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I read a few things about the TY140s, hear they're great

I got a little nervious because people kept saying they had to mod them, and quite simply, I hate modding hardware. I want everything to be drop in. I've screwed up too many projects.

I was eyeballing those cougars until I saw that they have issues with horizontal placement, despite having a fluid dynamic bearing.

I ended up splurging a bit as I got obsessive with this last night, since I found a sale on a 2pack for noctua nf-a14 FLX (I hope those are good, they're too new to see solid reviews on, maybe I'll make some! If they suck, I'm sending them back), and I know for sure that noctuas do well horizontally, and last a *long* time

I already had the nf-f12 and these seem like 14cm versions of the same fan, just no pwm (motherboard supports voltage regulation, pwm regulation, and case supports voltage reg)

I may eventually replace the fractal design R2s with cougars

Now how should I do can configuration?

Fractal on top front and top back, Noctua on bottom and bottom front?

Or 2 fractals on front and noctua on back and bottom?

Were the noctuas a bad idea? I posted this and a few hours later ordered before I had responses (why didn't I get email notification on my posts?!?)
Great choice. I have three of them running in my case, and are absolutely silent except for a little bearing noise. But you don't even hear them until you put your ear right next to them.

I guess it really doesn't matter how you place them, because I had a similar issue a few weeks ago and was told the RPM on the fans shouldn't matter. I would however, make sure your rear exhaust has a higher RPM than your cooler so it actually exits your case.

You should have two intake for sure, a rear exhaust, and a top exhaust. This is how many people have it. I currently have mine as two front intake and one rear exhaust, but this is temporary until I get another A14 FLX.
post #12 of 28
Most people reccomend(and it makes sense to me) to have a negative air pressure inside the case if you have an odd number of fans or some move more air than others. Besides that just follow the hot air rises rule and probably exhaust out the back unless you want a breeze in your room. Good luck
    
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@ZeVo
Nice rig, reminds me of mine for some reason lol. Just out of curiosity did you over clock your 3570?
    
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Most everyone I know wants slightly more cfm intake than exhaust. Reason is by putting a little "positive" pressure in case dust is not sucked in through all the little cracks,holes, optical drive, usb ports, etc.

Many people I know use no exhaust fans.. but we also remove as much resistance to airflow as we can too.. like punched metal vent grills. Only resistance we will not remove is filters.

Zevo, how can rpm of fans not matter? RPM is an integral part of how a fan works. no rpm = no airflow.

Exhaust for cooler should be more cfm than cooler to remove hot exhaust. Object being to remove all of the heated air from case so case temperature stays as close as possible to room temperature.

There is no following the "hot air rises" rule because the rules of hot air rising are broken as soon as you added fans to the equation. Just like forced air heating.

Fan that have no static pressure move no air. The simple truth is it's the pressure differential that causes air to move. The minute you start a fan the blades create a pressure differential between the sides of the fan. The "forced" air coming of the front of fan is higher pressure than air in front of it causing the air to move away from fan. Simples.
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@ZeVo
Nice rig, reminds me of mine for some reason lol. Just out of curiosity did you over clock your 3570?
Yes I have! Currently at 4.5, trying to reach 4.6.

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Zevo, how can rpm of fans not matter? RPM is an integral part of how a fan works. no rpm = no airflow
I kind of worded it oddly, but I meant that I didn't know if it mattered where you placed your higher RPM fans and lower CFM fans, but you cleared that up. Time to rearrange my setup.

Thanks!
post #16 of 28
Thread Starter 
Ive tested 2 nf a14 flx and 2 fractal design silent series r2 now


The noctuas are loud! Only at 5v are they tolerable, and if you put them at 5v in the bottom fan slot, they scream. The fractals are quieter but have ticking problems. I still don't know what to use for the bottom but I am shipping the noctuas back and getting thermaltake x silent 140 fans for front and back
post #17 of 28
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Whats the best horizontal fan with a max speed of no higher than 900rpm
post #18 of 28
Probably going to want to look at NoiseBlocker fans, possibly Noctua...
   
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post #19 of 28
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what about best under 17$?
post #20 of 28
... The cheapest NoiseBlocker you can find?

Cougar fans, particularly the PWM models, are quite good as well. A friend has his Switch 810 filled with them, including 6 in push pull on an EX360 rad, and I am amazed at how much air they move while remaining so quiet.

If you really want silence, I recommend looking into fan decoupling, as it prevents vibration and knocks a few dB off the sound pressure.
   
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LG/Hitachi Slim DVD-R/W Custom MB-Backside VRM-sinks (Copper) 3x NZXT RF-FX140LB 1-2krpm 98.3CFM Case Fans 2x Corsair SP120-PE Case Fans 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Heatkiller GTX680 "Hole Edition" Block + Backplate XSPC Single-Bay Res (Single 5.25 bay) EK Multioption Res X2 - Advanced 150 DD "Fill-Port Res" + Fill-Port Fitting (Red) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x MCP35X + Heatsinks/80x15mm Fan XSPC EX420 Alphacool NeXXos UT60 240 6x Bgears Blasters 140mm 1800rpm Fans 
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4x Koolance 120x25mm 2600rpm Fans Comp/Rotary Fittings (BP/XSPC/Monsoon) Primoflex Pro LRT - White (1/2x3/4) Windows 7 Professional 64bit  
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Dell P2210Hb 21.5" 1920x1080p Viewsonic VA2012WB 20.1" LCD 1680x1050 Dell U3014 Eizo 27" 1440p 10bit RGB-LED Backlit AH-IPS Panel 
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55" LG HDTV (their top 2014 model) Ducky Mechanical (Browns) NZXT HALE90 850W + 8 blown-up AX1200/i's NZXT Switch 810 (White) 
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R.A.T.3 + MX510 My Desk GRADO RS1i Headphones Grado PS1000 Headphones 
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