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by putting the fans in the front grill means you have to remove the front filter right? or the front filter still going to fit inside the front grill?

Filter has to go, the frame covers the fan mounting holes and it's too thick, both.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181026

Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Editio
120mm x 25mm fans x 3
So pick your poison grill or no grill.

Personal opinion:
No grill, less noise and you can flash off your fans and those color rings.
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Well just ordered 3 bgears b-Blaster 120's for the front, Going to put the 2 that come with it on the top, and leave the one in the back. Also ordered a 6 channel fan controller. Hopefully it's not too loud at all full speed and stays quiet when I need it to.
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http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l1/g7/Sound_Dampening.html

If you are really concerned about silencing your care when needed after you've tested your rig, I can vogue for this site for being very mod friendly.
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any real benefits of installing 3x 120s in front instead of 2 stock 140s?

 

This is my question as well - in conjunction with running all 140s minus the two 120s that will be on my H70 Hydro.

 

I'm not looking to make my rig an icebox, mind you. I would like it to be quieter and if that means my overall temps go up 1 to 5 degrees so be it. The problem is that there is too many choices out there and am curious to know what everyones' temps are like.

    
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any real benefits of installing 3x 120s in front instead of 2 stock 140s?

This is my question as well - in conjunction with running all 140s minus the two 120s that will be on my H70 Hydro.

I'm not looking to make my rig an icebox, mind you. I would like it to be quieter and if that means my overall temps go up 1 to 5 degrees so be it. The problem is that there is too many choices out there and am curious to know what everyones' temps are like.

Case is great for temps. I have laid mine on its side. 360x60mm rad up front as intake, two 140's uptop as intake, one 140 as exhaust, naked 3570k@5.0 60C in P95, 7970 1200core/1700mem 40C core/50C vrm "Valley" loop.
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Did you guys see Corsair's new Graphite 760T (link).

I might switch to that just because of that side window...

They make so many awesome things. I just want to buy them all.
Edited by trama09 - 1/9/14 at 6:18pm
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Did you guys see Corsair's new Graphite 760T (link).

I might switch to that just because of that side window...

They make so many awesome things? I just want to buy them all.

Nah, just build a new computer in it. :Pp
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any real benefits of installing 3x 120s in front instead of 2 stock 140s?

 

This is my question as well - in conjunction with running all 140s minus the two 120s that will be on my H70 Hydro.

 

I'm not looking to make my rig an icebox, mind you. I would like it to be quieter and if that means my overall temps go up 1 to 5 degrees so be it. The problem is that there is too many choices out there and am curious to know what everyones' temps are like.


A couple reasons:

1. 3 120's are a higher airflow than 140's, especially in static pressure fans.
2. There is a wider selection of 120's.
3. 120's can move the same or more air while being more silent.
4. Helps maintain positive pressure if you're using more than a single 140 for exhaust, which prevents dust buildup.

Those are my reasons...anyways.

If you go the bgears route they have really high static pressure...I believe the highest advertised. They aren't terribly silent, though nothing next to the sp120's. They just aren't visually appealing unless you drop the extra for the led fans.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
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A couple reasons:

1. 3 120's are a higher airflow than 140's, especially in static pressure fans.
2. There is a wider selection of 120's.
3. 120's can move the same or more air while being more silent.
4. Helps maintain positive pressure if you're using more than a single 140 for exhaust, which prevents dust buildup.

Those are my reasons...anyways.

If you go the bgears route they have really high static pressure...I believe the highest advertised. They aren't terribly silent, though nothing next to the sp120's. They just aren't visually appealing unless you drop the extra for the led fans.

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Everything you said there is right except for point three. 140s can move the same amount of air while being quieter because of their increased surface area. Since they are bigger they can spin slower to achieve the same amount of air moved.
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