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I have 5 of the stock cooler master fans in my computer and they don't move hardly any air.
What's the best fan I can get for around $15 each? These are 120mm fans we're talking about too.
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I would recommend using a fan controller. I have a zalman fan controller and you can increase or decrease the fan speed. I have the stock fan plus extra to max the fans I can use. They work great no issues. I have the coolermaster 690 but had the stacker830 same thing used stock fans with a controller.


Here is the one I have on newegg LINK



**Forgot to add in case make sure not all of your fans are blowing air in. For instance bring in through the front and out of the back and out of the top. Air flow is best when the fans are positioned right. Do that and add the controller and you wont be disappointed.
Edited by steeda50 - 1/30/13 at 8:29pm
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Yeah coolermaster fans are pretty bad I got some nexus fans and there pretty good but don't move that much air.
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are you going for the most cooling potential or silence?
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Originally Posted by Sean W. View Post

are you going for the most cooling potential or silence?
I wouldn't hear them over my music, so more cooling potential.
But if I can hear them over say, a nuclear bomb, they probably are a little too loud.
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Yeah coolermaster fans are pretty bad I got some nexus fans and there pretty good but don't move that much air.
Nexus fans looked alright but I decided to go with NZXT fans for a temporary solution until I get water cooling, thank you.
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I would recommend using a fan controller. I have a zalman fan controller and you can increase or decrease the fan speed. I have the stock fan plus extra to max the fans I can use. They work great no issues. I have the coolermaster 690 but had the stacker830 same thing used stock fans with a controller.


Here is the one I have on newegg LINK



**Forgot to add in case make sure not all of your fans are blowing air in. For instance bring in through the front and out of the back and out of the top. Air flow is best when the fans are positioned right. Do that and add the controller and you wont be disappointed.
I have some automated fan controller that works well but I'll order one of those soon.
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If you already have a fan controller I dont think you will notice much difference switching to a different one. You should be able to increase your speeds with your current one providing more air flow. Are your fans configured good? You dont have all the fans blowing in with just the back exhaust fan blowing out right ? I have front and side fans blowing in while back and top fans blowing out.
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post #7 of 7
Go with Corsair AF120. They are quiet and cool but do not have leds...
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