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its for R4 case, 120mm/140mm intake fan. Im planning on having three intake 2 in the front and one in the bottom.
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There are a lot of fans to choose from these days. Depending on colors, lights, and budget. Many people recommend Corsair, Gentle typhoons, Noctua, noiseblocker, and more.

What do you want as far as color, lights and budget?
     
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recentally, ive adopted Bitfenix Spectre 120 ( not the pro ones ) as my favorite quiet fan. you can get them for about $7 each, they spin at 1000 rpm at 12v and under volt awesome. i have 8 of them...

at 12 volts they have a very nice hum, and at volts, they are inaudible and move a pleasing amount of ait

they also have them in a variety of led colors
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I am a hardcore Noctua user.
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Just in the process of helping in a R4 build. It has Thermalright TY-147 fans 3x intake; 2x front modded to 141x141mm square clip into stock mount and are PWM speed controlled in sync with Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme fans using a PWM splitter with molex power. Bottom intake is PWM controlled in scync with GPU fans on a custom build PWM splitter with molex power. Not sure yet what will control back exhaust.

I'm running an R2 with similar setup; TY-140 front and bottom fans PWM controlled by CPU, back vent grill removed, duct from CPU cooler to back, top back vent open. Idle 23-28c @ 660-700rpm; 100% 43-49c @ 950-1000rpm.

The Kaze Maru 2 / Slip Stream 140 would also work but probably need mounting screws to use in front.
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TY-141 are nice (as I presume the 143/147 are as well), but I'm not sure how friendly the front mounts of the R4 are to the form factor. Corsairs are solid choices as well if you go 120mm. If you wanna get fancy there's the Noisblocker E-loops, which I haven't used but I was impressed with their Multiframes. NB has some really nice mounting/accessories, too.
    
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Originally Posted by Otterclock View Post

TY-141 are nice (as I presume the 143/147 are as well), but I'm not sure how friendly the front mounts of the R4 are to the form factor. Corsairs are solid choices as well if you go 120mm. If you wanna get fancy there's the Noisblocker E-loops, which I haven't used but I was impressed with their Multiframes. NB has some really nice mounting/accessories, too.
TY-143 is red/orange TY-140 on steroids; bigger motor, ball bearing and 1200rpm more speed up to 130cfm and much louder if you use that extra rpm. But if you stay below 1300rpm it sounds the same.
TY-147 is b/w TY-140 have Enhanced hyper-flow bearing
TY-141 & TY-145 black/white are ball bearing and different blade design.

As for R4 front mounts the fans need to be cut square. I know, I painted/felt markered them black.


I use table saw w/sliding table or sliding compound miter saw with a a carbide 80 tooth blades and clamp the fan so it can't move during cut.
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