Originally Posted by Justhavocman
Originally Posted by givmedew
Yeh any 200mm fan would fit up there... I am surprised you are having so much trouble with them though. This never happened to me. You can also throw 2 smaller fans up there if you wanted to.
Any recommendations ?
I can't honestly give you a recommendation on a 200mm fan. If you want to go with 2 120mm fans then there is really only one fan I can recommend to anyone and that is the Cooler Master Blademaster.
Personally I only use Excaliburs and the Delta fans from HP servers (they have to be re-terminated though). Because I only use PWM fans since you can run as many PWM fans as you want off of a single motherboard header by supplying the 12v from molex using 1 rpm wire from any one of the fans and running the PWM wire to all of the fans.
The blademaster is quiet, has decent flow, is PWM and is DIRT cheap. If you want to use the Delta fans they cost $10-15 on ebay are powerful as hell but you need to put a new connector on them since they don't have a standard connector. If you want to use the Delta's let me know and I will get you the exact model number for the extremely powerful ones and I can give you all the links for the parts you need from performance-pcs.com the parts are super cheap.
You can put 2 120mm fans in the front of the case as well. That is if you didn't loose the bolts that came with the case.
The silverstone AP series of fans are very good as well. You need to watch the video to understand why. I wouldn't use them in the top or as an exhaust fan ever. But as an intake fan they are baller. I don't think they have a PWM version though which is a big problem to me.
Also with PWM fans you don't have to wire them yourself to get a bunch on one channel. They make harnesses that will run up to 5 fans and will get the power from molex and grab only 1 fans rpm and send the pwm signal to all the rest of the fans.
I am all about the fans running at lowest speed until the system gets hot. I hate manual controllers.
That's just my opinions.
Also you can modify the higher speed gentle typhoon fans into PWM fans. They are very expensive though and IMO you are better off buying the Delta server fans instead.