Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › Recommendations for case fans?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Recommendations for case fans?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
So my case had decent airflow but only one fan in the back and its running kinda hot. i want to purchase 3 or 4 fans preferably with blue leds. what fans and where should i put them for gpu cooling and overall case cooling? i have this case - http://www.inwin-style.com/pd_info.php?id=224&iw_lanid=6

edit: leds are not a deal breaker for me but i wouldnt mind one. also my case only supports 120mm fans so keep that in mind.
Edited by willll162904 - 5/14/13 at 7:21pm
 
Gateway Lappy
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570@4.0ghz ASUS P8Z77-V LK  EVGA Geforce GTX 660ti2gb[bios mod]1202/1750 1.... Corsair Vengeance 8gb @ 21331.65v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Western Digital VelociRaptor150gb(boot drive) Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid 7200RPM 750GB(games/... Western Digital Caviar Black HDD 7200 RPM 1TB(r... Corsair H60 as intake at back in push configura... 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
x4 120mm Case Fans Windows 7 Professional Dell 24" LED HD (secondary screen) HP 2711x 27" HD (gaming screen) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries 6GV2 Red Switch Edition Corsair HX Series HX750 750W INWIN Mana 137 w/ Modded Window  SteelSeries Sensei Raw Rubberized 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Steelseries Qck Ultrasone Pro 550 S-Logic Asus Xonar DG Blue Snowflake USB Microphone 
Other
Logitech C615 1080p Webcam 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-5200 Quad-core AMD Radeon HD 8400 6gb DDR3L SDRAM 500GB HDD 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
DVD-Writer Windows 8.1 17.3" Active Matrix TFT Color LCD 6-cell Lithium Ion Battery 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K Quad-Core CPU Asus Sabertooth Z77 ATX Motherboard EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Dual Classified w/ ACX Cooler Corsair Vengeance 16 gig 1866mhz (Black) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD 250GB SSD WD Caviar Black 2TB 7200RPM 64MB cache Asus DRW writer Corsair SP120 Performance Dual-Pack 120mm Fan 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm Acetal CPU Water Block EK-Multioption RES X2 - 150 Basic EK-CSQ Black Compression Fittings (x10) Primochill Elegant White Tubing (6meters) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-FC770 GPU Block Corsair SP120 Performance 120mm Fan Corsair AF140 Quiet-Series 140mm Fan Alphacool NexXxos UT60 Copper 360mm Radiator 
CoolingPowerCaseOther
Swiftech MCP655-B Pump Corsair AX860i 860 Watt Modular PSU Corsair 760T Corsair Invidividually Sleeved 24-Pin (White) 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Gateway Lappy
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570@4.0ghz ASUS P8Z77-V LK  EVGA Geforce GTX 660ti2gb[bios mod]1202/1750 1.... Corsair Vengeance 8gb @ 21331.65v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Western Digital VelociRaptor150gb(boot drive) Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid 7200RPM 750GB(games/... Western Digital Caviar Black HDD 7200 RPM 1TB(r... Corsair H60 as intake at back in push configura... 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
x4 120mm Case Fans Windows 7 Professional Dell 24" LED HD (secondary screen) HP 2711x 27" HD (gaming screen) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries 6GV2 Red Switch Edition Corsair HX Series HX750 750W INWIN Mana 137 w/ Modded Window  SteelSeries Sensei Raw Rubberized 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Steelseries Qck Ultrasone Pro 550 S-Logic Asus Xonar DG Blue Snowflake USB Microphone 
Other
Logitech C615 1080p Webcam 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-5200 Quad-core AMD Radeon HD 8400 6gb DDR3L SDRAM 500GB HDD 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
DVD-Writer Windows 8.1 17.3" Active Matrix TFT Color LCD 6-cell Lithium Ion Battery 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K Quad-Core CPU Asus Sabertooth Z77 ATX Motherboard EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Dual Classified w/ ACX Cooler Corsair Vengeance 16 gig 1866mhz (Black) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD 250GB SSD WD Caviar Black 2TB 7200RPM 64MB cache Asus DRW writer Corsair SP120 Performance Dual-Pack 120mm Fan 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm Acetal CPU Water Block EK-Multioption RES X2 - 150 Basic EK-CSQ Black Compression Fittings (x10) Primochill Elegant White Tubing (6meters) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-FC770 GPU Block Corsair SP120 Performance 120mm Fan Corsair AF140 Quiet-Series 140mm Fan Alphacool NexXxos UT60 Copper 360mm Radiator 
CoolingPowerCaseOther
Swiftech MCP655-B Pump Corsair AX860i 860 Watt Modular PSU Corsair 760T Corsair Invidividually Sleeved 24-Pin (White) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 6
I think LED fans are horrendous - absolutely terrible. You can't put an LED on some cheap fan and make it better. For optimal case airflow, go for high CFM, low SP fans. A popular choice right now are the Corsair AF140s and AF120s - great fans, but there are better ones. Noctua fans are the "best" out there, as a general consensus would agree upon, but are really flipping ugly. I have 3 Noctua NF-A15s in the mail for my computer (heatsink, actually), and despite the brown, they do perform pretty much better than all other fans.

