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A lesson learned: there are different sized 200mm fans

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Well, last week I decided I wanted to deck my entire case out with 200mm bitfenix elector pros. I was super excited, never heard a bad review about these fans so I ordered enough for the whole case. I have an nzxt phantom full tower, so that included three 200mm bad boys. Not only do the mounting holes straight up not line up, while trying to squeeze one in place in the top mounting area, sucker got stuck, and in attempting to remove it I snapped one of the fins.

Yesterday was a bad day. Today's mission is looking up the mounting specs for both nzxt stock fans and bitfenix and see what fans I can actually use.
post #2 of 23
Sorry to hear your miss fortunes. But yest A lot of them have different placement for the mounting holes, so if a fan needs to be replaces or added. You have to buy theirs. I seen alot of quims and quams about this. Especially about the antec big boy in other cases.
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Edited by shilka - 12/28/12 at 8:19am
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That's good to know. Well, I'll look up what else might fit in the nzxt slot
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That's good to know. Well, I'll look up what else might fit in the nzxt slot
NZXT make some fans that fit their own cases dont know if you have looked at their website yet?
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So my options are to buy new nzxt 200mm fans for the optional spots, or scrap the nzxt and get a corsair 600t
post #7 of 23
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@shilka I know I could just outfit with nzxt fans, but my intent was to upgrade the included case fans. I've just had a few small issues with this case so far, and am seriously.considering dropping.it for the case I wanted originally anyways.
post #8 of 23
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So my options are to buy new nzxt 200mm fans for the optional spots, or scrap the nzxt and get a corsair 600t
Or you could buy a Cooler Master HAF X/XM with those cases you can use 200mm Bitfenix Spectre Pro fans which is by far the best 200mm fans i have tried yet
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post #9 of 23
I personally prefer 140/120mm fans for a silent build. Mainly because there aren't any really good 200mm fans. Those Bitfenix fans also have sleeve bearings so they won't work properly when mounted horizontally and will need lubricating every once in a while. Only 200mm fan I know of with a non-sleeve bearing is the Antec Big Boy, which uses a ball-bearing, and in turn is quite loud.
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Originally Posted by Vlodaf View Post

I personally prefer 140/120mm fans for a silent build. Mainly because there aren't any really good 200mm fans. Those Bitfenix fans also have sleeve bearings so they won't work properly when mounted horizontally and will need lubricating every once in a while. Only 200mm fan I know of with a non-sleeve bearing is the Antec Big Boy, which uses a ball-bearing, and in turn is quite loud.
Eh? i have them mounted horizontally and have never had a singe problem
If you like 120mm/140mm fans you sould read this
http://www.overclock.net/t/1274407/fans-the-most-complete-and-comprehensive-array-of-tests-and-benchmarks
Or this one
http://www.overclock.net/t/1321074/tator-tots-big-quiet-120mm-140mm-fan-round-up
Edited by shilka - 12/11/12 at 5:54am
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