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Hey all ..

I am looking at buying a 120mm fan to replace the "golf ball" fan that silverstone uses standard as an exhaust...

My options are really limited so I thought I would through them here and get some opinions on which to get ...

Bitfenix Spectre Pro (1800rpm , 70.52CFM , 26.1dBA)
Corsair AF/SP (quiet/performance)
Silverstone AP 120mm


Was thinking maybe a TR TY-140 but I doubt it will fit in the small space there ...



Any suggestions/recommendations ? ..


Regards.



PS - Please don't suggest the scyths ... they are like 250 bucks in my country
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post #2 of 16
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Originally Posted by Emissary of Pain View Post

Hey all ..

I am looking at buying a 120mm fan to replace the "golf ball" fan that silverstone uses standard as an exhaust...

My options are really limited so I thought I would through them here and get some opinions on which to get ...

Bitfenix Spectre Pro (1800rpm , 70.52CFM , 26.1dBA)
Corsair AF/SP (quiet/performance)
Silverstone AP 120mm


Was thinking maybe a TR TY-140 but I doubt it will fit in the small space there ...



Any suggestions/recommendations ? ..


Regards.



PS - Please don't suggest the scyths ... they are like 250 bucks in my country

Stay away from the Spectre Pro's, they don't move a lot of air and they aren't as quiet as they could be.

The AF 120's are pretty good and so are the Silverstone AP 120's.

My personal favorite 120 fan is the BeQuiet! Silentwings2 but that can be a bit difficult to get a hold on in some countries.
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post #3 of 16
for a rather cheap price, you could try getting a pair of swiftech helix. they're actually kukri titan's in disguise and pretty much a cheapened out version of the gentle typhoons.

but all of those fans you suggested will also work, it's entirely subject to you individuality as they're all pretty much in line with one another.
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Originally Posted by Krullmeister View Post

Stay away from the Spectre Pro's, they don't move a lot of air and they aren't as quiet as they could be.

The AF 120's are pretty good and so are the Silverstone AP 120's.

My personal favorite 120 fan is the BeQuiet! Silentwings2 but that can be a bit difficult to get a hold on in some countries.

Pretty much what i was going to say
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post #5 of 16
Out of those, AFs are pretty good. I prefer scythe gentle typhoons tho, they are quieter and perform better, also they are cheaper than those be quiet! fans mentioned. If you can find the GTs, i'd highly suggest grabbing them thumb.gif
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I would have liked the swiftechs but I can't get them in my country unfortunately ...


Are the Spectre Pro's really that noisy ? ... ... I mean my case has 3x AP181's, 2x TY-140's and a reference cooled 680 ... ... 26dba doesn't sound that loud does it ... lol ...



The bequiets are nice ... but they are out of stock with my local suppliers ...

and with scythes being double to triple the price or the fans listed ... I will have to skip over them
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Emissary of Pain View Post

I would have liked the swiftechs but I can't get them in my country unfortunately ...


Are the Spectre Pro's really that noisy ?

They are some of the worst fans i have seen they are loud and move almost no air
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They are some of the worst fans i have seen they are loud and move almost no air

man I would never have guessed ...

I bought the prodigy and the company I ordered from threw in a free 200mm BF SP and it felt real sturdy and didn't make any terrible noise ... didn't expect the 120mm's to be that much worse ...


thanks for the heads up
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post #9 of 16
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man I would never have guessed ...

I bought the prodigy and the company I ordered from threw in a free 200mm BF SP and it felt real sturdy and didn't make any terrible noise ... didn't expect the 120mm's to be that much worse ...


thanks for the heads up


They are absolutely terrible. I've had three 200mm Spectre Pro's break on me and I've tried the 120's, they aren't particularily loud per se but they are definitively loud considering they move little to no air at all.
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post #10 of 16
Fan pricing is really weird... In my country scythes are 10€ a piece, when be quiets are 23€ a piece biggrin.gif
Well in that case AF120 is a strong choice smile.gif
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