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Hey all,

I have a few quick questions before I order my parts, basically my computer's fans are getting to the end of their life cycle and I plan on replacing all the fans in my CM 690, and adding more along with a new CPU cooler. Since I am from Australia I can't buy parts from newegg, and most of the other US sites, the best place I can buy from is

I was thinking about trying the Xigmatek Dark Knight Night Hawk CPU Cooler, I have heard the stock fan is quite loud this is not TOO much of a bother but are there better options here? Like a push / pull configuration?

Next are the new case fans, the 690 at the moment has just the stock mounts, 1 intake at the front 1 exhaust at the top and 1 at the back. I have heard somewhere that there needs to be the same amount of air being pushed into the case as their is being exhausted?

My question would be what are what are good 140mm fan for the front intake that would push a lot of air, into the case for better airflow. Next a 120mm fan that could be put in the bottom of the case that would be another intake (Is this needed?) Next 2 140mm fans that would exhaust from the top, so ones that don't mess up when placed horizontally. Lastly a 120mm fan for the rear that would exhaust the air too. Mostly looking for fans that offer the best performance / price ratio.

Any input would be great, thanks everyone!
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Did you relubricate your actual fans?
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Did you relubricate your actual fans?

No I didn't, but I mean I need more airflow than the stock fans I have now, I think you recommended the Gelid's before. But I have found many other options that seem to have better airflow like the slipstreams, cougars, and the corsair series.
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If you are changing everything you might want to consider going all PWM controlled fans. Than you can have them all throttle up and down with CPU and GPU demand.. depending on what GPU you have. Just finish a Define R4 build in Ireland setup this way. 7950 GPU modded to run 2x 120mm fans and bottom TY-147 never does 57c at solid 60fps and 70% load. 3570 cpu @ 4.5GHz under SA SB-E Extreme (TY-143 2500rpm/130cfm) and 2x TY-147 moddified for front intake never goes over 60c and you only hear the fans at full load. Rest of the time it's silent. Mate chose the CPU, mobo, ram and GPU. I helped sort out how to cool everything. All 140mm fans stay below 1100rpm. GPU 120mm run 1500rpm when gaming hard. Ambient is 22c. Everything idles 28-34c.
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120mm: Gelid Silent 12
140mm: Thermalright TY-147

The Silent 12's are great for case fans, plus they're cheap and have FDB bearings (they are recommended by Tator Tot thumb.gif). That and the TY's gets you great fans with matching B/W color scheme.

And for the cooler, look at the Thermalright Macho, great value high-end cooler
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I have what's in my sig rig at the moment. In the future when the next gens are released I will be upgrading gpu, mobo, ram and CPU, for the next couple of months I am going to stick with what I have I think and just overclock my CPU, also note this pc is over two years old, and has recently moved into a server rack hence why I want to get more airflow going into it. When upgrade the rest that's probably when I will use or at least consider your idea doyll at the moment I think it would be a bit overkill or am I mistaken? And I can only buy my parts from pc case gear as living in Australia has it's disadvantages. Are there any fans you or anyone could recommend from there for what I need?

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Scythe Slipstream PWM maybe?
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120mm: Gelid Silent 12
140mm: Thermalright TY-147

The Silent 12's are great for case fans, plus they're cheap and have FDB bearings (they are recommended by Tator Tot thumb.gif). That and the TY's gets you great fans with matching B/W color scheme.

And for the cooler, look at the Thermalright Macho, great value high-end cooler

This is spot on.
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Originally Posted by adridu59 View Post

120mm: Gelid Silent 12
140mm: Thermalright TY-147

The Silent 12's are great for case fans, plus they're cheap and have FDB bearings (they are recommended by Tator Tot thumb.gif). That and the TY's gets you great fans with matching B/W color scheme.

And for the cooler, look at the Thermalright Macho, great value high-end cooler

I can get the Gelids but I can't seem to find the TY's on PCCG ( http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=9_5980 ) Because Australia. thumb.gif
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Scythe Slipstream PWM maybe?

Would this be the next best? I have heard horror stories about the slipstreams burning up and whatnot when they are put horizontally. But I am keen to give them a go.
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This is spot on.

It would be good if I could get it wink.gif So I will buy the Gelid's and maybe the slipstreams? Thanks for the ideas guys.
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Slipstreams are only good for unrestricted air scenarios...

I'd go with this:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_598&products_id=15733
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