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Hi OCN biggrin.gif

Want my R4 to be whisper quiet, can i get some recommendations for 140mm fans and cpu cooler?

For me its silence > performance

So for cpu noctua d14? thermaltrigh SA/SB-E or PHANTEKS PH-TC14PE? any other?

Fors fans? corsair, bitfenix, be quiet!?
    
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You pretty much hit the nail on the head for heatsinks. Check out the HardwareMax review of the Archon SB-E to get an idea of how the top heatsinks stack up in performance and noise. They also have sound samples so you can see if the frequencies are pleasant to you, not just if they fall into a good dB range.

For fans, the BitFenix fans really aren't all that great. Corsair fans are good, but you'll want to undervolt them for silence. That said, the bequiet! fans would be the best. The Silent Wings 2s are incredibly quiet and since you value silence over anything else, snag some of those. I don't know what other fans are available in Lithuania, so those would be my recommended fan.
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hi i can chose fans from here:

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not sure about be quiet fans mountings, can i install them in front of the case redface.gif
    
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TY-140 for sure, looks like it's cheap on the website you've shown.
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TY-140 for sure, looks like it's cheap on the website you've shown.

I love those fans to death, but will they work on the front panel of the R4? I think they should, but I'm not 100% certain. If they do, the TY-140 and TY-141 are awesome fans and incredibly well priced.

If you want something cheaper, the 140mm Prolimatech Blue Vortex are good fans. I have them in my Arc Midi and they're very quiet. The bequiet! Silent Wings are very quiet, but I'm not sure they're worth twice that of the TY-140 or TY-141.
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I recommend the Noctua NF A-14 FLX if you don't dislike the color too much, 3 of them works great on my R4. For R4 front panel you have to get fans with size smaller than 140X140X25 otherwise it won't fit in the fan holder
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Noctua fans are great, Quite and good performers I loved then on old megalems i had.
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post #8 of 11
I have the Phanteks PH-TC14PE inside my R4 on a 3770k. They're available in 4 or 5 colors.

I have the RPM on the fans set on a curve (usually they're at idle, except when gaming). Can't hear a thing!
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oh, and I'm just using the fans that came inside the R4.
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I love those fans to death, but will they work on the front panel of the R4? I think they should, but I'm not 100% certain.

Same. I think they needed modding to fit in Arc Midi (v1, can't speak abt. the v2 since it has new front mounts) but was fine in the Define R4. Not sure at all through.
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