 1x OEM DVD Drives Heatkiller Rev 3.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RX360 Laing D5 + XSPC Res Primochill Bloodshed Red Tubing Koolance Fullcover R9 290x Block 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
XSPC EX360 Windows 10 Pro x64 Asus VEH228H Asus VE228H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Aavara TS742 Dual Monitor Stand Ducky Shine II Cherry Blue RED Backlit Mechanic... Silverstone Strider 850W Thermaltake Core x71 Tempered Glass Riing Edition 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Zowie FK1 House of Stealth Microlab Solo6c Logitech C100 Webcam 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Celeron N3160 HD Graphics 400 4GB DDR3 4TB WD Red 
Cooling
Some 120mm fan 
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post #20 of 41
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Just got my i7 3770k ordered from the Retail Edge site for a total of $118.24! It only took them 10 days to verify the account, but now the order is finally placed. It's a shame I won't be able to put it all together until the 6th of January at the earliest though frown.gif
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