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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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Well I need to mount my H70 with two 120mm fans - not sure where I would put that - front or back or if I should even use any as an exhaust - maybe all intakes?

 

Perhaps I can go with 2x NF-A14 in the front 2x NF-A14 on the top and 2x NF-F12 on the H70. I can then hook all of those up to my Swifttech 8 way PWM splitter which should keep them nice and quiet without killing my temps. The NZXT Hue will take care of the LEDS and I can change it to whatever color I want as well.


Edited by NotReadyYet - 1/9/14 at 6:34pm
    
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post #4262 of 12479
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Originally Posted by mmolitor87 View Post

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.

Well I was speaking exclusively for the front intake on this case. If you modify the case by drilling holes you can fit a third 140. Then that would certainly be the better option.

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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.
Corsair DESIGNS nice things, they don't MAKE anything. They do not manufacture anything with their name on it........ Still some nice stuff.
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Corsair DESIGNS nice things, they don't MAKE anything. They do not manufacture anything with their name on it........ Still some nice stuff.

Pish posh, apple sauce. You know what I mean. But you are right.
post #4265 of 12479
add me to the list !!!!

rig specs in my sig. just need to update my old picture in my account.

ordered my NZXT G10 bracket and X40 AIO cooler for the 780 Ti smile.gif cant wait to get them in. so i can lower my temps. once that comes and is installed ill update pictures


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add me to the list !!!!

rig specs in my sig. just need to update my old picture in my account.

ordered my NZXT G10 bracket and X40 AIO cooler for the 780 Ti smile.gif cant wait to get them in. so i can lower my temps. once that comes and is installed ill update pictures


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Looks good but why is your SSD hanging out in the front side of the case?
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Looks good but why is your SSD hanging out in the front side of the case?

I was going to ask the same thing haha. I'd double-sided tape it to the optical drive cage or bottom of the other side if I were you.
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i cant use the ssd cage being that it does not like 7mm thin ssd's so i just let it hang there. i have to find some double sided tape. right now its not putting any tension on the wires its kinda being held somewhat by the sata to molex adapter and the 24Pin motherboard cable. plus the ssd is so light as it is im not worried to much about it. but if i find some velcro or double sided tape ill add it to it.

drives me nuts though that the ssd cage does not like 7mm thin drives. i have to see if ebay has any of those spacers that intel ships with their drives for sale.
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Um, you realize you can use a screw to hold a 7mm drive in the SSD drive cage, right?
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Um, you realize you can use a screw to hold a 7mm drive in the SSD drive cage, right?

yeah but the hole point of it was to just push it in and it clips in . a regular 9mm high 2.5" drive drive fits fight without wiggling around without screws. its fine how it is. shows off the drive plus does not move
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