Max out the front intake, use a 120 for exhaust out the back, and keep one fan on the side-panel pointing towards the GPU.
Folder Rodriguez
(21 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k MAXIMUS V FORMULA EVGA 680 FTW+ 4GB  16GB (2x8GB) G.SKILL Trident X 2400mHz CL10 1.65V 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD Seagate SV35.5 2TB 64MB cache 7200 RPM HDD LG blu-ray R/W Heatkiller CU 3.0 Nickel/Black 115X 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Swiftech MCP355 w/ Petra's Mod Top Undecided radiator config 12mm OD push fittings, and E22 12mm acrylic tubing Slackware 64-bit 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Arch Linux 64-bit Asus 24" 1920x1080 LED Rosewill 9000 w/ MX Blues Seasonic X650 
CaseMouseMouse PadOther
Scratch build test bench Logitech G600 black Xtrac Ripper XXL 2x Corsair AF 140mm quiet edition case fans 
Other
Promilatech PK-1 
AudioAudioAudioOther
**Possibly used** HifiMan HE-500 headphones **USED** Schiit Lyr headphone amp Jolida Glass FX Tube DAC EK Nickel CSQ 680+ Waterblock 
OtherOtherOther
2x Aplhacool NexXxos UT60 360mm full copper rad... 6x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1450 RPM fans 10 meters of 12mm OD nickel plated copper pipe,... 
CPUMotherboardAudioAudio
4770k Asus Maximus VI Impact Audeze LCD-2 Woo Audio WA3  
Audio
Jolida Tube FX DAC 
  hide details  
Reply
Folder Rodriguez
(21 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k MAXIMUS V FORMULA EVGA 680 FTW+ 4GB  16GB (2x8GB) G.SKILL Trident X 2400mHz CL10 1.65V 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD Seagate SV35.5 2TB 64MB cache 7200 RPM HDD LG blu-ray R/W Heatkiller CU 3.0 Nickel/Black 115X 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Swiftech MCP355 w/ Petra's Mod Top Undecided radiator config 12mm OD push fittings, and E22 12mm acrylic tubing Slackware 64-bit 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Arch Linux 64-bit Asus 24" 1920x1080 LED Rosewill 9000 w/ MX Blues Seasonic X650 
CaseMouseMouse PadOther
Scratch build test bench Logitech G600 black Xtrac Ripper XXL 2x Corsair AF 140mm quiet edition case fans 
Other
Promilatech PK-1 
AudioAudioAudioOther
**Possibly used** HifiMan HE-500 headphones **USED** Schiit Lyr headphone amp Jolida Glass FX Tube DAC EK Nickel CSQ 680+ Waterblock 
OtherOtherOther
2x Aplhacool NexXxos UT60 360mm full copper rad... 6x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1450 RPM fans 10 meters of 12mm OD nickel plated copper pipe,... 
CPUMotherboardAudioAudio
4770k Asus Maximus VI Impact Audeze LCD-2 Woo Audio WA3  
Audio
Jolida Tube FX DAC 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 6

Just because a fan has LEDs does not mean it has bad airflow. That being said, a lot of the more popular fans for high airflow don't have LEDs, so you may have to compromise for one or the other.

 

IT Diva did a great comparison of some high airflow fans in her "Mix 'N Match Twins" build here.

 

EDIT: If you really want the LEDs, NZXT's line of FZ Airflow fans do have different colored LED versions available, but they are probably not quite as good as some others without LEDs.


Edited by sadeter - 5/14/13 at 7:12pm
post #4 of 6
The problem is there aren't very many good LED fans. Usually LED fans tend to cater to those who value looks over performance.
Trooper Typhoon
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
5960X X99A Godlike MSI 1080 Ti Lightning MSI 1080 Ti Lightning 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.Skill Trident Z 32 Gb Samsung 850 Pro Samsung SM843T 960 GB Western Digital Caviar Black 2Tb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung SV843 960 GB LG WH14NS40 Cryorig R1 Ultimate 9x Gentle Typhoon 1850 rpm on case 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 LG 27UD68 Ducky Legend with Vortex PBT Doubleshot Backlit... EVGA 1300W G2 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Cooler Master Storm Trooper Logitech G502 Proteus Asus Xonar Essence STX Lamptron Fanatic Fan Controller  
  hide details  
Reply
Trooper Typhoon
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
5960X X99A Godlike MSI 1080 Ti Lightning MSI 1080 Ti Lightning 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.Skill Trident Z 32 Gb Samsung 850 Pro Samsung SM843T 960 GB Western Digital Caviar Black 2Tb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung SV843 960 GB LG WH14NS40 Cryorig R1 Ultimate 9x Gentle Typhoon 1850 rpm on case 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 LG 27UD68 Ducky Legend with Vortex PBT Doubleshot Backlit... EVGA 1300W G2 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Cooler Master Storm Trooper Logitech G502 Proteus Asus Xonar Essence STX Lamptron Fanatic Fan Controller  
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 6
I second a buy on the AF120's. I find fans with LED to not perform as well as other non LED'd fans.
Computer 1
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K ASUS P8Z77-V PRO EVGA GTX 770 ACX Corsair 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB Western Digital Blue 1TB Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 8.1 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VS248H-P Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid MX Blue Corsair AX650 Fractal Design Define R4 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 YuHua Gaming Mouse Pad Logitech Z323 Sennheiser HD 558 
Audio
Creative Soundblaster Z 
  hide details  
Reply
Computer 1
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K ASUS P8Z77-V PRO EVGA GTX 770 ACX Corsair 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB Western Digital Blue 1TB Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 8.1 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VS248H-P Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid MX Blue Corsair AX650 Fractal Design Define R4 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 YuHua Gaming Mouse Pad Logitech Z323 Sennheiser HD 558 
Audio
Creative Soundblaster Z 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 6

The Aerocool Sharks are also supposed to be pretty decent fans and they have LED versions as well.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Air Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › Recommendations for case fans?