Originally Posted by StevenmusPrime
Recently got a kraken x40, first ever water cooling system. So far Im pretty stoked and really loving the performance. But I'm not a fan of the stock fan (lol). It has kind of an unpleasant noise when it speeds up. I have some Noctua NF-P12's in my case that I've been pretty happy with so maybe just a 140mm noctua brand would be better. Anyway Im looking for some recommendations on a replacement fan for the Kraken that's a little nicer sounding but can still move enough air to keep the solid performance I have so far. Price isnt really an issue as I will only be buying one fan vs an entire replacement set for my case. What do you guys think?
I recommend Noctua NF A-14 FLX
Here is the Hightechlegion review
The NF-A14 FLX is obviously the most versatile fan in the lineup, and it performed very well in each of the configurations it was put into. On the X60 radiator, temperatures were very close to the stock fans that were spinning a full 50% faster, thanks to the NF-A’s high static pressure, and the NF-A14 FLX made a drastic difference in the noise levels of the X60. Noise levels were way down, and the X60 was a far more livable piece using the NF-A14 FLX. Mounted as case fans, the NF-A14 FLX moved considerably more air than the stock case fans, keeping temperatures down while showing no increase noise. At slower speeds, the NF-A14 FLX was incredibly quiet while still exhibiting excellent airflow.