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I'm looking to add 2 or 3 120mm fans (140 won't work with my current case, but I'm looking to get a new case anyway so 140/200mm suggestions are welcome). I want them to be basically silent. They don't need to push a ton of air and can be low RPMs. I just want them to last a long time and again, be silent. I was thinking about the NZXT FN 120RB on Amazon. I've heard that NZXT fans don't always fit non-NZXT cases however, which I'd like to have tongue.gif
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If you want silence then go with the Be Quiet! Silent Wings fans, they come in a variety of sizes and are pretty much silent at 12V. If you ran them at 7V they would make no noise at all. They are a bit pricey but I really like them.
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SilenX Effizio. I have them. I love them. My rig is jam packed full of them and they are whisper quiet.
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Noiseblockers are real quiet, but at about $25 each they are expensive. I have 4 of them in my case.
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Cougar Vortex fans or Corsair AF120 for me thumb.gif
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I'm a fan (pun, lel) of the Corsair AF's as well. I have three of them in my case. They're silent, and damn good looking thumb.gif Just make sure to get the Quiet Edition of the AF's, since there's also a Performance Edition.
 
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Thanks for all the suggestions, I think I'm going to get the Corsair af120 quiet edition fans.
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For 140mm fans I use the TY-140 (600-1300 rpm) for pushing air up, and the Scythe Slip Stream 140 (800 rpm) for pushing air sideways. For 120mm case fans I use Gentle Typhoons at 750-800 rpm in every orientation.

 

If I was on a budget I'd use the Slip Stream (800 or 1200 rpm) for pushing sideways. Another fine choice is the Nexus Real Silent, at 1000 rpm. For pushing air up you'd want a ball bearing or fluid dynamic bearing fan.

 

If you get 140mm fans with 120mm screw holes (e.g. -- TY-140 and Slip Stream 140) you can place them in most positions that call for 120mm fans. On my side panel, for example, I have a square 120x120mm fan window. But I put a Kaze Maru 2 / Slip Stream 140 fan there because the 136mm blade sweep covers the entire 120x120mm window, where a 120mm fan covers 75% or less. Additionally, a 140mm fan will move the same air with fewer rpm's than a 120mm fan. Quieter.

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